YouTube Rolls Out Comment Management Tool

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YouTube has unveiled a new tool that lets video creator manage comments. The video site recently tweaked its commenting system by making it users to log in through their Google+ ids to be able to comment on any content. YouTube acknowledged that users of the site were unhappy with the change.“Staying connected with your audience is critical on YouTube, so we fast-tracked the development of...
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Vine Comes To The Desktop Web

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Twitter’s Vine was a mobile only experience when it launched last year. However, in between the company introduced web embeds for all the vines being added on the network. Now, the company has launched the desktop web version of the service and users will find it to be good experience.After you log in with your Vine credentials on its website, you can view the feed of vine videos in your network....
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YouTube To Showcase 4K Streaming With VP9 At CES

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The year 2014 is touted to be year of wearable gadgets but as per new reports it looks like the year is going to be more than just gadgets. Youtube has announced that it will demonstrate 4K Ultra HD video using a new codec Google hopes will corner the streaming market, VP9, at CES 2014 in Las Vegas next week. The 4K format is roughly four times higher resolution than regular HD (3,840-by-2,160 pixels...
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Youtube Allows All Verified Accounts To Livestream Video

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This piece of news is going to excite content creators on Youtube! The video platform has announced that it is now opening up its live streaming feature to any account that is verified. Accounts can be verified by SMS. Those who have a verified Youtube account will see an option called ‘Live Events’ in their Video Manager section. The update is being rolled out to all accounts over the next few...
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Yahoo Continues Shopping Spree, Acquires Video Streaming Firm QuikIO

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It looks like Yahoo is gearing up to foray into videos with yet another acquisition. This time the company has scooped up video streaming startup QuikIO. Last week Yahoo bought online platform for live concerts, Evntlive and prior to that a mobile video app Ptch.A report from Pando revealed this latest acquisition whose financial details are still not disclosed by either of the firms. QuikIO has...
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Yahoo Scoops Up Live Concert Streaming Platform Evntlive

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Yahoo is continuing its shopping spree with another acquisition. This time the company has bought the online platform for live concerts, Evntlive, for an undisclosed amount.“We are thrilled to announce that EVNTLIVE has been acquired by Yahoo! When we started EVNTLIVE in early 2012, we set out to change the way that fans engage with live music online by creating an interactive, virtual venue....
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Facebook Rolls Out Auto Play Video For Mobile Apps

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Facebook is rolling out auto play videos to its mobile platform. The big blue social network had first announced this feature in September when it was testing it. Aimed at increasing interaction with videos uploaded on Facebook, the feature  plays videos automatically with no sound at first.Prior to the feature, videos on Facebook showed videos similar to that on YouTube with play button. But,...
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Yahoo Acquires Mobile Video App Ptch

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Another day, another Yahoo acquisition. This time the company is going for a video startup. Yahoo has scooped up Ptch, the DreamWorks animation-incubated mobile video start-up. Available on only iPhone, the app allows users create montage videos out of clips and photos. “Today, we’re excited to announce that Ptch will be joining Yahoo! As part of the Yahoo team, we’ll be able to focus...
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Half Baked Instagram App Finally Arrives On Windows Phone 8

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Windows Phone users, the wait is finally over. Instagram has landed on the Windows Phone platform. The popular photo and video sharing app was missing from the Windows phone platform for a long time now. The 150 million monthly active user photo-sharing social network, landed on iOS three years ago and on Android in April 2012. Instagram had announced last month that it will soon launch on Windows...
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Indian Mobile Networks Are Struggling To Serve Burgeoning Mobile Video Traffic, Says Opera Study

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Finally, we seem to have an official study which points to the inefficiencies of the 3G infrastructure being deployed in the country. SkyFire, a mobile video optimization company which is owned by Opera Software, has announced the result of its study. During their testing period, it seems that more than 56% of Indian mobile users were suffering from poor speeds, re-buffering and stalling when it comes...
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