GoPro is making a drone and a six-camera virtual reality device
GoPro CEO Nick Woodman announced two new products on stage on stage at Re/code’s Code Conference on Wednesday: A six-camera system for shooting spherical videos and a quadcopter.
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Opinions & Analysis
How Google and Justin Lin Are Reinventing Movies For Mobile (Exclusive)
A day after leaving the “Fast and Furious” franchise, Justin Lin got a curious phone call. Lin, who had directed four of the street racing-themed action movies, was asked by Google to collaborate on a very different kind of film project: one that would be available only on mobile phones, and force him to give up a huge amount of creative control. “I couldn’t have asked for a better challenge or medium,” Lin recalled during an interview this week.
Streaming Video News
Netflix Bandwidth Usage Climbs to Nearly 37% of Internet Traffic at Peak Hours
Subscription-video leader accounts for more usage than YouTube, Amazon and Hulu combined in North America during primetime, according to Sandvine
Suddenlink Inks Hulu Deal to Stream Service via Set-Tops, While Not Carrying Viacom Nets
Midsize cable operator Suddenlink Communications was unable to reach a deal to distribute Viacom’s suite of 24 networks — but it has just clinched a pact with Hulu to offer subscribers access to the Internet TV service’s premium VOD service.
Facebook to Host Time Inc.’s Fortune Video-Interview Series with Biz Leaders
Facebook, adding another media partner to its burgeoning video strategy, is working with Time Inc.’s Fortune, which is launching a interview series with CEOs and other business bigwigs on the social-media giant’s service.
Backlash Brewing Against Binge TV as ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Creator Speaks Out
On May 28, NBC will jump on the binge-viewing bandwagon, releasing the entire 13-episode first season of Aquarius online while also airing the David Duchovny period drama each week on linear TV. NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt proclaimed that the move — a first for a broadcast network — would “push some new boundaries” and give audiences what they want. But NBC may be serving up the binge just as Hollywood is beginning to ask: Have viewers had their fill?
Netflix Says Streaming Is Greener Than Reading (or Breathing)
Netflix says it’s green — really, really green. So green, in fact, that it says you should stream House of Cards instead of eating a hamburger, reading a book, or breathing.
CMO Today: Why Networks Want to Own Their Shows
THE PRODUCERS: Broadcast networks have always hoped their new fall programming lineups produce a hit or two. Now, they increasingly want those hits to come from the studios controlled by their parent companies.
The Lenovo Cast is a $49 Chromecast competitor
Lenovo has announced its own media streaming device, the Lenovo Cast. Like Google’s Chromecast, it connects to your TV over HDMI and serves as a quick way to beam content like photos and videos from your phone to the bigger screen. Unlike the tiny Chromecast, though, it takes a more traditional puck form factor along the lines of the Apple TV; it’s 70mm across and 15mm high.
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Adult Swim Dives Into Virtual Reality Space With Virtual Brainload App
Adult Swim, the cable network known for animation, comedy and general oddness, is leaping headfirst into virtual reality by launching its Virtual Brainload app on Tuesday available for free download on Google Play.
A tale of two ad products: YouTube’s shoppable ads vs. Google’s click-to-buy button
As the number of Google’s desktop searches declines, the engine has turned its sights on mobile. This month, Google rolled out two new mobile ad products to facilitate faster m-commerce sales: click-to-buy buttons in search and shoppable ads on YouTube videos.
Silicon Valley Races to Make TV the Next Frontier for Apps
After many misfires, Silicon Valley is once again betting it can transform television — this time by letting TVs run apps as diverse as those on smartphones.
Jerry Seinfeld, Online Force
“I’m a pimp. I’m a pimp.” Though these words were coming from an unlikely source, they were unmistakably uttered by Jerry Seinfeld, his excitable voice rising and falling like a car alarm. Working in an editing suite at the Brill Building earlier this month, Mr. Seinfeld was fine-tuning a new episode of his online series, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” recording audio for a segment in which he and Steve Harvey cruise around Chicago in a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible.
Indian music streaming service Gaana hacked, millions of users’ details exposed
Indian music streaming service Gaana, which has over 7.5 million monthly visitors, has been comprised by a hacker and its user information database is now exposed.
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