Google Play is introducing info cards to their app for Android 4.0 tablet users inside the U.S. What it does is give you information on the actor, related films, and even the music in the background in some cases. We're one step closer to knowing everything we want to know about a movie while we watch it.
YouTube, the world's leading video search engine have announced they have hit a Billion unique views per month. That equates to about 15% of the world's population and would make YouTube, if it were a country, the third largest in the world after China and India. That's a lot of cat videos we're watching....
It's been an interesting week in online video with a lot of new content ventures being announced from the likes of Machinima, Conde Nast and Ricky Gervais. We also look forward to 3500 episodes of TV via video on demand from Comcast. Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh from ReelSEO!
There's been a lot of news about this week and we catch up with some of the stories that we didn't cover in depth. We love the look of the new Roku 3 and it's on our shopping list for next month. We also catch up on the fascinating story of steaming media which is a big grown up 8 years old this year.
YouTube previewed their upcoming Digital Content Newsfronts in Chicago and basically came out saying, "We're going to keep doing what we do best." In that case, it's comedy, music, personal expression, and live events, touting SourceFed, Karmin, and the presidential debates, to name just a few.
Trying to get ads to play across a variety of platforms: desktop, mobile, tablet, etc. can be a headache. Everything uses a different browser or operating system, and ad networks need something that can help bridge the gap so that their ads play cleanly across all devices. Brightcove is announcing an advancement in HTML5 video monetization.
Google is set to release Google Glass, their multi-tasking voice-controlled video headset, by the end of 2013. The price will run around $1,500. With all the features that you know from Google built in, and constantly analyzing, you too can be a Terminator. It only took 30 years.
Google teases us yet again with another video for Google Glass, the glasses with video capabilities that you can get to do things with voice commands. They gave us a taste awhile back with a stunt-filled Google Hangout that showed off the capabilities of the glasses, but only a select group of people were able to acquire them. Now, they've opened up the availability but you can't just go to a store and buy them just yet.
YouTube just announced the winners of their Ad Blitz campaign, as picked by the viewers. Dramatic ads ruled the roost this year and the top 5 reflects that. We also talked to Michael Yapp at YouTube about this year's results.
You might be sitting home alone right now, wanting to hang out with someone in the worst way. And, if you can bookmark a simple link that will transport you to a world of Google+ Hangouts that are happening RIGHT NOW. Thanks to a tip from G+GoToGal, we will provide this link to hangout nirvana.