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Google’s PAC-Maps Gets April Fools’ Ball Rolling Early, Turns Google Maps Into Pac-Man Video Game

Today’s PAC-Maps release is most likely the first of many April Fools’ Day gags from Google.

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360 Degree Video Is Coming To Your Facebook Newsfeed

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Oculus might not have a release date for its virtual reality headset yet, but its parent company Facebook is already thinking about how to incorporate virtual reality into its lifeblood: the newsfeed.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at the f8 developers conference Wednesday that Facebook plans to add newsfeed support for spherical videos—the 360 degree panoramas necessary to make VR an immersive experience. 

Look around where you are right now. Now imagine you’re a camera, your surface studded with many different lenses that capture the scene from all angles. Imagine loading that spherical video into a virtual reality headset, where the wearer has the exact same viewpoint. They can see exactly what you see at this moment. Within a VR headset, they can turn their head from side to side and look up or down, and the view changes as if they are looking around the room.

That’s spherical video, although it’s much cooler to experience than to read about.

Getting Spherical On Facebook

Even outside of a VR headset, Facebook envisions letting newsfeed users pan around in 360 degree videos with a  finger swipe or mouse. It’s the same experience, except the user is viewing through a rectangular window on their screen instead of an immersive VR headset. It doesn’t inspire the same feeling of real presence, but it still captures more of a scene than a traditional camera.

“I actually think that video is going to be more engaging (than video games for virtual reality) in a lot of ways,” Zuckerberg said. “This is a new and much more immersive type of content. You’re actually interacting with it and you feel like you’re there.”

The Newsfeed videos showcased on-stage at F8 were shot with multiple sets of spherical camera arrays, a setup that lets the viewer “jump” from side to side to gain additional perspective in addition to simply panning around. In the demo room, I experienced a live feed of the Facebook campus’ Hacker Square. It was shot with six GoPros arrayed in a ball; their video was then stitched together to provide the panorama.

User-created videos, at least in the near term, would be shot from a single location, much like the GoPro ball. That takes away the feeling of being able to step from side to side, but still allows the viewer to look around as if they are standing in place. The camera pictured above, which is built by professional VR camera company Jaunt, is one high-end example of a stationary camera.

DIY Spheres

Consumer spherical cameras, such as the relatively low-quality Ricoh Theta, currently cost as little as $300. That may drop in coming years as a wave of options from crowdfunding-backed startups and large camera companies hit the market. Eventually, 360 degree cameras could even work their way into our phones. Here’s an example of an image I captured with a Ricoh Theta (which is also capable of shooting video):

Zuckerberg said photos have replaced text as the most commonly shared medium on Facebook, and predicted that within five years that will shift to video. Beyond that, there’s virtual and augmented reality videos.

When Facebook bought Oculus a year ago, Zuckerberg laid out a vision of virtual reality as the ultimate social media tool. That could mean sharing spherical videos and photos with friends across the world, as Facebook revealed today, or creating online worlds and communication apps where people can socialize as if they are in the same room. It more than likely means both.

YouTube began allowing users to upload spherical videos earlier this month—the first example of a major website hosting them. Zuckerberg didn’t say when Facebook would add support, but it would make sense to incorporate it into the newsfeed soon to drum up interest in Oculus ahead of its consumer launch.

Photo by Signe Brewster for ReadWrite

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Monster Drink Lady’s Viral Video Had Best SEO Consultant Ever: God Almighty – Wonkette (satire) (blog)


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Weick made the thoroughly reasonable claim in an interview with “comedian” Daniel Tosh, which appeared Tuesday on Comedy Central. When Tosh complimented her on her excellent dumb video explaining that the Monster logo's “M” is really just …

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Twitter-Hosted Video Can Now Be Embedded On Your Website by @mattsouthern

