Yahoo unveils new live video and texting app

Yahoo unveiled a live video texting app Wednesday that could boost the company's mobile presence and help it compete against Apple and Facebook. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2015-07-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hachette Unveils Chlldren's App Pairing Text and Music

Hachette, in partnership with startup Novel Effect, has created an app that relies on voice recognition technology to sync music and sound effects to text, as it's read aloud from select picture books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google's Chromebook App Hub for students and teachers is live

We can argue about the merits and flaws of Chromebooks all day long, but one thing is clear: They've found a strong foothold in the education market. Indeed, today Google is announcing that more than 30 million Chromebooks are in use by students arou... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2019-06-19 13:30:00 UTC ]
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Review: 'Rent,' nearly live on Fox, still packs the power of a holy text for bohemian life

The live theater war that NBC and Fox have been waging since 2013, when Carrie Underwood starred in NBC’s "The Sound of Music," saw its latest salvo Sunday with Fox's "Rent: Live," a sweet and energetic sound-staging of Jonathan Larson's 1996 Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning pop opera. For... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google unveils holiday season savings on games, apps, books and movies

It can't have escaped your attention that -- in the US at least -- holiday season is just around the corner. With Thanksgiving comes Black Friday and other sales, and Google is getting in on the action with a series of discounts in the Play Store. There are great savings to be made on games and... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2018-11-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Apple Unveils New Book App

With the forthcoming release of its new operating system for phones and tablets, iOS 12, Apple is signaling a new emphasis on digital book and audiobook sales. The new operating system, set to hit in the fall, will replace Apple's long-serving iBooks app with a new Apple Books app. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon unveils international shopping app

Amazon has launched an “international shopping experience” through an app which allows customers worldwide to browse and ship more than 45 million products from the US. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-04-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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B&N Unveils New Apps and New Holiday Sales Strategy

Barnes & Noble's holiday sales strategies rest on new interactive apps, a new Nook model, special edition titles, and a streamlined approach to toys and gifts. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-11-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Best of the week: Twitter live video lures publishers

This week, our top stories covered publishers’ interest in Twitter live video, Facebook’s sports streaming rights push and more. The post Best of the week: Twitter live video lures publishers appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-10-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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As Facebook Live video dreams fade, publishers look again to Twitter

Twitter's approach to promoting and monetizing live video is winning fans among publishers. The post As Facebook Live video dreams fade, publishers look again to Twitter appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-10-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Live API Updates Shoot for Professional-Quality Videos

Facebook introduced two updates to its Facebook Live API (application-programming interface) aimed at enabling publishers and developers to create professional-quality live video. The two updates being introduced Wednesday are automated encoder configuration and frame-accurate start times.... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2017-09-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Live Videos Are About to Become a Lot More Accessible to Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing Users

Facebook announced Tuesday that publishers of Facebook Live videos can now add closed captions in order to make those videos more accessible to users who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Product manager Supratik Lahiri and director of accessibility Jeffrey Wieland said in a Newsroom post that daily... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2017-06-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Citizen AID app helps saves lives during a terror attack

Citizen AID is a free UK-developed iOS, Android and Windows app which gives advice on the best immediate response to a bomb blast or armed attack. It’s essentially an ebook with simple step-by-step guidance on how to deal with different situations. Some of this seems very obvious. If there’s an... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2017-03-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Elle Is Partnering With Jeweler David Yurman for Its First Branded Facebook Live Video

One year after opening up livestreaming to the masses, publishers are stepping up their efforts to make money from their Facebook clips. Today, Hearst-owned Elle is running its first branded Facebook Live video for jewelry brand David Yurman. At 2 p.m. Eastern time, the publisher will stream a... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2017-03-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Twitter Is Pitching Its Live Video During Its First NewFronts Presentation

For the first time, Twitter is planning to participate in the Interactive Advertising Bureau's 2017 Digital Content NewFronts, giving the social platform a chance to showcase its live video and and other content offerings to marketers in New York. Dozens of major digital publishers and platforms... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2017-03-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Is Expanding Ad Breaks for Live and Uploaded Video

Publishers and creators might soon be able to make more money off their Facebook video content. Facebook is introducing or expanding three types of video ads for both the social network and publishers' websites: in-stream video ads for publisher websites, expanding ad breaks for Facebook Live... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2017-02-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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When it comes to video, more publishers are betting on mobile web versus apps

Mobile apps’ share of video consumption went down from eight to five percent by the end of 2016, continuing a downward trend, according to video tech firm JW Player. Not surprisingly, then, most digital publishers can’t justify spending $500,000 or more on mobile app development and maintenance,... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-02-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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From live video to VR: How publishers are tackling the inauguration

Publishers are gearing up to produce hours of live video for Inauguration Day. This includes all-day live coverage from CBSN and The Washington Post, as well as a four-hour live virtual reality stream from the USA Today Network. Refinery29, meanwhile, is counter-programming the actual... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-01-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook stops paying publishers to stream live video

For a while, Facebook was obsessed with live video -- it even paid publishers to make sure there was a steady flow of professionally-shot streams on offer. However, Zuckerberg and company appear to be tempering their enthusiasm a little bit. Recode s... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2017-01-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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What marketers can learn from Facebook Live’s top brand videos

Brands had barely adjusted to the idea that they increasingly need to be publishers in this day and age. Now they're being expected to become broadcasters on platforms like Facebook Live, too. Live video is demanding and requires meticulous preparation and the ability to adapt if things go wrong... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2016-12-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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