Our Take:

In what seems like an effort to compete with Snapchat’s “Our Story” feature, in which users contribute personal snaps to a live event going on in his or her area, Facebook launched an app called Riff on Wednesday. It allows users to make videos collaboratively by choosing a topic and inviting friends to add their own videos. This could be a great tool for brands on Facebook as well. Imagine user generated content from fans relating to particular series, characters or events. Read more below.

[ptraw]We’re introducing Riff, a creative tool to make videos with friends.[/ptraw]

By Josh Miller, Product Manager Having fun with friends is at the heart of the Facebook experience. Recently, a few Facebook employees stayed after-hours to work on a side project. Our hunch was that if you could make videos collaboratively, the creative process would be more fun and the final product would be cooler.

Read More at Fb

The Daily


YouTube TV Returns to Roku

Roku and Google have set down their swords, agreeing to a multi-year deal that will bring YouTube TV back to the Roku channel store and keep the YouTube app on the platform. “This agreement represents a

Read the Full Issue
The Skinny is delivered on Tuesday and focuses on the cable profession. You'll stay in the know on the headlines, topics and special issues you value most. Sign Up


Seeking an INDUSTRY JOB?

Hiring? In conjunction with our sister brand, Cynopsis, we are offering hiring managers a deep pool of media-savvy, skilled candidates at a range of experience levels and sectors, The result will be an even more robust industry job board, to help both employers and job seekers.

Contact John@cynopsis.com for more information.