I have to say congratulations to For Your Imagination for scoring BabyBjorn as the exclusive sponsor of the current lineup of DadLabs weekly web series - The Lab, Quality Time, Daditude and Gear Daddy. (See related blog post - BabyBjorn Sponsors DadLabs for Six Months - Digital Media Studio Blog)
Also, kudos to Nico McLane for launching a recession friendly webcast facility in New York City’s Financial District.
Have a quick scan and enjoy the exclusive Funny or Die video "Prop 8 - The Musical" starring Jack Black, John C. Reilly, and many more...
December 1, 2008
- SF Mayor Newsom Takes His 7.5-Hour Case to YouTube « NewTeeVee
When you want to avoid edits and pesky coworkers and just get your message out to the people, the Internet is your friend. And that’s what San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is doing on YouTube this week, posting a 7.5-hour single-take speech broken up into video segments to the site.
Flip Video Sponsoring Cameras For Non-Profits | Ypulse
The folks at Flip Video sent me a note last week right before Thanksgiving asking if I could help them get the word out about their pro-social initiative. I don't think I've been this excited about posting something in a long time — the company will offer non-profit partners two camcorders for the price of one in order to document the work they’re doing. From their email to me:
"We are focused on getting the video technology of the Flip Video camcorder into as many nonprofit hands as possible. We are the charitable outreach of Pure Digital Technologies in San Francisco and our CEO committed to getting one million Flip camcorders out to charities and nonprofits by 2012."
The End of the Red Light District
- An Idea For The NY Tech Meetup: Disband It
When Scott Heiferman announced his abdication from the NY Tech Meetup throne at the last Meetup, he said that he had asked himself the question of whether the Meetup could be more than just a once a month pitch meeting.
- Google Friend Connect comes to The Inquisitr - FriendFeed
- YouTube Is A Global Media Property
- Just Wow: YouTube Had 344M Global Uniques in Oct.
- Facebook Connect Readies for Broader Distribution with Digg and Hulu
- Facebook Connect AKA Hailstorm 2.0 « Paying Attention
- KickApps Announces Video Publishing Solution That Integrates Akamai's Stream OS : Features Drag-and-Drop Video Player Creation and Video Monetization; Reduces the Cost of Online Video Publishing
NEW YORK (Business Wire EON/PRWEB ) August 18, 2008 -- KickApps, the leading on-demand social media, video player and widget platform, today announced an offering that makes advanced online video publishing available to every web publisher. By combining the KickApps Platform with Akamai’s enterprise class rich media management platform, Stream OS®, web publishers now have access to powerful tools for turnkey creation and management of players for video publishing
- The Pownce Blog » Blog Archive » Goodbye Pownce, Hello Six Apart
- Pownce is Gone and It's Kevin Rose's Fault | CenterNetworks
- Techmeme: Goodbye Pownce, Hello Six Apart (Leahculver/The Pownce Blog)
- Pownce we hardly knew ye (Scripting News)
- Great News! Twitter Clones Begin Closing Down…Starting with Pownce.
- FeedRoom buys Clearstory Systems - Massachusetts Biotech and Technology News and New England Local Business News
- CinemaTech: Invite Only: NFL's 3-D Demo This Week
- Despite what blogs (and Apple) say, Macs will eventually have malware | Zero Day | ZDNet.com
- BabyBjorn Sponsors DadLabs for Six Months - Digital Media Studio Blog - For Your Imagination - develops and markets high-quality original web video
- 'DadLabs' Snags Badass Six Figure Deal With BabyBjorn - Tubefilter News
- BABYBJÖRN - Baby Carrier, Baby Carriers, Baby Sitter, Travel Cribs, Baby Bibs, Potty Chairs - BABYBJÖRN
- ‘DadLabs’ Signs Six-Month, Six-Figure Sponsor: Baby Bjorn - TVWeek - News
Original Web show “DadLabs” inked a sponsorship deal with Baby Bjorn that will run for six months, the show’s producers announced today.
“DadLabs” Chief Creative Officer Clay Nichols said the deal is in the “six figures,” which is high for independent online video shows. To date, DadLabs has produced more than 325 videos that have generated more than 3 million video views.
