Music streaming now counts towards gold and platinum certification  Music streaming has been all the rage for years now but the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) had yet weigh its merits. However thats about to change. Starting today the RIAA will take into account audio and video streaming numbers in addition to sales when certifying an album gold or platinum. Back in 2013 the music industrys governing body began tallying individual songs towards its so-called Digital Single…

Music streaming now counts towards gold and platinum certification Music streaming has been all the rage for years now but the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) had yet weigh its merits. However thats about to change. Starting today the RIAA will take into account audio and video streaming numbers in addition to sales when certifying an album gold or platinum. Back in 2013 the music industrys governing body began tallying individual songs towards its so-called Digital Single…

Kanye West's infamous "Famous" music video now on YouTube     - CNET  The music video was inspired by a painting by Vincent Desiderio.                                              Screenshot by Xiomara Blanco/CNET                                          Kanye Wests infamous music video for Famous is now available to on YouTube. After its world premiere live-streamed on Tidal it was available exclusively on the streaming-music service for a week. Of course that didnt stop it from being the…

Kanye West's infamous "Famous" music video now on YouTube - CNET The music video was inspired by a painting by Vincent Desiderio. Screenshot by Xiomara Blanco/CNET Kanye Wests infamous music video for Famous is now available to on YouTube. After its world premiere live-streamed on Tidal it was available exclusively on the streaming-music service for a week. Of course that didnt stop it from being the…

'Google Magic' top feature of Pixel phone Verizon leak     - CNET                                              Gizmodo                                          With hours to go until Google announces its newest products wireless company Verizon has accidentally leaked details of the new Pixel phones which include something called Google Magic.  Gizmodo has published images of the Pixel and Pixel XL that Verizon let slip on its Enterprise site. It lists the number one feature as Google Magic…

'Google Magic' top feature of Pixel phone Verizon leak - CNET Gizmodo With hours to go until Google announces its newest products wireless company Verizon has accidentally leaked details of the new Pixel phones which include something called Google Magic. Gizmodo has published images of the Pixel and Pixel XL that Verizon let slip on its Enterprise site. It lists the number one feature as Google Magic…

Rio Olympics nabs live streaming gold     - CNET  Viewers  streamed 883 million live minutes of the 2016 Rio Olympics through Tuesday.                                               Screenshot by Josh Goldman/CNET                                           Watching athletes break records on your phone has helped NBC break an Olympic record of its own.   Through Tuesday viewers streamed 883 million live minutes of the Olympics blowing past the 818 million minutes of live video streamed for the…

Rio Olympics nabs live streaming gold - CNET Viewers streamed 883 million live minutes of the 2016 Rio Olympics through Tuesday. Screenshot by Josh Goldman/CNET Watching athletes break records on your phone has helped NBC break an Olympic record of its own. Through Tuesday viewers streamed 883 million live minutes of the Olympics blowing past the 818 million minutes of live video streamed for the…

Hulu's TV service is coming  and now it will include Time Warner channelsHulu logo on a smartphone. Hulu is an on-demand media streaming company.  Image: Corbis via Getty Images  By Jason Abbruzzese2016-08-03 12:30:35 UTC  Hulus much-anticipated online TV service just added a big partner.  Time Warner announced on Wednesday that it has taken a 10 percent stake in the online video platform a deal that will also bring a variety of popular cable channels to the bundle when it launches in early…

Hulu's TV service is coming and now it will include Time Warner channelsHulu logo on a smartphone. Hulu is an on-demand media streaming company. Image: Corbis via Getty Images By Jason Abbruzzese2016-08-03 12:30:35 UTC Hulus much-anticipated online TV service just added a big partner. Time Warner announced on Wednesday that it has taken a 10 percent stake in the online video platform a deal that will also bring a variety of popular cable channels to the bundle when it launches in early…