Twitter recently added a new feature to its service where you can capture and upload video using Twitter’s official apps, allowing you to tweet video without having to first upload that video to a third party. The only problem with this feature was that you couldn’t embed tweets with video into your website like you can with other kinds of tweets. Today Twitter announced a solution to that problem with a new embedded video widget, which works just like Twitter’s official Tweet buttons and embedded tweets. Embedding a video is as simple as clicking on the ‘•••’ button in the tweet […]

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Q&A With Ad Agency Video SEO Pro On Video Advertising – Westchester Magazine (blog)


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Q&A With Ad Agency Video SEO Pro On Video Advertising. Video advertising is growing faster than advertising in most other mediums. Why? And what does it mean for your ad strategy? We speak to local agency Video SEO Pro to find out. By Amy R.

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Video Of Matt Cutts Talking About The Early Days At Google

Miss hearing from Google’s Matt Cutts? Here is a 34 minute video of him giving a talk at UNC Chapel Hill the other week.

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Outtakes from Pubcon Las Vegas 2014 [VIDEO] by @mattsouthern

While digging through our archive of Pubcon 2014 footage, we found some interesting clips that didn’t make it into the final cut. Please enjoy. #Bloopers #Pubcon #Outtakes

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Europe’s Largest Public School Of Video Games Gets A Major Upgrade

Editor’s Note: This was originally published by our partners at Kill Screen

It’s a cold winter morning at Angoulême, a small town located at the Eastern side of France, and dozens of game developers, students and politicians are about to enter a huge building next to a river. The National Graduate School of Games and Interactive Media of France (ENJMIN) has a new home.

Since 2005, when the ENJMIN started offering graduate courses on game development, much has changed in the game industry. Games have, by and large, become more meaningful, they have a bigger audience now than ever, and they are crossing lines with other art forms more aggressively.

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These changes have also been part of the life of the school, which was founded under the hood of a bigger regional project that has built seven public schools dedicated to creative media in the same neighborhood of Angoulême, a city previously only known for its comics festival.

Building this school from an ancient cigarette paper mill cost 10 million euros ($11.6 million). It was funded by the Ministry of Education of France, the Regional Government and Pôle Image Magelis, the creative media cluster project that France started a decade ago in this town.

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At its inauguration, people gather in the school auditorium to hear game British video game designer Peter Molyneux give the opening speech. He talks about the importance of making mistakes and describes some of his errors when he began his new studio, 22cans, and while making Godus, his latest game. 

“Making mistakes is the most important ingredient in creativity,” he says. Molyneux is followed by a series of speeches by politicians that give their view on how games and other creative media are important to the economic development and cultural heritage of France. They also praise the founder and director of the school, Stephan Natkin, a stubborn professor that had a clear vision for the ENJMIN since its first years.

Apart from the high tech labs, large rooms and the beautiful river view from the project room, the most important elements at any school are the students. After a lunch break, the class of 2014 show game trailers and share some details of their games. 

From a virtual reality climbing experience using the Oculus Rift to a narrative exploring game where you interact with an A.I inside a spaceship, passing through an emotional journey of a fisherman, all of the games are surprisingly polished. The students are all at the end of their two-year Master’s program.

The inauguration ends with a speech by David Cage, one of France’s best-known game developers, and one of the vanguards of narrative video game experiences. After his talk, he decides to stay and spend some time talking to students. He might learn some new things.

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topseos.com Publishes January 2015 Ratings of Ten Best Video SEO Companies – Marketwired (press release)

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Are Your Video Ads Actually Being Seen? Google Will Soon Report On Video Ad Viewability by @mattsouthern

Google will soon let advertisers and publishers know whether or not their video ads delivered via the DoubleClick ad services are actually being watched by customers, Bloomberg reports. This news was announced by Neal Mohan, Google’s vice president of display and video advertising, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week. In keeping with the Media Ratings Council’s standard, Google will let advertisers know what percentage of their videos were at least 50% in a customer’s view for at least two seconds or more. In order to take advantage of this new viewability reporting, advertisers and publishers […]

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