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Hulu Sales Sands Shifting, Microsoft Out, Apple Stepping In?

Hulu Sales Sands Shifting, Microsoft Out, Apple Stepping In?

Microsoft has bowed out stating they would not enter into the second round of bidding for Hulu. Apparently, they didn't like what they saw and chose not to whip out a cool $2B for the video service. Meanwhile, Yahoo! has upped the stakes and Apple ...

Google Chills in the Fridge with New Acquisition, Looks to Expand Google+ Media Sharing

Google Chills in the Fridge with New Acquisition, Looks to Expand Google+ Media Sharing

Google is working hard to make Google+, their new social network in case you've been in a coma, a major force to be reckoned with. I use it in passing and have all of 23 people in my circles. I like being able to share ...

As the Online Video Platform Market Crowds, Smart Companies Adapt

As the Online Video Platform Market Crowds, Smart Companies Adapt

There's no hiding the fact that the Online Video Platform (OVP) space is crowded, even more so than the Content Delivery Network (CDN) space was three years ago when the CDNs marched fearlessly down the inevitable path of commoditization. Today there are over 90 streaming ...

Microsoft Buys Video & Messaging Company, Skype, For $8.5 Billion

Microsoft Buys Video & Messaging Company, Skype, For $8.5 Billion

Seemingly out of nowhere, Microsoft has acquired Skype for $8.5 Billion, according to the Wall Street Journal. There were rumors last night of the deal, and that was the first I'd heard of this possible deal. Now, half a day later, it's official. The move ...

Reel Quick Clips: Mid-Week Online Video Industry News

Reel Quick Clips: Mid Week Online Video Industry News

Another week is rapidly slipping past. While I planned on doing this on Wednesday, I didn't manage it. So here's a quick look at some online video stories I have been tracking but didn't really think merited a full blown article: Google TV and CNN ...

Take YouTube 101 At A College Campus Near You

Take YouTube 101 At A College Campus Near You

YouTube is really serious about improving the overall quality of the video content on their site. Like... really, really serious. In addition to providing a free service for content creators to upload and share video, and sharing ad revenue with the partner channels, they've also ...

YouTube Has Hundreds of Partners Making Six Figures A Year

YouTube Has Hundreds of Partners Making Six Figures A Year

After several weeks of rumors, YouTube has finally acquired Next New Networks. At the same time as the acquisition announcement, the video giant also announced a new program called YouTube Next--in fact, NextNewNetworks.com already redirects to YouTube.com/NextNew. Reports are saying the final sale price was ...

Rovi to Connect Online Video and Cable Content Via EPGs?

Rovi to Connect Online Video and Cable Content Via EPGs?

If you know Rovi, I applaud you ladies an gentlemen. If you don't, I do not hold it against you. They are information hoarders (in a good way actually) and own databases on just about all things metadata and copyright protection. What do you care? ...

Another Video One Bites the Dust, VBrick Acquires Fliqz

Another Video One Bites the Dust, VBrick Acquires Fliqz

News of more consolidation within the online video platform space came earlier this week with the announcement that Emeryville, CA-based Fliqz has been acquired by enterprise IP video pioneer VBrick. In a press release issued on Tuesday, Wallingford, Conn.-based VBrick announced that it has acquired ...

Is YouTube Courting Celebrities To Create Their Own Channels?

Is YouTube Courting Celebrities To Create Their Own Channels?

YouTube is the clear and obvious king of online video... for now. And they got there by giving the masses a voice and letting any amateur filmmaker create an account and upload videos. But if the latest rumors are true--that YouTube is actively courting specific ...

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