Thursday 10.17: News to Know
Spuul wants to become Bollywood’s Netflix, thanks to a secret weapon: offline viewing
TV can be a great cure for being homesick – especially if you’re from a country with a vibrant movie industry. That’s why Spuul, a Singapore-based video service that specializes in Indian content, has been attracting users from around the world ever since it launched some 18 months ago.
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Netflix Updates Its Previously Awful Android App
For a while, Netflix’s Android app had been a mess. The mobile app was riddled with lag, confusing navigation, and a truly terrible interface. Luckily,Netflix is rolling out an updated app today that promises to correct all the mistakes of the past.
Vizio got a new $80 Roku competitor with second-screen functionality
Vizio launched a new, lower-priced version of its CoStar streaming playerWednesday. The new player, dubbed CoStar LT, will sell for $80, and offer access to apps like Netflix, Hulu Plus and YouTube, as well as second-screen control capabilities similar to Google’s Chromecast.
Hulu Plus comes to Nintendo 3DS two years after promised
Hulu Plus is now available on the Nintendo 3DS, after a long delay of nearly two years. Back in 2011, Nintendo said that the app would be ready to go by the end of that calendar year, but while Hulu made its way to the Wii around that time, support for the 3DS remained absent.
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YouTube to Livestream ‘Breaking Bad’ Farewell Event (Exclusive)
YouTube is helping people all across the country say farewell to Breaking Bad. Google’s video service will livestream Albuquerque’s Walter White funeral, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
Mountain Dew Is Running Vine-Based TV Ads for the Nascar Race This Weekend
Jeff Lanctot Named CEO of Mixpo Agency vet takes reigns at video ad tech firm
Veteran digital agency executive Jeff Lanctot has been named CEO ofMixpo, a Seattle, WA-based ad tech firm focused on Web video.
Online Video Engagement Cooling Off in Mexico
Online video reach in Mexico plateaued in 2013. According to March, June and August 2013 measurements from comScore, 81.3% of the online population watched video on a computer from home or work locations during each of those months.
AOL Bests Google, Delivers 3.7B Video Ad Impressions
For the first time, AOL has unseated Google as the top online video ad property in September. All told, AOL served up 3.7 billion video ad impressions — the largest number by a single property ever recorded by comScore
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