China will blame TikTok-like video apps for their users’ content

China’s growing crackdown on internet media now includes some tight limits on short-form video apps like TikTok. Recently imposed guidelines make app creators responsible for the content their users post, and ask platforms to review every bit of content — no mean feat when TikTok alone has roughly 150 million users in China. There’s a […]

First ‘State of Decay 2’ content update adds stealthy crossbows

If you thought State of Decay 2 was getting a bit stale even with a little DLC, relief is at hand. Undead Labs has released its expected free Zedhunter update, and it promises some significant changes to the gameplay in addition to extra missions — and one might seem familiar. Most notably, it now includes […]

How digital media companies are recreating content bundles to overcome fragmentation and grow subscribers

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence. Current subscribers can read the report here. Business Insider Intelligence As streaming becomes an increasingly mainstream behavior among consumers, the video industry has produced new combinations of streaming video programming services to prepare for the progressive overhaul in how media is distributed.See the […]

YouTube cracks down on ‘duplicative content’

Members of YouTube’s Partner Program (YPP), those creators who monetize their content on the platform, must adhere to new rules regarding “duplicative content.” According to a post on the company’s Help Forum, YouTube Partners, both new and established, who break the new duplicate content rules will face their channel’s removal. YouTube states that these changes […]

How consumers rank Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube on privacy, fake news, content relevance, safety, and sharing (FB, GOOGL, TWTTR, MSFT, SNAP)

  Digital trust is the confidence people have in a platform to protect their information and provide a safe environment for them to create and engage with content. Business Insider Intelligence surveyed over 1,300 global consumers to evaluate their perception of Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Consumers’ Digital Trust rankings differ across security, […]

Valve explains ‘progress’ toward a new Steam Store content policy

It’s been a few months since Valve announced an “allow everything onto the Steam Store, except for things that we decide are illegal, or straight up trolling” content policy and it’s still working out the details. A new blog post provides some insight on how it plans to handle the store once sexual content is […]

FCC chairman pushes for internet content transparency laws

The FCC isn’t involved in the latest round of tech companies’ congressional testimony, but that isn’t stopping Chairman Ajit Pai from chiming in. The regulator has written a blog post effectively calling for laws requiring internet companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter to disclose how they decide on bans, demonetization and other policy decisions. People […]

4 ways the AR cloud is connecting digital content with the physical world

GUEST: Since Apple’s release of ARKit, it’s become easier than ever to make AR experiences. However, an initial stumbling block for the nascent mobile AR ecosystem was the fact that AR experiences were solitary. That is, it wasn’t possible to make seamless real-time multiplayer AR experiences, and content didn’t persist in the spaces where these […]

AMD’s Radeon Pro WX8200 is for content creators on a budget

AMD has been pushing Intel on the CPU high-end with new, more budget-minded offerings like the 32-core Ryzen Threadripper, and now it’s doing the same to NVIDIA. Just ahead of Siggraph 2018, AMD launched the Radeon Pro WX 8200, a card aimed not at gamers but workstation-using content creators. With 8GB of ECC RAM, the […]

Twitch nixes Communities, adds tags to improve content discovery

Video game streaming service Twitch launched Communities in February of last year. These were ostensibly hub page for specific games or topics that members could create to help people find content. Now the company will shut these pages down mid-September in favor of a new tagging system. Twitch will also add 10 new categories for […]