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NYC

For $10 a Month, MoviePass Will Give You All the Movie Tickets You Can Use

By | Aug 15, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Movie theaters have long dealt with slipping ticket sales by boosting the price to compensate, with 3D, 70mm, and IMAX tickets keeping them from slipping too far into the red — the cost of a ticket has almost doubled over the last twenty years….

Augmented Reality

Why Local Broadcasters Are Turning to Augmented Reality

By | Aug 16, 2017 at 9:20 am

Augmented reality (AR) is growing in use by broadcast news outlets — even local news studios are exploring AR as a tool to bring their broadcasts up to date and engage their audiences. It’s a sign of the evolving times that a growing tech niche…

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…

Innovate! and Celebrate

San Francisco

AI, Scaling, and 4 More Talks You Missed at Innovate! and Celebrate 2016

By | Aug 9, 2017 at 10:50 am

The internet’s madcap pivot to video might not be the wisest move, but it has definitely given us a wealth of well-documented and easily-relivable history. Without short-form video, the world would never have enjoyed moments like that guy backflipping into a Krispy Kreme sign. Tech…

Facebook

Facebook Video Chat Device Will Be Its First Major Hardware Project

By | Aug 1, 2017 at 3:50 pm

At this point, it’s hard to deny that Facebook has changed the world. From connecting friends across the planet to providing for its employees, the social media company turned tech giant has experimented with everything under the sun. However, Facebook hasn’t done a lot…

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Ecommerce

Amazon Is Recreating the Shopping Network, But With YouTube Stars

By | Jul 31, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The Home Shopping Network has a new generation of competition with Amazon’s new home makeover show: The six-episode show, titled “Overhaul,” will feature various YouTube stars getting their homes remade in an effort to sell more through Amazon. If successful, this model could grow…

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…

Tips & How To’s

NYC

5 Best Practices to Improve Your Facebook Ad Engagement

By | Jul 26, 2017 at 8:30 am

Facebook is full of distractions vying for the attention of your potential customers. As users scroll through their news feeds, they skim past every irrelevant or uninteresting post. Video ads have the potential to break through this apathy and make your target audience take…

Social Media

3 Things That Will Improve Your Video Quality on YouTube

By | Jul 21, 2017 at 6:30 pm

If you’re thinking about how to improve your videos for YouTube, you need to take their curiosity to the next level and offer something unique and eye-catching. Check out these three ideas that can improve the quality of your videos and make it more…

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…

Video

Using Video in Your Business Is Crucial to Your Success

By | Jul 13, 2017 at 9:20 am

The only constant in the business world is change. Whether it’s marketing, sales, or graphic design, trends are perpetually in flux, making it difficult to be successful in the long run. Fortunately, staying educated and informed on the shifting paradigms of your industry is…

Politics/Government

Prominent YouTube Creators Speak Out About Protecting Net Neutrality

By | Jul 7, 2017 at 9:20 am

The internet can be a pretty combative place. Between Facebook threads and YouTube comment sections, you could read a hundreds ad hominem attacks before you even have a chance to post something yourself. This kind of staunch opposition is common on social media, which…

Gear & Gadgets

Reolink Argus Brings Affordability to Wireless Monitoring [Review]

By | Jul 5, 2017 at 11:30 am

Between renters and outdated security equipment that needs to be installed in your home, a new market is emerging. Devices that were once drilled into your walls can now be placed anywhere, without wires, and either need a WiFi connection or in some cases…

Sports

TV Subscribers Who Don’t Want ESPN Still Pay Over $4.5B Annually for It

By | Jul 3, 2017 at 11:30 am

Sports coverage just isn’t gripping the younger generations as much as it did for the more senior ones. That’s bad news for the Walt Disney Co., owner of ESPN, and any other broadcasters depending on live sports to give their bottom line a boost….

Trends

Palo Alto

Video News: Facebook Ad Views Low, Vimeo Scraps Subscription Service

By | Jun 27, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Last year’s biggest social media platform agenda was to push video. Large swaths of people are moving to internet video from TV, and video commercials make more money than text ads. But the actual opportunity was limited, and with every single service getting into…

Tips & How To’s

How to Boost Video Marketing for Your Startup

By | Jun 23, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Social media is changing the way we share information, and marketers are taking advantage of the opportunity. Video is one of the fastest growing mediums for building brand image because it has the power to reinforce visually and connect emotionally. According to the latest statistics, featuring…

Interviews

New York

Peter Roper of Google on Meeting Customers in the Moment

By | Jun 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm

As more customers begin to rely their phone for news, daily tasks, shopping, communication and more, brands are going to have to adjust their mobile strategy to get noticed and build customer loyalty. Peter Roper, Head of Mobile Brand Strategy at Google, helps brands tell…