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Video on Instagram headlines Facebook event

Video on Instagram headlines Facebook event

At Facebook's product event today, the social network introduced more features for Instagram. Specifically, the social photo sharing service launched a video function that takes on Vine. Facebook is calling it Video on Instagram, and its Instagram's own twist on recording quick videos and sharing them with friends over the service.

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Viacom joins Twitter Amplify to bring TV video clips

Viacom joins Twitter Amplify to bring TV video clips

We've heard talk about a possible Viacom partnership with Twitter before, bringing with it social TV show clips. Such rumors became official today with an announcement by Viacom that it has joined Twitter's Amplify program. To kick things off, Viacom will be launching with the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, and will move on from there to provide content from a variety of stations.

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RIAA website caught sharing copyrighted content

RIAA website caught sharing copyrighted content

The folks over at Torrent Freak have made a habit of monitoring certain known digital pirate havens using ScanEye, a BitTorrent tracking platform. While we assume that is mostly an uneventful task, yesterday they came across something very interesting: a dozen or so instances of adult content videos being seeded by an IP address originating from the RIAA, which is known for rabidly pursuing those who share content via torrent networks.

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Ender’s Game trailer reveals child genius training for future alien war

Ender’s Game trailer reveals child genius training for future alien war

It's finally time to get a good look at the film adaptation of the science fiction novel classic Ender's Game with the first official full-length trailer for the movie. This trailer is just under two minutes long and has Harrison Ford speaking in what might be the least intense declaration of intent in the history of on-film representations of the military, rivaled only by his admittedly unenthusiastic voice-over for the theater version of Blade Runner. That said, the visuals appear to be bringing a fully prepared vision from director Gavin Hood and producer Bob Orci.

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YouTube Trends Map shows which videos are big in your city

YouTube Trends Map shows which videos are big in your city

Inside the USA, YouTube has ushered in a Trends Map, this map allowing you to see which videos are showing up most often in the area you live in. While it would appear that most of the United States is watching a trailer for the 6th season of True Blood at the moment, there's no shortage of YouTubers out there looking at a Bad Lip Reading engagement with The Walking Dead from East to West Coast. YouTube's new map will allow you, the user, to break down which videos are trending hardest across the country based on a variety of breakdowns.

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Eric Schmidt: “the future is now” for YouTube

Eric Schmidt: “the future is now” for YouTube

Google says that the fight between television and YouTube is over, and they say that the internet video streaming service has won indefinitely. During a recent presentation to advertisers, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said that the outcome of whether or not YouTube will overtake television has "already happened."

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Hulu boasts massive growth in Q1: 1m subscribers added and 1b videos streamed

Hulu boasts massive growth in Q1: 1m subscribers added and 1b videos streamed

Hulu announced some specifics today on their streaming business during Q1 of this year. The company said that 1 million Hulu Plus subscribers came on board this quarter, surpassing 4 million subscribers total. The company also announced that during the three-month quarter, over 1 billion videos were streamed.

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Man uses hidden camera to chronicle a package’s journey

Man uses hidden camera to chronicle a package’s journey

Ruben van der Vleuten is a self-described Industrial and Interaction designer who says he wants to improve lives with product development. One day he wondered what happens to mail once it leaves its owner's hands and goes off into parcel land: who handles it and what does it go through? To answer these pressing questions, he decided to see for himself first-hand using a carefully-taped box and hidden camera.

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Bethesda’s The Evil Within gets horror on lock

Bethesda’s The Evil Within gets horror on lock

With the release of the first teaser for "The Evil Within", we're seeing what could very well be the biggest contender for the Resident Evil collection of monster-filled games in the history of video games. If Bethesda aimed to show their prowess with a vision of barely-visible bits and pieces, they've done so here with flying colors. The developers teased this title earlier this week with a miniature Vine video as well.

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Amazon releases all 14 original series pilots for free

Amazon releases all 14 original series pilots for free

We heard back in December that Amazon would be releasing a slew of pilot episodes for the company's original series initiative in order to compete with Netflix. It turns out that there are 14 pilot episodes in total, and all of them are available now for streaming for free. Amazon will be accepting viewer feedback to narrow the pack down to just a handful of shows.

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YouTube for iOS updates with live streaming support

YouTube for iOS updates with live streaming support

It seems like Google has been spending a lot of time on its YouTube app for iOS. Of course, this isn't too surprising, as the search giant was more or less forced to release their own when Apple dropped it from iOS 6. This time around, the app comes with the ability to access live streams right from the iOS app, letting you tune into live events while on the go.

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YouTube celebrates anniversary of VCR with silly VHS feature

YouTube celebrates anniversary of VCR with silly VHS feature

Google likes to celebrate the birthdays and anniversaries of various people who contributed to the world, as well as technological breakthroughs. For instance, Google is currently celebrating mathematician and physicist Leonhard Euler's 306th birthday today. However, they're also celebrating the 57th anniversary of the VCR with a new VHS mode in YouTube.

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