Streaming Video

Google’s acquisition of Twitch appears to be confirmed

Google’s acquisition of Twitch appears to be confirmed

It would seem that Google may have even more of a hold on the world of citizen-made videos published to the internet now as word spreads that they’ve acquired Twitch. Word first surfaced earlier this year as this $1 billion dollar purchase was first spoken about by sources speaking with the Wall Street Journal.

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Report: YouTube asks Hollywood for help/content

Report: YouTube asks Hollywood for help/content

YouTube may be in talks with Hollywood studios for original content. According to Reuters, executives from YouTube have been making the rounds in tinsel town, speaking to independent producers as well as big-name studios. The move would move the video upload site into direct competition with Netflix and Amazon.

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Smart rifle, Android make perfect shots without looking

Smart rifle, Android make perfect shots without looking

What do you get when you cross a precision guided rifle with "off the shelf" Android-enabled goggles? Nothing less than the uncanny ability to take a perfect, accurate shot without even looking in the direction of the target. This could very well be the beginning of Android-powered warfare.

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Twitter toying with video suggestions for your hashtags

Twitter toying with video suggestions for your hashtags

Twitter may be getting a lot more visual, and take up more of your time, with a new experiment. It seems as though the micro-blogging platform is toying with the option to suggest videos based on your tweets. By adding a hashtag, Twitter may end up suggesting you post a video of the occurrence you’re talking about.

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Vimeo offers “Copyright Match” to protect users

Vimeo offers “Copyright Match” to protect users

YouTube counterpart Vimeo has taken steps to thwart copy-written material from appearing on their site. Simply referred to as Copyright Match, Vimeo’s system subjects uploaded content to a scanning algorithm that attempts to pick up on any conflicts of interest, like clips of movies or songs not intended for free use.

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Google’s Hangouts gets an Outlook plugin, full integration

Google’s Hangouts gets an Outlook plugin, full integration

Hangouts, Google’s silver-bullet replacement for all their communication platforms, is coming to Outlook. Via Google Enterprise, we learn that a plugin for Outlook now makes it possible to start, join, or otherwise manage Hangouts from within the Microsoft enterprise service.

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Amazon and BBC tie up brings Sherlock and more to Prime Instant Video

Amazon and BBC tie up brings Sherlock and more to Prime Instant Video

Fans of BBC TV shows that also have a subscription to Amazon Prime Instant Video will be able to catch upon some of the past seasons of their favorite shows using the streaming service. Amazon and BBC Worldwide have announced that they have teamed up to bring multiple seasons of some of the most popular BBC programs to Prime subscribers. The shows include Doctor Who, Sherlock, The Office, and Call the Midwife among others.

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Livestream for Glass turns Glassholes into roving reporters

Livestream for Glass turns Glassholes into roving reporters

Google Glass wearers looking to share events with more than just a Hangouts call can now stream video directly from the headset, thanks to new Glassware from Livestream. The app, Livestream for Glass, pipes live footage from Google's wearable to an online broadcast, as well as allowing for remote control of Glass cameras from the studio.

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Yahoo searching for four original web series to battle Netflix

Yahoo searching for four original web series to battle Netflix

It's no secret that Yahoo is working hard to get into the video content realm. Yahoo has tried to purchase a streaming video company called DailyMotion in the past, but the deal didn’t work out. The search firm is still looking to roll out its own video streaming site to compete with YouTube. Whether that will be done by purchasing an existing streaming site or starting from scratch remains to be seen.

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Roku Streaming Stick 2014 ready to battle Chromecast now

Roku Streaming Stick 2014 ready to battle Chromecast now

We don’t blame you for being smitten by our comparison chart between the 2014 Roku Streaming Stick (HDMI Version) and Chromecast. We bet it enticed you enough to want the HDMI version bad. The news is that the stick is now ready to ship, so if you place an order now, it should get going within the next couple of days.

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Roku Streaming Stick 2014 VS Chromecast: TV dongle battle

Roku Streaming Stick 2014 VS Chromecast: TV dongle battle

This week the folks at Roku have revealed a new Streaming Stick. This device was original released for a cool $99 USD back in the year 2012 - since then a major competitor has arrived in the Google-made Chromecast. Both devices look extremely similar, and the Chromecast costs $35 USD - how could Roku compete? How about with a 2014 reboot for $50 USD complete with a full-fledged OS?

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Hulu sells Japan business to Nippon TV

Hulu sells Japan business to Nippon TV

Three years, 50 partners, and 13,000 Japanese media assets later, Hulu is drawing one chapter of its international venture to a close. Though the video streaming service isn't exactly withdrawing from the Japanese market, it will be handing off bulk of the responsibility of running things over to the Nippon Television Network Corporation, more popularly known as Nippon TV.

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