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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

Reserve Your Name & Create Channels

As promised, we have finally completed the development of user channel creation. As a user on Rumble, you will now have the ability to build subscribers to your channel and control your content and audience in a much easier way.

Although we can’t license and distribute every video being uploaded, we believed adding the ability to create channels was a necessary part of our evolution. The next major development program for Rumble will be introducing our ad controls, so that you can properly monetize your channels. If we can’t help in distribution or syndication for you, we at least believe you should have absolute control over audience and monetization. Stick with us, and it will pay off in the long run 🙂

Now let me explain how you can create your channels on Rumble.

channel creation on rumble

Once you fill out all your details on the CREATE CHANNEL page, click SAVE and your channel will be created. In order to add content to your channel, just go to YOUR CHANNELS on the left menu, find the channel you want and select the ADD button. It will take you to a page that lists all your videos, just click on the thumbnail to add that video to your channel, and voila!

 

Your channel will look like this:

rumble-channel

Now for the really good part. Once your channel receives 10 subscribers, you can navigate to YOUR CHANNELS and a secret button will appear called RESERVE. Click on that and reserve your rumble.com/YOUR-CHANNEL-NAME ! This is limited real estate, so you’ll need to build your channel and get your channel name as fast as possible. As we grow, this subscriber threshold will increase, so the early adopters and fans are going to be able to reserve names a lot easier than the future followers 🙂

Understanding our Profit Sharing Option

Understanding profit sharing on rumble.com

Lots of creators have been asking how profit sharing works. It’s an excellent question and I want to take the time to personally address it.

When selecting profit share, you are asking Rumble to exclusively represent your video and help promote it to as many broadcasters, portals and internet sites on the web. The more we promote and license this video, the more popular and money will be made. If you have a hot video, this is by far the best option for you.

What is profit sharing?

For every dollar we earn on your video, we will pay you 60%. IF we earn $1 in profit, we will owe you 60 cents. We are providing you with the lions share of profit and will always do so. We have partnerships with over 10 major media publications, which include companies like Yahoo, Microsoft and many more. Although we can’t guarantee placement, we will definitely do our best in giving your video maximum exposure for maximum revenue generation.

Why exclusive?

First off, when selling your video to major portals, websites or TV, signing multiple agreements with multiple parties will work against you. For example, imagine you give the rights to Company A and Company B, and they offer the same service. This will only lower the value of your video and result in lower revenues. Major publishers will always work with the company offering the better deal. In conclusion, you want your rights management to be exclusive so there is no competition in pricing between Company A and Company B.

What percentage do you get?

Sixty percent (60%). You will receive a whopping 60% on all profits made on the video, for life.

When do you get paid?

This is the part that will make you cringe. Unfortunately we do not receive reports from our partners for up to 3 months at a time, so there is a delay in seeing video performance. Never the less, if this bothers you, you can always choose the upfront cash option. If you can handle the wait for some extra money, it will be well worth it 🙂 Expect at least 3 to 4 months for your account balance on Rumble to reflect these earnings. Every February, May, August and November are the expected reporting months for profit sharing. As we grow, we will try to make an exact date for this to happen.

I’m sure there are more questions by our users. I will be happy to update this post and address any questions made in our comments. Feel free to ask away or talk directly to our live support during business hours.

Rumble Updates Windows 8.1 App

Windows 8.1 Screenshot of Rumble Video

Over the holidays, a part of our Rumble team was hard at work! They managed to push live the latest version of our Windows 8 desktop application. If you are using your surface, desktop or any windows tablet, you will definitely like what our latest update has too offer.

In addition to fixing bugs, the rumble team created a new user interface, added new categories of video content, and streamlined the uploading process. Most importantly, the tweak to the user interface was the most important update in our 4th version of our Windows application. You’ll notice the design uses  the universal elements seen on our website, and maintains the full overall look and feel of rumble. We also made sure the upload process mimicked the web version, creating less confusion for all of our video creators.

In addition, we want to give a big thanks to the folks at Microsoft for helping us in the development process of this application. Their team really helped us get this app through the door and out to all of our Windows users.

You can download or update the Rumble Video desktop app here: http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/rumble-video/c73d2c55-7503-45b0-bebe-c7ada419398d