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Why Video Discovery Sucks

How do you find a video you don't know about? Imagine this very common scenario.  You are at your computer and want to watch videos to kill some time. You do not have any specific video in mind, but you want something that’s fresh, popular, and in this case funny. Without the knowledge of which channels provide that, you go straight to YouTube search and enter the word ‘funny.’  The results?  You mostly see compilation videos of pranks, bloopers, and fails. ...

The 7 Most Offensive Halloween Costumes of 2015

Based on the viral videos that have made this a year to remember, or forget, depending on who you are. Pizza rat will be everywhere It is Halloween season and that means cooler weather, pumpkin spice everything, and lists of the top costumes for 2015 based on pop culture.  All year Unreel has been surfacing the top viral videos,  highlighting some interesting characters. Instead of ripping off every other publication’s list of trending video parody costumes, Unreel is here to help you...

The Top Viral Videos Of All Time

Video online B.Y. (Before YouTube) The Internet is on the cusp of overtaking television as the preferred video platform for consumers and rightfully so.  Ever since the modern web’s conception in 1990, it was apparent that it would one day be the new home for video.  It is only human to see blank surfaces as a canvas for entertainment.  From the Lascaux Cave paintings to Da Vinci's Sistine chapel, if we can alter something with media, we do.  Naturally computer screens...

NASA’s Huge Announcement

The "Wet" Red Planet: On Friday NASA made the announcement for an announcement they planed on making about a “Major” scientific discovery on Mars.  This is not atypical, as NASA relishes the opportunity to create a buzz when they have a truly newsworthy discovery.  The night before the announcement, the heads of  space enthusiasts everywhere hit the pillow with thoughts of flowing water, fossilized life forms, and even Martians swirling through their minds.  On Monday NASA did not disappoint, announcing there is liquid...

The Ultimate Guide to Attending TechCrunch Disrupt

From strategies to hacks, how to make the most of the event. What to expect when your startup does TechCrunch Disrupt. TechCrunch Disrupt has the reputation of being the premier event in the startup universe and that is more then justified.  Alumni of Disrupt include titans of the startup world who have gone on to become major companies in their respective industries.  It is wrong to discredit such revolutionary companies by attributing their success purely on being crowned at the battlefield event....

Reddit: Unreel’s Crystal Ball

Our Reddit Reel peers into the Internet's future, introducing you to top videos before they go viral: Our mission at Unreel is to bring viewers the most entertaining Internet videos, as they begin to trend with the most talked about moments tagged.  That would not be possible without integrating Reddit into our secret sauce for surfacing the moments that matter in videos.  To do so we send our brave AI bot Bumble Bee out into the Internet abyss to crawl engagement...

Building the Best Video Discovery Platform on the Web with Algolia

Algolia's Search API has helped Unreel create a one of a kind UX Unreel is proud to feature an amazing search tool to find thousands of moments and video titles by keyword in a matter of milliseconds.  This ability to find the exact moment in a video you are in the mood for help makes Unreel the best video discovery platform on the web. Our search would not be possible without the support of Algolia's API which has integrated seamlessly with...

Saying Goodbye to Key and Peele

Relive their top 10 moments: It is always hard to say goodbye. After 5 seasons Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have given us some incredibly LOL worthy moments.  Here are our top 10: 10. Pegasus Sighting: Watch it here:               Key and Peele's best spoof, this video mocks the 2006 real news story about a Leprechaun spotting in Mobile, Alabama.  This might be a case where the original version is more ridiculous than the parody.  "Errybody think they saw a Pegasus say YEAHH." 9. Brock Favors: Watch it...

Why Apple’s New Announcements Matter.

 Apple delivered huge news.  Now you can keep up to date with it on Unreel's Apple Channel.   1. “The future of TV is Apps.” Watch the reveal for the new Apple TV Tim Cook said it to the collective cringe of traditional video media companies. Apple’s new Apple TV has an array of novel features such as integrating the ever frustrating Siri to allow for voice control, and a new remote with touch and motion sense technology that appears to be the love...