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  • Twitter tests videos that play automatically

    Twitter has started to let videos play automatically in some people's feeds, in a test that could allow it to make more money from video advertising.

    Written by Zach Miners24 March 15 10:17
  • YouTube Kids has 'no minefields for parents,' group says

    Google says its new YouTube app for kids is its first product "built from the ground up with little ones in mind," and it appears to have taken careful steps not to ignite a furor by sacrificing children's' privacy for its business interests.

    Written by Zach Miners24 Feb. 15 12:26
  • Google launching YouTube for kids

    Google is launching a version for kids of YouTube that will feature appropriate content and controls, in line with its strategy to redesign some of its products for use by this segment.

    Written by John Ribeiro20 Feb. 15 18:38
  • Google to shut down Helpouts live video service

    Google is pulling the plug on Helpouts, the company's service to provide answers and advice by connecting information seekers with experts via live video.

    Written by Zach Miners14 Feb. 15 07:08
  • Feds go after operator of revenge porn site

    U.S. federal regulators are clamping down on revenge porn, taking aim at a website whose operator allegedly deceived women into sending intimate photos of themselves and then charged them to have the pictures removed.

    Written by Zach Miners30 Jan. 15 07:56
  • Amazon has watershed week as content producer

    It's been a week of milestones for Amazon's ambitions as content producer, as it makes its way down a path paved by another Internet-based company -- Netflix. Both companies are now giving legacy producers of quality TV content a run for their money, potentially forcing a greater disruption in the industry than ever before.

    Written by Fred O'Connor15 Jan. 15 03:57
  • Facebook buys video tech startup QuickFire Networks

    Facebook is acquiring QuickFire Networks, a video processing and transcoding company that should help the social network deliver video more efficiently to its users as more of it shows up in their feeds.

    Written by Zach Miners09 Jan. 15 10:33
  • Facebook news feed videos more than tripled in 2014

    The number of videos in people's Facebook feeds grew by 3.6 times over the past year, the company says, a trend likely to grow as the company pushes deeper into video.

    Written by Zach Miners08 Jan. 15 12:14