Three Amazon video content development executives jump ship for fledgeling Apple production effort

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Apple is further growing its stable of video streaming executives, poaching three high-level staffers from Amazon with one who will retain focussed on children’s programming development.
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[Hell hath frozen over] Amazon releases Prime Video app for Android TV

What a world we live in. After Amazon and Google’s long-lasting row of we won’t sell your products and you won’t get our services, the last straw seems to have been pulled when Google disabled YouTube on some of Amazon’s products. Now Amazon is trying to make up a little by selling Chromecasts again (while nefariously plotting something with Amazontube?) and the second step appears to be by making Amazon Prime Video available on Android TV devices.

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Nokia launches a heartwarming holiday video

With Christmas and New Year knocking on the door, Nokia launched its holiday-themed TV ad. The video shows a mother that keeps contact with her son only on the Copper White Nokia 3, while he sends messages and pictures from university on his Nokia 8. The ad urges you to switch off during Christmas and spend more time with the beloved people, or as Nokia puts it – “give the gift of you”. Nokia also depicts that there are phones for all ages and lifestyles, including your mom that fills her time with recreational yoga and dog walks. Nokia says “technology unites us all in amazing…

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T-Mobile shares claymation holiday video with John Legere and the ‘abominable carriers’

T-Mobile loves to celebrate the holidays and take shots at the competition, and it’s done both in a new video for the holidays. A new “Happy #Uncarrier Claymation Holidays” video has been posted by T-Mobile. The clip stars a reindeer, an elf, a snowman, and John Legere, all in claymation style. It tells a story about the “abominable carriers” who “only cared about silver and gold and how to take it from the people of the … [read full article]

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Amazon Prime Video is already the most popular Apple TV app at launch

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After just a few days on the tvOS App Store, the Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV is already the most popular download ever at launch, revealing just how pent-up demand was for the service.
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Opera browser’s AI powered News reader clocks 100 million active users, dedicated news and video app coming soon

Opera, maker of popular Opera Mini and Opera browsers today announced it now reached 100 million active news readers as of November 2017. The company has also mentioned that it will soon launch a dedicated news and content app, which will offer users with news and videos relevant to them.  The company’s own Artificial Intelligence is aimed at providing users … Continue reading “Opera browser’s AI powered News reader clocks 100 million active users, dedicated news and video app coming soon”
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Meizu M6S emerges in hands-on video

The next year is just around the corner, and one of the first phones to arrive might be the Meizu M6S. The phone appeared in a hands-on video where the screen, the back panel, and the right side were revealed. The M6S will have a fingerprint scanner on the side, right below the power button, as previously suggested. Having the sensor there is not a new solution – Sony, ZTE and Razer have already done it. Unlike them, Meizu is separating the reader from the actual power button, building them one above the other. The front panel is occupied mostly by the tall 18:9 display with tiny…

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Alamo Drafthouse to open video rental store with rare VHS tapes

Do you miss the days when finding a movie to watch meant browsing the local video store, hoping that you'd stumble across some rare gem? Alamo Drafthouse sure does. After amassing collections from small shops, the enthusiast-driven theater chain is…
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First Look: Pandora Unlocks On-Demand Listening With Video Ads

Pandora, the largest streaming music player in the U.S., will now offer ad-supported listeners access to on-demand listening experiences after viewing a 15-second video ad.

So how does it work?

When listeners search for a specific song, album or playlist, or have one recommended to them by Pandora, they’ll have the option to view the ad in order to unlock a Pandora Premium listening session. With these additions, Pandora now offers the best mobile and tablet solution in the market for music-lovers seeking an on-demand listening experience, whether you watch an ad or pay for a subscription.

“Our ad-supported listeners’ top request has consistently been the ability to directly play the specific songs, albums, or playlists they want,” said Roger Lynch, President & CEO, Pandora. “These new features address that need by marrying rewards-based advertising with the best-in-class on-demand experience we’ve created with Pandora Premium. This unrivaled experience will drive listeners to Pandora and drive awareness for Premium, while also creating new opportunities for artists, labels, publishers and advertisers.”

“Pandora continues to deliver product enhancements that create the ultimate music streaming destination for listeners, giving them more of what they want, when they want it,” said Chris Phillips, Chief Product Officer, Pandora. “The ability for our ad-supported users to search and play songs in our Premium product is game-changing not only for listeners, but also for artists and advertisers. For artists, it creates new avenues of promotion by providing fans with direct links to play their music. For advertisers, it offers new ways for brands to build trust and create value for their audience.”

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