Some weeks we are just on fire, and able to cover most of the important breaking stories in the world of online video. Other weeks, our site crashes and we spend entire days just trying to get it back up. This past week was one of the latter. Which means there's tons of online video news we didn't get to. If you missed any big stories in online video, catch up here with our weekly news round up.
Reel Stories You Might Have Missed
- Google's logo doodle video celebrating Freddie Mercury of Queen was one of their most popular yet.
- Netflix officially launched their Latin America service and started enforcing the one-stream-per-customer rule.
- Christopher's interview with Ogilvy & Mather shows what major advertisers are concerned about with online video content and targeting.
- Episode 3 of The Reel Web is super informative, but also hilariously awkward at the end.
- Chris Atkinson talked about the strange pull that Annoying Orange has on viewers.
- Google winning the bidding war for Hulu?
- Links on YouTube hold people's interest longer than links on Facebook & Twitter.
- Greg Jarboe examined the recent Repubilcan debate to dig up lessons on YouTube marketing strategies.
Online Video News
- Weinstein Co. is considering films that release digitally and theatrically at the same time. (Fierce Online Video)
- Scripps to stream live TV to mobile devices (Media Post)
- Adobe Pass is gaining traction (Business Wire)
- Microsoft teaming up with Jinni for video discovery initiatives (VideoNuze)
- Original video content from Blip.tv and Capital One (Tubefilter)
- Veedios is bringing videos to connected devices (VideoNuze)
- AdoTube acquired Jetmind Technologies (Market Watch)
- LG, Sharp, & Phillips hope to standardize Smart TV apps (Engadget)
Online Video Editorials & Opinions
- Should you be merely creating videos... or an entire video network? (Media Post)
- How much is Netflix's traffic worth? (Light Reading Cable)
- Maybe Time Warner should think about acquiring Starz? (Home Media Magazine)
- What does "television" even mean anymore? (Media Post)
Gadgets, Tools, & Software
- New Playgrounds app from Fring is group video chat with friends or strangers. (Engadget)
- More mobile campaigns are embracing video (Media Post)
- YouTube advice from YouTube on getting 3D content up on the site (YouTube)
- New Belkin products for HDTV (Engadget)
- What can gadget marketing teach us about video styles? (ReelSEO)
The Lighter Side Of Online Video
- Deer running wild again, this time inside a Publix supermarket (Nalts)
- The MPAA put out an infographic about movie piracy, but twists the data in huge ways (Web TV Wire)
- Katy Perry videos are more popular than some hit TV shows (Advertising Age)
- Apparently there's a lot more live streaming video of fashion week this year (New York Times)