Monthly Archives: August 2017

Spotify’s head of video and podcasts departs amid strategy shift



 Tom Calderone, Spotify’s head of video and podcasts, is departing the company amid a shift in content strategy.  The news was first identified by Bloomberg.  The digital streaming business, known for its music playlists, had expanded into other categories like original video, but the company has confirmed that it’s changing its approach. Said a spokesperson, going forward… Read More

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Facebook rolls out new shows to the entire U.S.



That was quick.

Just a couple weeks after first introducing its new platform for TV shows, Facebook is now bringing the feature to everyone in the U.S. 

Called Watch, the social network is now working with dozens of publishers on original programming that lives in a dedicated section of Facebook’s app and website.

Facebook began testing Watch earlier this month, but the feature was only available to a handful of users in the U.S. Whatever the company was hoping to gauge in the first few weeks apparently went well, though, because they’re now pushing it live for the entire country. (Facebook tells us the full rollout will take a few days, so if you’re not seeing it quite yet, keep checking.) Read more…

More about Tech, Facebook, Facebook Video, Apps And Software, and Facebook Watch

How GMOs saved the Bangladeshi eggplant



On this episode of StarTalk on Mashable Plant Geneticist Pamela Ronald talks about how the Bangladeshi eggplant was saved by genetic engineering. 

Check out the full StarTalk podcast about GMOs here.

StarTalk on Mashable is a video series produced by Mashable and StarTalk Radio. 

StarTalk Radio is a podcast and radio program hosted by Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. 

Follow StarTalk Radio on Twitter, and watch StarTalk Radio on YouTube. Read more…

More about Science, Food, Mashable Video, Science And Technology, and Sciences

First impressions of Essential’s 360-degree camera attachment



 Essential has a unique port around back on its debut Phone, which can handle data and power transfer, and which attaches to accessories via magnets. The first such accessory is Essential’s own 360 camera, which offers you an easy way to capture immersive images and video in a very small package. The Essential 360 camera is much smaller than most other consumer 360 cameras out there, and… Read More

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Bird repeatedly attacks biker casually biking through neighborhood



This is why no one likes you, birds.

A man casually biking through a neighborhood in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, when suddenly, he had some extra company.

“I was just riding my bike and having fun, when some feathered friends decided to join me on my outing,” the YouTube description reads. “Magpie swooping season has arrived early, it seems.”

Thankfully, the man was wearing a helmet, and seemed pretty unfazed by the agro bird.  Read more…

More about Viral Videos, Bird, Biker, Culture, and Animals

Facebook’s new Watch video hub rolls out to U.S. users



 Facebook’s latest push into video is now live. On Thursday, the new Watch tab popped up for U.S. users as the feature begins its proper roll-out. The Watch tab sits in some premium Facebook real estate, just under the News Feed and Messenger buttons on the main desktop navigation menu. On mobile, the feature hangs out at the bottom of the navigation bar where users can launch it with… Read More

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Learn to grow your business by mastering these digital marketing secrets



Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.

Marketing has changed a lot since the days of Mad Men. It used to be about drinking at lunch and having secret mistresses on the side. Now it’s more about competition and finding the best ways to reach your target audience in a crowded market.

It can be hard to navigate the current digital landscape, but you can learn what you need to know to become a successful digital marketer with the Full-Stack Marketer Bundle. What does it entail? Read more…

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