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Katie Nolan on being a sports personality in the digital age

Image: twitter screenshotKatie Nolan works for ESPN, but her Saturday work shift wasn't a typical made-for-TV broadcast. For one, she was seated in an armchair, legs curled up underneath her, and was dressed in a flannel and jeans.  SEE ALSO: How Shea Serrano went from schoolteacher to leader of

Vertical video finally became a thing this year

A view of people holding phones at NBC's "Today"Image: Noam Galai/WireImageThe iPhone X is basically one gigantic screen, but the "notch" right at the top of the display guides the owner on how to hold it. The phone should be held vertically, where the length is far longer than

Facebook signs first-ever deal with record label

Facebook and Universal Music Group have come together.Image: facebookFacebook is getting more musical. In what's been quite the long-time coming for the social network, Facebook has signed its first-ever deal for music rights with a record label.  Universal Music Group and Facebook agreed on a multi-year deal that lets

Facebook now has exclusive music

Turn the sound on.Image: mashableFacebook is making it easier to find the right soundtrack for your original videos with "Sound Collection." On Friday, the social network released thousands of exclusive audio tracks and sound effects that can be used for videos uploaded to the network. They're all free and

How Facebook Watch will overtake YouTube

YouTube or Facebook?Image: Getty ImagesStop me if you’ve heard this one: Facebook is crushing Snapchat. Well, forget that, because I’m interested in a much bigger tech company Facebook is poised to overtake: Google’s YouTube.   Facebook has managed to grow, outpace, and marginalize its competitors thanks to its huge

Hey YouTubers, Facebook has a new app for you

YouTube stars, meet Facebook for Creators.Image: facebookFacebook is getting serious about high-quality video, and that means getting serious about the people that make high-quality video. Facebook launched a new app Thursday that it calls a "one stop shop" for all creators. The "Facebook for Creators" app offers exclusive features

So, a Chinese company might have spent $1 billion on a kid karaoke app

Musical.ly created new viral stars like Jacob Sartorius.Image: jacob sartorius$1 billion. That was the price tag for what's cool, according to Justin Timberlake Sean Parker's conversation with Facebook cofounder Mark Zuckerberg. Apparently, it's still true.  Musical.ly just sold to Beijing Bytedance Technology, the companies announced Friday. The price tag

Hidden in Twitter are dozens of original video series

Saeed Jones and Isaac Fitzgerald are the hosts of BuzzFeed's new morning show AM to DM.Image: buzzfeed/drew reynoldsTwitter TV—it's here, sort of. The world's most stressful social network has signed a flurry of deals for live video in recent months, bringing original content from major media companies and professional

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