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Video Chat on Facebook with New Bibbil App

Video Chat on Facebook with New Bibbil App

I have to admit, it's not the most intuitive name, bibbil. It sounds like a Hobbit that might be related to Bilbo in fact and that doesn't inspire thoughts of gamified video chat in my mind, but hey, what's in a name, right? Anyway, Bibbil …

Google’s New Search Globe Offers Slick Visualizations Of Search Volume By Country

Googles New Search Globe Offers Slick Visualizations Of Search Volume By Country

This isn't technically video-related, but it's search-related. It's also exceedingly cool. Today Google has unvieled a new experimental toy called Search Globe. It's an interactive visualization tool of daily searches by volume from around the world. Most of us know there is life outside our …

Open Web TV Standard in the Works: A Foundation for Web-TV

Open Web TV Standard in the Works: A Foundation for Web TV

This week marks the deadline for Open Connected TV standard proposals. The goal: created an open source specification for software and standards for Internet-connected, Web-ready televisions. The driving force behind the specification for OCTV is the Digital Media Project. According to their website they want …

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 …

Google Android TV API – You Shall Be Assimilated, Soon

Google Android TV API   You Shall Be Assimilated, Soon

It's Friday again. I've still got a full whiteboard of work to do on the weekend and a terribly messy desk (I am letting entropy have its way there). So I thought I would inject some humor into the title to lighten the mood round …

Apple Announces The iPad They Should Have Released A Year Ago

Apple Announces The iPad They Should Have Released A Year Ago

Apple just made Xoom's road to success a lot harder, by announcing the iPad 2. Apple's big product announcement event today has garnered a ton of press, and rightly so. You'll never guess what they announced… A new iPad! Called the iPad 2! And guess what?! …

SocialEyes Launches Unnecessary Video Chat for Facebook

SocialEyes Launches Unnecessary Video Chat for Facebook

A new venture from RealNetworks founder Rob Glaser aims to do what Chatroulette couldn't–succeed in the world of video chat. The company is called SocialEyes, and is co-founded by Rob Williams, who also worked at RealNetworks. The secret weapon? Facebook, apparently. SocialEyes will allow you …

Blinkx Sokx it to Boxee with 35 Million Hours of Video Via New App

Blinkx Sokx it to Boxee with 35 Million Hours of Video Via New App

Blinkx brinkx (no typo, it's Friday) a literal downpour of online video to the TV with its own application for Boxee, coming soon. The app will give you access to all the video search wonder that is blinkx right from the comfort of your own …

HTML5 Video Codec War Explodes as MPEG-LA Openly Calls for VP8 Patent Claims

HTML5 Video Codec War Explodes as MPEG LA Openly Calls for VP8 Patent Claims

The HTML5 video codec war just exploded! MPEG-LA, who you will remember holds the H.264 patent pool, just invaded Googlonia with a call for patent claims on the VP8 video codec. You will remember that Apple is a member of the H.264 owners, along with …

Encoding.com Offers HTML5 Preset Options for Ogg Theora, WebM VP8 on H.264

Encoding.com Offers HTML5 Preset Options for Ogg Theora, WebM VP8 on H.264

Encoding.com, one of the coolest places to do quick transcoding of video online, or online video for that matter, have just announced several new presets aimed at the HTML5 video market. This should make things easier for everyone using the service and wanting to support …

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