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Facebook Is Reportedly In Talks To Bring Music Videos To The News Feed

If you have been to Twitter recently you may have noticed an auto-playing video on the site. Today, Facebook made public some of that work, officially acknowledging that video piracy is an problem and announcing that it's taking steps to improve its video matching technology. Facebook has only identified three of the partners — Fullscreen, Jukin Media and ZEFR, a company that helps content owners track their videos on YouTube. Find out how to disable auto-playing videos and animated gifs on the social messaging website Twitter.

The move would ratchet up the competition with YouTube, the Google-owned video website that has long reigned as the Internet's most popular hub for videos — music videos are a particularly big draw at YouTube. The record labels would choose which videos appear Video on Facebook, and Facebook and the labels would share revenue from advertising that appears alongside the videos, according to the New York Times report. Our text-to-video technology will automatically create a video out of your favorite stories in seconds.

In the future, imagine watching 360 videos of a friend's vacation to a small village in France or a festival in Brazil — you'll be able to look around and experience it as if you were there. There are a number of publishers sharing new 360 videos on Facebook today, including Star Wars , Discovery , GoPro , LeBron James & Uninterrupted , NBC's Saturday Night Live , and VICE These videos help show the range of possibilities with this new medium.

The algorithm, developed by researchers at Ramón Llull University in Barcelona, cross-references videos against a huge database of known footage with the aim of matching their locations. Because terror groups often film and release videos of hostages, the researchers have suggested that the technology could have some counter-terrorism applications. Twitter hopes Moments created by Nasa, media brands and for news and sports can attract its next 100m users.

Still in its early stages of development, the technology located 3% of videos included in a recent study to within 10km of their location, and 1% of videos tested to within 1km. Counter-terrorism researchers and intelligence agencies already employ a series of techniques to ‘geolocate' videos - trying to discern the location they were shot. The #1 tech news app - offering the most comprehensive daily breaking news coverage from nearly 1,500 licensed & trusted news sources worldwide.