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Facebook testing LOL short video platform targeting teen users

Facebook testing LOL short video platform targeting teen users

Facebook is developing a platform called "LOL" that targets teenagers, according to a new report. The product is said to have been in development for months and revolves around video content, including short clips akin to GIFs. The company is testing the new product with a small number of high school students located in the United States ahead of an eventual public roll out, though the company's exact plans for the product are unclear.

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YouTube explicitly bans videos of dangerous pranks and challenges

YouTube explicitly bans videos of dangerous pranks and challenges

Some people are willing to engage in extreme -- sometimes dangerous -- challenges and other activities in hope of going viral on YouTube, something the platform has explicitly banned. In a recent update, YouTube called attention to "dangerous challenges and pranks," stating that content encouraging these activities is in violation of its policies and will be removed.

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YouTube mobile apps get new swiping gesture for skipping videos

YouTube mobile apps get new swiping gesture for skipping videos

YouTube is pushing out updates for its Android and iOS apps that bring a new swiping gesture. With this change, users are able to swipe on the screen in order to quickly jump forward or back to different videos -- either to the next recommended video or the last one they were watching. The change comes at a time when the vast majority of YouTube viewers watch on mobile.

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NBC streaming service to launch in 2020 with free access for pay-TV users

NBC streaming service to launch in 2020 with free access for pay-TV users

NBCUniversal will soon launch its own streaming service, taking on CBS All Access and other established, competing video streaming destinations. The upcoming streaming service will be ad-supported, meaning viewers won't need to pay monthly but will see advertisements. That only applies to the industry's pay-TV customers, however -- cord-cutters won't get the same free access.

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IMDb Freedive free video streaming service launches for Fire TV

IMDb Freedive free video streaming service launches for Fire TV

Last year, rumor surfaced that Amazon-owned movie database IMDb was working on its own streaming service, which would differ from Prime Video by offering free content in the US. The rumor wasn't made official at the time, but IMDb has laid the matter to rest today with its announcement of Freedive, a free video streaming service that can be accessed on Fire TV and computers.

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Twitter pens deal to stream NBA games focused on a single player

Twitter pens deal to stream NBA games focused on a single player

Twitter has penned a new deal with the NBA and Turner Sports to livestream the latter half of 20 NBA games, the companies have announced. The streamed content will be part of games aired on TNT during the upcoming basketball season, but Twitter's broadcast won't be a copy-cat feed: the company will focus cameras on a single player for each game.

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Ariana Grande “thank u, next” video sinks YouTube’s comments

Ariana Grande “thank u, next” video sinks YouTube’s comments

Ariana Grande broke YouTube today, in a manner of speaking. The pop singer's anticipated "thank u, next" music video went live on the video destination today, resulting in a mass of viewers that overloaded the platform. YouTube revealed in a tweet that it was unable to handle the huge influx of comments, resulting in a posting delay.

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Star Wars original trilogy will be turned into animated shorts for kids

Star Wars original trilogy will be turned into animated shorts for kids

Disney has revealed plans to create a series of short animated videos based on the original Star Wars trilogy. These animated shorts will be targeted at children and feature iconic characters from the first three movies, including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo. The new series will be called the Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures and serve to introduce young viewers to the franchise's pivotal moments, classic themes, and more.

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Experimental Adobe feature Brush Bounty paints animation

Experimental Adobe feature Brush Bounty paints animation

With the Brush Bounty feature shown at Adobe MAX 2018, users of (whatever app this will be in) will be able to "paint" moving elements. This feature is in a very experimental sort of stage - you'll see what I mean when you look at what the feature looks like right now. It's not necessarily DEFINITELY going to make its way to a final Adobe product, but we can most certainly hope that it's headed in that direction.

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CBS Sports will stream Super Bowl LIII on mobile, no sign-in required

CBS Sports will stream Super Bowl LIII on mobile, no sign-in required

Football fans will soon have unprecedented access to Super Bowl LIII, at least when it comes to streaming, according to CBS Sports. The network will offer the upcoming Super Bowl game on its website and through its mobile app, no authentication needed. The network will also be streaming its broadcast coverage of the game on CBS All Access.

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YouTube Digital Wellbeing tools help users avoid binge-watching

YouTube Digital Wellbeing tools help users avoid binge-watching

YouTube has expanded its Digital Wellbeing tools, a set of features designed to help users manage their use of the service including how many hours they spend watching videos. The Digital Wellbeing toolbox includes a Time Watched feature that shows users how much time they've spent watching videos during the present day, as well as the previous day and a sum total of the previous week.

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Netflix full-screen video promos appear between episodes for some users

Netflix full-screen video promos appear between episodes for some users

Netflix users are upset about a new test appearing on some accounts: full-screen video promos between videos. These promotions present content already present on Netflix, the type of shows you'd otherwise see presented as recommended content. The company has confirmed the test, explaining that the promos are personalized for each user.

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