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Cisco Buying ExtendMedia, Three Screen Content Platform + Networking

Cisco Buying ExtendMedia, Three Screen Content Platform + Networking

Cisco knows the future of the Internet. They should, they build a lot of its infrastructure with super fast networking appliances. So it should be no surprise that they know the future of the Internet is video and are making moves to be there in ...

Video Viewing Duration Doubles At Veoh After Qlipso Acquisition

Video Viewing Duration Doubles At Veoh After Qlipso Acquisition

Qlipso has announced that it has integrated its multiuser content-sharing platform into Veoh.com. This has seemed to work on the video front as the duration of viewing has doubled.

Why You Should Care About Google’s Rumored Social Networking Service

Why You Should Care About Google’s Rumored Social Networking Service

Rumors have been swirling for ages that Google is secretly building their own social networking service.  Even before that Tweet from Digg's Kevin Rose got tongues wagging, many industry insiders had long suspected Google was looking to get more social.

Viral Video Round Up - Humble Stars, At-Ats, and Rapping Monkeys

Welcome back to our weekly Viral Video Round Up series, where I pick some of my favorite viral videos from the past week or so and attempt to figure out what it is that made them so popular.  The hope is that we can, as ...

Optimizing Online Video for ROI - Making Video Accountable

The demand for video from consumers has long been identified and early adopters in the e-tailing segment, such as Zappos, have publicly announced their intention to provide video alongside tens of thousands of product offerings in the coming year. There is a developing consensus that ...

Google's VP8 WebM and HTML5 - What It Means for You

Googles VP8 WebM and HTML5   What It Means for You

Several months ago, Google bought ON2, the company behind the successful video codecs VP6 (used in Flash) and VP7 (used in Skype). Ever since the first rumors of this acquisition emerged, the online video community has speculated what this would mean for HTML5 video and its current issues ...

LongTailVideo Releases The First Flexible Open-Source HTML5 Video Player

Last week, LongTailVideo announced that they have created and released the open source JW Player in a new HTML 5 version (Beta) that features PNG skinning, Javascript API, fallback to flash and more. Perhaps this could become the new standard for sites looking to implement ...

YouTube Sees Massive Influx of Display Advertisers

Someone finally gets some solid numbers out of YouTube's notoriously mum parent company. Well done Bloomberg.  Apparently YouTube is doing well at drawing in new advertisers and has over the past year seen a 10x increase in advertisers.

Bits On The Run Gets A Long Tail

LongTail Video, who made the JW Player, have acquired Bits on the Run. They can now begin offering a full range of video tools and management as well as an easily embeddable player.

Google Buys Episodic - You Down With O.V.P.? Yeah You Know Me!

Google Buys Episodic   You Down With O.V.P.? Yeah You Know Me!

It was big news yesterday for Noam Lovinsky, CEO and Co-founder of Episodic, with the announcement that his company has been acquired by Google. Following a day of April Fool's Day jokes, that included Brightcove had acquired Ooyala – this deal is no joke, and was actually ...

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