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Research: Most People Think Sports Live Streams Are Terrible

By | Nov 21, 2017 at 9:20 am

Sports have long been the saving grace of paid television. Unlike TV shows, everyone needs to see sports live in order to enjoy it properly. And unlike straight news networks, sports fans will tune in religiously. If streaming video services can crack sports live…

Reports & Rankings

10 Most Popular Streaming Services in the US

By | Nov 14, 2017 at 11:30 am

Streaming services have become king of the entertainment landscape. From Netflix and Hulu to HBO Go and Amazon Video, households around the country have brought these services into their living rooms, bedrooms, and occasionally bathrooms as if they were their own children. But which ones…

Enqos – Tower V2

Television

San Francisco

5 Older TV Sitcoms Making a Comeback on Netflix

By | Oct 26, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Streaming TV shows wasn’t a thing for me in college. When it was “Must See TV” night on Thursdays, a large group of us would get together at someone’s house or a bar and watch the latest episode of Seinfeld or Friends. There was…

Gaming

NYC

GameMine Targets Legacy Game Platforms After $20 Million Raise

By | Oct 26, 2017 at 8:30 am

Daniel Starr made a name for himself as a Blockbuster executive, where he led a team that transitioned the movie rental behemoth from a brick-and-mortar chain to a digital-first company. Blockbuster’s marketing group refocused on digital marketing, especially programmatic buying and experimented with its…

Reports & Rankings

Study: More Families Subscribe to Streaming Services Than Pay For Cable

By | Oct 24, 2017 at 11:30 am

TV has been a longstanding friend to families for decades. Since its invention, viewers young and old have hovered around the glowing rectangle and gazed into the most entertaining piece of technology since the radio. In 2017, kids spend nearly an hour in front…

Startups & Apps

5 Apps to Improve Your Netflix Viewing Experience

By | Oct 22, 2017 at 4:00 pm

You’ve heard of Netflix and Chill. Now try literally chilling and watching Netflix. Crazy, I know, but it’s an increasing common pastime: Netflix captured nearly a third of all home entertainment revenues in the U.S. last year. And when you’re mainlining episode after episode…

Security

How to Secure Your Online Activity Through a VPN

By | Oct 13, 2017 at 11:30 am

Internet privacy is something that’s on a lot of people’s minds these days, as they are rightly concerned about how to protect themselves and their data while browsing the web. There are plenty of VPNs on the market, but not all security solutions are…

Entertainment

Los Angeles

Why Hollywood is Joining the Video On-Demand Market

By | Sep 20, 2017 at 8:30 am

The idea of video on demand has been around since as early as 1990 when GTE partnered up with AT&T to create the first VOD system. It relied on the use tapes as the source of video streams. Two years later in 1992 VOD…

Trends

Is the Future of Artificial Intelligence in Your Television?

By | Sep 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Smart TVs have been all the trend for a few years, and it’s not hard to understand why. You get access to the web, streaming services, social media websites, and more, straight from your set. It’s been surmised that one of the next steps…

Facebook

Palo Alto

Today, Facebook Launches Watch to See If It Can Become TV

By | Aug 10, 2017 at 10:50 am

Facebook just launched its spread of original TV shows today alongside a new video platform called Watch. Why, yes, today is also Snap, Inc.’s earnings day, why do you ask? Here’s the lowdown on what this means for the average Facebook user, as well…

Opinion/Analysis

San Francisco

Now Netflix Controls Every Step of Video Content Creation

By | Aug 8, 2017 at 11:30 am

Netflix is never at a loss for new ways to prove how large it is. The streaming service is releasing 1,000 hours of content this year, up dramatically from 600 hours in 2016. It’s the biggest streaming service, with more than 100 million paying…

Reports & Rankings

10 Most Lucrative Non-Game Apps in the World, Ranked

By | Jul 27, 2017 at 1:30 pm

While most of the mobile apps you know and love are free, the business world is all about making money. Sure, some entrepreneurs are all about saving the world, but if you can’t secure your bottom line, the only thing you’re going to be…

Videos

Analyst Predicts Another 31 Million Cord Cutters Over the Next Decade

By | Jul 26, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The trend towards cord cutting — the act getting rid of one’s expensive cable package in exchange for a couple streaming video subscriptions — has been growing over the past decade. Now, an analyst predicts that we haven’t seen anything yet, and that a…

Videos

Netflix Has Passed 100M Subscribers

By | Jul 18, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Nobody’s shocked at the dominance Netflix holds over the streaming video market anymore. They’ve risen to success on the back of an all-you-can-watch model that has yet to be properly replicated in other media battlefields like podcasts or books. Because of them, 82 percent…

Politics/Government

How Major Tech Companies Are Standing Up for Net Neutrality

By | Jul 12, 2017 at 11:30 am

Simply put, net neutrality is good. It allows for free, un-throttled use of the internet across the board, while preventing internet service providers from creating paid fast lanes for specific content. It helps new companies compete with the big dogs and makes small startups…

Opinion/Analysis

Seattle

Here’s Why Every Streaming Service Should Be Worried About Amazon

By | Jun 5, 2017 at 2:30 pm

In the video streaming service battles, Netflix is head and shoulders above everyone else. Time spent on the service is up 669 percent since 2010. Not only do they account for a full third of the internet traffic in North America, but they’re projected to pass…

Opinion/Analysis

Why the “Netflix of Podcasts” Is the Biggest Media Battleground of 2017

By | May 5, 2017 at 4:30 pm

When it comes to creating Netflix-style models for media, no one touches the namesake video streaming service Netflix itself. But everyone wants to. The most notable failure, a “Netflix of books” model, proved that the audience needs to be invested in consuming a set…