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Instagram introduces endlessly looping videos to please advertisers

Instagram has tweaked its video settings so that clips automatically replay in users’ streams — a change that will be mainly welcomed by #brands keen to get as many views for their ads as possible. The users themselves might be less happy as the clips also autoplay, eating up mobile data. Users can choose to have videos preload on Wi-Fi only to save data, but this is not the default option and there’s no way to disable autoplaying altogether.

The change also brings Instagram’s video service closer to rival Vine’s. However, while Vine’s six-second clips are often designed to be looped, Instagram’s 15-second videos generally are not. The Facebook-owned Instagram first introduced video ads in October last year, but was criticized for…

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I can’t get enough of these 90s internet videos

Stop me if this sounds familiar: a popular theory posits that, about every 20 years, pop culture warps, folding in on itself, and nostalgia for two decades prior suddenly becomes hip, as evidenced by, say, a recent spike in the ranks of Pearl Jam cover bands.

Willing as I am to sign up for a study that straps thousands of millennials into electrodes, this isn’t yet a scientifically validated theory. But here’s a personal anecdote: I have an affection for this project from technologist Andy Baio that borders on the defensive. A couple months ago, Baio dumped a collection of videos about the pre-1996 web onto the internet. The videos, culled from VHS tapes, are an exercise in answering a simple question: How did people view the internet…

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Best of CH 2014: Cool Hunting Video: Highlighting our favorite videos of the year, from street magic to empathetic robots

Best of CH 2014: Cool Hunting Video

Cuddling up with friends and family to watch some home videos is a classic holiday pastime, and the CH family can’t help but get nostalgic by revisiting some of our own greatest videos this year. With camera in tow, the CH video team had the fortunate……

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Best of CH 2014: ListenUp: Spaced-out synth solos, vocal experiments, emoji videos, exciting newcomers, legendary acts and so much more in the year’s musical highlights

Best of CH 2014: ListenUp

As we bid adieu to 2014, we take a look back at the hundreds of new songs and albums (and even our own 4/20-themed playlist) we shared with our readers. While we said goodbye this year to a few music legends who have shaped today’s contemporary sound……

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YouTube is adding an automatic GIF creator to videos

YouTube has quietly added an automatic GIF creator tool to a handful of its videos. The new tool, spotted by Andy Baio, allows the creation of GIFs by selecting a section of YouTube video footage from the video’s “Share” menu. GIFs created using the tool can only be a maximum of five seconds in length and have to be cribbed from consecutive video footage, but text can be overlaid on the top and bottom of the image for easy meme creation.

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15 Inspiring Startup Presentation Videos For Entrepreneurs

Feeling deflated with failures or launches that didn’t ignite in 2014? Everyone has to experience failure in their lifetime, it is what we do of it – or what we become because of it – that sets the success stories apart from the rest. There is no better way to do this than to seek inspiration from those who have gone through their set of hardships and successes.

In this year end post, we’d like to invite you to have a look at 15 inspiring videos by 15 strong, charismatic, hardworking and experienced entrepreneurs who have gone the distance and decided to fall back and help the rest of us who are still running in the rat race.

If you have a startup under your care or want to take the entrepreneurial route, take some time to go through these short videos and get a bit of help from the experts.

Guy Kawasaki: Make Meaning In Your Company

Guy Kawasaki is an award-winning author of 10 books, the creator of and the chief evangelist of Apple in the past. In this video he shares his entrepreneurial secrets, summarizing his top 10 tips for those who are starting a company. He says that the only thing to make profit is to create a meaning, and that the only way to create a meaning is to increase the quality of life (with your products or services), correct what’s wrong, and prevent the end of something good.

Richard Branson: Advice For Entrepreneurs

Richard Branson is an English business magnate and investor. He is best known as founder and owner of the Virgin Group which contains over 400 different companies. Billionaire Richard Branson believes people should be able to take time off work whenever they want – no questions asked. Also, he advises us to be a great listener, motivator, and be very good at praising and looking for the best in people.

Larry Page Of Google Gives Tips On Entrepreneurship

Larry Page, one half of the founders behind Google is a computer scientist and business magnate. The tips he’s giving in this video were derived from his success story: Google. And despite the fact that this video is already 12 years old, these tips are still relevant today. For him, one should not be afraid to set aggressive and high goals as it will encourage more resourcefulness.

The Small Business Expert – Sizzle Reel – See Susan Solovic in Action

Susan Solovic is a Small Business Expert, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author, and an award-winning serial entrepreneur. Susan Solovic’s keynotes are focused on women running small businesses. She describes the difficulties women face when entering the world of business and offers encouragement to those facing hardships in their endeavors.

