(VIDEO) Outstream Video SSP ConvertMedia Adds To Integrations

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With several companies having helped popularize the format, it is testament to the growing position of so-called "out-stream" video ads that there is now a supply-side ad platform (SSP) dedicated to them. Company chief revenue officer and president Chris Scott, the former Admeld, Criteo and Yieldo exec who joined in February, tells Beet.TV that ConvertMedia is gaining more partnerships with demand-side partners, too. "TubeMogul, Videology, and Index are integrating with us," he says. "We see that as a powerful testament to what we're doing. A lot of agencies will now be able to buy through those partners."


Swift debuts new video

FOX News

Taylor Swift's newest music video has arrived and it opens with the pop star emerging from a grave. Swift's music video for "Look What You Made Me Do" premiered during the MTV Video Music Awards. The video begins with shots of a cemetery and a decomposed Swift crawling out of a grave before shifting to several more glamorous looks. The macabre opening plays on one of the key lines from the song, in which Swift says the old version of herself can't come to the phone because she's dead. The video ends with Swift appearing as several characters from the music video, and her life.


Let's Play: In Which Someone Else Actually Plays

Forbes - Tech

Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. The author is a Forbes contributor. The opinions expressed are those of the writer. The concept of Let's Play videos is simple: You watch someone else play video games. Sounds boring, but these videos are in high demand.


Instagram's group video chat hits your phone today

Engadget

At last month's F8 conference, Facebook announced that a video chat feature for Instagram was in the works. Today, that starts rolling out to users across the world. And as was previously announced, it works with groups, too. The video chat automatically adjusts as more people are added to a maximum of five participants, yourself included. You can minimize a video call in progress to a small window and scroll through the rest of the app, which should please the multitaskers out there.While that's being rolled out, Instagram has also revamped the Explore tab, keeping the tile-style look but expanding the topics to include sports, movies and a section curated especially for you based on past behavior.


Amazon Prime Video is offering dubious conspiracy videos

Engadget

It won't surprise you to hear that streaming services are full of documentary-style videos with dodgy claims about aliens or the paranormal. Amazon Prime Video, however, is coming under fire for offering considerably worse. The Telegraph has noticed that the service includes numerous conspiracy videos from widely discredited sources like Alex Jones and David Icke. Amazon isn't going out of its way to promote the junk theories (which include the New World Order and reptilian aliens). As a subscription service, though, it's paying the authors for their work -- unlike YouTube, it can't just pull ads.