Twitter Debuts Livestreaming With High Definition Broadcast of Wimbledon (Adweek)

Twitter today is providing a glimpse into what kind of TV-like platform it could be for sports fans, one of its most-loyal user bases. The social media network's livestreaming of W... More

Inside ESPN’s Push to be the Worldwide Leader in eSports (Digiday)

ESports hasn’t gone mainstream quite yet, but when it does, the self-proclaimed “worldwide leader in sports” has every intention of being there to cover it. ESPN’s interest... More

Spotify says Apple Won’t Approve a New Version of its App (Recode)

Spotify says Apple is making it harder for the streaming music company to compete by blocking a new version of its iPhone app. In a letter sent this week to Apple’s top lawyer, S... More

Facebook Signs Deals With Media Companies, Celebrities for Facebook Live (WSJ)

Facebook Inc. has inked contracts with nearly 140 media companies and celebrities to create videos for its nascent live-streaming service, as the social network positions itself to... More

HBO Now Struggles During ‘Game of Thrones’ (Multichannel News)

HBO Now, the premium programmer’s stand-alone OTT service, suffered a temporary outage Sunday night as subscribers swamped the system to watch the newest episode from season six ... More

Brands Want To Predict Your Behavior By Mining Your Face From YouTube Videos (Motherboard)

Technologies like predictive video seem to have recently caused advertisers to flock to video platforms, enabling them to mine previously-unattainable forms of human behavioral dat... More

Artificial Intelligence and the Potential of Next-Generation Dating Apps (HPE Matter)

The latest mobile dating apps—the most popular being Tinder, Happn, Grindr and Bumble—hint at how technology could change courtship in the years to come. Instead of earlier mod... More

Twitter Adds ‘Go Live’ Button To App (IBT)

Twitter is ramping up its push into live video. A “Go Live” button, which provides a one-tap navigation to Twitter’s Periscope app, is now available to some Android users in ... More

Social Media Finds New Role as News and Entertainment Curator (NY Times)

By the end of last week, Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook would conduct “a full investigation” into accusations that editors at the company prevented news stories from conser... More

Euro 2016 to Drive Second-Screening Frenzy (Mobile Marketing)

Second screening in the UK will reach its zenith during this summer’s European Football Championship, according to new research commissioned by programmatic ad tech firm, RadiumO... More

Snapchat User Content Fuels Jump to 10B Daily Video Views (AdAge)

The majority of people using Snapchat's application are making videos, fueling a boom in watching them, the company is telling its investors. More than a third of Snapchat's daily ... More

Fifty Minutes: How Much Time Do You Invest In Social Media? (Forbes)

Fifty minutes a day: on average that’s how long we spend using Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and Instagram, and that’s without taking WhatsApp into account, where in countries ... More

Twitter’s Australian Head of Music Claims Periscope Users Watch 40 Years of Content Per Day (Billboard)

A year after live-streaming apps -- namely early contender Meerkat and the now-dominant Periscope -- broke through to the tech-saturated throngs of South By Southwest, Jennie Sager... More

The NFL on Facebook Is a Glimpse at the Radical Future of TV (WIRED)

For Facebook, streaming a live football game—and paying for the right to do so—would be an enormous shift for the company. Facebook has long served as a platform where people, ... More

Turner Sports, Snapchat Sign ‘Live Stories’ Deal, Starting With March Madness (WSJ)

Turner Sports has signed a two-year deal with Snapchat to create “Live Stories” surrounding sporting events like March Madness basketball, college baseball and professional gol... More

‘Game of Thrones’: New Trailer Arrives for Season 6 (Variety)

Set to an acoustic version of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game,” the new footage teases the return (and demise) of some of the show’s leading characters, including Jon Snow. “Y... More

AT&T Says It Wants to Sell You Web TV, Too (Re/code)

We’ve been waiting for big, deep-pocketed players to join Dish’s Sling TV and sell pay TV over the Web. Now AT&T says that’s what it intends to do. AT&T isn’t offer... More