Rumble (website)

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Rumble
Rumble logo.svg
Type of site
Video sharing
Available inEnglish
Founded2013; 6 years ago (2013)
Headquarters,
Canada
Area servedWorldwide
Founder(s)Chris Pavlovski
IndustryInternet
Websiterumble.com
Alexa rankPositive decrease 307 (February 2018)[1]
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional
Users100 million (2018)
Current statusActive

Rumble is a video sharing website headquartered in Toronto, Canada.[2][3] It was founded in 2013 by Chris Pavlovski.

The platform allows users to post and share videos, and aims to allow creators to monetize and distribute video content across the Internet.[4] According to comScore, the platform is currently one of the top 50 most popular video sharing sites.[5]

As of September 2017, Rumble is said to attract over 250 million views a month from 100 million active users. The platform uses artificial intelligence to license and verify content before it is published, as well as distribute and monetize published content.[6][7]

History[edit]

Rumble was founded in 2013 by its current CEO Chris Pavlovski.[8] In 2016, the company partnered with Getty Images,[9][10] and in the same year partnered with ProSiebenSat.1 Media.[11] On June 28, 2016, the company had a trademark registration for the word "rumble" approved by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.[12]

In July 2017, Rumble filed a lawsuit against DMG Media, publishers of the British daily newspaper the Daily Mail, for copyright infringement on a number of videos published on the platform.[13] On January 9, 2018, DMG Media had a motion to transfer the case from the Central District of California to the Southern District of New York dismissed by the presiding judge Philip S. Gutierrez.[14]

In December 2017, Miguel Monteverde was named the company's chief operating officer.[15][16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rumble.com Traffic, Demographics and Competitors". Alexa Internet. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
  2. ^ Jackson, Brian (January 27, 2014). "Rumble takes on Youtube in battle to win over online video creators". IT Business. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  3. ^ "Opportunity for Toronto-based video platform Rumble, as YouTube faces scrutiny". Business News Network. January 3, 2018. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  4. ^ Syal, Richa (August 1, 2015). "Rumble Changing Its Video Platform in Ways YouTube Can't". TechVibes. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  5. ^ Galang, Jessica (April 14, 2016). "Today in video: Rumble ranks 47 on comScore top 100, BroadbandTV third largest video property in the world". BetaKit. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  6. ^ Deveau, Denise (September 12, 2017). "That amateur video that goes viral could make you money". Financial Post. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
  7. ^ "Get Ready to Rumble: Viral Video Style". Cheddar. August 3, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  8. ^ "Alability and Stability: Rumble Reaches 250 Million Streams with Verizon's Edgecast CDN". Creative Planet Network. December 5, 2017. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  9. ^ Galang, Jessica (March 10, 2016). "Toronto-based Rumble announces partnership with Getty Images". BetaKit. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  10. ^ "Getty Images Partners with Video Licensing Platform Rumble". RightsTech Project. March 9, 2016. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  11. ^ Dawes, Terry (June 16, 2016). "Toronto's Rumble partners with multichannel network Studio71". Cantech Letter. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  12. ^ "Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS)". United States Patent and Trademark Office. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  13. ^ "Daily Mail Sued For 'Pirating' Dozens of Viral Videos". TorrentFreak. July 11, 2017. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
  14. ^ "Rumble, Inc. v. The Daily Mail and General Trust PLC, et al". PACER. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
  15. ^ Lafayette, Jon (December 12, 2017). "Video Platform Rumble Names Monteverde COO". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  16. ^ "Former Discovery Communications VP Joins Rumble as COO". BetaKit. StartUpHERE Toronto. December 11, 2017. Retrieved February 6, 2018.