Jason Fried: The Drug-Dealing Model Of Online Business

Jason Fried is a co-founder of Basecamp, formerly known as 37signals. His business model speech gives fair advice to small business owners. He uses the analogy of running a business like a drug dealer. This speech may use humorous comparison, but it holds useful information.

Marc Eckō On Entrepreneurship As An Art Form

Marc Eckō is an American fashion designer, entrepreneur, artist, investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder and Chief Creative Officer of Marc Eckō Enterprises, a billion-dollar global fashion and lifestyle company. In this video he explains that a startup company is a journey, not a destination. Marc dispels the myth that everything will change once a company succeeds and says that business is always a struggle.

Jeff Bezos Advice To Entrepreneurs – Founder Of

Jeff Bezos is an American business magnate and investor, founder and CEO of Under his guidance, Amazon became one of the biggest retailers on the web. In his speech on passion he gives advice to young entrepreneurs: be clear with yourself to find what you really like and then follow your passion.

Entrepreneurship – Vision, By Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote is a business magnate in Nigeria who owns Dangote Group. He is ranked by Forbes Magazine as the 23rd richest man in the world and the richest in Africa. Aliko Dangote is looking beyond cement, sugar and flour (the three commodities that he built his fortune on) and into the oil business. In this business speech he shares his easy-to-follow entrepreneur steps.

Challenges For Young Entrepreneurs: Max Gouchan

The Norwegian entrepreneur Max Gouchan began his own oil company at the age of 18 after dropping out a high school. In this video he shares the lessons he learned and the challenges he faced. Max Gouchan offers some tips that can be applied while starting your own business, or even in life in general.

The Challenges Of Starting A Small Business

Clifford Schorer, Ph.D is a serial entrepreneur who specializes in the startup acquisition and development of small- and mid-sized companies. He focuses on businesses with unique ideas or technologies that are in need of guidance during their initial growth phases.

Don’t Be Afraid To Start Small (Jessica Jackley)

Jessica Jackley, the founder of, an organization that facilities the transfer of money to entrepreneurs and small businesses in developing countries, explains how her model changed the world. She shares her own experience of growing a person-to-person micro-lending site from small.

Michael E. Porter On Management

Michael E. Porter is the Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at The Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness based at Harvard Business School. In this video he advises the audience to set appropriate goals. The clients want something different and unique, so don’t fall into a trap and don’t just follow the latest trends in the pursuit to success.

Kenny Moscot: The Government’s Role In Small Business

Moscot Eyewear and Eyecare has been a New York City institution for nearly 100 years. In 1992 Kenny Moscot, eagerly entered the family business, with a degree in finance, opticianry and a passion for business. This 2-minute long speech discusses the role the government should play to help startups to succeed. As a business owner, he claims that it’s quite challenging to start a business and employ people when one if worried about taxes rather than producing results.

3 Mistakes Kathryn Minshew Vows Not to Repeat

Kathryn Minshew is the founder and CEO of The Muse which offers free career advice and online classes. She understood from her experience that it’s important to choose business partners wisely, get agreements down in writing, and make web presence reflect the long term vision early on in a startup’s life.

Marshall Goldsmith – CEO Crash Course

Marshall Goldsmith is an American leadership coach and the author of management-related literature. He states that it’s important to do what you like and what is meaningful for you. In our rapidly changing world it’s critically important to consistently learn something new as well as to build relationships from all over.

The 11 best videos from today’s PlayStation Experience event

For the first-ever PlayStation Experience event, Sony filled its keynote with an impressive slate of new trailers and on-stage demos — the official PlayStation channel on YouTube, for example, has already uploaded more than 30 new videos from the event. Here’s a very subjective list of our favorite videos.

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Vine adds push notifications to track your favorite users’ new videos

Users of Vine’s apps can now receive push notifications when their favorite users post a video. The latest update to the video-sharing social network’s iOS, Android, and Windows apps introduces a small star button on user profiles. Touch the star on a favorite user’s profile and you’ll track their new videos as they’re uploaded, being notified of new Vines with both a notification in your activity feed inside the app, and a push notification to your device.

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The 7 best Verge videos from last month

It’s now November (and also our third birthday) so we deemed it only appropriate to take a look back at some of the best and most fun videos we made last month. Our video team happens to be some of the most talented folks working on the internet, so we’re honored to show off what amounts to just a handful of the amazing work they’ve done this year. Between reviews and brand new features, you just can’t find anything like this anywhere else. Have a look.

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The Return of Small Empires:

Season 2 debuted this past Tuesday with a profile of Atlanta-based startup PartPic.

New episodes air each Tuesday morning. If…

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