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Publishing is the process of production and dissemination of literature, music, or information — the activity of making information available to general public. In some cases, authors may be their own publishers, meaning: originators and developers of content also provide media to deliver and display the content for the same. Also, the word publisher can refer to the individual who leads a publishing company or imprint or to a person who owns a magazine.
Traditionally, the term refers...

A Tale of Two Freemium Online Video Platforms: Longtail and Playwire

A Tale of Two Freemium Online Video Platforms: Longtail and Playwire

Here we go folks! All those high-priced OVPs are going to have to fight to stay alive as Longtail's Bits on the Run has announced they're going freemium (YA!) with a Free video hosting and streaming service option. While they're not the first OVP to ...

Google Android @Home Precursor to Skynet, Terminators?

Google Android @Home Precursor to Skynet, Terminators?

In the Terminator universe, Skynet was the all-encompassing hivemind of the robot revolution. It basically gained self-awareness and then spread itself to every machine with a processor and memory. Well, it seems that Google is a agent of humanity's destruction as it wants to hook ...

Welcome to Show Business: Are You Sure Your Webcast Plays By the Rules?

Welcome to Show Business: Are You Sure Your Webcast Plays By the Rules?

Producing webcasts or online video series for marketing purposes can be a dream come true for creative types who love working with like-minded people. If you want to use professional talent or popular music within these webcasts, however, it can quickly turn into a nightmare ...

PBS Picks RAMP for Expanded Video and Content Navigation

PBS Picks RAMP for Expanded Video and Content Navigation

PBS, the Public Broadcasting Service, just chose RAMP as its service of choice for video navigation and search. I hope RAMP gave them a good deal since public broadcasting is likely to lose much of its Federal Funding if certain members of the US Government ...

Legal Guide to Online Video : What Web Video Publishers Need to Know

Legal Guide to Online Video : What Web Video Publishers Need to Know

I interviewed David Michail, an attorney specializing in media, entertainment, and technology law. David talks with me about some of the important legal issues today for video marketers publishing on YouTube and online video in user-generated content, copyright, defamation, trademark, and otherwise objectionable material.

Can Collaborative Online Video Creation Go Mainstream? Stroome Hopes So

Can Collaborative Online Video Creation Go Mainstream? Stroome Hopes So

Are you familiar with Stroome? I was introduced to the service this week, and I think they might be onto something. Stroome is a collaborative video editing service, where users can share clips or partial videos with friends and other members in order to get ...

Vimeo Finally Launches iPhone App & It's Totally Worth The Wait

Vimeo Finally Launches iPhone App & Its Totally Worth The Wait

Vimeo has been working on an iPhone app for a long time, determined to make it as good as possible. And from the sound of it, they've succeeded, which means the wait has been worth it. Today Vimeo has released a free iPhone app that ...

Reel Quick Clips: Mid-Week Online Video Industry News

Reel Quick Clips: Mid Week Online Video Industry News

I finally found a name I like for what really amounts to me clearing out my inbox of things that might be of interest, but aren't interesting enough for me to write a whole article on. Welcome to Reel Quick Clips, a mid-week catch up ...

Affected By Google's Recent Algorithm Change? Tell Them!

Affected By Googles Recent Algorithm Change? Tell Them!

Google made waves last week with a pretty major update to their algorithm. Perhaps you read about it? At least 12% of all search queries had their results affected by this update. The goal? To remove some of the so-called "content farms" from the top ...

Another Video One Bites the Dust, VBrick Acquires Fliqz

Another Video One Bites the Dust, VBrick Acquires Fliqz

News of more consolidation within the online video platform space came earlier this week with the announcement that Emeryville, CA-based Fliqz has been acquired by enterprise IP video pioneer VBrick. In a press release issued on Tuesday, Wallingford, Conn.-based VBrick announced that it has acquired ...

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