Monday 1.12.15: News to Know
Twitter’s New Video Feature Is Only a Few Weeks Away
Twitter is planning to unveil its new video product in the next few weeks, according to sources familiar with the company’s plans.
Opinions & Analysis
My 2015 Predictions – Consolidated Guest Articles from TechCrunch, Variety, Billboard & VideoInk
CES 2015 is in the books — and we are now firmly simply ensconced in 2015. Time to rock and roll in all things that are digital media.
Digital Media Update http://bit.ly/1BZ2pMy
2 Signs Online Video is Exploding
The trend of online viewing behavior relative to traditional media
Deals & Signings
Colby Smith Promoted to VP of ABC News Digital
Colby Smith has been promoted to vice president of ABC News Digital. He succeeds Joe Ruffolo who’s departing for “new opportunities in Burbank,” according to ABC News president James Goldston.
Streaming Video News
Ricky Gervais’ ‘Derek’ to Make Netflix Return with Hour-Long Special
Ricky Gervais’ comedy series “Derek” is returning to Netflix on April 3 with a one-hour special.
REPORT: Netflix Revives ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ as a Limited Series
A follow-up to “Wet Hot American Summer,” a cult comedy film from David Wain and Michael Showalter, has been greenlit by Netflix.
Minecraft Is More Popular on YouTube than Frozen, Drake and Beyonce
Swedish gaming menace Pewdiepie made the top 10 most searched terms, beating out Eminem.
Videos to Watch Right Now
WATCH THIS: Indiegogo Shares Its 2014 Accomplishments
Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo helps to fund more than just web series. As you can see from its “2014 Year in Review” video, projects the company’s funded have made it to the Oscars, helped teach kids how to code (you know, like how older people had typing classes when they were in elementary school), and literally paved roads with solar panels.
5 Emerging Fitness Channels on YouTube
You’ll often hear people complain about how they just don’t have the time, extra income, whatever to attend workout classes or, say, have a personal trainer. YouTube’s fitness channels offer a very practical alternative–free instruction that’s completely on your watch.
Amazon Wins 2, Netflix Wins 1 at the Golden Globes
Netflix may have been the first to be nominated for a major Golden Globe or an Emmy, but Amazon is the first to win.
Business Insider http://read.bi/1BTYJxG
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