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Online Video Springs Back in March, 174M Viewers Watch 889 Minutes on Average

Online Video Springs Back in March, 174M Viewers Watch 889 Minutes on Average

After the February fizzle in online video, March has seen the industry spring back to life with 174 million Americans raining down upon online video sites and viewing sessions blossoming to 5.7B while average viewing time saw a growth spurt to 889.1 minutes. Ahhh…spring is …

Relax, People, Bing Isn’t Overtaking Google Anytime Soon

Relax, People, Bing Isnt Overtaking Google Anytime Soon

New data this week from Hitwise shows Bing on a pretty impressive upswing in the search engine market share race. And while that's definitely something worth pointing out and taking notice of, it's not really earth-shattering. It's definitely not a sign that Bing is about …

NVIDIA Gives Websites Ability to Stream 3D Video with Silverlight Plug-in

NVIDIA Gives Websites Ability to Stream 3D Video with Silverlight Plug in

Holy BA…ZOOKAS! NVIDIA dropped me a note today, oddly at GDN and not ReelSEO, to tell us that they now can help you stream 3D on the web. Hot diggity, that would be cool, if I were really interested in 3D video (which I'm not …

Pepsi Shows Us The Wrong Way To Fake A Viral Video

Pepsi Shows Us The Wrong Way To Fake A Viral Video

One of the most popular ways for brands to reach huge audiences with online video is to create a clip that begs the question, "Was that real or fake?" When an event in a video is so amazing and so unbelievable that audiences aren't sure …

Mid-Week Online Reel Video Quick Clips 7 April 2011

Mid Week Online Reel Video Quick Clips 7 April 2011

I know, Thursday, but Thursday morning! So still two days left in the work week. Well, there are a lot of announcements coming as NAB is just round the corner. But none of them were really full-on article treatment pieces that I could see, so …

Google Android Takes Top Smartphone Operating System Spot, 33% of Market

Google Android Takes Top Smartphone Operating System Spot, 33% of Market

Google Android's expansion in the US smartphone market is continuing to grow as the three month comScore average, ending Febraury 2011, showed that 33% of smartphone users are using Android, up seven percent from 26% during the previous three months ended November 2010. This is …

An Unsolicited Advertising Suggestion for YouTube

An Unsolicited Advertising Suggestion for YouTube

YouTube, like their parent company, has some pretty slick programming applications. The most impressive, in my opinion, is Content ID. Content ID monitors uploaded video and alerts copyright holders whenever copyrighted video content is used illegally – automatically. At that point, the copyright holder can …

Is Online Video Dying? Comscore’s Video Metrix Says Fizzle in Feb

Is Online Video Dying? Comscores Video Metrix Says Fizzle in Feb

This doesn't make much sense to me, but it seems like less people in the US (170M vs. 171M) started more video sessions (5B vs. 4.8B) in February than in January, and then watched for less time (816 vs 870 minutes) each. So it seems …

How Microsoft Uses Video to Increase Employee Productivity

How Microsoft Uses Video to Increase Employee Productivity

Did you know that Microsoft has their own YouTube? No, I don't mean Bing Videos. I mean Academy Mobile. Never heard of it? Me neither, until I read this piece yesterday at Ragan.com. Academy Mobile is just like YouTube–users can upload videos, rate videos, comment …

Ways to Stream Your Home Video Content to your iOS Devices

Ways to Stream Your Home Video Content to your iOS Devices

JetStreamHD believe that they have the solution to you watching all that content you have amassed on your PC and want on your iPad2 via their new product, creatively named, JetStreamHD. It's really just a media server but they claim it to be "the world's …

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