• John Green Is No Longer In Love With A Sentence He Wrote
    John Green, of the VlogBrothers channel, recently essayed about a single oft-quoted line from his 2008 book, "Paper Towns," that's taken on a life of its own. He has discovered that he never wrote it -- and it's not in the book.
  • Don't You Feel Powerful? You Just Decided What Amazon Will Green Light
    Don't I feel good being such a smarty-pants TV appraiser that I knew the three pilots it would turn into series? You bet. Don't some of Amazon's other 50 million or so subscribers, who took time to give Amazon their opinions feel like they made a difference? Their voted counted! And doesn't that make the other ones, who didn't write, admire Amazon for the outreach? Of course. But c'mon...
  • "Modern Family" Episode Is One Strictly By The iPhone
    The Feb. 25 episode of the ABC series is titled "Connection Lost" and was shot using only an Apple iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 tablets and Mac Book Pros. Executive producer Steven Levitan got the idea from a 17-minute long film about a couple's break-up, accomplished via social media and smartphones, that got a lot of buzz at 2013 Toronto Film Festival.
  • Over The Top In The Oval Office
    Anything for the cause? President Obama pushed the boundaries of what silly things politicians will do for approval last week but his BuzzFeed video, in which he mugged with a selfie stick and posed in a dirty bathroom mirror, quickly went viral.
  • Ten Years Of Watching The YouTube Elephant
    Tomorrow, YouTube has its tenth birthday, though nothing is as simple as that anymore. Feb. 14, 2005 is the day the YouTube domain name was registered, but it wasn't until April 23 that the first video was uploaded, that of co-founder Jawid Karim at the zoo.
  • On Second Thought: Maybe Sling TV Really Isn't A Cord Killer
    On the face of it, Dish's new Sling TV should be a pretty solid nail in the cable coffin. But some early critics suggest Sling has the wrong mix of offerings,. Besides, many millennials may not be all that interested, period.
  • Jon Stewart Would Be Perfect For Netflix, Amazon
    Jon Stewart at either of the most prominent online pay services could be a killer combination and the kind of pivotal tipping-point move that it was when Fox grabbed NFL rights from CBS for the 1994 season.
  • Keeping It Real: At IAB Confab, Another Vote Cast For Authenticity
    Maker Studios chief content officer Erin McPherson tells the interactive deep thinkers that the strength of native advertising is that it speaks directly to consumers' attitudes and can be content that's meaningful while also delivering a message that works.
  • What Should We Call Multichannel Networks Instead?
    As online video grows up and out, a Web news site asked some of the big players a good question: Is being called a "multichannel network" a bad thing? Many would seem to prefer a descriptor that broadens their definition -- and maybe loosens them from being pegged to a perceived existence only on YouTube.
  • 4 Online Success Stories; NBC Sports Answers Back
    Ooyala has produced a new white paper, "Four Stories of Video Success," that provides pointers about good directions to go, and the varying degrees (but all of them substantial) that social media is pushing the shape of online video. And NBC Sports says complaints about its stream of the Super Bowl are a little out of line with viewer reality.
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