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Obama’s ‘Between Two Ferns’ Appearance is Risky Yet Awesome

Obamas Between Two Ferns Appearance is Risky Yet Awesome

Barack Obama took a massive PR risk by appearing on Funny or Die with Zach Galifianakis on his legendary ‘Between Two Ferns’ web series today, and results are really not as terrible as you think.

STOP PRESS: The New BBC iPlayer Launched Today (Via a VPN Near You)

STOP PRESS: The New BBC iPlayer Launched Today (Via a VPN Near You)

The BBC is rolling out a new version of its world famous iPlayer for computers, tablets, mobiles and connected TVs – and we have to say that the new features make it look very cool. Those outside the UK will need VPN access if they want to watch the latest Top Gear or Downton Abbey episode though.

Vimeo-on-Demand Turns One, Company Shines Spotlight on its Employees

Vimeo on Demand Turns One, Company Shines Spotlight on its Employees

Vimeo-on-Demand, one of the best places to find truly indie filmmakers and their works, turns one year old. To celebrate, Vimeo tossed in a few more features to help you out. Plus, they’ve decided to shine some light on the employees that don’t get a lot of face time but without whom, Vimeo wouldn’t exist, or have such cool new features. Well done Vimeo and Happy Birthday Vimeo-on-Demand!

No Sex Please, We’re Vine. Go Elsewhere for Your Adult Content

No Sex Please, Were Vine. Go Elsewhere for Your Adult Content

Soon you may be able to watch the best of Vine content with hand-picked video lists chosen by a dedicated Vine editor. Vine’s app currently supports category pages but that content is based on user input from it’s 40 million members. There’s just one catch – if your favorite category is sex, you will have to go to Tumblr because Vine is banning explicit adult content.

Fun Video Friday: Hoverboards, Keyboard Cats and Raspberry Pi Hair

Fun Video Friday: Hoverboards, Keyboard Cats and Raspberry Pi Hair

In our pick of the best videos of the week we learn that hoverboards are completely fake but we still want one anyway, marijuana advertising goes mainstream and Kevin Spacey was born to play Keyboard Cat. WElcome to Fun Video Friday.

Google Glass Women’s Day PSA Evokes Emotion While Losing Message?

Google Glass Womens Day PSA Evokes Emotion While Losing Message?

Google Glass is becoming a powerful storytelling tool. The visceral first-person view evokes strong emotions in many. But are all uses of Glass as a viewpoint good? Whether they are or not, they are all part of an ever-growing tapestry of stories told through the device. Some will help us evolve our storytelling and some will not. Today the buzz is all about an International Women’s Day PSA attempt through Glass.

Machinima Lays Off 42 Staff, YouTube to Take Back Ad Sales

Machinima Lays Off 42 Staff, YouTube to Take Back Ad Sales

It’s been less than four months since Machinima trimmed 10% of its workforce, but today it announced that another 42 staff are to go. The video-gaming MCN will now outsource its ad sales to YouTube, making it more reliant on Google for ad revenue than it would probably like.

Vimeo Invests $10 Million in Vimeo On Demand to Boost Indie Projects

Vimeo Invests $10 Million in Vimeo On Demand to Boost Indie Projects

Vimeo has already committed itself to help indie filmmakers distribute and monetize their content via the Vimeo on Demand platform. Now it has announced an extra $10 million worth of funding to support creators, who meet certain criteria, with marketing and financial assistance.

Breaking News Videos From Vice Media Break The Mould

Breaking News Videos From Vice Media Break The Mould

Vice has been a point of reference for alternative news for years but now they’ve gone (almost) mainstream with a news and current affairs platform that promises the most hard-hitting coverage from their 1000 on-the-ground- local reporters.

Comcast To Acquire Ad Serving Platform FreeWheel For $320M

Comcast To Acquire Ad Serving Platform FreeWheel For $320M

Comcast is reportedly on the verge of buying online video ad platform FreeWheel for $320 million. The acquisition will give Comcast another platform to deliver video ads, not only to its own customers, but to viewers of other broadcast networks.

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