• Facebook Turns On The Auto-Play Sound In Australia
    It's just an experiment--for now--but Facebook has turned on auto-play sound in Australia, though it offer a way consumers can turn it off.
  • Chill With Warner Bros. New Moodica.com
      Moodica.com is the latest Website from Warner Bros-owned digital video venture DramaFever, aren’t-full of action. These are atmospheric videos, good for chilling. It's just an experiment for now. 
  • Amazon Preps Music Subscription Services
    Similar to offerings from Apple and Spotify, Amazon is reportedly readying a subscription music service. For $10 a month, users will get all the music they can stream, anywhere you want to stream it, Recode reports. “But Amazon is also working on a second service that would differ in two significant ways from industry rivals: It would cost half the price, and it would only work on Amazon’s Echo hardware.”
  • Comcast 'Watchable' Adds Refinery29, MiTu, Cut.com
    Comcast's ad-suported streaming service, Watchable has today announced a slate of exclusive programming created in collaboration with Refinery29, MiTu and Cut.com. Watchable offers selected video content from over 30 popular Websites.
  • Even Robert Smigel Can't Believe That Trump Focus Group
    Robert Smigel, the hand behind Triumph the Insult Dog, was as stunned as viewers were to see a fake Donald Trump focus group he created seemingly endorse a series of bizarre fake Trump commercials in which Trump seems to suggest several extremely campaign proposals, like shipping out undocumented Mexican immigrant in porta-potties, and forcing Hillary Clinton to prove she is a woman. The Hulu video has become a viral hit. 
  • Venerable BANFA Film Fest Loosens Up On VOD
    British Academy of Film and Television Arts award committee has revised its rules on the eligibility of features in light of the increasing number of films that are being released on VOD rather than in theaters. 
  • 'Dude Perfect's 'Endless Drucker' Top New Paid App
    Whistle Sports stars Dude Perfect are at top  of the iTunes Paid Apps chart with their new mobile game called "Endless Drucker." 
  • Snapchat Will Double NYC Workforce, Gets Tax Break
    Snaptchat has agreed to create 396 new jobs in the state of New York in exchange for tax breaks totaling up to $5 million from Empire State Development (ESD). It has at least 191 employees in New York now, according to a search of LinkedIn undertaken by Business Insider.
  • Snapchat's Problems? Hard To Measure
    Snapchat advertising should be as easy to sell as any other social site. But it doesn't try hard to measure the success of its ads, and founder Evan Spiegel doesn't like retargeted ads. 
  • Amazon's First Pilots Free On YouTube, Facebook
    Amzon is making 10 original series pilot episodes available for free on the Amazon Video, its YouTube channel and Facebook page. Good promo building. 
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