Netflix to Stream Into Italy, Spain and Portugal in October
Netflix plans to roll into southern Europe this fall, setting October launches for Italy, Spain and Portugal, the company announced Saturday.
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Opinions & Analysis
No More Head Games: Why The Future Of Virtual Reality Is Not The Oculus
Did we learn anything from Google Glass? It looked really cool when it debuted, but quickly we realized that constantly wearing a camera on your head can be a bad idea. Even from the start, many of us knew that only the most devoted cyber-connected consumers would actually use the device.
A Look Back at the Consolidation Wave Sweeping TV Providers
Cable and satellite TV providers are joining together to get more heft as the Internet shakes up the television industry. They’re facing increased competition from online video, shedding traditional TV subscribers, and having to pay more for channels like ESPN. That’s prompted a wave of mergers.
5 Things Editors and Publishers Can Do to Survive Digital Disruption Being genuine on all platforms is crucial
About a year ago, I stopped referring to Bon Appétit as a magazine and started calling it a brand. Six months later I even dropped the air quotes. Not that it was easy.
If you attended journalism school or worked for your college daily, you were reared on the separation of church and state. Editors edited, publishers sold ads. Period. But college was a while ago.
Steve Jobs’ opinions on streaming are irrelevant…And he would have changed his mind anyway
You’re a long time dead and sadly Steve Jobs has been gone for nearly four years. But that doesn’t stop his past comments being exhumed any time someone wants to make a heavy-handed point about Apple’s strategy.
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Streaming Video News
‘The Trials of Spring’ Documentary to Bow on New York Times Website
“The Trials of Spring,” a documentary about the tumultuous revolts that have shaken the Muslim world, will bow online with six installments on the New York Times’ website. Each short film will bow on the nytimes.com homepage over the course of six days, beginning on June 7.
Porn Time is exactly what you think: Popcorn Time for porn
Popcorn Time, the infamous app for streaming video torrents, now has a naughty cousin: Porn Time. As you might expect, Porn Time handles pornographic movies for you: instead of using a torrent client and a media player, the app handles grabbing the torrent file, downloading the content, and the playback all in one.
Venture Beat http://bit.ly/1HiApJy
Amazon’s Twitch E3 Live Coverage Will Let Users ‘Co-Stream’ Video
Twitch, the videogame-casting company owned by Amazon, will provide wall-to-wall live coverage of E3 next week — and, for the first time, will let users “co-stream” all of Twitch’s broadcasts from the convention on their own channels.
Jack Antonoff’s ‘Thank You and Sorry’ Docuseries to Debut on Google Play (Video)
Grammy-winning musician Jack Antonoff’s six-part docuseries, Thank You and Sorry, will debut for free on Google Play June 16, Google announced Thursday.
Landmark Entertainment Looks to Launch Virtual Reality Theme Parks
The next big thing in theme parks may just be not having to leave the house at all: Landmark Entertainment, whose rides and entertainment attractions can be found in Universal Studios Hollywood, Paramount Parks and a number of Las Vegas hotels, is betting big on virtual reality (VR). Landmark has been raising money for VR development and is now looking to launch a number of projects over the next three years.
Marketers, Creative Ad Execs Adjust to Video Ads With No Sound
It’s never been easy for advertisers to get people to pay attention to them. It’s even harder when millions of people literally can’t hear their commercials. But in a world where Americans are consuming more and more Web video on mobile phones, or in Web environments where video ads play without sound–particularly on Facebook FB -0.97%–brands and top creative executives are having to adjust quickly.
How to follow live coverage of Apple keynote
Apple kicks off its Worldwide Developers Conference with a keynote Monday, where it’s widely expected the tech giant will reveal more details about its long-rumored streaming music service. USA TODAY will cover the keynote live. Check back here starting at 1 p.m. ET for the latest updates.
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Video Feature: Streaming Music Apps for a Variety of Tastes
Apple, which helped popularize digital music, has watched from the sidelines in recent years as consumers have moved toward streaming music services and away from music downloads through its iTunes service. Next week, Apple is expected to begin a streaming effort of its own, based on Beats Music, which it acquired last year.