At a financial conference, Twitter's chief financial officer Anthony Noto suggested that the service will offer algorithm-driven curation of feeds much like Facebook does, in order to try and improve the relevance for users Twitter CFO says a Facebook-style filtered feed is coming, whether you like it or not originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
The publishers have big issues not only with Google's proposals for giving greater prominence to results from rival portals -- a space in which many of them play these days -- but also with its proposals regarding content-scraping. European...Show More Summary
Amazon launched its Fire TV video streaming box in the U.K and Germany Wednesday, making the device available for pre-order through its website in both countries. Amazon has struck a number of partnerships to offer local content in both markets, with apps for the U.K.’s Sky […] Amazon launches Fire TV in the U.K. Show More Summary
Don’t change a thing? Stick with what’s already working??? That’s a remarkable comment from a company that feels free to force major system changes on unsuspecting users, changes that destroy long-relied-upon functionality. And despite...Show More Summary
Dish is getting ready to launch its internet TV service, with a brand and a couple of existing apps that will be repurposed to target an audience of cord cutters. Dish’s internet TV service likely to be called Nutv originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
Digital download revenues are continuing to decline, and in five years, more than two-thirds of all digital music revenue will come from streaming services, according to a new report. Here’s why Apple bought Beats: By 2019, streaming will account for 70 percent of digital music revenue originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
webOS was supposed to become LG's way forward in the smart TV space, and the team behind it was to bring change to the company. But internally, almost everything went wrong. A failed experiment: How LG screwed up its webOS acquisition originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
Agree 100%. I generally wouldn’t mind if people reading the site saw my real name, but the fact that anyone can type my name into a search engine a year from now and dredge up all of my opinions prevents me from ever using my real […] Agree 100%. Show More Summary
Quality journalism takes time and effort and its a team effort. The best journalism comes from journalist/reporters who are educated sufficiently to ask the right questions along with editors who can help the journalist/report hone in on nut of the story. Show More Summary
Instagram's latest filter isn't about color or light -- it's about time. You can now create image stabilized videos with Hyperlapse, a standalone app for shooting timelapse videos. With new app Hyperlapse, Instagram’s latest “filter” is timelapse originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
Want to watch the U.S. Open away from the TV? Then check out our guide for all the links. Where to watch the U.S. Open 2014 live online originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
Microsoft wants to give Windows Phone users a way to mirror their phone screen to the TV with a new dongle that just popped up in the FCC's database. Microsoft is building its very own Chromecast competitor originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
Journalist and documentary film-maker Nonny de la Pena is using the three-dimensional virtual world technology behind the Oculus Rift headset to create immersive journalistic experiences based on major news events Immersive journalism: What if you could experience a news event in 3D by using an Oculus Rift? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
Users of the ad-supported movie streaming site SnagFilms can now cast videos to their TVs, thanks to their use of the popular JW Player video player. SnagFilms adds Chromecast support to its site, many others could follow soon originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
Many media outlets have figured out that they need to focus on mobile, but for the most part their apps fail to take advantage of the smartphone's potential, and if they aren't careful Google will get there before they do If you’re a...Show More Summary
No, you are not crazy. Chrome really did start to auto-play all those YouTube videos, at least for some users. Here's how to fix it. Google Cast Chrome extension bug turns on auto-play for YouTube videos originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
Part of BuzzFeed's challenge as it evolves into a major media entity is to somehow marry its experimental nature with its broader journalistic ambitions, and the deletion of thousands of old articles is a symbol of the tension between...Show More Summary
Here's something your cable DVR won't offer any time soon: Simple.tv now lets you give your friends and family access to your recorded shows and movies. Simple.tv now lets you share your DVR recordings with your cord-cutting friends originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
Yahoo has been rebuilding its research focus, and now a 250-person strong Yahoo Labs is trying to build the future of content. Full of experts in everything from personalization to deep learning, the group wants to make finding and consuming...Show More Summary
Online video platform provider Ooyala announced that Australia based telco provider Telstra will acquire the company, which will become a subsidiary of Telstra, and will operate as an independent business under the leadership of its existing management team. Telstra, which already owned 23% of Ooyala via a previous $61M investment, is paying $270M to have […]