Vertical video ads are coming to YouTube

Vertical video ads are coming to YouTube

YouTube is embracing vertical video ads to let brands “provide a more seamless mobile experience” for viewers, it revealed at DMEXCO on September 12 where it also revealed plans to sell advertisers video ads based on users’ personalised home feeds. Advertisers can now snap up slots that fill up a users’ screen when they’re viewing […]

Facebook Watch rolls out globally in bid to take on YouTube

Facebook Watch rolls out globally in bid to take on YouTube

Facebook Watch, the social network’s streaming video platform, is getting its global rollout, just over a year after the service launched in the US. Content will include familiar names as well as original programming and exclusive series. The content lineup includes entertainment, news and sports programs, and aims to position Facebook as a more legitimate […]

YouTube allocates $25m to enhance credentials as an ‘authoritative’ news source

YouTube allocates $25m to enhance credentials as an ‘authoritative’ news source

YouTube allocates $25m to enhance credentials as an ‘authoritative’ news source YouTube has become the latest Silicon Valley giant to combat the scourge of fake news by allocating $25m to burnish its credentials as an authoritative news source. Following similar moves from Facebook, Apple and parent company Google, the initiative aims to add more weight to ‘authoritative’ news sources over […]

Android Celebrates The People Creating Apps In New Global #IMakeApps Campaign

Android Celebrates The People Creating Apps In New Global #IMakeApps Campaign

Android’s new #IMakeApps campaign celebrates the hard work, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of app and game makers around the world. This social campaign by London based creative agency Gramafilm, shines the spotlight on the exceptional community of people who make up the Android developer ecosystem. #IMakeApps shares the stories, dreams and passions of the individuals behind the […]

Rovio Entertainment and Everton Football Club kick off World Cup celebrations with new YouTube series

Rovio Entertainment and Everton Football Club kick off World Cup celebrations with new YouTube series

 Rovio Entertainment kicks off its latest animated series set to air exclusively on YouTube during this summer’s World Cup tournament in Russia. Starting on June 9th, with new episodes airing every Wednesday and Saturday for five weeks, the ‘Angry Birds: BirLd Cup’ features two teams of kids divided into ‘Team Red’ and ‘Team Chuck’, […]

Telekom Romania disrupts influencer marketing to burst the ‘filter bubble’

Telekom Romania disrupts influencer marketing to burst the ‘filter bubble’

Telekom Romania, one of the country’s three biggest telco brands, is bursting millennials’ so-called filter bubbles with a groundbreaking campaign called ‘Swap de vloggeri’ or ‘Vloggers’ Swap’. Using data insights to identify the delineated audiences of the country’s most influential vloggers, the campaign centers on a surprise switch, seeing popular YouTube channel hosts swap places […]

PayPal, Google team up to let users pay through Gmail and YouTube

PayPal, Google team up to let users pay through Gmail and YouTube

Over the past few months, the combination of Google and PayPal have become a go-to service whenever you’re paying for something. Buying something in a store? You can use PayPal via Google Pay. Owe your friends money? You can use Venmo (which is owned by PayPal). Paying for Google services? That’s PayPal territory, too. As […]

YouTube launches its own music streaming service

YouTube launches its own music streaming service

YouTube is entering the crowded music streaming market with its own subscription service set to launch later in May 2018. Aptly named YouTube Music, the platform will offer listeners two options, following by example of it’s soon to be competitors, including an ad-supported, free version or an ad-free experience costing $9.99 per month. According to […]

Google, NBCUniversal partner to produce original VR content

Google, NBCUniversal partner to produce original VR content

 NBCUniversal has teamed up with Google to produce virtual reality (VR) content that gives audiences a unique way to experience some of their favorite networks and shows. These VR projects include original content from “Saturday Night Live,” Bravo Media’s “Vanderpump Rules” and SYFY WIRE, with more NBCUniversal networks, channels and shows to follow in […]

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