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Talk about a sweet career transition: from President of the United States to President of Spotify s Playlists.Spotify, the 8-year-old music-streaming service based in Sweden, is looking for a sort of POTUS of pop charts.

And it has put up a presumably tongue-in-cheek  job posting on its website, targeted squarely at the music-loving outgoing leader of the free world.Which makes sense, because Obama, after all, has curated his own playlists on Spotify for the past two years.

And he s good at it: The listening world responded enthusiastically, pushing his song list to the top of the charts.

Think the Beach Boys Good Vibrations, U Got the Look by Prince and Rock Steady by Aretha Franklin.

Obama has also shown an interest in working for the Swedish streamers, reportedly joking to someone at a party last week about his post-POTUS plans and saying I m still waiting for my job at Spotify.

On Monday, Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek tweeted the job opening at the president:So what exactly does the position entail?Simple, says Spotify: You will be overseeing our music curation and playlists team, across offices around the world.

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James Neely 2017-01-19
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Russian news organization RT is now breathing a sigh of relief after Facebook temporarily blocked the Kremlin-backed media outlet from posting links, videos and other content besides text days before President-elect Donald Trump s inauguration.The news outlet, formerly known as Russia Today, said it was blocked from posting media content on the social media site for almost 24 hours.RT was expecting Facebook to limit its posting privileges until Saturday, but the social media giant removed the restrictions Thursday.The Menlo Park tech firm appeared to have temporarily blocked the site over copyright issues.

In a Facebook post, the news outlet mentioned that it was blocked for live-streaming President Barack Obama s final press conference.Russian officials weren t happy when they heard Facebook partially blocked the government-funded news organization.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova  called the ban on RT unacceptable.

All the features for this page owner have now been restored.

We are looking into the reasons behind the temporary block, a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement to multiple media outlets, including TechCrunch.Amid concerns about fake news, Facebook has been trying to improve its relationship with journalists and news outlets.

This month, the company launched a project to support journalism and news literacy and hired a former journalist to lead news media partnerships.Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin is shown on a camera viewfinder at the headquarters of the Russia Today television network, Moscow, Russia, June 11, 2013.

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Trisha Lewis 2017-04-24
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It’s not on the same level as panhandling on your local city street, but Netflix is going out looking for money.A lot of money.

Like $1 billion in donations to its original streaming-video content cause.OK, now technically, Netflix isn’t going out begging for spare change (or spare hundreds) from you and I.

What Netflix is doing is something called a debt offering, and if you don’t know what that is, well, we’re here to help.A debt offering is like a private business loan.

Netflix is offering institutional investors the opportunity to buy up its debt in exchange for getting an annual interest rate return, and, eventually, a full payment back on their investment.Netflix is also making this 1 billion euro debt offering (equal to a little more than $1 billion) available “outside the United States to non-U.S. persons,” as well as to “qualified institutional buyers,” pursuant to guidelines established in the 1933 Securities Act.

The purpose of doing so, in Netflix’s words is to “use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, which may include content acquisitions, capital expenditures, investments, working capital and potential acquisitions and strategic transactions.”Or, in other words, pay to acquire more content.

Especially more original and exclusive content for overseas markets.

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John Wyckoff 2017-02-23
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President Donald Trump won t stop tweeting even after he was elected to office, but tweaking his media diet could be the key to keeping his social media habits under control.Six former campaign officials told Politico that they made sure the news he consumed included praise.

And one way to do that was to plant positive stories in conservative media outlets.

If candidate Trump was upset about unfair coverage, it was productive to show him that he was getting fair coverage from outlets, former communications director Sam Nunberg.And apparently despite his frequent use of social media the president still prefers reading print newspapers over stories online, making it easier for staffers to manage what criticism or praise caught his eye.Before the inauguration, some experts wondered if Trump would dial down his tweeting once he moved from campaigning to governing, while others said that would be unlikely.But his social media posts continued to make headlines.

Since he took office, Trump tweeted that the media is the enemy to the American people, typed SEE YOU IN COURT after a federal appeals court decision about his controversial immigration order and called Nordstrom terrible for dropping his daughter s products following low sales.And despite all the attention about Trump s tweeting, it doesn t appear to be having much of an effect on Twitter s ad sales.

