WATCH: Staten Island grocery shoppers drive out woman who refuses to wear a mask in the store (Raw Story)

Raw Story: WATCH: Staten Island grocery shoppers drive out woman who refuses to wear a mask in the store. “A group of angry shoppers at a Staten Island ShopRite were captured on video driving out a woman in the store who refused to wear a face mask. The 20-second video clip shows masked shoppers swarming around a shopper who is pushing her cart around without any kind of face covering.”

Vice: Viacom Forced Internet Archive to Remove Hundreds of Hours of MTV Broadcasts

Vice: Viacom Forced Internet Archive to Remove Hundreds of Hours of MTV Broadcasts. “Archivists have uploaded hundreds of hours of MTV VHS recordings from the 1980s and early 1990s to the Internet Archive. The videos have caught the attention of Viacom, which has attempted to have them taken offline.”

Arkansas Online: Chinese retailers embrace livestreaming

Arkansas Online: Chinese retailers embrace livestreaming. “At the height of China’s coronavirus outbreak, the skin-care-products maker Forest Cabin closed more than half of its 300 stores across the nation as shoppers stayed home. With sales plunging, founder Sun Laichun decided it was time to reach his customers more directly. ‘We knew it was time for us to focus on an online strategy to survive,’ Sun said. But the company didn’t launch an online ad blitz or announce big giveaways. Instead, it trained hundreds of its salespeople to begin hosting live video streams where viewers could get skin-care tips and buy products without ever cutting away from the online patter. Within just a month, Sun said, Forest Cabin’s February sales were up by 20% compared with a year earlier, despite a plunge in store sales.”

Greensboro News & Record: From math to PE, teachers creating online video library for Guilford County Schools students

Greensboro News & Record: From math to PE, teachers creating online video library for Guilford County Schools students. “Guilford County Schools is pulling together a new resource for parents and students, who are finishing the school year virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic. It is an online library of district-made videos explaining topics that students should or would be learning about in their grade levels. Teachers and others have been working for weeks to make the videos. This week, the district started uploading them to a special spot on its website for distance learning.”

BetaNews: New free tool makes it easy to create videos for work and education

BetaNews: New free tool makes it easy to create videos for work and education. “Seattle-based Panopto is launching a new, free tool to help people make video presentations by simply visiting a website. Panopto Express means anyone with a computer and a web browser can record presentations and classes that blend together webcams, screen and application captures, and other video sources into rich, engaging presentations. It introduces a revolutionary camera framing technology called Smart Camera. This uses artificial intelligence to automatically center the video frame, smoothly following presenters who want to stand back from the camera or move around while speaking.”

Herald and News: Film fests combine efforts for ‘We Are One’ global online festival

Herald and News: Film fests combine efforts for ‘We Are One’ global online festival. “With multiple film festivals having to either cancel outright or switch to an online platform amid COVID-19 lockdowns, several major festivals are instead partnering to offer a free global celebration named ‘We Are One: A Global Film Festival.’ Slated as a free 10-day film fest offered via YouTube, We Are One will offer both new and classic films from a variety of countries chosen as festival selections from prestigious events such as the Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival and more.”

TechCrunch: YouTube launches a free, DIY tool for businesses in need of short video ads

TechCrunch: YouTube launches a free, DIY tool for businesses in need of short video ads. “The YouTube Video Builder, as the new tool is simply called, has been in testing with a small group of customers for months but has been rushed to launch more publicly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, where in-person video shoots are no longer an option, and many small businesses are strapped for cash.”