Facebook Video is now becoming bigger than YouTube. This is because more and more brands are uploading their videos to the social network now than before.

With this new trend, Facebook is already uploading a new Video tab in Page Insights. This will help publishers view the performance of their videos across several data ranges apart from other types of data gigtech2that might prove to be helpful too.

And just recently, Facebook has altered its News Feed algorithm to showcase videos that people are most likely to watch full screen and unmuted too in HD. Of course, this comes as a move to compete with YouTube as it shows people the most relevant videos they’d like to see.

Prior to this, both video publishers and page admins could track video metrics in Page Insights but only if they exported the data after selecting a date range and file type such as Excel. Earlier, this was only possible if you picked a particular date and time range as well. Now you can view it at the Page level with any date range selected.

Some of the data that page owners will be able to track are 30-second views and track views (at a Page level), performance of videos shared from other Pages and top videos given a certain date range.

In an effort to understand their audience’s behavior, they can also move between breakdowns such as Unique vs. Repeat, Organic vs. Paid and Auto-Played vs. Clicked-to-Play. They can also look at the number of views in a particular date range while even looking at views day-over-day.

More features will be added in the coming months too. Finally, even though their user names are relatively the same (1.4 billion for Facebook and 1.3 billion for YouTube), reports reveals that Facebook will deliver at least two-third the number of views compared to YouTube in 2015.

Google, Mozilla and Microsoft along with Webkit Project engineers have combined their talents to launch WebAssembly. This binary format will be used to compile applications for the web.

Currently, the web flourishes on maintaining standards and with JavaScript as its programming language. Given its limitations, more and more developers are now using other languages to transpile code to JavaScript.

gigtech1A number of these projects focus on the addition of new features such as Microsoft’s TypeScript and Mozilla’s asm.js projects. Now a number of these are coming together as WebAssembly. Also, this new format will allow programmers to compile code for the browser and where it will be executed in the JavaScript engine.

One significant advantage of this is that the code, which takes too long to parse the normal way, will be decoded faster with this new format.

This project is a way of ensuring that all web developers will approach WebAssembly as a single compilation target and which will become a new standard implemented in all web browsers.

While JavaScript files are text files that compiled by the JavaScript Engine in the browser, the WebAssembly team has gone with a binary format as it is more compressible and can be decoded much faster than the way it is done currently.

At this point, the team will launch a polyfill library that can translate any language from WebAssembly code to JavaScript so that it can run in any browser. More tools and support for other languages will be added in future stages.

That said, and as Brendan Eich, JavaScript’s inventor, puts it, as the main browsers support this new format natively, then WebAssembly and JavaScript will be able to seperate and go their own way.

No matter what, the plan is not to replace JavaScript but to allow for many more languages to be compiled over the internet.