Back in March, a developer named Renan Cakirerk wrote a small piece of code that made a big impact on Netflix. Cheekily named “god mode,” it addressed one of the most annoying aspects of trying to use Netflix in your browser: scrolling through the company’s ever-growing list of movies. Once enabled, it would simply give you one, big list. Instead of sitting there, holding your mouse in anticipation, you could simply find the title you wanted and get on with watching.
via The science behind Netflix’s first major redesign in four years | The Verge.
Patrick Drahi, Altice telecom group’s majority shareholder, was in New York Thursday, meeting with top Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) executives, including CEO Rob Marcus, to discuss a possible cash-and-stock buyout of the No. 2 cable operator in the U.S.
via Altice’s Drahi meets with Marcus as FCC gives OK to Charter to also pursue TWC – FierceCable.
YouTube is adding TrueView for Shopping, meaning that viewers can click and buy products listed directly within pre-roll videos. The ads are powered by an integration with Google Merchant Center, delivered in ‘cards’ alongside retailers’ video ads on mobile and desktop.
via YouTube HFR and in-ad links |.
Google’s video service promises silky smooth playback for gaming and fast-action videos alongside partnerships with game-capture firms
via YouTube adds 60fps live-streaming video as it ramps up battle with Twitch.
German pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland will produce and broadcast the final game of domestic football cup DFB Pokal on May 30, 2015 in Berlin in Ultra HD.
via Sky D to show DFB football final in Ultra HD.
New subscriber growth has taken Israeli satellite platform Yes to a new subscriber high.
But CEO Ron Eilon is still critical of the current regulatory environment.
via Yes reaches new subscriber record.
TP Vision has announced a few new apps for its Phiips smart TVs.
A new news app called Newsmax TV ois now available to an international audience and can be accessed on all devices from 6xx8-9xx9.
via New apps on Philips TVs.