Facebook needs to come to grips with being in the news business Image: Getty Images/DAVID MBIYU  By Jason Abbruzzese2016-07-14 22:56:58 UTC  Facebooks role as a distributor of the news is well established. Now its becoming the place where news happens.  Margaret Sullivan media columnist for the Washington Post doesnt think the company is ready to take on that role.  I think that Facebook really sees itself and talks about itself in this way that has nothing to do with news Sullivan said in…

Facebook needs to come to grips with being in the news business Image: Getty Images/DAVID MBIYU By Jason Abbruzzese2016-07-14 22:56:58 UTC Facebooks role as a distributor of the news is well established. Now its becoming the place where news happens. Margaret Sullivan media columnist for the Washington Post doesnt think the company is ready to take on that role. I think that Facebook really sees itself and talks about itself in this way that has nothing to do with news Sullivan said in…

Google gears up for the Olympics by partnering with global networks YouTube stars Image: Google  By Saba Hamedy2016-08-02 16:23:21 UTC  Google is making its play to get eyeballs during the Olympics.  The tech giant announced Monday that it is sending 15 of its YouTube stars to livestream parts of the summer games.   It is also partnering with major global networks including the BBC América Móvil (available in Latin America excluding Brazil) and NHK (Japan) to broadcast event highlights in 60…

Google gears up for the Olympics by partnering with global networks YouTube stars Image: Google By Saba Hamedy2016-08-02 16:23:21 UTC Google is making its play to get eyeballs during the Olympics. The tech giant announced Monday that it is sending 15 of its YouTube stars to livestream parts of the summer games. It is also partnering with major global networks including the BBC América Móvil (available in Latin America excluding Brazil) and NHK (Japan) to broadcast event highlights in 60…

BBC iPlayer Radio app now available in the U.S. BBC does radio well and now Americans can experience the full effect of the UK broadcasters audio content expertise with the iPlayer Radio app for iOS and Android. The app contains all of BBCs radio feeds including Radio 1 through 6 as well as the World Service. It also has offline support for BBC podcasts and curated collections of past content.  The app was originallyreleased for iOS back In 2012 (and on Android in 2013) but the native app…

BBC iPlayer Radio app now available in the U.S. BBC does radio well and now Americans can experience the full effect of the UK broadcasters audio content expertise with the iPlayer Radio app for iOS and Android. The app contains all of BBCs radio feeds including Radio 1 through 6 as well as the World Service. It also has offline support for BBC podcasts and curated collections of past content. The app was originallyreleased for iOS back In 2012 (and on Android in 2013) but the native app…

Tidal adds Google Chromecast support to updated app     - CNET  Enlarge Image  Tidals latest update enables Chromecast support on the mobile app.                                              Tidal                                          Tidal refreshed its media streaming app today with an update that finally lets users send audio and video to a Google Chromecast dongle.  In addition to software bug patches and improvements to the play queue Tidals latest version 1.14.0 for iOS and Android…

Tidal adds Google Chromecast support to updated app - CNET Enlarge Image Tidals latest update enables Chromecast support on the mobile app. Tidal Tidal refreshed its media streaming app today with an update that finally lets users send audio and video to a Google Chromecast dongle. In addition to software bug patches and improvements to the play queue Tidals latest version 1.14.0 for iOS and Android…

All 4 streaming app arrives on PlayStation 4 If your PlayStation 4 hogs the first or second input on your telly there's a good chance it doubles as your TV streaming box too. It already has a bundle of apps including iPlayer and Netflix but today an important service is joining its roster: All 4. The live streaming and on-demand service from Channel 4 (formerly known as 4oD) is now available from the UK PSN store giving you easy access to programmes like Homeland and Fargo. This particular…

All 4 streaming app arrives on PlayStation 4 If your PlayStation 4 hogs the first or second input on your telly there's a good chance it doubles as your TV streaming box too. It already has a bundle of apps including iPlayer and Netflix but today an important service is joining its roster: All 4. The live streaming and on-demand service from Channel 4 (formerly known as 4oD) is now available from the UK PSN store giving you easy access to programmes like Homeland and Fargo. This particular…

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