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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…

Tech.Co Top Stories

Tech.Co Top Stories: Google Home, Netflix Employees, and Influencer Marketing

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 5:50 pm

It’s been a long week. You’ve been to endless meetings, boring sit downs, and pointless talks for more hours than you’ve slept, and things aren’t looking any easier next week. Fortunately, you’ve got the entire weekend to kick back, relax, and read some of…

Advertising

82 Percent of Netflix-Raised Kids Don’t Even Know What Commercials Are

By | Mar 15, 2017 at 5:50 pm

As the decades pass, different cultural norms get replaced. “Hanging up” a phone, for instance, used to be a literal term referring to wall-mounted landlines. Now it’s hitting the “end call” button on your screen. The Save icon for any modern computer is a stylized version…

Trends

13 Apps to Help You Become a Cord Cutter

By | Feb 27, 2017 at 12:50 pm

In a cable dominated world, more and more consumers have begun cutting the cord to reduce their bills and virtual waste. Accordingly to a slightly out-of-date Nielson report, back in 2013, American TV watchers had an average of 189.1 channels at their disposal, yet…

Opinion/Analysis

Why the Much-Hyped “Netflix of Books” Model Ended Up Flopping

By | Feb 22, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Last year, every social media network out there tried to jump on the streaming video train. Facebook had Facebook Live. Twitter had Vine. Snapchat had itself. Instagram copied Snapchat. Even Tumblr added live video. But Netflix, which alone produces a third of the internet traffic in…

Startups & Apps

The Top 10 Most Downloaded Mobile Apps of 2016

By | Dec 7, 2016 at 3:30 pm

The dominance of mobile has become all too familiar for startups and corporations alike. It’s widely accepted that without an app, your company might as well just throw in the towel. Everyone from millennials to baby boomers are looking to their smartphones for everything…

Entertainment

Netflix’s Christmas Present to You: Downloadable Movies and Shows

By | Nov 30, 2016 at 12:50 pm

This is not a drill! Netflix has officially launched an update that allows users to download movies and shows from their popular streaming service to watch while offline. No more worrying about your WiFi signal, no more paying for movies on airplanes, and, most…

Entertainment

Comcast to Launch Netflix on X1 Cable Package

By | Nov 4, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Cable TV and Netflix have been sworn enemies in recent years. While cable enjoyed unprecedented success on the entertainment front for many years, streaming services, led by Netflix, have created a new movement of cord cutters and show bingers. And you know what they say:…

Television

VIDGO Wants to Be The Next Big Thing in TV Streaming

By | Oct 25, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Television is currently experiencing a golden age, especially in the United States. Netflix and Amazon, for example, are two of the biggest streaming services in the fight, producing and streaming several award-winning TV shows and documentaries seen all around the planet. In spite of the…

Video

Netflix Will Give Us 1,000 Hours of Original Content in 2017

By | Oct 19, 2016 at 11:20 am

If you think you’re addicted to binge watching Netflix shows, it’s only going to get worse for you in 2017. Forty percent worse, to be exact. The streaming service has plans to boost its original content next year to a full 1,000 hours, up…