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Cat Invasion and The Best High School Teacher Ever – Viral Video Round Up

I've made no secret of my love of cat-related videos, so it should come as no surprise that we're featuring two viral video successes that star felines.  And our final example features the return of a viral star we talked about way back in one …

YuMe Steps Into Silverlight Video Ad Delivery

YuMe announced they have now got a first Silverlight-friendly video ad network. That means users can implement the new ACE technology in Silverlight players and generate revenue on the content finally.

Hulu Dances As Viewers Watch 2.4 Hours In February

Dance Hulu dance (and bring your content overseas already, sheesh!) comScore is reporting that for the month of February Hulu viewers watched a hearty 2.4 hours each. But what's that mean for the rest of the industry?

Silverlight Makes Gains, Shines On Kaltura and Ooyala

Apparently, and I find this rather shocking, Silverlight is installed on 60% of connected devices. SIXTY percent. I am guessing that is mostly because it is now coming pre-installed on Windows machines and smartphones? As a result both Kaltura and Ooyala have begun to support …

LiveClicker Launches Interactive HTML5 Video for E-Commerce

When the HTML5 news rains, it pours. Today we have news that video commerce platform provider Liveclicker has released the industry's first HTML5 player supporting interactive video commerce. The player is already live on Onlineshoes.tv for Chrome, Safari, and iPhone users, and is expected to …

My Theora On H(TML5).264 Support

My Theora On H(TML5).264 Support

Microsoft showed off what some are calling the killer app (a lame term really), Internet Explorer 9. It's got HTML 5 support (to what extent remains to be seen) and MP3, MP4 and H.264 support built in. That could be enough to push the industry …

Despite A Dip, US Online Video Views Are Up 120% for 2010

comScore starts off another year of online video tracking and so do we.  Many have reported on the decline in video views for January 2010 when compared to December 2009.  However, even with the decline of 2.5%, when you look at the numbers year over …

Remixing Copyrighted Video – Fair Use or Infringement?

Remixing Copyrighted Video – Fair Use or Infringement?

ReelSEO’s Grant Crowell asks Harvard Law Professor and political activist Lawrence Lessig, what’s in it for businesses to be more lax in their enforcement of copyrighted video based on fair use culture?

The Basics of Web Video File Formats and Video Containers

The Basics of Web Video File Formats and Video Containers

Does all the technical jargon about digital video file formats drive you bonkers? Join the club! Confusion over video file formats is probably the single biggest hang-up for people wanting to upload video to the web. The good news is that with just a little …

Google/YouTube Drop Support for IE6 – Good Riddance!

Internet Explorer 6 is finally going to die, I hope. Lots of official bodies are stating that users should move off of the browser and onto either a newer version or a different browser altogether. Google first announced the Docs, their browser-based productivity service, will …

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