If you're like me, then last week was a terribly busy week. But these days, with online video's quickening pace, they all seem that way anymore. Even when you're paying close attention, it can be easy to miss a great video or an important news story. That's why we created this weekly online video news round up, to give you a one-stop shop for all the major stories from the past week in the world of online video.
Online Video News
- Members of The House Of Representatives are now officially allowed to use Skype and other video conferencing services.
- Video and Facebook are the main reasons for recent jump in online advertising spending.
- Facebook proved that companies can make money on live-streaming of concerts.
- Almost 2 million people watched the Casey Anthony trial via the CNN live stream.
Online Video Editorials & Opinions
- Nalts is giving out tips to aspiring young filmmakers on how to make some summer income with video.
- Lifehacker seems to think Google Plus' Hangouts video chat is pretty awesome.
- Here's a great list of tips for getting the most out of your retail videos.
- Here's a fun rundown of 7 things you need to know about what your future TV will look like.
Gadgets, Tools, & Software
- This will impact your audience, and probably you as well: Verizon is killing off unlimited data plans.
- Toshiba has announced an upcoming 8MP camera sensor that is the smallest size ever created.
- Man tattoos QR code on his chest, calls it the first interactive animated tattoo.
Reel Stories You Might Have Missed
- I begged Google to open up Plus to everyone as soon as possible, because an empty social network is a useless social network.
- Speaking of Google Plus, they're not ready for businesses yet.
- Also, Facebook fired back at their new social rival by releasing Skype-powered video chat.
- Guest posts on mobile video advertising, video seo, and branded video players all got our readers' attention.
- Christophor got us all thinking when he brought up the question: what actually counts as a video view?
- And YouTube scared some, but impressed others, with the release of an experimental new design called Cosmic Panda.
The Lighter Side Of Video News
- These HP TouchPad ads starring comedian Russell Brand are pretty funny.
- This is a fantastic documentary on how they created the sound effects for Transformers 3.
- A U.S. soldier has used a YouTube video to ask out a movie star.
I Leave You With...
In honor of the final flight of the Space Shuttle program: