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Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:
Chromecast Ultra review: limited 4k content selection and seemingly marginal quality improvement make the $35 Chromecast better for most uses   —  Google's first Chromecast was a cheap and ugly little stick that nonetheless served a very important purpose.  At $35, it was about the cheapest …
Nov 21, 2016, 12:20 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Hulu acquires The Video Genome Project to enhance personalized recommendations for its new streaming service slated for 2017   —  Amid a growing number of video streaming services, Hulu today has finalized an acquisition that will allow it to better compete on user experience, by way of improved recommendations.
Nov 15, 2016, 12:10 PMIn context
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Sources: YouTube Red has just 1.5M paying subscribers and 1M trial users, underscoring the struggle to get users to pay for a previously free service   —  YouTube Red only has 1.5 million paying subscribers as of late summer  —  When YouTube Red launched a year ago, the plan was for the service …
Nov 2, 2016, 3:50 PMIn context
Ina Fried / Recode:
Verizon to acquire Jason Kilar's video startup Vessel, will use its tech but shut service down; co-founder Richard Tom to become CTO for Verizon digital efforts   —  Kilar won't be joining Verizon, but his co-founder, Richard Tom, will.  —  Verizon said Wednesday it is buying the technology behind Vessel …
Oct 26, 2016, 6:25 PMIn context
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Sources: Verizon in advanced talks to buy Jason Kilar's mobile video startup Vessel, which is working on new Snapchat-like product   —  Verizon likes video, but Vessel has been working on a non-video product, too  —  Verizon is in advanced discussions to acquire mobile video startup Vessel, according to people familiar with the talks.
Sep 21, 2016, 8:05 PMIn context
Roger Cheng / CNET:
AT&T CEO says company will launch online streaming video service, DirecTV Now, in Q4, which will feature 100+ premium channels and “aggressive” price points   —  The company will take on the likes of Sling TV, Hulu and HBO Now with “very, very aggressive price points.”  —  Sara Tew/CNET
Sep 21, 2016, 2:20 PMIn context
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Google's Daydream service is launching “in the coming weeks” as the company pays YouTube stars for VR content and helps promote some Hulu projects   —  Company to release Daydream virtual reality service in weeks  —  Google said to back games, short films with YouTube celebs
Aug 23, 2016, 12:40 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Hulu phases out its own free streaming service, inks deal with Yahoo to provide TV episodes to Yahoo View, Yahoo's new ad-supported TV streaming site   —  Hulu inks deal with Yahoo to provide free, ad-supported episodes of TV shows  —  Hulu is moving to an all-subscription model …
Aug 8, 2016, 10:50 AMIn context
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Time Warner buying 10% of Hulu for $583M, will join Hulu's new pay TV service, says Time Warner CFO during earnings call   —  This TV package is different from the rest.  —  After months of talks, Time Warner is buying a chunk of Hulu, the web TV service.  —  The deal means Time Warner …
Aug 3, 2016, 8:20 AMIn context
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Hulu CEO confirms live programming from broadcast and cable brands coming to subscribers in 2017, will include sports, news, and events   —  Hulu confirms plan to stream live TV next year  —  Starting next year, Hulu won't just be the place you go to watch day-old TV shows — it'll also be the place you go to see them airing live.
May 4, 2016, 11:35 AMIn context

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