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YouTube Hits One Billion Monthly Users

YouTube Hits One Billion Monthly Users

On Thursday, YouTube announced that it has hit a billion monthly users, which is an extremely insane metric. We know that YouTube is the go-to place for silly, interesting and important videos, but these numbers are something that even TV networks dream of. The great part for YouTube is that this means that online video ad ...

Netflix Aims to Have 4K Streaming Within 1-2 Years, Starting With House of Cards

Netflix Aims to Have 4K Streaming Within 1-2 Years, Starting With House of Cards

Netflix is quickly establishing a reputation as a technology vanguard beyond just its streaming-first initiative. We only just saw Super HD streaming in January, and it's already discussing the leap to Ultra HD: Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt tells The Verge that Netflix wants 4K streaming inside of "a year or two" for at ...

Redbox Instant Ready to Open to Public

Redbox Instant Ready to Open to Public

Redbox Instant by Verizon may be ready to launch its public beta test as early as Thursday, GigaOM has learned from an industry insider. The joint-venture between Verizon and Redbox launched its private beta test in December, offering subscribers Redbox rentals as well as a Netflix-like streaming service with a focus on ...

CBS Launches Streaming App for iOS

CBS Launches Streaming App for iOS

American TV network CBS has launched a brand new iOS app, optimized for both iPhone/iPod touch and iPad, which will let users stream programming from between 24-hours and eight days after broadcast. Indeed, daytime and late night programming will be available within 24 hours after initial airing, but the majority of ...

‘Netflix Cloud Prize’ to Award Improvements to Open Source Cloud Tech

‘Netflix Cloud Prize’ to Award Improvements to Open Source Cloud Tech

Netflix is announcing a new developer contest called the “Netflix Cloud Prize,” which is promising prize money of $100,000 to those who improve the features, usability, quality, reliability, and security of Netflix’s cloud computing services, hosted here on GitHub. The contest is open to anyone with their own GitHub ...

Sesame Street Hits 1 Billion Views on YouTube

Sesame Street Hits 1 Billion Views on YouTube

If you know anything about Sesame Street's Count von Count, it's that he loves to count. In Sesame Street's latest YouTube upload, the number-loving Muppet is counting the TV show's YouTube channel views. And for a good reason: Sesame Street has just become the first non-profit YouTube channel to hit 1 billion views. The ...

Does Netflix’s “House Of Cards” Change Television? Yes. And No.

Does Netflix’s “House Of Cards” Change Television? Yes. And No.

There’s been a media blitz over Netflix’s House Of Cards, and how revolutionary it is. House Of Cards is the most interesting show of the year. But it’s not revolutionary. Let’s break it down. 1. Exploding Commercial TV? House of Cards and Netflix have not exploded the restrictions of commercial TV ...

A Company in Limbo: What’s Going to Happen to Hulu?

A Company in Limbo: What’s Going to Happen to Hulu?

What's going to happen to Hulu? Since founding chief executive officer, Jason Kilar, and chief technology officer, Tom Rich, announced in early January their plans to step down in the first quarter of this year, neither Hulu's current leadership nor its owners (Comcast, News Corp and Disney) have discussed publicly their ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 4, 2013

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 4, 2013

We’re right in the middle of award season, where the best movies, albums and TV shows are honored. Netflix wanted in on the action, which is why it announced the Flixies. Rather than stick to boring categories like Best Picture or Best Director, Netflix had a little fun. Got a little one who likes to stomp around the ...

YouTube iOS App Gets AirPlay-like ‘Beaming’ Feature

YouTube iOS App Gets AirPlay-like ‘Beaming’ Feature

Google has updated the YouTube app for iOS with its ‘send to TV’ functionality. This enables the app to send video out  on an automatic connectionto TVs that support the open protocol. This update also allows you to send YouTube videos to Xbox and PS3 consoles, but they have to be manually paired. YouTube for iOS also ...