Posts Tagged: TV

HBO’s new Westworld trailer shows AI ethical questions made flesh

August 29, 2016   |   filed under Community, Conversation, Culture, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Video

HBO has what looks like an expansive new epic TV series on the way, only this time it’s swapping fantasy, swords and castles for androids, AI and western duds. Westworld is a new sci-fi series coming to the cable network beginning in October, based on the Michael Crichton film from 1973. In the original, a… Read more »

YouTube gets a new TV app

August 24, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Culture, Interaction, Social Media, Technology, Video

With more people than ever cutting the cord, watching via smart TVs, and turning to streaming media players like Roku and others, YouTube decided it was time to update is TV application to be easier to use on the big screen. A new version of the application rolling out now will feature a different look and improved organization of… Read more »

Nintendo is launching a mini version of its iconic NES console with 30 classic games

July 14, 2016   |   filed under Community, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Technology, Video

Remember back in the day when you had a Nintendo Entertainment System hooked up to a tube television, the connection over RF shaky, the excitement palpable? Nintendo’s hoping you do, and wants you to recapture the feeling for $59.99. On November 11, it will release the recursively named “Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition,” a tiny… Read more »

Facebook Live grows up with two-person broadcasts and waiting rooms for viewers

June 27, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Conversation, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Video

Last Thursday at VidCon Facebook pre-announced three new big product updates for Facebook Live, their live-streaming platform built into Facebook. The platform will soon let you do two-person remote broadcasts, pre-schedule your streams and create a virtual waiting room for viewers and broadcast with MSQRD’s face masks. Broadcast with a friend The first upcoming update is the ability… Read more »

Nameless.tv tries to bring that live TV thrill to online video

June 13, 2016   |   filed under Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Video

Nameless.tv is bringing some of the communal feeling of watching regular TV — you know, the sense that people are watching along with you – to the experience of streaming online videos. “Watching videos alone is boring,” argued CEO Kareem Rahma. The New York-based startup was previously known as NYC.TV, and it was supposed to recapture the… Read more »

Periscope Now Saves Broadcasts — And Streams From Your Drone

June 2, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Music, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Video

If you want to know what’s really cool right now, go to a concert. Any concert. Once you get there, don’t look at the musicians. Watch the smartphone screens everyone throws up in the air as soon as the headliner appears. Look at the apps they run. Some people boot up the camera. Others choose Instagram or Snapchat. But… Read more »

Connecting Livestream Stars with Brands

February 5, 2016   |   filed under Advertising, Apps, Branding, Broadcast, Cellphone, Collaboration, Community, Competition, Conversation, Cross-Platform, Filmmaking, Instagram, Interaction, Live Stream, New Media, Participation, periscope, periscope, Products, Reviews, Social Media, Social TV, Social Video, Streaming, Technology, Television, Video, Vine

  A newcomer to the startup scene, Applause, is making waves as a marketing connector in live video and media content. Brands need influencers to help with promotion and Applause steps in to make the process easier for everyone. Particularly focusing on Twitter’s Periscope app, CEO’s such as Jon Jacques have become quite familiar with the platforms capabilities…. Read more »

More Than Half of Millennials Use Tablets with TV

July 7, 2014   |   filed under Participation, Second Screen, Social Media, Social TV, Television

Young adults, teens, even toddlers have grown up using tablets to watch videos, play games, and surf the web.  A new study by the NPD Group has found that 56% of these young viewers ages 18-34 are on their tablets while watching TV.  The most popular second screen activity was reported to be using social media apps related to… Read more »