You probably think your dog is cool and yet, can it even shop for groceries?

Mashable - Video - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 15:35

There's not much to this post, and yet it is perhaps the most important thing I have ever written.

Here is what I know: there is a dog, somewhere (perhaps the Bay Area, California), and that dog is pushing a shopping cart around in a grocery store. The dog appears to be a German Shepherd, and the grocery store appears to be well-stocked.

SEE ALSO: Extremely excited pup just can't wait to catch the bus to doggy school

You may be thinking, "So what? It's a fluke, the dog just happened to jump up on the cart." Wrong. Exhibit B:

Look, that's it, okay? That's all I have for this one. The dog is pushing a shopping cart. It is one of the best things I have ever seen in my life and more than 70,000 people have faved the dog. Read more...

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97-year-old grandpa enjoys the wonders of the future in his first Tesla ride

Mashable - Video - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 16:42

Prepare for an absolute sweetness overload as you watch this 97-year-old grandpa ride in a Tesla for the first time.

His grandson told him about the car, but he could hardly fathom all the things the electric car was capable of doing. So they decided take a little joy ride to test it out.

As they drove through town, the grandpa was feeling a bit like he was in the future. At one point, he was taken aback at how quickly the car could pick up momentum and joked, “you gotta have a parachute to drive this car." 

Once it was time to take the grandpa back home, he could hardly describe how cool it was to be in such a futuristic time. In response, his grandson assured him that, yes indeed, “it's the future."  Read more...

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Facebook Video: Views of Sponsored Video Content Jump 258% Since 2016

ReelSEO Online Video Marketing Digest - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 07:03
Tubular’s recent ‘State of Online Video Report' has revealed some important observations into the role sponsored content has played in today’s online video landscape. In short: sponsored content is doing exceedingly well for many brands who’ve tried it, and this trend doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.

Not-so-sneaky kid tries to get past dad's security cam

Mashable - Video - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:46

One kid was practicing his secret agent skills to get past his dad's security camera, and it didn't really work out.

In a YouTube video posted by Jeremy Gabrysch, Gabrysch wrote that his elementary school-aged kids had been coming down "to party" in the middle of the night. 

The dad happened to bust the kids each time, but they didn't know how. After spotting that there was a security camera hidden in the living room, the son decided to take matters into his own hands and tried to disable it by slithering on the floor so he'd go unseen. 

Unfortunately for him, he was definitely caught on camera trying his luck. Maybe next time the kids should just enjoy their parties in the daytime when it's safe.   Read more...

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State of Online Video Q2 2017: Get The Latest Insights and Trends

ReelSEO Online Video Marketing Digest - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 05:11
Get the latest trends and insights in online video. Our quarterly report recaps the actionable metrics that mattered in online video for Q2 2017 and provide an analysis and outlook for the coming quarter.

Publishers put down pitchforks for Facebook, proceed into original video with caution

Mashable - Video - Sat, 08/12/2017 - 09:00

For all of Facebook's big talk about video, it was still just part of the almighty News Feed. 

Publishers hoping to capture a moment of a user's attention looked for thumb-stopping moments, which gave rise to a new and not-terribly compelling format of video that remains endemic to Facebook.

Watch is something different. Facebook's new original video program features TV-like shows made by media companies. Perhaps most importantly, the shows are showcased in a brand new section of the social network.

That's enough to convince publishers, who have spent years contorting to fit into Facebook's plans, that Watch could be big. Read more...

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Facebook quietly bought a startup that can manipulate videos

Mashable - Video - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 17:21

Fake news, it's a big deal on Facebook, and we might just be getting more of it in the form of videos.

Facebook recently bought a startup with an expertise in video manipulation, Deutsche Startups reported. The German-based startup Fayteq has software that is able to remove or add objects in videos, even live ones, and add effects to them. 

SEE ALSO: Facebook's dumbest feature is coming to desktop now, too

The company offers "innovative technologies in the area of off-line and real-time video manipulation, removing the border between reality and fiction," described Siegfried Vater, an investor and partner of Fayteq, according to TechEu. Read more...

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Someone totally re-imagined public transportation—and it looks pretty dope

Mashable - Video - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 16:49

The gyroscopic design is the concept from Dahir Insaat and looks dope. The concept plans to take advantage of the unused medians on the roads.

The design also includes a vision for how fire trucks and ambulances could be improved so that they can reach hazard zones faster.  Read more...

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Trump's latest social media video is a terrible masterpiece

Mashable - Video - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 20:58

It seems every week the White House social team tries out different video transitions ... and it always looks terrible. 