The company mentioned that it brought awareness to the social media site, but it would be very hard for a single event or person to drive sustained growth in Twitter impressions, which measure the times users are served a tweet in their timelines or search results.Photo: Donald Trump.

Seth Wenig/AP Tags: Trump, twitter

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Marc Leonard 2017-02-14
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YouTube s biggest star may be fading.Walt Disney said it has cut ties with PewDiePie after the Swedish video creator posted several anti-Semitic clips on his YouTube channel.

The videos included two men holding a sign reading Death to all Jews, and another of a man dressed to look like Jesus Christ saying, Hitler did absolutely nothing wrong.

The Wall Street Journal said it had found nine videos with anti-Semitic messages or Nazi images on the YouTube channel of PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, and contacted Disney about the matter.

Disney owns Maker Studios, which had a business partnership with PewDiePie in which he produced videos of himself doing things such as playing video games and putting himself into embarrassing skits and other situations.PewDiePie has made a good living off his YouTube videos.

The 27-year-old performer s videos have been viewed 14.7 billion times, thus making him the biggest star on YouTube.

Social-media research firm NeoRanch estimates that PewDiePie earned a reported $14.5 million from ad revenue, sponsorship deals and fees from appearances in 2016.But, for a company that manages its image as closely as Disney does, PewDiePie s attempts at using what might have been called anti-Semitic jokes was too much for the higher-ups at the Magic Kingdom.Under terms of his deal with Disney s Maker Studios, PewDiePie was said to have editorial independence with regards to his content.

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George Comer 2017-07-18
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On Tuesday, it was almost like an auctioneer was running the show with regards to Wall Street analysts and their opinions about how high Netflix’s share price could go.

In early trading, Netflix’s shares surged almost 12 percent to reach an all-time high of $180.85.

That’s what happens when you deliver a quarterly report that blows past expectations, like Netflix did late Monday.

The highlight of the company’s results was Netflix adding 5.2 million new subscribers worldwide, which was 2 million more than what the company had forecast.

The company ended its second quarter with almost 104 million total subscribers.

Netflix’s results led many analysts to lift their expectations for the company, and give investors more reasons to stick with the internet TV giant.

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Bob Sun 2017-05-23
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p Online payments giant PayPal sued Pandora over the latter’s new logo, claiming the music-streaming service’s new blue “P” logo was “infringing and diluting” PayPal’s brand.

/p p PayPal filed suit Friday in Manhattan’s federal court to try to force Pandora to stop using its new logo and seek damages for customers repeatedly mixing up the two companies, especially on mobile devices.

/p p In the suit, PayPal took screenshots of multiple Facebook posts and tweets that complain about the two logos’ similarities.

/p p “I thought my phone installed PayPal but it really just autoupdated Pandora Music,” reads one anonymous tweet included in the suit.

The new logo, which was unveiled last October, dropped the border and serif and the “P” became thicker, lighter in color, and even had a gradient to boot.

/p p PayPal’s logo is two overlapping P’s with similar thickness and font to Pandora’s.

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Richard Baty 2017-05-11
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p Twitter is still in the game when it comes to live football content.

/p p In April, the National Football League announced it would broadcast 10 Thursday night game on Amazon Prime for a year.

That wasn’t good news for Twitter, which lost out to the e-commerce giant for streaming rights.

/p p The NFL broadcast the same number of football games on Twitter in 2016.

But Amazon agreed to pay about $50 million for streaming rights, which is about five times what Twitter paid last year.

/p p The partnership between Twitter and the NFL isn’t over, though.

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Kevin Oconnor 2017-02-21
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Can Facebook step up its game when it comes to live streaming sports?The tech firm is in talks with Major League Baseball to live stream one game per week during the upcoming season, Reuters reported Tuesday, citing two sources familiar with the situation.The social media giant was also reportedly interested in partnering with the National Football League to live stream games last year, but the league ended up striking a deal with Twitter to broadcast 10 Thursday night football games.

Facebook is aggressively going after sports content and they are now one of a number of competitors to traditional media outlets that are going after sports programming, sports media consultant Lee Berke told Reuters.

It makes perfect sense that they would be going after name brand properties like the MLB.

