In 2014, this University of Maryland faculty member says, longer videos (Grantland), shorter videos (Instagram, Vine), better HD, Go-Pro personal style pieces and Vice (the nascent news org) will be trends to watch.
Netflix said its fourth quarter net profit grew sixfold from a year ago as its total subscriber base exceeded 44 million members worldwide. The net profit of $48 million, or 79 cents per share, beat analysts' estimates of 64 cents.
Options traders are bracing for about a 10% up or down in Netflix
Inc shares after it reports results after the closing bell on Wednesday. Bearish predictions had been holding sway until yesterday when some bulls showed up. Netflix gained 298% in 2013, so some see it ready to take a tumble.
Yes, there are cord-cutters, but David Bank, RBC Capital analyst, suggests maybe it's just "share shift" as consumers follow content and don't really care so much about price of premium channels, or how they get them. . For example, Showtime, once a premium cable laggard, now zooms because of better content like "Homeland."
This online spoof ad shows a German engineer cooking up a complicated algorithm to create the perfect Super Bowl ad for VW, which has a pretty enviable record in the category. Worth watching, just to see references to the famous commercials lampooned in this one.
Chinese Internet users are now required to register their real names to upload videos to Chinese online video sites, an official said, as the Communist Party tightens its control of the Internet and media to suppress anti-government sentiment.
High-flying Netflix will put some numbers out there later this afternoon, which will either justify or dampen enthusiasm for its high per-share price. The whole online world is watching...
NintendoTVii, a free service which allows users to connect to Internet-based video on demand services like Netflix and Hulu, has been delayed in Europe. Nintendo TVii was scheduled to arrive in European markets by the end of 2013, but almost three weeks into 2014, TVii is still a no-go, and the company has apologized.
Eighteen-year old Bethany Mota's videos about shopping make her YouTube channel more popular online than Vogue magazine and she has started her own national branded line of clothing and jewelry.
Gil Scott-Heron's "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" became a kind of anthem in 1970 suggesting mainstream media was missing the changes at the street level but Kaltura co-founder and CRO Shay David says the Internet and live video via smartphones ensures the revolution will be streamed, from around the world.