Hello there and welcome to issue 20 of #TheStream! Let’s look back at some of the key points from last weeks news in tech, marketing and social.
Vimeo Launches Creator Services – Tip Jar and Pay to View
In an effort to help video creators make more money Vimeo have launched two new features in the form of ‘Tip Jar’ and ‘Pay to View’. Both work exactly as they sound with viewers now given the opportunity to tip a video maker or the video maker can choose to put their video behind a pay wall. Time will tell if these initiatives work out, Vimeo have also promised that more creator services will be coming soon.
Introducing Vimeo Tip Jar and more Creator Services from Vimeo Staff on Vimeo.
Yesterday Apple held their latest event unveiling the iPhone 5, a new iPod Touch, a new iPod Nano, iTunes 11 and… some new earphones. Below we have some of the key points for you but if you want to watch the event for yourself go here.
- 84 million iPads sold by the end of June
- 68% share of the tablet market
- 91% of tablet web traffic comes from iPads
- 700,000 apps in the App Store
- 90% of apps in the App Store are downloaded every month
- 400m iOS devices sold by the end of June
- 4G LTE (HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA)
- A6 chip, 2x faster CPU and 2x faster graphics
- Wideband audio
- 8mp camera upgraded for faster and clearer pictues
- Panoramic photos
- FaceTime HD (front facing camera 720p)
For an outline on the other details about the new iPod Touch, iPod Nano and iTunes 11 check out this article from TheNextWeb.
Welcome to another edition of #TheStream. For those of you in the UK hopefully it’ll be a welcome distraction from looking out the window at the terrible weather. For those of you in hot and warm climates across the globe…can we come join you?
MNDR Release Facebook Powered Music Video
MNDR have released this very cool new music video. It takes you on a journey with the band from your hometown to New York and makes it personal by using data from Facebook. Check out a demo of the app below:
This is the work of interactive video creators fourclops and is a great example of how it is possible to create unique experiences for individual people. Get your own version of the video here. This is fantastic implementation of the Facebook platform however it just needs to go that little extra step to be more intelligent with the data. In my case it dragged up friends who I haven’t spoken to in a long time which slightly spoiled the illusion.
It’s been busy busy busy here in the Headstream office this past few days so we apologise for this edition of #TheStream being a bit late. We’re back now and its been another great week of announcements from the world of tech and social to dissect. Check out the stories below and let us know what you think.
Just over a year ago (June 7th 2011 to be exact), whilst working for our sister agency Five by Five, I wrote a post about the then just announced Twitter integration into Apple’s iOS 5. In it I spoke about the very apparent absence of Facebook and speculated what it might mean for Twitter. The past 12 months have seen no end to the speculation surrounding Facebook and Apple and whether or not they would be able to figure a way forward with their differences of opinion around privacy. We know however that both Mark Zuckerberg and the late Steve Jobs shared a mutual admiration so there was a certain inevitability over when the two tech giants would come together.
“You know we talk about social networks in the plural but I don’t see anybody other than Facebook out there. It’s just Facebook–they’re dominating this. I admire Mark Zuckerberg. I only know him a little bit, but I admire him for not selling out. For wanting to make a company. I admire that a lot.” – Steve Jobs, excerpt from the autobiography by Walter Issacson