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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 …

Online Video Market Matures & Consolidation Continues: Triple-Play Acquisition: KickApps, Kewego and Kyte

Online Video Market Matures & Consolidation Continues: Triple Play Acquisition: KickApps, Kewego and Kyte

For anyone who has been following KIT digital's acquisition strategy, it's no secret that KIT has been on a buying spree over the last year purchasing online video technology companies. So, it should come as no surprise that the Prague-based video management solutions provider announced …

AOL Europe Picks Up GoViral, Online Video Service for $97M

AOL Europe Picks Up GoViral, Online Video Service for $97M

AOL Europe (which sounds strange, America Online Europe), just picked up GoViral, an online branded video content provider over on this side of the pond, reported The Guardian. The company distributes branded video content guaranteeing audiences and user initiated video plays for advertisers on a …

YouTube Acquires Fflick To Help Connect Users With Videos Across The Web

YouTube Acquires Fflick To Help Connect Users With Videos Across The Web

After a day or two filled with rumors, YouTube has finally made an official announcement on their acquisition of Fflick, a service that analyzes social media conversations to help discover great new video content. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed, though it …

Google Buys Another Video Company, Widevine Creeps into Portfolio

Google Buys Another Video Company, Widevine Creeps into Portfolio

Google's year-long shopping spree continues as it scoops up video technology company Widevine. This company is a digital media management platform with DRM, video optimization and other services that help to protect online digital content. Could this be the beginning of a new, more premium-content …

Online Video Moves: 4G Film, Mpeg-2, Acquisitions and A Blackberry On Top

Online Video Moves: 4G Film, Mpeg 2, Acquisitions and A Blackberry On Top

Life is sweet, like a well-made dessert. But we'll have to wait until the moment before it's ready to eat to find out about that Blackberry on top. If you've got a keen mind or a sharp eye, you already know what that ominous fruit …

Online Video Advertising Is Starting To Look A Lot Like TV

Online Video Advertising Is Starting To Look A Lot Like TV

Online video ad management firm Freewheel has found that the number of ads that run in the middle of online video shows has increased by 8 times from the start of the year. This is the latest evidence that Internet TV is going to be …

AdMob Begins Running Interactive Video Ads On Android Devices

AdMob Begins Running Interactive Video Ads On Android Devices

Google has begun integrating interactive video ads from their most recent acquisition, AdMob, into apps on Android phones.  Those of you with iPhones have probably already seen these ads, as they've been running on your device for some time now, but the rollout to Android …

AOL Continues Video Expansion with 5Min Purchase?

AOL Continues Video Expansion with 5Min Purchase?

Rumors today state that AOL will buy 5min.com (which I recently used for a weekender). This after they just penned a deal with Google for search and more intense video cooperation. Oh and they brought out Cambio earlier in the year.

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