September 19, 2014Maker Studios Surpasses Vevo
According to Comscore, Maker Studios just became the first online video outlet in years to surpass Vevo for the number 1 spot in the network rankings. Maker Studios pulled in about 45 million unique viewers in August, which is over 10 million more than they brought in in July, and 3.1 million more than Vevo brought in last month. According to TubeFilter, "This dramatic rise was partially caused by the increased incorporation of videos from Disney, which bought Maker earlier this year and runs a successful online video network of its own." Read the full story on the rise of Maker here.
September 18, 2014Apple + Amazon Digital Media Sharing
Apple and Amazon just announced some exciting news -- both companies are now allowing customers to share purchased digital media with family members. The initiative, called "Family Sharing" for Apple and "Family Library" for Amazon, will "apply to apps, books, ...
September 17, 2014iPhone 6 Keyboard
The new iPhone 6 keyboard was finally revealed with the release of iOS 8 today, and it finally contains the technology that Android users have had for years -- the SwiftKey, QuickType and Swype features. These features, which use predictive technology to make typing ...
September 16, 2014Clear Channel Becomes iHeartMedia
Clear Channel made the big announcement today that they are changing their name to iHeartMedia. According to Billboard, the change was made to reflect and encompass the company's rapidly growing iHeart brand -- and in a press release CEO Bob Pittman stated that ...
September 15, 2014Netflix to Launch in Europe
Netflix's massive European launch is set for next week, and in anticipation many media companies are bracing for impact. According to the New York Times, the giant video streaming company is seeing significant resistance from European broadcasting companies, and is ...
September 11, 2014New Android Set-Top Box to Hit the Market
Video startup Vidmind announced this week that they are preparing to launch a new version of their Android-based set-top box in Russia this week. The box will interestingly offer both over-the-air TV and online streaming, all under one unified interface. Right now the ...
September 10, 2014Spotify Adds New Video Ad Units
This week Spotify's marketing platform unveiled two new video ad units to "attract more ad dollars to support the company's free music platform." The new ad units, Sponsored Sessions and Video Takeover, will be launched with major partners like Coca-Cola, NBC, and ...
September 9, 2014Older Generations Watching More Digital Video
An interesting new study revealed this week that although digital video is most popular with children and millennials, people aged 50-64 are now watching an average of 19 minutes of digital video per day. This number is significant because it is almost double what it ...
September 8, 2014Twitter Launches "Buy" Button
Twitter finally released their much anticipated "Buy" button, which will allow users to shop for products directly from Tweets. According to Recode, the button is launching "with a small group of brands, artists and charities that will start posting products for sale ...
September 4, 2014New iPhone to Have Bigger Screen
The interwebs are buzzing this week in anticipation of the upcoming Apple press event on Sept. 9th, and many outlets are expecting the announcement of a new, bigger iPhone. The larger version would be 5.5 inches (as opposed to the standard 4), but operate essentially ...