It seems like every week there are more and more interesting stories and articles about online video--too many for us mere mortals at ReelSEO to be able to cover all of them. So every weekend we gather up the best of the stories around the web that we weren't able to write about this week, to help you have a better overall picture of the week that was in online video.
Online Video News
- Are display ads going to overtake search ads in spending?
- Cicso, fresh off killing the Flip, is now rolling out an online video player solution for brands.
- For now... Sony movies have been pulled from the streaming service on Netflix. Dang.
- Comcast demonstration shows entire season of 30 Rock downloaded in 1.5 minutes. That is very fast.
Online Video Editorials & Opinions
- Our good friend David Murdico has an excellent article over at Media Post regarding PR professionals using social video.
- Marketing Vox wonders if the recently announced Skype/Comcast deal for HD video chat will take off with consumers.
- Darcey Topham has a great post at Media Post on why video creators need to create content that adapts to "any screen" or risk failure.
- Nalts has a great (and fun) article called the 10 Commandments For YouTube Cause Marketing.
Gadgets, Tools, & Software
- Google Movies now available for the Motorola Xoom.
- Adobe is working on some pretty cool-sounding stuff with "video-object manipulation."
- If I had an iPhone, and a few friends with iPhones, I'd be pretty geeked out about this collaborative video app.
Reel Stories You Might Have Missed
- The Vancouver riots again prove that the future of news is in social video.
- A cautionary tale from our good friend Tim Schmoyer on what you can do to try and stop the viral rise of a video once it's already begun.
- In a scary story that ultimately worked out okay, an Internet marketing company saw their YouTube account suddenly suspended.
- David Murdico stopped by to warn politicians about the power of social video.
The Lighter Side of Video News
- YouTube has announced this month's On The Rise nominees.
- This interactive YouTube-based Tic-Tac-Toe game sounds awesome.
- In case you haven't heard, Variety tells you today that YouTube is looking to acquire more long-form content.
I Leave You With...
A Flamenco-dancing dog. If, for some reason, that doesn't sound funny, I assure you that it is: