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Google Glass Women's Day PSA Evokes Emotion While Losing Message?

Google Glass is becoming a powerful storytelling tool. The visceral first-person view evokes strong emotions in many. But are all uses of Glass as a viewpoint good? Whether they are or not, they are all part of an ever-growing tapestry of stories told through the device. Some will help us evolve our storytelling and some will not. Today the buzz is all about an International Women's Day PSA attempt through Glass.

Machinima Lays Off 42 Staff, YouTube to Take Back Ad Sales

It's been less than four months since Machinima trimmed 10% of its workforce, but today it announced that another 42 staff are to go. The video-gaming MCN will now outsource its ad sales to YouTube, making it more reliant on Google for ad revenue than it would probably like.
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Vimeo Invests $10 Million in Vimeo On Demand to Boost Indie Projects

Vimeo has already committed itself to help indie filmmakers distribute and monetize their content via the Vimeo on Demand platform. Now it has announced an extra $10 million worth of funding to support creators, who meet certain criteria, with marketing and financial assistance.
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Breaking News Videos From Vice Media Break The Mould

Vice has been a point of reference for alternative news for years but now they've gone (almost) mainstream with a news and current affairs platform that promises the most hard-hitting coverage from their 1000 on-the-ground- local reporters.

Comcast To Acquire Ad Serving Platform FreeWheel For $320M

Comcast is reportedly on the verge of buying online video ad platform FreeWheel for $320 million. The acquisition will give Comcast another platform to deliver video ads, not only to its own customers, but to viewers of other broadcast networks.
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Google's Love Letter to Video Creators: You're Wonderful Storytellers

In an ad that made its debut during yesterday's Oscar's ceremony, Google showed video creator's some big love as they acknowledged the art of storytelling and the dedication, tenacity, and vision needed to bring video content to the masses. We love you too Google.
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Netflix and YouTube Dominate Downstream Bandwidth, Fixed and Mobile

Netflix and YouTube share 50% of all fixed downstream Internet traffic, and 23% of mobile. Netflix is way ahead at 31.6% of the bandwidth share, with YouTube at 18.7%. Facebook, with more than a billion users, surprisingly takes up only 1.3%.
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Netflix Pays Comcast, Ends Our Love Affair

In the gilded tower of Comcast, laughter rings throughout the halls as C-level executives "make it rain" with the new found wealth they have just extorted from Netflix to ensure that consumers who already pay both companies get the exact service they pay for.
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Global Online Video Association Formed, for the Betterment of Online Video

A group of YouTube MCNs and other digital video companies have got together and founded GOVA - the Global Online Video Association. Its goals include working to set industry standards, support those with investments in original digital content and work toward better monetization and wider utilization of that content for advertising and marketing.

SpotXchange Top Video Ad Property in January According to comScore

January didn't quite compare to December in the comScore Video Metrix numbers, but it was still a good start to the new year. One thing to always keep in mind here is how comScore defines a video and the fact that Netflix isn't included in these reports. Still, SpotXchange did themselves proud and topped the video ad property list clearing AOL and the rest by a good margin. Google remained top site overall and MCN VEVO reigned in the YouTube Partner Channels area.
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Apple's New TV Promises Much More Movie and Cable Content

You won't be able to get your hands on one until the holidays at the end of 2014, but if the insider reports are accurate then the new Apple set-top box will be well worth the wait. The new box will make it easier for customers to navigate between TV shows, movies and other online content,
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House of Cards is Back and Here's Why You Should Give a Damn

Never mind Valentine's Day, fans of Frank Underwood have been waiting months for the return of 'House of Cards', the Emmy-award winning Netflix series. It's back tomorrow, and even if you don't intend to watch it, you should know why it's such a trailblazer.
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Most Viewed YouTube Ads In Brazil January 2014

Brazilians seemed to take a break from watching soccer related ads last month, but Super Bowl, Sochi and health and beauty products all featured in the top 10 most viewed ads on YouTube. It's no surprise that Budweiser's 'Puppy Love' was as much of a hit in Brazil as it has been elsewhere around the world.