While the tech firm s 1.9 billion users outnumber the size of Twitter s audience, Facebook is known more for being a place to keep in touch with friends and family than follow live sports.A 2015 report by the Pew Research Center also found that a higher percentage of people who got news from Twitter — about 70 percent — regularly saw posts about sports compared to Facebook.Last year though, Facebook introduced a new feature that allows fans to follow sports games in one place called the Facebook Sports Stadium.If Facebook does strike a deal with the MLB, users will have the option to watch the game on a larger screen.The tech firm said last week that it was launching a video app for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Samsung Smart TV.Photo Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty ImagesTags: facebook, MLB, sports

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William Hill 2017-05-05
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p Facebook-owned Oculus is shutting down its award-winning virtual reality film studio and will focus on content produced by filmmakers outside of the tech firm.

/p p Story Studio was launched two years ago and has released animated short films such as “Lost” and “Dear Henry,” which won an Emmy last year.

/p p “We’ve been looking at the best way to allocate our resources to create an impact on the ecosystem.

After careful consideration, we’ve decided to shift our focus away from internal content creation to support more external production.

As part of that shift, we’ll be winding down Story Studio,” said Jason Rubin, Oculus’ vice president of content, in a blog post Thursday announcing the changes.

/p p The tech firm plans to spend an additional $250 million to fund virtual reality content from developers worldwide, he said.

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Issac Pierce 2016-07-07
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Social media has become a popular place to consume news, but most U.S. adults are taking what they read on these sites with a grain of salt, a survey released Thursday by the Pew Research Center shows.Only about 4 percent of U.S. adults who use the web trust the information they get from social media sites, which is lower than the confidence they have in news from media outlets and family, friends and acquaintances.Media outlets are increasingly relying on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to get more people to click on their stories, but these businesses also control what these users see on their feed.In June, Facebook said it was tweaking its News Feed to show more posts from family and friends, a change that s expected to make it harder for publishers to get their articles seen by the the site s 1.6 billion users.The Menlo Park social media giant has also faced criticism for its trending news section after Gizmodo reported that Facebook was suppressing conservative stories.

Facebook said that they couldn t find any evidence that this was true and made changes in light of the reports.Twitter also organizes popular tweets by topics as part of a feature called Moments.

Social media users, including young adults, aren t heavily engaging with stories on these sites by liking, sharing or commenting on them, the survey also found.The Center surveyed among 4,654 U.S. adults ages 18 and older who are members of Pew Research Center s American Trends Panel from Jan. 12 to Feb. 8.Photo Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty ImagesTags: facebook, news, Social Media, twitter

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Gaston Alexander 2016-06-20
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Even more significant is the fact that it was adding these millions of new users in the face of growing competition from Apple Music and YouTube, the latter of which also finds itself in the news on this first day of summer.

As Recode reports, superstar Taylor Swift has joined the music industry s charge against the service Google bought in 2006 for $1.65 billion and now claims more than 1 billion video views per month as it also expands big time into streaming music.So what s their beef with YouTube?

As Recode explains, musicians and companies that own music are complaining that Google s video site doesn t give them enough money for the use of their music, and that YouTube doesn t give them a real choice about whether and how their music is used.

YouTube defends itself by arguing that it makes a ton of money for the music industry and that its proprietary tools help music owners to control their works.The battle is expected to drag on like one of those slow-playing LP albums your grandpa used to spin for hours.In the meantime, here s a bit of the letter the coalition sent to lawmakers:Issuing a sharp criticism of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the musicians claim the law was written and passed in an era that is technologically out-of-date compared to the era in which we live.

It has allowed major tech companies to grow and generate huge profits by creating ease of use for consumers to carry almost every recorded song in history in their pocket via a smartphone, while songwriters and artists earnings continue to diminish.

Apple Music, among others, poses a huge threat, already claiming 13 million paid users in the short 12 months since it was launched.Photo credits: Spotify and Taylor SwiftTags: Apple Music, DMCA, spotify, streaming, youtube

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Frances Buoy 2017-01-09
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By now, you ve certainly watched somewhere between one and who knows how many videos on Facebook.

In fact, Facebook says videos have become so popular that its users are watching 100 million hours worth of videos a day on the social network.That s all well and good, but the bottom line for Facebook, and for many video producers, is to make money.