Here's a brief look at this week's masterpiece, which is 3-plus minutes of photos and videos sliding from the top, bottom, and sides of the screen, accompanied by Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA."  It ends with a Looney Tunes effect on a waving American flag. 

Watch the whole thing, if you dare. 

These video skills are out of control, as people noticed on Twitter. 

Trump just wanted to show off how good he's getting at Windows Movie Maker.
Look at those transitions, pretty sharp.

— Tea Party Amercan (@BarryWirth) August 9, 2017

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Facebook is finally ready for its next big move: Taking on TV

Mashable - Video - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 18:24

Updated Aug. 9, 2017, at 6:17 p.m. PDT with additional show details.

Updated Aug. 9, 2017, at 4:23 p.m. PDT with more information from Facebook.

Mark Zuckerberg has been preaching video as our future for the last couple years. On Thursday, he's launching the next big step in the company's quest to dominate every last second of your waking life.

Facebook is set to debut original shows made by media partners exclusively for the social network, marking the company's official entry into the high-end online video world that already includes rivals Amazon, Netflix, Google, and Apple.

It is also a product update, meaning the video tab in Facebook's mobile app will feature a new section called "Watch" to highlight the initiative. "Watch" will also appear on desktop and Facebook's TV apps. Read more...

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Labrador retriever loves splashing around in her pool, and you'll love watching her

Mashable - Video - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 17:17

Dogs and humans alike gotta enjoy those summertime vibes while they last. The weather is warm and the skies are clear, so that makes it the perfect time for taking a dip in the pool.

To enjoy those summer vibes, Teal the Labrador retriever took some time to splash around in her backyard pool and make a few waves. 

"Teal loves her pool, every time she gets in she does this," the video's description says.

Such fun way for a sweet doggo like her to make the best of the great weather. Read more...

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Don’t Steal People from Zuckerberg’s Party & 7 Other Insights I Learned Last Week

ReelSEO Online Video Marketing Digest - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 08:53
Read the latest online video insights fresh from Tubular's Audience Development panel at YouTube Space LA. Get 8 great tips on the latest best practices.

Super cute birb peeps with excitement when he meets his stuffed-animal twin

Mashable - Video - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 13:28

Kids can get pretty excited when their parents bring home a new toy from the store, and so can our wonderful birb friends.

Alex the cockatiel was extremely excited to get a stuffed animal toy (that looks exactly like him) to play with and love forever and ever. The cockatiel's owner presented Alex with the plush twin, and he could barely contain his peeps of excitement when he saw his new buddy.

Since these two are just getting acquainted, Alex didn't seem completely enthusiastic to have plush-Alex invade his personal space, but we're sure they'll be inseparable in no time. Read more...

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Media Companies Are Investing in Multiple Platforms and Longer Video Content

ReelSEO Online Video Marketing Digest - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 09:21
US media companies are shaking things up by investing in longer video content on both YouTube and Facebook. Find out more from our new report on the State of Online Video Q2 2017.

Dollar Shave Club’s New Sponsored Video Campaigns Are Doing F***** Great

ReelSEO Online Video Marketing Digest - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 07:37
Dollar Shave Club's first video went super-viral, but its latest sponsored video campaigns are doing even better for the brand.

How Video Rankings Differ on Google and YouTube [New Study]

ReelSEO Online Video Marketing Digest - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 13:08
A new study not only discloses some critical data about how video rankings differ on Google and YouTube, it also shares strategic insights about the data to provide the reasons for those differences.

How British Airways and Other Airlines Are Using Safety Videos to Fly High Online

ReelSEO Online Video Marketing Digest - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 12:48
British Airways just released a new star-filled safety video online, a full month before it makes an appearance on its planes. We take a look at how airline safety videos are becoming a powerful marketing tool in their own right.

How Hyundai’s ‘Shackleton Returns’ Video Campaign Drove Automotive Brand To Top Position

ReelSEO Online Video Marketing Digest - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 17:55
‘Shackleton’s Return’ by Hyundai is a remarkable example of great storytelling. So, maybe we shouldn’t be surprised that the video campaign has already generated over 100 million video views for the automotive brand.

Millennial Males are Turning to YouTube and Facebook for Football Views and News

ReelSEO Online Video Marketing Digest - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 08:13
Did you know that football videos generated an incredible 23B online video views between May 2016 and May 2017? Or that Facebook live videos about soccer are twice as engaging than for non-live soccer videos? Download our report for more insights.

World’s Largest Unboxing by Volvo Trucks Shows B2B Video Still Amazing

ReelSEO Online Video Marketing Digest - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:49
Volvo Trucks new 'World's Largest Unboxing' video demonstrates that B2B videos can amaze viewers on YouTube as well as any viral or music video.
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