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 […]
Gawker founder Nick Denton has said that the Kinja commenting platform is a key part of the future of his media empire, but a group of his writers took to the Jezebel blog to complain that it makes it easier for commenters to post abusive...Show More Summary
The way my daughters watch what used to be called TV is fascinating: it happens anywhere, it's YouTube and Vine and Twitch shows about playing Minecraft, and it's all driven by the social community around those programs Me: What kinds of shows do you like to watch on TV? Daughter: What’s a TV? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
A Japanese news-recommendation app called SmartNews that mines Twitter for topical content has raised $36 million and says it plans to use those funds to expand into North America and take on Flipboard Flipboard is about to get some competition on its home turf from Japan-based SmartNews originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
The NFL would like you to kick back and watch a continuous stream of game highlights, news and long-form content with its new NFL Now app. NFL launches NFL Now video app on mobile, desktop, Xbox, Roku and Fire TV originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
ProPublica GM Dick Tofel doesn't think the new trend of encouraging publishers to track "engaged time" is all it's cracked up to be, but defenders of the metric argue that measuring attention has value for publishers and advertisers Is...Show More Summary
The advance program for the 2014 Streaming Media West show (#smwest) taking place Nov. 18-19, at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa in Huntington Beach, CA is now complete.[view the entire agenda here] Speaker placement has officially started and our first batch of speakers from Netflix, FOX Networks, DIRECTV, NY Times and YouTube […]
Thursday at 2pm ET, I’ll be moderating another StreamingMedia.com webinar, this time on the topic of, “Enterprise Video: On-Premises vs Cloud.” In this webinar, you’ll learn how enterprise IT organizations can make the right decisions about moving from on-premises video platforms to cloud based solutions. Hear why on-premises vs. cloud is not only about security […]
A Spotify intern and Ph.D. student published a blog post laying out his work to improve Spotify's recommendation algorithms using deep learning to analyze the acoustic properties of songs. He hopes his models can help listeners discover...Show More Summary
Love History Channel and Lifetime? Then you may be able to watch them on Dish's upcoming internet TV service -- but lots of details are still unclear. Dish’s upcoming internet TV service gets A+E content, but questions remain originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
The estate of Arthur Conan Doyle tried to squeeze an editor into paying for Sherlock Holmes works in the public domain. Now the estate will pay instead after Judge Richard Posner blasted "their extortionate game." Judge Posner orders estate to pay up over Sherlock Holmes copyright “extortion” originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
Law enforcement and forensic teams could someday rely on minute movement caused by sound to recover audio from a video. If this research pans out, don’t bring a bag of potato chips to the secret meeting originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
Aryaka Networks recently launched a new CDN in the market that is purpose built for B2B enterprise content delivery, something a bit different than what most CDNs are offering today. Those who track the CDN market have probably never heard of Aryaka before because the company focuses on cloud based WAN solutions that have been […]
Apples $3 billion acquisition of Beats Music and Beats Audio has been finalized, and Vivendi is getting $404 million of the money. It’s official: Beats is now part of Apple originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….