Oculus pairs with former Pixar artist on animated VR short
Henry, an animated children’s short about an adorable hedgehog shot in 360, is set for wide release in early 2016.
Video a driving force in Facebook growth: report
The social network reports $3.83 billion from ad sales in Q2, mostly on mobile, and a 40% jump in video sharing from celebrity and business pages.
Challengers rise to YouTube’s game
Established and new players are entering the video-ad business offering richer rewards to content partners to upload on alternate platforms.
Shorts International to stream three films exclusively on Facebook
CEO Carter Pilcher says streaming content via the social media platform is the “next big thing” for distributors.
VideoBlocks closes $8 million funding round
Founder and CEO Joel Holland said the cash will be used for library expansion, hiring and marketing efforts.
Snapchat plans IPO, long-form content
CEO Evan Spiegel said the app may eliminate the press-and-hold-to-watch function so it can move beyond short ephemeral clips.
Online video advertising revenue doubles over three years: study
YouTube shows a 50% growth in hours watched, year over year, and the advertising dollars are following, new research suggests.
Tubular Labs goes public with video creator database
The software tracks more than 2.5 million content creators across 30 channels, with the free version breaking down views and growth rate.
Facebook creates Anthology publisher network, reports revenue boost
The social site also reported getting more than four billion views on its video content daily.
Language, affordability barriers to global online access: report
Lack of content in some populations’ primary language, as well as the cost of mobile plans, hinder global connectivity, a new study says.