The Playback

Top headlines and news across the digital video industry, curated each week by JW Player


  • Why Video Ads Still Load Slowly (eMarketer, 2/26) Brian Rifkin, co-founder of video software company JW Player, spoke with eMarketer’s Ross Benes about the technical details that create latency with video ads.



  • Goodbye from LittleThings (LittleThings, 2/28) When we officially spun off from PetFlow and into LittleThings, I remember talking to Alex about creating original video. Six months after we agreed that it would probably be too expensive to try, we had a tiny and functional studio producing hands-only food videos.



  • Twitter is finally rolling out a ‘save for later’ feature called Bookmarks (Recode, 2/28) Twitter is rolling out a new feature that lets users save tweets in a private section of the app so they’re easy to find later on. The new feature, called Bookmarks, should let users easily save articles they want to read or videos they want to watch but might not have time for in the moment.


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