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Netflix Execs: Our Recommendation Engine Saves Us $1 Billion Per Year

As we’ve written before, online video platforms can reap big-time benefits by putting proper resources into discoverability. No one understands that idea better than Netflix, which has worked hard to ensure its recommendation algorithm highlights as much of its library as possible. Show More Summary

Tumblr To Launch Live Video Streaming Service Tomorrow With Programming ‘Power Hour’

Yahoo-owned Tumblr is set to unveil a live video streaming service tomorrow to compete with the likes of Facebook Live, Periscope, and YouTube. At livevideo.tumblr.com, the microblogging platform is currently teasing a programming slate...Show More Summary

News Post: View To A Kill

Tycho: It never occurred to me that I should turn the deathcam thing off, but I guess it’s not surprising that you can; there’s far more granular options clanking around in there. Just for my own purpose, to track this over time, I will...Show More Summary

Twitch Sues Services That Offer “Viewbots” To Streamers

Twitch is attempting to crack down on services that allow users to cheat their way to digital fame and fortune. The live streaming platform, best known as a hub for video game content, has filed a lawsuit against seven individuals who,...Show More Summary

Twitter Buys Machine Learning Startup For $150 Million To Enhance Video Delivery

Twitter announced today that it has acquired London-based startup Magic Pony Technology, which develops machine learning techniques for visual processing. Machine learning is a field in which computers are taught to think more like humans,...Show More Summary

Demanding Changes To DMCA, Taylor Swift And U2 Join Music Industry’s Battle Against YouTube

In its battle against YouTube, the music industry has just recruited two powerful new assets -- Irish rock band U2 and Taylor Swift, a noted opponent of free music streaming. U2 and Swift are among a group of a dozen artists that has signed a letter to Congress asking it to change the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Show More Summary

News Post: Child’s Play Ping Pong Tourney

Gabe: In past years we’ve hosted a Child’s Play golf tournament, but this year we’ve decided to switch it up. Instead of golf we’ve got a Ping Pong tournament planned with all the proceeds going to CP. Here are the details: When andShow More Summary

06/20/2016

Actually, White Russian at a Hotel bar is about $12. At most conventions the exhibitors don’t have much time between close of the exhibit hall and a full nights sleep before you pull another 12 hour shift at your table so the hotel bar is as far as we get.

06/19/2016

I’m in Phoenix Arizona new weekend at LepreCon!

Top 50 Most Viewed YouTube Channels Worldwide • Week Of 6/17/2016

Ryan ToysReview maintained its first-place position on the chart for the fourth week in a row. The titular four year old's repository of home video-y footage of his playtime antics dipped 11% in views, but still amassed more than 124.8 million views on the week. Show More Summary

Indie Spotlight: ‘Tinsel’s Town’ Digs Into Hollywood

The seedy side of Hollywood fame is no secret, but Tinsel's Town approaches that subject with a unique take. The new web series from creator David Barry follows a failing actress who seeks attention through a YouTube vlog. The protagonist of Tinsel's Town is Tinsel, portrayed by Aimee-Lynn Chadwick, a bubbly young performer with big dreams. Show More Summary

Vice Taps Giant Bomb Editor To Lead New Video Game Vertical

Vice plans to launch several new category-specific verticals over the next year, and one of those sites will be centered around video games. According to Variety, the alternative news publication has announced the hire of Austin Walker,...Show More Summary

US Appeals Court Uphold’s Vimeo’s Safe Harbor Status In Copyright Case

A major legal battle between multiple record labels and Vimeo has gone in the latter company’s favor. The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down three separate arguments presented by a group of plaintiffs (including EMI andShow More Summary

Fund This: Peter Hollens Is Making Music For The Fans That Changed His Life

Project Name: Peter Hollens Asking For: A contribution for each video he makes by way of Patreon Amount Raised Thus Far (At Time Of Post): $7,713 of $8,000 per video Days Remaining In Campaign (At Time Of Post): Indefinite (but you should...Show More Summary

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