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Vevo Gets Full Revamp – Wants To Become Vice Of Music Videos

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Vevo is trying to refashion itself into a service cool enough for you to remember what it is.

The online music video company on Thursday launched a sleeker app — its second revamp in less than a year — that adds firepower for personalized recommendations, puts artists on greater display and aims to hone the edge to its original content.

“This a big bet,” Erik Huggers, the CEO of Vevo, said in an interview Thursday. “There is a real opportunity beyond…just dropping a song or video in a playlist.”

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Vevo’s new app introduces a video player that favors “vertical” viewing, the way most people naturally hold their phones.

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The revamp is the latest attempt by Vevo to establish its own identity apart from the little logo in the corner of YouTube’s most popular videos. Vevo is a bedrock for music videos on the internet. It offers 200,000 official music videos that draw 18 billion views a month globally on its popular YouTube channel and its own site and app. Yet most would struggle to recall its name.

Similar to how Vice has become synonymous with edgy alt-news for the mobile age, Vevo is aiming to become the go-to place to revel in music video culture. But competition is fierce for music lovers’ attention: Audio-first services like Apple Music and Spotify are adding more video. Apple Music has even begun funding music videos by artists like Drake and other projects to secure them as exclusives for a period of time.

Vevo updated its app with a more personalized video feed that previews videos with a 15-second silent autoplay, all shown in vertical, “portrait” orientation. When you tap a video to start rolling, the app’s new player stays in vertical mode. That leads to some instances where important text or images on the edges of the frame are cut off, but users can swipe up to shrink the player so nothing is obscured, which also reveals a playlist of recommendations below the clip. You can always rotate the device to watch the video in a traditional horizontal mode.

The app also adds the option of making your activity on Vevo a public profile, giving it a more social network flavor.

Vevo’s original content arm is adding a roster of hosts for short-form videos to come, and it is hiring curators who will work with a team of data scientists to create and direct users to playlists relevant to their tastes. Vevo is planning to make short films and foster more live productions to watch on-demand later.

The look of Vevo got an overhaul as well. Its black-and-white logo is sharper, and all of its “sub-brands” — like live-event series Vevo Presents and emerging-artist showcase Vevo Dscvr — fall in line with a similar style. As a result, their thumbnails look more natural sitting next to each other.

Vevo is a joint venture of two of the three major music labels, Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment. Outside investor Abu Dhabi Media and YouTube’s parent, Google, also hold stakes in Vevo.

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Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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Google Stadia – The Future Of Gaming Or Not ? – Reader Opinion

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A few weeks ago, Google announced the release of Google Stadia a new state of the art gaming platform that would change gaming as we know it apparently.

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This has been met with a lot of skepticism in the gaming community if this is going to actually work but I believe Stadia has what it takes to change the whole console gaming model that we have been used to for years, However, it would take some time to actually give Microsoft and Sony a run for their money.

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Google Stadia actually got me thinking Sony’s Playstation and Microsoft’s Xbox would have a strong problem to contend with when it fully launches this year. Google Stadia’s cross-platform play is something I’m looking forward to, so you can play hardware intensive games on a system or phone with low specs.

Imagine playing PUBG or FIFA on a 1GB RAM Phone or Laptop and it runs without any lagging or glitches. So it’s practically goodbye to having to get a new system to play some games if they are available on Stadia.

I decided to put out this question to you guys on facebook and I was pretty impressed with the replies I got.

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Apeh Ikechukwu said – Even if it will be the beginning of the end for PlayStation 4 and Xbox, it will take time A very long time for it to gain popularity and to be accepted by all.
What if it becomes more expensive? That you have to pay huge to access it?

George Oz said – I don’t think to gain popularity is a problem, the announcement alone gathered enough publicity online. And yes it is definitely the end for others Like x-Box and co…Sometimes let’s learn to think Outside the Box.
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Osazeme Usen said – Stadia will take quite a long while to catch on. Internet speed is still an issue in most nations of the world. In the long run, stadia will eventually be cheaper than owning a console and purchasing games but that’s not going to happen anytime soon.

Olusola Glory Olamide said – Before we throw those Xboxes, PlayStations, Nintendo Switches and stuffs to the bin of history we have questions to answer.
Will most gamers’ broadband connections be fast enough to make a streaming service of that proposition? Will developers all come on board? And is Google the right company to trust with the future of the games industry? Though we’ve got Apple on board and Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon are also in the launch plus Sony Nintendo and others won’t stay put.

ューセッ州 小岩 マサチ said – I feel we will have to pay for most of the games…and Nigeria’s 4g speed is about 2mb/s.

Samuel Jarvis Adeyemi said -Stadia is a good innovation from Google and I think it’s great since gaming could be done on a device, they said it would be super fast even cheating the speed of light in 4k Res without a glitch.
Anyways Google is the software boss, I think they can do it.

I hope Xbox and PS4 meet up but cloud gaming is not really their stuff. And Google has the resources.

Swiss Alex said – well mainly I would say Google Stadia is a welcome development but Xbox and the ps4 has to upgrade too

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Google Stadia looks like something that would work very well in countries with very fast broadband connections for now. Hopefully, Google would find a way to bridge the gap and fix things before it gets rolled out to Africa and Asia. Nevertheless, it’s a win for gamers with this. So what’s your take on this?

The comment box is yours, let me know what you think

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Checkout The Xiaomi Fast Charge Tech That Charges A Phone Full In 17 Minutes

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The new Xiaomi Fast Charge Technology looks to eliminate one major problem we all face daily and that is slow charging.

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At the moment, Oppo’s SuperVOOC is the fastest wired charger with its 50W speeds at 10V/5A, but Xiaomi is coming up something crazier and different that can charge a dead battery to 100% in just 17 minutes.

Here is a video posted by Xiaomi’s brand president Lin Bin, it shows a phone with 4000mAh battery charged fully in just 17 minutes.

Xiaomi has compared this to OPPO’s 50W (10V/5A) Super VOOC Charging that charges 3700mAh battery up to 65% in 17 minutes.

This was introduced as the world’s fastest smartphone charging tech that can charge the phone up to 92% in 30 minutes.

For comparison, Huawei’s upcoming 55W Super Charge fast charging technology for the Mate X’s 4500mAh battery will need just 35min to fully charge the device.

Xiaomi’s new Super Charge Turbo technology is currently in testing stage and will take some time to reach the market… it will be announce few hours from now at an event.

An interesting move I must say, I feel this is a good innovation. I hope other companies adopt this technology quickly

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