Dennis Washington

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Why Marketers Are Betting on Bots

Credit: Illustration by Gabriela Zurda for Advertising Age<p>Since she began working for the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hotel in January, Rose has …

Look out, YouTube and Facebook: Amazon’s coming for video publishers

YouTube and Facebook get a bulk of the attention from digital publishers looking to build and scale video businesses. Meanwhile, for the past year, …

Your Social Media Marketing Is Only as Good as Your Content

It’s super easy to get caught up in the fanfare of social media and lose sight of what really matters. While pay-per-click ads, profile designs and …

FloSports, National Pro Fastpitch Partner to Live-Stream Pro Softball Games

FloSports and National Pro Fastpitch form partnership to live-stream nine pro softball games throughout the summer on FloSoftball.com. The deal …

Facebook Will Soon Let Brands Target Ads at Entire Families or Specific People Within Households

While brands have been buying ads for niche audiences on Facebook for years, they’ll soon be able to target ads down to the specific household.<p>Just …

Beta Survey Finds Cord-Cutters Want Discovery, History

0<p>SHARES<p>Cord-cutters and others who don’t subscribe to cable TV say the networks they’re most interested in include Discovery Channel, History, Food …

Televisions

Apps for Apple TV, DirecTV offer a glimpse of video’s future

The apps can learn a user’s behavior and gradually personalize the content. Photo by: ESPN ESPN’s future may not involve ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPNews. It …

Sports Industry

Fox Sports Cuts Web Writing Staff to Invest More in Online Video

21st Century Fox Inc.’s sports department is overhauling its online operations, eliminating the writing staff to invest in more-lucrative video …

Media Industry

Why Weekends Are a Great Time for Brands to Lift Their Instagram Engagement

Lazy weekend days are the best time to capture the attention of Instagram users, per research that social marketing vendor Later.com completed on …

Facebook Live, YouTube Live Battle For Live Streaming Dominance

Live-streaming video continues to grow in importance, with nearly half of online viewers watching something live streamed once weekly, according to …

BlueFrame Offers OTT Platform for College Sports Organizations

BlueFrame Technology is offering a higher-quality streaming and extended reach that is more accessible for all college sports organizations. The new …

Online Video News, Trends, and Analysis

Low-Quality Streaming Reduces OTT Viewer Loyalty, Finds Akamai<p>Using biometric tests, Akamai learned exactly how disengaged and unhappy viewers become …

Open Broadcaster Software Adds a Few Million New Users for NDI®

Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) Studio, a free and open source software for video recording and live streaming used by millions, now has available a …

Thanks to Nearly 8 Million Downloads, GE Remains Bullish on Branded Podcasts

General Electric has a history of successfully experimenting with new platforms before they explode in popularity and lately that success happens …

Facebook Is Giving Advertisers More Control Over Where Their Ads Appear

Brands advertising on Facebook will soon have more control over where their ads appear.<p>The social network is rolling out several tools aimed at …

This is how the NBA makes exclusive shows for millions on Snapchat

We tagged along with an NBA video editor to see how they film exclusively for Snapchat.<p>During halftime of Game 2 of the NBA finals on Sunday between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers, comedian Dave Chappelle left his seats by the Warriors bench and walked through the players’ …

Group

Through heavily discounted student rates, Street & Smith’s Sports Group, College & University Program gives students the opportunity to develop a …

Ballislife Gets Interactive With Facebook Live Streams

Basketball-themed site aims to differentiate itself with community-driven features<p>Having the right partner makes all the difference. Thanks to a …

How West Virginia Baseball Used Periscope To Bring Fans Unique Views

The West Virginia University baseball team during its historic season utilized Periscope, a mobile live streaming app that allows followers to view …

Social Media

E-sports

Facebook knows what you’re doing during commercial breaks

Hint: You’re not watching commercials.<p>You know how sometimes you still watch live TV? And how if you’re watching live TV, sometimes a commercial comes on?<p>Well, guess what happens then?<p>If you’re reading this, you know. But now Facebook wants to spell it out for you: You ignore the commercials and …

PokerStars doubles down on social video after Cristiano Ronaldo worldwide success

Paying the world’s best football to appear in viral-baiting, social videos promoting poker might seem like a misguided attempt to woo new players but …

Sandwich chain Potbelly is testing its Facebook ads to see if they make people happy

Potbelly Sandwich Shop’s sandwiches may fill you up, but how do they make you feel?<p>The sandwich chain is working with Michigan State University and …

Google Chrome Will Automatically Block Annoying Ads

Google's Chrome browser will soon come with preinstalled technology that will block the most annoying ads currently marring the web experience, the …

MLB Launches Game Of The Week Live In Virtual Reality With Intel True VR

Major League Baseball will provide virtual reality experiences, including a weekly live stream of an out-of-market game beginning next week, via …

Virtual Reality

Twitter says people tweeted twice as much during NFL games it streamed than those it didn’t

Showing football on Twitter, versus off Twitter, may have benefits after all.<p>On the surface, it was tough to tell how valuable Twitter’s streaming deal with the NFL was last fall. The company didn’t end the season with significantly more users or significantly more revenue.<p>But Twitter COO and CFO …

Plex launches live TV for antenna-savvy cord-cutters

Plex Pass subscribers can now connect a supported antenna to a Plex-enabled device to watch (and record) live over-the-air TV.<p>New options for cutting the cable TV cord just keep coming, and some of the most intriguing use a good old broadcast antenna.<p>Plex, the media service best known for allowing …

Televisions

Verizon And Ericsson Tease 5G Future With Virtual Reality Indy 500 Demo

Takuma Sato became the first Japanese winner of the Indianapolis 500 on Monday. On the same track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway the previous week, …

Sports Technology

Twitter and the BBC partner for the first time on live video

Twitter over the weekend announced another live streaming partnership, this time with the BBC . The new deal will bring live video and breaking news from the BBC’s U.K. election coverage to Twitter’s network. This is the first time Twitter has ever partnered with the BBC on streaming video, the …

Researchers Discover a Method That Could Triple Our Screen Resolutions

A research team at the University of Central Florida has developed a new surface that allows the tuning of individual subpixels on a display. The …