Google expanding beyond the computer screen to your TV screen

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At the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas, Google’s president of global partnerships Daniel Alegre spoke at the closing general session about steps Google is taking to increase their involvement with the TV industry. This includes improvements to help viewers find shows they want to watch, changes to the DoubleClick ad platform to make it an effective option for TV, and even a little bit of help for content creators. Read more

Google’s first 360 VR live-action film, ‘Help’, offers a glimpse into the future of cinematography

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In case you haven’t realized, 360-degree┬ávideo is fast becoming a thing in 2016. Google launched 360-degree live video streaming and spatial audio to YouTube a couple of days ago, as well as its VR View platform that makes it easy for developers to embed VR content into websites and apps back in March. If you caught the trailer for its 360-degree short live-action film called Help on YouTube, then you may want to join us after the break to watch the full 5-minute video. Read more

Play podcasts right in the Google app

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On Monday, podcasts went live on Google Play. Now your episodic listening habits can be satisfied by using the same digital hub that stores apps, games, movies, and music. But if you just want the quickest way possible to listen to podcasts, the Google app might just be your best avenue. Today, the Google app went live with in-app playback for podcasts after just searching the name of the show.

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