Twitch today announced the launch of a new feature called “Squad Stream,” which offers a way for up to four creators to go live and stream together within one window. The feature will allow creators to grow their communities by teaming up with others, as it gives streamers increased exposure by playing to a wider […]View More Twitch launches a four-person ‘Squad Stream’ feature to help creators get discovered
Zoom posted $330 million in revenue in the year ending January 31, 2019, a remarkable 2x increase year-over-yearView More Zoom, a profitable unicorn, files to go public
Facebook usage declined for the first time in a decade, while video-centric apps like TikTok are being touted as the future of social media. Entering this redefined playing field comes Firework, a fast-growing social video app whose clever trick is something it calls “Reveal videos” – a way for creators to take both horizontal and […]View More Firework officially launches a short-form video storytelling app, backed by Lightspeed
Where do our favorite stories come from, and what effects do they have on those who bring them to life? The trailer for Fox Searchlight’s Tolkien explores this through The Lord of the Rings‘ author and the journey that led him to Frodo and the rest.
The trailer at once promises a biopic, an origin story, and a historical drama – all tied inexorably to the author’s beloved The Lord of the Rings series.
Nicholas Hoult stars as the titular fantasy author in his school and university days. There he meets a group of friends – a “fellowship” – that will be torn apart by World War I. Lily Collins stars as Tolkien’s wife Edith, to whom he wrote letters from the front as the fiery images of war crystallized into a new world in his mind. Read more…View More Middle Earth is born in emotional ‘Tolkien’ trailer
Not all the bots on Twitter are spammers or democracy hackers. You may recall seeing requests to the Thread Reader app bot to “unroll” a long thread into readable copy, for example, and in more recent days you may have spotted Twitter users tagging a newer bot, @this_vid, on tweets with a video file attached. […]View More This handy Twitter video downloader bot is now seeing 7,500 requests a day
How did we ever survive the cesspool of human existence before Netflix’s Queer Eye?? Don’t think about it – the heartwarming reality show returns in less than two weeks with a whole new batch of heroes as the Fab Five take on Kansas City.
The Season 3 trailer teases all-new subjects and their journeys, including the show’s first queer woman and one duo getting the Fab Five treatment together. Like the teaser, it’s set to Carly Rae Jepsen, which is a gift unto itself.
Queer Eye returns March 15. Read more…View More The ‘Queer Eye’ Season 3 trailer is here to start your week with a joyful cry
You might consider yourself a fan of actor Rami Malek, but did you know he’s a fan of a whole bunch of stuff, too?
He’s a fan of Freddie Mercury and Queen, of course. But he’s also fan of his mom, chamomile tea, handwritten letters, classic movies, a…
As Momo Challenge hysteria sweeps the nation, YouTube has started to demonetize all videos about the creature, including newscasts, explainers, and educational videos debunking the online urban legend.
It should be noted that YouTube’s decision to demonetize videos about Momo is not technically a new policy. The company has routinely removed monetization capabilities from videos surrounding “harmful content,” which seems to be its view of anything involving the Momo character. Read more…View More YouTube demonetizes Momo videos
YouTube states that this change will be rolled out over the next few months. Comments will be disabled on all videos featuring young minors as well as videos with older minors that “could be at risk of attracting predatory behavior.”
Select creators that would otherwise be affected by this change will be allowed to keep comments enabled on their videos. They will be required to actively moderate their comments and keep predatory content off their video pages. YouTube will work with them to provide guidance. Read more…View More YouTube will now disable comments on all videos featuring children
The Gillmor Gang — Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Denis Pombriant, Michael Markman, and Steve Gillmor . Recorded live Saturday February 23, 2019. Podcast M-and-A as smart speakers wag the video dog. Permission-based metadata thrives in the next generation of bidirectional socialcasting. Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor @kteare, @denispombriant, @fradice, @mickeleh, @stevegillmor Liner […]View More Gillmor Gang: Social Studies
In this special edition of MashTalk, Mashable sits down with Ray Soto, Director of Emerging Technology for USA Today, at CES 2019.
Soto discusses his team’s latest projects that bring an entirely new perspective and interactive experience to co…
Powtoon, an online platform that allows its users to easily create videos for digital marketing, YouTube ads or business presentations, today announced that it has acquired Tel Aviv-based Showbox.com, a cloud-based video-editing platform for amateurs that had raised $12.4 million before this acquisition and currently holds six video technology patents. Powtoon, which says that it […]View More Powtoon acquires Showbox.com to extend its video-creation platform