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Weekly Online Video News Roundup – Super Hot Summer Starts Edition

Weekly Online Video News Roundup   Super Hot Summer Starts Edition

Summer roared into Wisconsin with highs in the mid-90s which, of course, meant my home office was unbearable and I had to try and escape as much as possible to cooler airs (and beverages). It's just 80 degrees in the office today so I thought …

YouTube Talent Agency, The Collective, Buys Metacafe

YouTube Talent Agency, The Collective, Buys Metacafe

The Collective, an agency that manages YouTube talent such as Freddie Wong and The Annoying Orange, has acquired video destination site Metacafe.  Metacafe began in 2003, before the days of YouTube, and was then promptly surpassed by that site.  Yahoo! was once a suitor for …

Discovery Bets Big on Original Web Video Content & Revision3: Jim Louderback Offers Insight

Discovery Bets Big on Original Web Video Content & Revision3: Jim Louderback Offers Insight

Online video and its providers have definitely made their presence known to the television industry, and we've seen several shows from YouTube and/or Revision3 get picked up by cable channels for TV distribution.  Now, cable channels without a clear online video presence are looking for …

Keeping up with the ‘Joneses’: Has Corporate UK Finally Decided to Embrace Viral Video?

Keeping up with the Joneses: Has Corporate UK Finally Decided to Embrace Viral Video?

There's little doubt that compared to their counterparts in the USA, most UK corporations have been relatively slow when it comes to embracing and utilizing well-made viral video as a marketing strategy. However, I believe that the recent acquisition of UK viral video producers ST16 by …

Motorola Mobility Acquires TV & Film Directory Service SetJam

Motorola Mobility Acquires TV & Film Directory Service SetJam

Motorola Mobility, who is still being picked up by Google, is picking up SetJam. It's like one of those Matroyshka Doll sets right now. The Google deal with Motorola Mobility is still in review by everyone involved but that's not stopping them from grabbing up …

YouTube Acquires RightsFlow – Easy Music Licensing For Video Creators

YouTube Acquires RightsFlow   Easy Music Licensing For Video Creators

One of the headaches that YouTube has been having is keeping music copyright holders happy when someone posts a video of a song cover or has a song playing in the background.  It must seem like a music free-for-all for those who created songs and …

Could Verizon Buy Netflix? Let The Speculation Begin

Could Verizon Buy Netflix? Let The Speculation Begin

First Redbox, and now Netflix.  I don't think there's any doubt that the brass at Verizon wants one of these companies to make an easier transition into video streaming, because the rumors keep coming up.  Despite speculation that buying a company like Netflix, worth over …

Microsoft Beefing Up Online Video Discovery With Acquisition

Microsoft Beefing Up Online Video Discovery With Acquisition

Microsoft is making big moves in the online video world. We know they're working on Xbox LIVE TV already which sounds like we will see the tech giant using their game console as a TV tuner for cable and other premium content. They already have …

Netflix Snags New Arrested Development Episodes

Netflix Snags New Arrested Development Episodes

In the past decade I have seen some excellent comedy on television, but nothing quite as brilliant as Arrested Development.  I think all of us who loved that show when it ran three seasons, 2003 to 2006, wished we could do anything to save it.  …

Adobe Acquires Auditude, Gets Into Video Monetization

Adobe Acquires Auditude, Gets Into Video Monetization

Adobe is known for providing powerful software to produce quality videos.  Their editing software, Adobe Premiere, and special effects application, After Effects, are commonly-used programs by pros and aspiring filmmakers alike.  Now, Adobe is getting into another phase of a video's life: monetization, with the …

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