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Report: Multiscreen Video Campaigns Surge to 35% of Total Campaigns

VideoNuze.com Analysis - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:25

Multiscreen video ad campaigns running on Videology's platform in the U.S. in Q3 '14 surged to 35% of total campaigns, up 59% from the 22% share multiscreen campaigns had in Q2 '14. Multiscreen includes campaigns running either on PC/mobile or PC/mobile/connected TV. Video ad campaigns running solely on PC dropped from 74% in Q2 '14 to 60% in Q3 '14.

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Trust is a crucial aspect of journalism, but it’s a slippery concept and hard to measure

NewTeeVee - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:04

An essay by the head of Google News about the value of trust in journalism sparked a debate on Twitter about whether trust is a good way to think about how…

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Fake news sites spread ebola hysteria: is there a way to stop them?

NewTeeVee - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 15:08

Viral "news" sites are exploiting Facebook and other social media channels to make a buck off the ebola scare, but, for now, there appears to be no practical options to stop…

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Netflix Keynote Presentation To Detail Encoding Specs, 4K Video Encoding Pipeline

The Business Of Online Video - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:48

netflixWhen it comes to streaming video online, Netflix has been doing it longer than almost anyone and has some of the best quality video available. If you’ve ever wanted to know how Netflix gets such good quality and how they encode their videos, then you won’t want to miss their keynote on November 19th at the Streaming Media West Show. David Ronca, Director of Encoding Tools at Netflix will detail their encoding service and the key engineering decisions they made around video encoding. Some of the topics that David will be cover include scalability, progressive and parallel video encoding, and Netflix’s 4K video encoding pipeline. Register online using the code 200DR for a “Discovery Pass” and get free access to the keynotes, exhibit hall, discovery track sessions, and receptions. #smwest

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So Facebook controls the way millions of people get their news. What should we do about it?

NewTeeVee - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 09:32

Facebook exerts a huge amount of control over how millions of people get their news, and media companies are right to be nervous about this state of affairs -- so what…

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Amazon’s second Fire TV is a $39 streaming stick to take on Chromecast

NewTeeVee - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 05:51

Amazon added a second Fire TV device: a small streaming stick that costs $39. It joins similar streaming stick devices from Google, Roku, Microsoft, and Matchstick.

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Amazon Announces New Streaming Device, Fire TV Stick, Special Limited Pricing Of $19

The Business Of Online Video - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 05:00

Fire_TV_StickThis morning Amazon announced a new HDMI streaming device called the Fire TV Stick, which is already available for pre-order and will ship before black Friday. (Nov. 19th) Amazon is offering Prime members, or those who sign up for Prime, special pricing on the stick for only $19, for the next 48 hours, after which it will retail for $39. Many might be quick to compare this to Google’s Chromecast stick, but unlike Chromecast, Amazon’s Fire TV Stick won’t require another device to use it. Amazon’s streaming stick comes with a remote and most, but not all, of the functionality of their $99 Fire TV box.

The Fire TV Stick has a dual-core processor (Broadcom Capri 28155, dual-core 2xARM A9), 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, Bluetooth 3.0 and dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO). From a CPU standpoint, on paper it beats Roku’s Streaming Stick and Google Chromecast in terms of performance many times over. The Fire TV Stick comes with the same user interface as the Fire TV and has support for all of the current content channels on the Fire TV, with the exception of some gaming apps. Casual games can still be played on the stick, like Angry Birds, but some complex games, requiring more controls aren’t supported.

The remote that comes with the Fire TV Stick doesn’t have the same voice search functionality as the Fire TV remote, but it is compatible with the voice remote if bought separately for $29. Users can also use a free Android app on their phone to search for content with their voice and Amazon says an app for iOS is coming shortly. Non-gaming apps that are written for Fire TV will automatically work on the Fire TV Stick, which is also based on a flavor of Android. Amazon also confirmed that they are on track to have support for HBO Go on the Fire TV before the end of December, with the Fire TV Stick getting HBO GO in the new year.

