Video Sharing

VEVO Releases Top 10 Music Videos of 2012 - Call Me 2011 Maybe?

VEVO Releases Top 10 Music Videos of 2012   Call Me 2011 Maybe?

As I perused VEVO's Top 10 Most Watched Music Videos, I wondered if anything new, or any artists other than Pitbull, One Direction, and usual suspects Justin Bieber and Jennifer Lopez, made any new music this year.  But as we all know, music videos are ...

Videos That Make Rube Goldberg Proud from the Great Beyond

Videos That Make Rube Goldberg Proud from the Great Beyond

Rube Goldberg died on this day (December 7) in 1970, and his legacy is that of cartoons he drew in the early part of the 20th Century starring a character known as Professor Lucifer Gorgonzola Butts, depicting inventions that would go through a convoluted series ...

How Chill.com is Taking Video Sharing to the Next Level via Social Video Discovery & Curation

How Chill.com is Taking Video Sharing to the Next Level via Social Video Discovery & Curation

Earlier this year at Vidcon I had the pleasure of chilling with Marc Hustvedt, Head of Strategic Partnerships for Chill.com, a "social video discovery" platform.  The video curation site was launched because the team at Chill saw a video discovery paradigm that wasn't quite performing ...

Hobbit Flight Safety Video from Air New Zealand Makes Boring Instructions Fun

Hobbit Flight Safety Video from Air New Zealand Makes Boring Instructions Fun

Whenever I'm on a plane, I generally watch the safety instructions even though I've seen them dozens of times.  It's easy to get lazy and think, "I already know this," and continue reading a magazine.  Knowing this, Air New Zealand and WETA, the special effects ...

Halloween Trick or Treat or How-To Videos You Can Use

Halloween Trick or Treat or How To Videos You Can Use

You can always count on a ton of Halloween content to be swirling around this time of year, and the tent-pole opportunities during this holiday might be the best of all tent-pole opportunities in an given year.  The entertainment value provided by the spooky, the ...

Videos That Will Keep You Sane and Entertained During the Election

Videos That Will Keep You Sane and Entertained During the Election

It's no surprise when you take a look at "what's trending" on YouTube, you see a host of election videos, usually something a candidate said that was either candidacy-killing or somehow awe inspiring.  Everybody has their agenda when it comes to posting these videos.  But ...

When Marching Bands Go Viral: Ohio State Turns Video Games Into Halftime Masterpiece

When Marching Bands Go Viral: Ohio State Turns Video Games Into Halftime Masterpiece

Having never been in a marching band, I don't really know how much work goes into being in one.  But I do know that when I see something like Ohio State's marching band turning video game characters and scenarios into seamless formations while they perform ...

Cat Videos Will Be Scratching Into Their Own Festival In August

Cat Videos Will Be Scratching Into Their Own Festival In August

It was only a matter of time, I suppose, before cat videos got so popular and ubiquitous as to command its own festival, where cat aficionados could gather into one place and share their love of kitty mischief and cuteness.  Katie Czarniecki Hill is running ...

YouTube Talent Agency, The Collective, Buys Metacafe

YouTube Talent Agency, The Collective, Buys Metacafe

The Collective, an agency that manages YouTube talent such as Freddie Wong and The Annoying Orange, has acquired video destination site Metacafe.  Metacafe began in 2003, before the days of YouTube, and was then promptly surpassed by that site.  Yahoo! was once a suitor for ...

Want to See Rare Footage of Return of the Jedi? A Documentary 30 Years in the Making

Want to See Rare Footage of Return of the Jedi?  A Documentary 30 Years in the Making

Whenever I see videos like this, I wonder how many other treasures are out there that haven't been found.  "A Documentary by Jeff Broz" could use a better title, since it's FREAKING STAR WARS BEING FILMED in the footage, but I guess this will be ...

Videos Worth Sharing: Buddy Media CEO Shares A Video Full Of Emotion, Words Unspoken

Videos Worth Sharing: Buddy Media CEO Shares A Video Full Of Emotion, Words Unspoken

A few months ago, an emotional video hit YouTube from Ben Breedlove, a young man suffering from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.  Shortly after he published the video, he passed away, and its melancholy, yet uplifting, tone had everyone in the video world talking.  Breedlove didn't speak a ...

Brightcove Announces Video Content Exchange Initiative

Brightcove Announces Video Content Exchange Initiative

Brightcove announced a new program today for Video Cloud Pro and Enterprise customers. It's something that was a trend last year I think. They've started a Content Exchange Initiative that allows Video Cloud users to, basically, syndicate content out to their sites to boost the ...

Givit Set To Hold Your Flip Videos Forevah!

Givit Set To Hold Your Flip Videos Forevah!

Givit, the consumer cloud service for private, personal video sharing, has cut a deal with Cisco to safeguard all those Flip videos you uploaded to Flipshare before they dropped the ax on the Flip camera. So stop frantically trying to download them all. Actually, Givit ...

Two Largest Chinese Video Sites To Merge, Make Waves In America?

Two Largest Chinese Video Sites To Merge, Make Waves In America?

After firing warning shots over the bows in terms of copyright infringement lawsuits, the two biggest Chinese online video firms Tudou and Youku have decided that they should merge, instead. Sound like big news? Well, Youku seems ready to spend something like $1 billion on ...

Stupeflix Reworks Video Creation API Access To Commoditize Video Creation

Stupeflix Reworks Video Creation API Access To Commoditize Video Creation

Stupeflix announced today, at the Business Video Expo, that they are changing the way they connect to developers and allow access to the Stupeflix video creation suite API. Whereas it was somewhat cost prohibitive in the past, they are now lowering the price of both ...