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Surprise, Surprise: YouTube Million Dollar Gift Was All A Hoax

Surprise, Surprise: YouTube Million Dollar Gift Was All A Hoax

You should probably sit down for this. Get composed, and ready yourself for really unexpected, bad news: The kid that asked for a million dollars on YouTube and then got it? Yeah, total hoax, exactly like I said it was. After staging a check-awarding ceremony …

Why YouTube’s Recommended Videos Sucks, and How It’s About To Improve

Why YouTubes Recommended Videos Sucks, and How Its About To Improve

Did you ever wonder how YouTube settled on the algorithm that powers their Suggested Videos feature? Me neither, but thanks to WebProNews, we now know that it is based on something from Amazon.com. Specifically, it's based on the "old Amazon recommendation engine." We know this because of …

Microsoft Drops 3,000 Word Reason for Supporting H.264, Fails to Mention Stake in MPEGLA

Microsoft Drops 3,000 Word Reason for Supporting H.264, Fails to Mention Stake in MPEGLA

Microsoft's Dean Hachamovitch, has lobbed a 3,000 word grenade at Google. The grenade is a lengthy description of why Microsoft will now support H.264 for web video in their Internet Explorer web browser and allow users to load a third-party codec for WebM. The one …

Get Your Online Marketing Degree Next Week At 2011 OMS

Get Your Online Marketing Degree Next Week At 2011 OMS

It's that time once again to head into San Diego and check out what's new and exciting in the world of online marketing with the 2011 Online Marketing Summit. The speaker list reads like a who's who in online marketing. Heck, even I recognize some …

Google Publicly Accuses Bing of Stealing Search Results: The Gloves Are Off

Google Publicly Accuses Bing of Stealing Search Results: The Gloves Are Off

While Google and Microsoft have been heavyweight rivals for quite some time now, they're fighting a new battle today, and the gloves appear to be coming off. Never before in my time as a search engine marketing consultant have I ever seen the kind of …

Fear and Loathing in Online Video: The Video Codec Conundrum Continues

Fear and Loathing in Online Video: The Video Codec Conundrum Continues

My last post described, what Google's decision to drop H.264 from Chrome in favor of its own WebM format means for you, and concluded that this situation creates even more complexity video publishers, along with the potential of a massive increase in video publishing costs. …

This Week’s Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons – 01/07/2011

This Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons   01/07/2011

This is my first viral video round up post since the new year began, and it's obvious from the start that this is going to be another great year in viral video.  The holidays didn't slow down the online video creating community one bit. There …

Hollywood Goes Ultraviolet With New Video Content Delivery Technology – CES 2011

Hollywood Goes Ultraviolet With New Video Content Delivery Technology   CES 2011

While there have been some rumblings about Ultraviolet in recent months, it only just now got it's official kick-off announcement at the CES 2011 show.  Ultraviolet is a digital video content storage and distribution solution that will allow consumers to store digital movies and television …

Microsoft To Launch Internet-Ready Set Top Box, Windows TV, At CES?

Microsoft To Launch Internet Ready Set Top Box, Windows TV, At CES?

There's a joke I have heard several variations of over the last several years.  Question: How do you know when a new tech idea has fully taken hold?  Answer: When Microsoft puts out a competing product.  I couldn't help but think about that zinger as …

New Android Tablets To Challenge The Apple iPad In 2011?

New Android Tablets To Challenge The Apple iPad In 2011?

Get ready for a slew of new tablet introductions. The 2011 Consumer Electronics Show kicks off this week and manufacturers like Vizio, Toshiba, as well as Motorola, LG, Dell and Microsoft expect to introduce new tablet computers (many using the Android OS) this week in …

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