Amazon told me they have “made a lot” of the Fire TV Sticks in preparation for the pre-orders, but in usual Amazon fashion, won’t disclose how many are available before they sell out or if they expect there to be a shortage during the holidays. Amazon has placed a buying limit of two devices per Prime member, at the special $19 price point.

While Amazon’s new stick is good for consumers, it’s bad news for Roku, which now has even more competition, at a lower price point. I love my Roku box and it still has more premium content channels than any other $99 or less device, but it’s only a matter of time before Amazon’s streaming stick, or Google’s new Nexus Player for that matter, catches up with Roku in terms of content choices. Roku simply can’t compete with Amazon or Google’s marketing dominance and their ability to package these products in with other services.

In the long run, the non-gaming streaming device space is going to be won by Apple, Google and Amazon. They all control multiple devices that tie into a larger ecosystem, make money from many avenues and at some point, Amazon or Google is going to get the price on these sticks down to where they are free. It’s not hard to imagine Amazon giving them away with a Prime membership or Google giving it away with a Nexus tablet or phone. At $19, the price point doesn’t have far to go before it reaches zero.

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Verizon, Netflix Quietly Test Bundled Subscription Plan

VideoNuze.com News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 22:00

http://www.homemediamagazine.com/streaming/verizon-netflix-quietly-test-bundled-subscription-plan-34464

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American Express Launches Video Series

VideoNuze.com News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 22:00

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/236992/american-express-launches-video-series.html?edition=77341

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Michelle Phan: From YouTube Star to $84 Million Startup Founder

VideoNuze.com News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 22:00

http://recode.net/2014/10/27/michelle-phan-youtube-star-to-startup-founder/

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Facebook Video Is Squeezing Out YouTube as Brands Embrace Autoplay

VideoNuze.com News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 22:00

http://www.adweek.com/news/technology/facebook-totally-ups-its-video-game-brands-embrace-autoplay-161001

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CineSport Will Curate, Distribute Sports Content For Anthem Media`s Fight, Fantasy Properties

VideoNuze.com News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 22:00

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/237014/cinesport-will-curate-distribute-sports-content-f.html?edition=77298

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Amazon takes on Chromecast with Fire TV Stick

VideoNuze.com News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 22:00

http://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-takes-on-chromecast-with-fire-tv-stick/

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Twitter Has No Short-Term Plans To Monetize Vine

VideoNuze.com News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 22:00

http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/27/twitter-has-no-short-term-plans-to-monetize-vine/

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Conde Nast Names Fred Santarpia Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer

VideoNuze.com News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 22:00

http://www.condenast.com/press/press-releases/2014/10/27/conde-nast-names-fred-santarpia-executive-vice-president-and-chief-d

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New York Times invests in Dutch “iTunes for news” company

NewTeeVee - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 14:00

Blendle, a Dutch startup that sells access to articles from media outlets in the Netherlands and elsewhere on a per-article basis, has closed a $3.8M Series A funding round led by…

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Roku could file for IPO soon, raise as much as $150 million

NewTeeVee - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 13:30

Roku wants to go public and raise as much as $150 million, but the filing could be confidential.

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Don’t toss that old Android: Turn it into a Chromecast receiver!

NewTeeVee - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:56

With the right cable you can connect and Android device to an HDTV. Add in Cast Receiver software and your Android can act like a Chromecast for many different apps and…

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Twitter’s new Fabric offering isn’t just a pitch for developers — the company’s future is at stake

NewTeeVee - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:55

With the launch of the Fabric suite of tools, Twitter is betting the company on a plan to become a full-fledged mobile services provider for other apps and services -- but…

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Good news for Europeans: embedding YouTube videos is legal after all

NewTeeVee - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:05

Merely embedding a video doesn't constitute copyright infringement, Europe's highest court ruled this week, as long as the video was already publicly available.

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