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Google + Intel = Smart TVs Coming Soon!

There are rumblings afoot that Google and Intel are set to announce a new joint project in the Web TV arena. It's said to be a "Smart TV" platform according to the Financial Times. The two technology mammoths are set to sign on with a third, …

Pranks, Explanations, and Artful Videography – Viral Video Round Up

Sometimes the major brands just have a good week with viral videos, and that's what's happened this week.  From all the success stories this week in video, a larger-than-normal number are from brands.  And I'm okay with that.  It's always nice to have a ton …

Google’s New Bing Look for Search Result Pages Goes Live

Googles New Bing Look for Search Result Pages Goes Live

Google has rolled out to the general public a new design/layout for their results page, and it's just as much like Bing as it was back when they were testing it back in January (there were rumors at the time that this was rolling out …

Steve Jobs’ Flash Dance – Contradicts Self On Reasons for No Flash for Apple Mobile Platforms

Steve Jobs Flash Dance   Contradicts Self On Reasons for No Flash for Apple Mobile Platforms

Two big A's continue their row. The latest round was fired by Apple CEO, Steve Jobs in a lengthy blog post entitled 'Thoughts on Flash.' No it's not some new memory technique or a way to save your childhood before old age strips you of …

YouTube Almost Hit 100 Videos Per Viewer Last Month

comScore has released their March 2010 Video Metrix numbers and one of the most fascinating things is that YouTube viewers are watching, on average, 96 videos in the month. That would be 3.2 videos per day, every day. Also, over 180 million U.S. web surfers …

Online Video Viewing Soars 37% Year Over Year In The UK

Sure, the US is seeing something of a sputter in the online video growth curve. In fact it's sort of flatlined recently, but while that might be the case, our English-speaking counterparts across the big pond are seeing some expansion in their online video viewing …

Video Games Cutting Into TV Viewing

(I'm writing this with my Video Game Journalist Hat on) I have to file this under: HAHA! We told you so! It seems that, according to a recent study by Nielsen Games, video game playing cuts down on TV prime time viewing. Well, duh! Why …

HTML5′s Dark Horse Video Codec, ON2 VP8 From Google

While Google didn't make the VP8 video codec, they did purchase it recently and now, they're announcing [allegedly] that it will be Open Source. What's this mean for HTML 5? It might finally have found a winner of the codec race and a savior, in …

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.

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