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Exclusive Interview With The Creators of The Shaving Helmet Hoax Video

Exclusive Interview With The Creators of The Shaving Helmet Hoax Video

I've been talking about the now-famous head-shaving helmet video for a few weeks now. First I featured it in one of my weekly round-ups of the latest and greatest viral success stories. A few days later, CNN revealed the video as a hoax and spoke …

VEVO Jumps Yahoo! Takes Second Place Behind Google in Video Viewers

VEVO Jumps Yahoo! Takes Second Place Behind Google in Video Viewers

comScore put out their January Video Metrix late on the 15th, after I had already compared the Nielsen January numbers to their December ones. Go figure. Anyway, looking at the report there's not a major difference so instead of going and editing that or re-comparing …

Honeycomb Tablets Are Already Better Than iPads… for Video Marketers

Honeycomb Tablets Are Already Better Than iPads... for Video Marketers

Remember when the iPad was announced, and I wrote about how useless it seemed for people like us that deal with video all the time? Most readers skipped the fact that I was writing about the device from a video standpoint and just labeled me …

Apples to Oranges: Nielsen Online Video Numbers vs. comScore’s Video Metrix

Apples to Oranges: Nielsen Online Video Numbers vs. comScores Video Metrix

Nielsen is on the boat, or just dragging behind it like an anchor it seems, when it comes to tracking online video usage and growth. comScore has been providing us with monthly glimpses into the online video viewing scene for some time now. Nielsen is …

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 …

USA Today to Use Microsoft Tag to Link to Online Video

USA Today to Use Microsoft Tag to Link to Online Video

I thought this was pretty cool and it ties into online video, so why not. It's a unique way to tie physical, hard-copy media into online content. USA Today, the newspaper is starting to use Microsoft Tags. They will feature at least one Tag in …

Smartphone Usage Jumps 60%, Android Gains Major Ground

Smartphone Usage Jumps 60%, Android Gains Major Ground

Google's Android is working on taking over the world if we are to believe the latest numbers from comScore from their December 2010 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share. Not only that but the uptake of smartphones is rocketing with a year-to-year change of 60%. What …

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 …

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