And it now appears Facebook is going launch a new effort to turn those videos into cash registers.According to Recode, Facebook is set to test out a new ad platform in which it will let video producers put ads into their videos after someone has watched the clip for a minimum of 20 seconds.So, imagine you re watching a clip that your local news station has put up on its Facebook page.

Facebook will give the video producer the ability to put an ad — let s call it what it really is, a commercial — into the video after you ve spent 20 seconds watching the thing.

Recode said Facebook will sell the mid-roll ads and give the video producer 55 percent of the ad sales, which is similar to what YouTube does with some of its in-video ads.The hope is that Facebook, with its more than 1 billion users, can entice video-content makers to invest the time necessary to create videos that will get people to watch long enough so that the ads will appear and everyone can make some money.

The ads are also said to appear only in videos that run for a minimum of 90 seconds.Photo: Facebook app icon on an iPhone.

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John Nelson 2016-07-25
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Twitter is stepping up its game when it comes to live streaming sports footage online.The San Francisco tech company said Monday that it was teaming up with Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League to stream out-of-market games once per week.

Twitter also partnered with 120 Sports to broadcast a nightly show that includes highlights and comments from experts about multiple sports.The deal is among a string of live video streaming partnerships Twitter has been striking with sports leagues and media outlets this year.

The National Basketball Association announced last week that more live programming and video such as a weekly pre-game show will be streamed on Twitter.

Pac-12 Networks and the National Football League have also teamed up with Twitter to live stream games.Earlier this month, Twitter users got a sneak peek of what this new experience could look like with the company s coverage of Wimbledon.These partnerships also come as Twitter is trying to attract more users and highlight its place among social media companies.

The tech firm rolled out a new marketing campaign Monday to show that it s more than just a place to connect with friends and family members.

Starting today, we re taking steps to express what we re for and what we ve always been.

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Paul Williams 2017-01-10
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Talk about a sweet career transition: from President of the United States to President of Spotify s Playlists.Spotify, the 8-year-old music-streaming service based in Sweden, is looking for a sort of POTUS of pop charts.

And it has put up a presumably tongue-in-cheek  job posting on its website, targeted squarely at the music-loving outgoing leader of the free world.Which makes sense, because Obama, after all, has curated his own playlists on Spotify for the past two years.

And he s good at it: The listening world responded enthusiastically, pushing his song list to the top of the charts.

Think the Beach Boys Good Vibrations, U Got the Look by Prince and Rock Steady by Aretha Franklin.

Obama has also shown an interest in working for the Swedish streamers, reportedly joking to someone at a party last week about his post-POTUS plans and saying I m still waiting for my job at Spotify.

On Monday, Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek tweeted the job opening at the president:So what exactly does the position entail?Simple, says Spotify: You will be overseeing our music curation and playlists team, across offices around the world.

Trisha Lewis 2017-04-24
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It’s not on the same level as panhandling on your local city street, but Netflix is going out looking for money.A lot of money.

Like $1 billion in donations to its original streaming-video content cause.OK, now technically, Netflix isn’t going out begging for spare change (or spare hundreds) from you and I.

What Netflix is doing is something called a debt offering, and if you don’t know what that is, well, we’re here to help.A debt offering is like a private business loan.

Netflix is offering institutional investors the opportunity to buy up its debt in exchange for getting an annual interest rate return, and, eventually, a full payment back on their investment.Netflix is also making this 1 billion euro debt offering (equal to a little more than $1 billion) available “outside the United States to non-U.S. persons,” as well as to “qualified institutional buyers,” pursuant to guidelines established in the 1933 Securities Act.

The purpose of doing so, in Netflix’s words is to “use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, which may include content acquisitions, capital expenditures, investments, working capital and potential acquisitions and strategic transactions.”Or, in other words, pay to acquire more content.

Especially more original and exclusive content for overseas markets.

Marc Leonard 2017-02-14
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YouTube s biggest star may be fading.Walt Disney said it has cut ties with PewDiePie after the Swedish video creator posted several anti-Semitic clips on his YouTube channel.

The videos included two men holding a sign reading Death to all Jews, and another of a man dressed to look like Jesus Christ saying, Hitler did absolutely nothing wrong.

