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Rumble’s Top 10 Videos of 2017

It’s that time of the year again and we’re happy to bring you some of the top videos from 2017. With so much incredible content uploaded to rumble.com over the past year, it definitely wasn’t the easiest of tasks to put this list together. There’s arguably a ton of other clips which could have made the cut.

With that in mind, we couldn’t be more proud of our community and want to give out a big THANK YOU to all of our creators and viewers. Without further ado, here is Rumble’s Top 10 Videos of 2017! Enjoy…

For such a big dog, this Great Dane sure complains like a little puppy! So what if he has his jacket on?

So this must be what “having your stomach in a twist” looks like. We hope it’s not permanent…

Watching this pregnant couple dance with their baby gives us the envies. That kid sure has a lot of talent brewing in its veins.

Having a workout buddy is always a good idea. Unless it’s a German Shepherd; those will just get in the way.

Ever wondered why there are rows of old tires around the Go-Kart track? Well, now you know.

Everyone, drop your water bottles. The coolest teacher in Canada has been found and he can out-flip you all!

Having this trained dog around will always come in handy especially for people suffering seizures! Watch how well he mastered the technique on how to act when owner is in trouble!

These two adorable siblings were about to introduce their first video tutorial to the world. Unfortunately this angry tornado had some other plans for their evening!

This Bulldog will watch your back and warn you every time there is a scary scene coming up in a horror movie. It is good to have Khaleesi around to keep the bad guys away!

The manners on this puppy! It really put its foot in its mouth with all that talking back!

Hope you enjoyed the list! We can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2018!

And remember to head on over to Rumble and upload your captured moments! Who knows, you might even make next year’s list!

MSN Payments Now Reporting Directly Via Rumble

Good news everyone!

We’ve finalized a deal with Microsoft to allow MSN views to populate in real-time as Rumble views in your account.

As you all know, third party views can sometimes take up to six months to be reported into your dashboard. With this improvement, we can provide Microsoft’s MSN stats within just a few days. This will minimize the wait time for your earnings to populate and speed up the time for you to hit that cash out button!

This feature went live on August 1st, so starting immediately users will no longer see MSN reporting earnings into their dashboards. Any earnings from the previous 6 months will still be processed as MSN views and may take up to 6 months to become available.

Keep uploading those videos, and as a reminder, 3rd party distribution is only available for videos uploaded under Video Management.

 

The Rumble eStore is Now Live!

Hello everyone!

Rumble has been growing at an incredible pace since it’s inception. This year alone our community has grown by roughly 25,000 new users and we’re only 8 months into 2017!

A large part of this growth is thanks to our extremely supportive users who share the Rumble platform through word of mouth and online support forums. Recently, our members have been requesting for more ways they can help grow our user base and increase Rumble’s exposure and brand recognition.

The Rumble team is so proud and grateful to have such a supportive community. So we’ve been working hard to build and launch our new Rumble eStore and We are very excited to introduce our new line of Rumble branded clothing, accessories, and everyday lifestyle items.

We hope our new eStore will allow Rumble’s users and creators show their support for our community in the most personal way yet, and to help spread Rumble’s platform beyond our online presence.

You can find the store here: https://rumble-store.myshopify.com/

We can’t wait to see everyone rocking their Rumble shirts, hats and other items!

Former Chief Science Officer of Cognitive Computing at IBM and Current Chief Technology Officer of Viome, Guruduth Banavar, Joins Rumble Advisory Board

 

TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Rumble announced today that Guruduth Banavar, the former IBM Vice President and Chief Science Officer of Cognitive Computing at IBM and current Chief Technology Officer of Viome is joining the company’s advisory board. With more than 20 years of experience in artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and a range of advanced technologies, Mr. Banavar will use his expertise to mentor Rumble’s technology team to scale the company’s machine learning and AI capabilities across its video platform.

“Guru brings a unique blend of experience that will be valuable for Rumble’s growth. Not only does he have a proven track record of developing and growing AI technologies and solutions with IBM’s Watson, but he is also experienced in applying advanced technologies to solve tough business problems,” said Chris Pavlovski, founder and chief executive officer of Rumble. “Rumble is growing at an extremely rapid pace and Guru’s expertise and mentorship of our technology team will help to propel Rumble’s proprietary video technology to the next level.”

During Mr. Banavar’s 21-year career at IBM, he led the Cognitive Computing group, where he directed business strategy and a worldwide team responsible for creating a range of Watson AI technologies and solutions. As Chief Science Officer of Cognitive Computing, he was responsible for advancing IBM’s scientific ecosystem with leading institutions like MIT, RPI, and UIUC. Mr. Banavar also held the role of CTO for IBM’s Smarter Cities initiative for almost four years, leading global strategic engagements to improve public safety, transportation and other city services to make cities more livable and sustainable. Mr. Banavar currently is CTO of Viome, the first company to offer wellness as a service by applying AI to complex biological data to provide personalized recommendations for healthy living.

