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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

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

After Christina Grimmie’s Death, Her Fans Rally Behind Charity

On June 1st, singer Christina Grimmie posted a video to her YouTube channel in which she urges her fans to participate in CBS EcoMedia’s Charity Champions League in support of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The video ended up being Grimmie’s last. Show More Summary

AT&T, Fullscreen Announce New Season Of Interactive Reality Series ‘Summer Break’

Summer Break, a real-time online reality series not unlike Laguna Beach for the Gen Z set, is poised to kick off its fourth season on June 26. Thus far, the show -- which chronicles the lives of of a group California high school students...Show More Summary

YouTube Millionaires: NikkieTutorials Succeeds As “Crazy, Makeup-Loving Life Enthusiast”

The phenomenon of makeup tutorials is an international one, and in the Netherlands, one of the most popular beauty vloggers is NikkieTutorials. Nikkie, who is partnered with the Divimove network, routinely wows her subscribers with fabulous looks. Show More Summary

YouNow To Debut First Multi-Camera Weekly Talk Show ‘BS+Glory’ Tonight

Live broadcast platform YouNow will premiere this evening a brand new content format -- its first-ever multi-camera weekly talk show. Beginning tonight, the live and unscripted series, titled BS+Glory, will air every Thursday evening...Show More Summary

VR Studio River Links Up With YouTube Community

Virtual reality (VR) devices and 360-degree videos are two of the hottest topics in digital media, and one VR studio is establishing itself as a company to watch. River Studios, which first launched in the Bay Area in 2015, has now opened...Show More Summary

‘Making A Murderer’ Directing Duo To Tackle Pharma Corruption In First Follow-Up Project

Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, the directing duo who spent over a decade helming Making A Murderer -- a true crime docuseries that became one of Netflix’s most popular original shows -- have announced their follow-up project. Ricciardi...Show More Summary

The History And Future Of Funding Art (From The Renaissance To The Internet)

Radiohead and the In Rainbows Phenomenon When I was a teenager, I was obsessed with Radiohead. I would often spend hours on Ebay, scouting CDs of rare recordings and concert posters for shows I wasn’t even old enough to get into. Whenever...Show More Summary

Sony Announces Multi-Million Dollar Investment In Interactive Videomaker Interlude

Interlude has picked a new Hollywood partner. The studio, known for creating interactive videos, has landed an investment from Sony Pictures Entertainment. An exact dollar figure for the deal was not announced, though Variety describes...Show More Summary

Studio71 Bringing Content From 100 YouTube Stars To Open Video Platform Rumble

Toronto-based Rumble, a service enabling video creators to host, share, monetize, and distribute their content across multiple platforms like AOL, YouTube, and Dailymotion from one centralized account, has just inked a deal with Studio71,...Show More Summary

Streaming Video Alliance Hires Jason Thibeault As Executive Director

As a board member of The Streaming Video Alliance (SVA), an industry forum composed of leading companies from the online video ecosystem, I’m excited to announce that we have hired Jason Thibeault as our first Executive Director. Jason joins the Streaming Video Alliance from Limelight Networks, where he held a number of marketing leadership roles. […]

Will Joey Graceffa And Fellow YouTube Stars ‘Escape The Night’ In Upcoming Series?

The next original series to arrive on premium subscription service YouTube Red will ask its stars to Escape the Night. The upcoming murder-mystery, led by YouTube star Joey Graceffa, will feature a cast of digital video standouts who...Show More Summary

Precisely 10 Years After Its Premiere, Cult Sensation Lonelygirl15 Is Readying A Relaunch

When it launched on June 16, 2006, Lonelygirl15 broke the digital mold. What seemed like a run-of-the-mill vlog created by a teenage everygirl named Bree turned out to be an intricately orchestrated fictional series -- with groundbreaking...Show More Summary

Fashion Vlogger Luca Fersko To Launch Capsule Collection With Streetwear Brand Nephews

As male beauty and fashion vloggers continue to gain substantial traction on YouTube, one of the community’s most promising stars, 18-year-old Luca Fersko, is poised to launch his first designer clothing collaboration. Fersko, who began...Show More Summary

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