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

We’re Here to Help

Hello Rumble community,

We’re excited to introduce our newest member of the Rumble team, Mario! As our customer support specialist, Mario will be providing customer support to the Rumble community via live chat, support email and forums.

We have partnered up with Olark to provide live chat support during weekdays from 9AM to 5PM EST. Additionally we will be aiming to answer all support e-mail inquiries within 24 hours. You can find the live chat/email functionality in the bottom right hand corner of your screen on account and video upload pages. To activate the live chat, please click the following icon:

Mario is currently working towards building a comprehensive Rumble FAQ page to provide more information to the Rumble community. We’re always open to questions from the community, so keep them coming via live chat or through our support email!

Please join us in welcoming Mario to the ever growing Rumble community. Our customer support team is here to help solve any inquiries you may have. We look forward to hearing from you through the Rumble live chat, support@rumble.com or through the community forums.

Let’s keep making Rumble the best video platform on the internet.

The meaning of ‘Rumbling’

Hey everyone, Wojtek here from Rumble. Many people were inquiring, so I felt I should provide a little explanation on what “Rumbling” means on your Pending Videos page.

After uploading and selecting your licensing option, videos get placed into a queue. In this queue an automated technology dubbed ‘Rumble Rank’ makes a decision on the value and virality of the content you uploaded, and if our Rumble Rank ‘likes’ the content, it will be sent to our newsroom for a final decision and audit. If for any reason Rumble Rank and/or editors are not certain (possibly due to not enough data) but they see potential value in your content,it will get placed into a separate queue called ‘Rumbling’. At this point your chances are pretty good that it will get purchased/approved, but still not certain. Most people can expect a reply within two weeks while rumbling, in some cases this can take longer.

Some tips to help get your video noticed, or noticed faster:

  1. Film in landscape mode (hold your phone sideways)
  2. Upload the highest quality video you can.
  3. Cut any lead up / part of the clip that is not needed.
  4. Tell your friends to watch your clip on Rumble

I hope that helps. Feel free to leave comments and questions below, and maybe on my next post I’ll address it 🙂

 

Introducing Weekly Payouts at Rumble

Weekly Payouts on Rumble

After receiving feedback over the last 60 days, we have decided to ramp up our payout frequencies. We are now moving Rumble to a weekly payout schedule, every Friday as long as you make a withdrawal request in the previous week. Let me explain with further clarity inflatable sumo suits.

Example 1:

  1. You make a withdrawal request of $100 on Tuesday.
  2. You will be paid on the following Friday, 10 days later.

Example 2:

  1. You make a withdrawal request of $100 on Friday.
  2. You will be paid on the following Friday, 7 days later

If the Friday lands on a holiday in Canada, the payout will be issued on the following business day. It is very important to note that you MUST make a withdrawal request. If you fail to do so, you will not receive payment and your balance will accumulate. The minimum payout threshold will stay at $50.

Be sure to check your account: http://rumble.com/account/rewards/stats

Additional payout restrictions:

  • You must have sold at least one piece of content in the last 12 monthsxiao cheng
  • You must be able to accept Paypal or Check

 

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