“Rumble is making tremendous strides in video rights management, which will be crucial for the future of video analysis and artificial intelligence,” said Mr. Banavar. “I’m excited to be joining the Rumble advisory board at such a pivotal time, and look forward to mentoring the Rumble technology team to drive the next phase of Rumble’s growth by using advanced machine learning with licensed social videos.”

Mr. Banavar received a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Utah. He has published more than 50 research papers and co-invented more than 25 patents. Mr. Banavar’s work has been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and other international media. He is an elected member of the IBM Academy of Technology, has spoken on the Nobel, Aspen, and Milken stages, and gave the 2017 Turing Lecture.

Via Businesswire

Rumble Now Allows Users to Delete Comments from Their Videos

Due to popular demand, we have added a new feature to allow users to delete comments made on their videos. Like our community boards, Rumble has never moderated or removed user’s comments unless they violated our community standards. Rumble will always continue to encourage free speech and active discussion on our platform between our community of creators and viewers.

We suggest our creators use this new functionality to maintain their comment section clear from spam. The Rumble development team has recently implementing several anti-spam measures, however some spam comments slip through our security filters. While we continue our efforts to combat spam, we want to extend this control to our creators as well.

We love our Rumble community and a big part of it comes from knowing that everyone has a right to express their opinion. We hope our community doesn’t use this function to remove other Rumble user’s opinions that may differ from their own. Not only does active discussion build our community, but it encourages virality and distribution of the video itself.

The Rumble team is here to listen, please feel free to continue reporting any spam to our support team at support@rumble.com. If you have any ideas for improving the Rumble experience, we hope to hear from you as well!

Rumble Enables Video Privatization Through Domain Whitelists or Blacklists

 

Today Rumble proudly launched a new feature so creators can have more control over their distribution. This new DRM (digital rights management) feature allows video creators to blacklist or whitelist specific websites, including Rumble.com from displaying their videos.

In order to take advantage of the new feature, a creator must create a channel and place specific video content in that channel. Once the channel is created, the creator can add a whitelist or blacklist restriction to their channel. All the videos contained within that channel will now have the applicable restriction on that group of videos.

“Transparency and control are very important elements when trying to drive value to creators” says Chris Pavlovski, CEO of Rumble. “Adding these privatization controls takes us a step closer in delivering the most powerful video platform for creators of all types.”

Rumble currently has over 55,000 active creators on their platform, mostly comprising of social video creators that are filming interesting moments at home, but also includes larger creators like America’s Funniest Home Videos, Reuters, and Storyful. The new feature will be of major importance to long-form creators or subscription based websites that only want to have their content displayed on a single domain or behind a paywall.

To access your Restriction Manager: Your Channels >  Select Restrictions >  Select from “No restriction”, “BLackList” & “Whitelist”.

With this new tool, Rumble is giving creators an even tighter oversight over their content allowing them to control exactly where their videos can or can’t be shown.

 

–  Mario

Rumble Launches Video Embeds for Reddit with No Ads

Hello Rumblers,

Today Rumble proudly announces that we are launching direct video embeds for Reddit.com through Embedly. Additionally, Rumble will provide a superior viewing experience for the Reddit community by disabling all advertisements on the Reddit embeds.

“We put a lot of emphasis on user experience, so performance is very important to us. We optimize everything from the player being rendered in the browser to the infrastructure delivering it to the user” states the CTO, Wojtek Hlibowicki. “Our player is usable even before everything is fully loaded. For instance, our user interface loads separately and seamlessly hooks into the player. In the end, the Rumble player appears to be loaded as if it was part of the content on the page.”

Starting today, not only can you can use Embedly to easily embed Rumble videos on your site, but you can also share your Rumble video links directly on Reddit and the video will play within the Reddit website. Through Embedly, this also enables direct embeds on other websites such as Medium.com and many more.

With Rumble’s increasingly large portfolio of exclusively managed social video, the Rumble creator community can now easily access the Reddit audience in a way that provides transparent tracking of their videos. Additionally, Reddit has more than 50 thousand active communities and over 8 billion pageviews a month, giving Rumble creators a great way to leverage a largely untapped platform with a massive audience.

Let’s get Reddit ready to Rumble!

 

New Australia Server Announced

Hello Rumblers,

We are very happy to announce that a new local server in Australia has been launched. We know Rumble has a lot of passionate viewers, creators and publishers in the Oceania Region and we worked hard to ensure that we provide the best Rumble experience to this region of the world. This new infrastructure will provide a faster and smoother site experience to our Rumblers in Australia and surrounding regions.

We’re continually working on improving the Rumble experience for all our users globally and are currently working on adding more local servers around the world. Stay tuned for future launches! We hope our Rumble community is as excited about this launch as we are!

Mario