Is there a Facebook emoji that shows an exec with egg on his face? Maybe there ought to be. Facebook just admitted it wildly overestimated the time spent on ads on the site.
Verizon, which picked up legacy brands like Yahoo and AOL, is now eyeing Vessel. The subscription video platform started just a year and a half ago with the idea that consumers would pay for it and creators would flock to it. Apparently not, on both counts
Facebook, once the place we traded high-school reunion memories and other actual friendly stuff, now is a war zone of political differences and coming soon, the place of live violence.
Netflix said audience size meant nothing to them; subscribers did. It would seem to follow that people would not continue subscribing if the programming failed. But that rating and share stuff was strictly old-school TV head-counting. Does that ring true?
The video marketplace has been blurring ever since I started covering it in the early 1980s, but the one that is happening now threatens to eradicate the last vestiges of "platform" that the advertising and media industry have been clinging on to. My advice: It's time to let go and embrace the fact that the only video medium that counts, is the one flickering on human retinas.
For millions of viewers, the place to watch the new prime-time season is online. For networks and studios, that's the ultimate double-edged sword.
Domo, a business cloud data company counted up instances of us using the biggest social and video apps, minute by minute. It came up with some stunning stats. Like: We watch almost 7 million Snapchat videos. Per minute.
Wibbitz polled 1,001 consumers about their attitudes toward Live Video. People like it. But when they asked about chatbots, wearables and VR. It turned into a hostile crowd.
Producer Rich Collier spends his days pedaling around the city to enlist pedestrians for an impromptu quiz show mainly about New York-centric subjects. It's a living.
Odd, given their dominant brand in the gossip and show biz field, why People and Entertainment Weekly didn't get into the VOD space a lot earlier. Their new offering, called PEN, starts tomorrow.