The Wall Street Journal said it had found nine videos with anti-Semitic messages or Nazi images on the YouTube channel of PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, and contacted Disney about the matter.

Disney owns Maker Studios, which had a business partnership with PewDiePie in which he produced videos of himself doing things such as playing video games and putting himself into embarrassing skits and other situations.PewDiePie has made a good living off his YouTube videos.

The 27-year-old performer s videos have been viewed 14.7 billion times, thus making him the biggest star on YouTube.

Social-media research firm NeoRanch estimates that PewDiePie earned a reported $14.5 million from ad revenue, sponsorship deals and fees from appearances in 2016.But, for a company that manages its image as closely as Disney does, PewDiePie s attempts at using what might have been called anti-Semitic jokes was too much for the higher-ups at the Magic Kingdom.Under terms of his deal with Disney s Maker Studios, PewDiePie was said to have editorial independence with regards to his content.

Bob Sun 2017-05-23
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p Online payments giant PayPal sued Pandora over the latter’s new logo, claiming the music-streaming service’s new blue “P” logo was “infringing and diluting” PayPal’s brand.

/p p PayPal filed suit Friday in Manhattan’s federal court to try to force Pandora to stop using its new logo and seek damages for customers repeatedly mixing up the two companies, especially on mobile devices.

/p p In the suit, PayPal took screenshots of multiple Facebook posts and tweets that complain about the two logos’ similarities.

/p p “I thought my phone installed PayPal but it really just autoupdated Pandora Music,” reads one anonymous tweet included in the suit.

The new logo, which was unveiled last October, dropped the border and serif and the “P” became thicker, lighter in color, and even had a gradient to boot.

/p p PayPal’s logo is two overlapping P’s with similar thickness and font to Pandora’s.

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Kevin Oconnor 2017-02-21
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Can Facebook step up its game when it comes to live streaming sports?The tech firm is in talks with Major League Baseball to live stream one game per week during the upcoming season, Reuters reported Tuesday, citing two sources familiar with the situation.The social media giant was also reportedly interested in partnering with the National Football League to live stream games last year, but the league ended up striking a deal with Twitter to broadcast 10 Thursday night football games.

Facebook is aggressively going after sports content and they are now one of a number of competitors to traditional media outlets that are going after sports programming, sports media consultant Lee Berke told Reuters.

It makes perfect sense that they would be going after name brand properties like the MLB.

While the tech firm s 1.9 billion users outnumber the size of Twitter s audience, Facebook is known more for being a place to keep in touch with friends and family than follow live sports.A 2015 report by the Pew Research Center also found that a higher percentage of people who got news from Twitter — about 70 percent — regularly saw posts about sports compared to Facebook.Last year though, Facebook introduced a new feature that allows fans to follow sports games in one place called the Facebook Sports Stadium.If Facebook does strike a deal with the MLB, users will have the option to watch the game on a larger screen.The tech firm said last week that it was launching a video app for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Samsung Smart TV.Photo Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty ImagesTags: facebook, MLB, sports

Issac Pierce 2016-07-07
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Social media has become a popular place to consume news, but most U.S. adults are taking what they read on these sites with a grain of salt, a survey released Thursday by the Pew Research Center shows.Only about 4 percent of U.S. adults who use the web trust the information they get from social media sites, which is lower than the confidence they have in news from media outlets and family, friends and acquaintances.Media outlets are increasingly relying on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to get more people to click on their stories, but these businesses also control what these users see on their feed.In June, Facebook said it was tweaking its News Feed to show more posts from family and friends, a change that s expected to make it harder for publishers to get their articles seen by the the site s 1.6 billion users.The Menlo Park social media giant has also faced criticism for its trending news section after Gizmodo reported that Facebook was suppressing conservative stories.

Facebook said that they couldn t find any evidence that this was true and made changes in light of the reports.Twitter also organizes popular tweets by topics as part of a feature called Moments.

Social media users, including young adults, aren t heavily engaging with stories on these sites by liking, sharing or commenting on them, the survey also found.The Center surveyed among 4,654 U.S. adults ages 18 and older who are members of Pew Research Center s American Trends Panel from Jan. 12 to Feb. 8.Photo Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty ImagesTags: facebook, news, Social Media, twitter

Frances Buoy 2017-01-09
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By now, you ve certainly watched somewhere between one and who knows how many videos on Facebook.

