Friday 12.26.2014: News to Know
Opinions & Analysis
Got a Roku in Your Stocking? Here’s How to Make the Most of It
The best thing about a Roku box (or stick) is how many channels it puts on your TV at little to no extra cost. The second best thing about it is how easy it is to set up.
Facebook Challenges YouTube Channels With New Features For Pages
Twitter’s not the only one Facebook is battling for control of news and content distribution. With Pages getting quieted down in the feed, Facebook wants to make its home for businesses less like a newspaper that come to you and more like TV channels you turn on.
Streaming Video News
Pirates Spread ‘The Interview’ Worldwide; China Particularly Curious — Update
UPDATE, FRIDAY 2:35 AM PT: After hitting torrent sites within an hour of being made legally available on Sony’s official partner platforms in the U.S. on Wednesday,The Interview was a fast target for illegal downloads. Torrent Freak has updated figures saying the film was accessed more than 750,000 times around the world in the first 20 hours.
10 tips and tricks to get the most out of your new Chromecast
Someone put a new Chromecast for you under the tree, or maybe you just bought one for yourself to finally bring Netflix to your TV. You unpacked it, hooked it up, watched a show or two — and now you’re wondering: What else can this thing do?
Hollywood’s Streaming Nemesis Popcorn Time Gets A VPN, But You’ll Have To Pay For It
Popcorn Time, for those who aren’t aware, is a service that lets you stream a tonne of top films and TV shows to your computer for free. It uses unlicensed torrents on the internet for content, which naturally raises a gamut of legal issues.
What is Kernel? The Stealth Startup Sony Tapped to Stream ‘The Interview’ (Exclusive)
The digital distribution of “The Interview” has become the coming-out party for an interesting new venture operating in stealth mode in partnership with Sony Pictures.
Videos to Watch Right Now
Merry Christmas! Now Watch These 6 Videos
It’s Christmas! You know what that means, time for some holiday-themed “content.” Here are some of our favorite holiday videos or series from the past month.
Meet the YouTube 1 percent
Among the sea of people jointly uploading 300 hours of footage to YouTube every minute, there is an elite group of creators who earns a comfortable salary off the ads that run against their videos. Then there’s the YouTube 1 percent.
Watch out, YouTube: Brands have discovered Facebook video
Brands can no longer ignore the Facebook video player.
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