In fact, Facebook says videos have become so popular that its users are watching 100 million hours worth of videos a day on the social network.That s all well and good, but the bottom line for Facebook, and for many video producers, is to make money.

And it now appears Facebook is going launch a new effort to turn those videos into cash registers.According to Recode, Facebook is set to test out a new ad platform in which it will let video producers put ads into their videos after someone has watched the clip for a minimum of 20 seconds.So, imagine you re watching a clip that your local news station has put up on its Facebook page.

Facebook will give the video producer the ability to put an ad — let s call it what it really is, a commercial — into the video after you ve spent 20 seconds watching the thing.

Recode said Facebook will sell the mid-roll ads and give the video producer 55 percent of the ad sales, which is similar to what YouTube does with some of its in-video ads.The hope is that Facebook, with its more than 1 billion users, can entice video-content makers to invest the time necessary to create videos that will get people to watch long enough so that the ads will appear and everyone can make some money.

The ads are also said to appear only in videos that run for a minimum of 90 seconds.Photo: Facebook app icon on an iPhone.

James Neely 2017-01-19
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Russian news organization RT is now breathing a sigh of relief after Facebook temporarily blocked the Kremlin-backed media outlet from posting links, videos and other content besides text days before President-elect Donald Trump s inauguration.The news outlet, formerly known as Russia Today, said it was blocked from posting media content on the social media site for almost 24 hours.RT was expecting Facebook to limit its posting privileges until Saturday, but the social media giant removed the restrictions Thursday.The Menlo Park tech firm appeared to have temporarily blocked the site over copyright issues.

In a Facebook post, the news outlet mentioned that it was blocked for live-streaming President Barack Obama s final press conference.Russian officials weren t happy when they heard Facebook partially blocked the government-funded news organization.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova  called the ban on RT unacceptable.

All the features for this page owner have now been restored.

We are looking into the reasons behind the temporary block, a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement to multiple media outlets, including TechCrunch.Amid concerns about fake news, Facebook has been trying to improve its relationship with journalists and news outlets.

This month, the company launched a project to support journalism and news literacy and hired a former journalist to lead news media partnerships.Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin is shown on a camera viewfinder at the headquarters of the Russia Today television network, Moscow, Russia, June 11, 2013.

John Wyckoff 2017-02-23
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President Donald Trump won t stop tweeting even after he was elected to office, but tweaking his media diet could be the key to keeping his social media habits under control.Six former campaign officials told Politico that they made sure the news he consumed included praise.

And one way to do that was to plant positive stories in conservative media outlets.

If candidate Trump was upset about unfair coverage, it was productive to show him that he was getting fair coverage from outlets, former communications director Sam Nunberg.And apparently despite his frequent use of social media the president still prefers reading print newspapers over stories online, making it easier for staffers to manage what criticism or praise caught his eye.Before the inauguration, some experts wondered if Trump would dial down his tweeting once he moved from campaigning to governing, while others said that would be unlikely.But his social media posts continued to make headlines.

Since he took office, Trump tweeted that the media is the enemy to the American people, typed SEE YOU IN COURT after a federal appeals court decision about his controversial immigration order and called Nordstrom terrible for dropping his daughter s products following low sales.And despite all the attention about Trump s tweeting, it doesn t appear to be having much of an effect on Twitter s ad sales.

The company mentioned that it brought awareness to the social media site, but it would be very hard for a single event or person to drive sustained growth in Twitter impressions, which measure the times users are served a tweet in their timelines or search results.Photo: Donald Trump.

Seth Wenig/AP Tags: Trump, twitter

George Comer 2017-07-18
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On Tuesday, it was almost like an auctioneer was running the show with regards to Wall Street analysts and their opinions about how high Netflix’s share price could go.

In early trading, Netflix’s shares surged almost 12 percent to reach an all-time high of $180.85.

That’s what happens when you deliver a quarterly report that blows past expectations, like Netflix did late Monday.

The highlight of the company’s results was Netflix adding 5.2 million new subscribers worldwide, which was 2 million more than what the company had forecast.

The company ended its second quarter with almost 104 million total subscribers.

Netflix’s results led many analysts to lift their expectations for the company, and give investors more reasons to stick with the internet TV giant.

Think With Niche 2022-05-09
Ad Film production or business is an excellent business concept to invest in if you have those two assets. Locked RoomsEscape rooms have grown in popularity among young to middle-aged people as a key entertainment business model. Because different escape rooms have varied themes and rules, this might be a terrific business concept if you have a creative itch. The media and entertainment industry is a complicated business, and choosing the appropriate investment concept can be difficult. Tags:media and entertainment industry, major entertainment business model, entertainment business ideasRead This Full ARTICLE, Click Here Explore Global Business News, Click Here
Richard Baty 2017-05-11
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p Twitter is still in the game when it comes to live football content.

/p p In April, the National Football League announced it would broadcast 10 Thursday night game on Amazon Prime for a year.

That wasn’t good news for Twitter, which lost out to the e-commerce giant for streaming rights.

/p p The NFL broadcast the same number of football games on Twitter in 2016.

But Amazon agreed to pay about $50 million for streaming rights, which is about five times what Twitter paid last year.

/p p The partnership between Twitter and the NFL isn’t over, though.

William Hill 2017-05-05
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p Facebook-owned Oculus is shutting down its award-winning virtual reality film studio and will focus on content produced by filmmakers outside of the tech firm.

/p p Story Studio was launched two years ago and has released animated short films such as “Lost” and “Dear Henry,” which won an Emmy last year.

/p p “We’ve been looking at the best way to allocate our resources to create an impact on the ecosystem.

After careful consideration, we’ve decided to shift our focus away from internal content creation to support more external production.

As part of that shift, we’ll be winding down Story Studio,” said Jason Rubin, Oculus’ vice president of content, in a blog post Thursday announcing the changes.

/p p The tech firm plans to spend an additional $250 million to fund virtual reality content from developers worldwide, he said.

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Even more significant is the fact that it was adding these millions of new users in the face of growing competition from Apple Music and YouTube, the latter of which also finds itself in the news on this first day of summer.

As Recode reports, superstar Taylor Swift has joined the music industry s charge against the service Google bought in 2006 for $1.65 billion and now claims more than 1 billion video views per month as it also expands big time into streaming music.So what s their beef with YouTube?

As Recode explains, musicians and companies that own music are complaining that Google s video site doesn t give them enough money for the use of their music, and that YouTube doesn t give them a real choice about whether and how their music is used.

YouTube defends itself by arguing that it makes a ton of money for the music industry and that its proprietary tools help music owners to control their works.The battle is expected to drag on like one of those slow-playing LP albums your grandpa used to spin for hours.In the meantime, here s a bit of the letter the coalition sent to lawmakers:Issuing a sharp criticism of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the musicians claim the law was written and passed in an era that is technologically out-of-date compared to the era in which we live.

It has allowed major tech companies to grow and generate huge profits by creating ease of use for consumers to carry almost every recorded song in history in their pocket via a smartphone, while songwriters and artists earnings continue to diminish.

Apple Music, among others, poses a huge threat, already claiming 13 million paid users in the short 12 months since it was launched.Photo credits: Spotify and Taylor SwiftTags: Apple Music, DMCA, spotify, streaming, youtube

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Twitter is stepping up its game when it comes to live streaming sports footage online.The San Francisco tech company said Monday that it was teaming up with Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League to stream out-of-market games once per week.

Twitter also partnered with 120 Sports to broadcast a nightly show that includes highlights and comments from experts about multiple sports.The deal is among a string of live video streaming partnerships Twitter has been striking with sports leagues and media outlets this year.

The National Basketball Association announced last week that more live programming and video such as a weekly pre-game show will be streamed on Twitter.

Pac-12 Networks and the National Football League have also teamed up with Twitter to live stream games.Earlier this month, Twitter users got a sneak peek of what this new experience could look like with the company s coverage of Wimbledon.These partnerships also come as Twitter is trying to attract more users and highlight its place among social media companies.

The tech firm rolled out a new marketing campaign Monday to show that it s more than just a place to connect with friends and family members.

Starting today, we re taking steps to express what we re for and what we ve always been.