- Green House's Rochow on CBS Connecticut - Digital Media Studio Blog - For Your Imagination - develops and markets high-quality original web video
- Distribution Network Makes it to Cynopsis - Digital Media Studio Blog - For Your Imagination - develops and markets high-quality original web video
- Cynthia Turner's Cynopsis - Cyn Digi 12/01/08
- TubeMogul Blog » How Much Of a Typical Video Is Actually Watched?
Given that YouTube and most other video sites count a “view” regardless of how much of a video is actually watched, we often wondered: how much are people actually watching before they click away? To answer, we utilized TubeMogul InPlay to measure viewed-seconds for a sample of 188,055 videos, totaling 22,724,606 streams, on six of the top video sites for two weeks.
Most videos, it turns out, steadily lose viewers once “play” is clicked, with an average 10.39% of viewers clicking away after ten seconds and 53.56% leaving after one minute (below). More here.Tubemogul.com News - Online Video Research and Reports
5min’s VideoSeed Syndicates How-To Videos To Answers.com And Others
- Desktop. Laptop. Pocket: The era of the personal Internet dawns with the Nokia N97
Tilting touch display, QWERTY keyboard and personalized home screen - a true mobile computer
- Nokia N97 - I want one already | last100 (movies here)
- Nokia announces Internet radio and music streamer | last100
- MySpace Video Goes Mobile (But Sans Hulu & Not on iPhones) « NewTeeVee
You know it’s a strange, finicky sign of the times when MySpace announces that it has launched a beta mobile video site that will stream video directly to handsets around the globe — but that news is almost immediately deflated by what it doesn’t include: namely iPhone support and Hulu content.
- BBC iPlayer lands on PlayStation 3 - could Hulu be next? | last100
- Everything you always wanted to know about Google…
- How Comcast Controls Sony’s Internet TV Plans - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com
At a recent press breakfast, someone asked top executives of Sony Electronics about their plans to let their televisions show video delivered by the Internet. While the company has an early effort, called the Bravia Internet Link, Stan Glasgow, the president of Sony Electronics in the United States, said the company can now introduce better products because it has reached an agreement with the cable industry.
- Roku Netflix Player suffers mystery glitch | Digital Media - CNET News
The Netflix Player by Roku, which enables owners to watch streaming Web video on their TV sets, has received plenty of applause from pundits and owners since debuting last May. But the box now faces its first major challenge.
Customers from around the country have been "experiencing inexplicable loss of video-streaming quality," for at least three weeks according to Roku's engineers, who have posted comments at the company's Web forums. Device owners have posted complaints to the same forums about receiving less than half of the video quality they've had in the past. One user told CNET that the video stream is now "unwatchable."
- YouTube Blog December 01, 2008 The YouTube Team | Permalink
The Internet Symphony: YouTube's Orchestra
- Spotlight: YouTube's Symphony Orchestra - FierceOnlineVideo
- Apple Watch - Security - Apple Didn't Issue a New Anti-Virus Advisory
- ExtendMedia gets $10M in Series C
- Youku Goes Mainstream with Youku News Channel - MarketWatch
Youku, the leading Chinese Internet video website, announced today the launch of Youku News Channel, an online platform for syndicating professional video news content from Youku's media partners and also featuring user-generated video news on what is making national headlines.
- YouTube Blog -A YouTube for All of Us December 02, 2008 The YouTube Team | Permalink
- YouTube Limits Access to ‘Sexually Suggestive’ Content - TVWeek - News
- eMarketer Lowers Internet Ad Spending Projections - TVWeek - News
Citing the battered advertising budgets of automakers and retailers, research firm eMarketer revised its Internet ad spending projections to $23.6 billion this year, down slightly from its $24.9 billion estimate issued in August.
Despite the small decline, online ad spending will still grow 11% from last year, eMarketer said. Categories suffering include display advertising, which has been hit hard by slashed budgets from automakers and retailers. Paid search is still growing more than the overall Internet ad market, at 21% growth this year and 15% next year, eMarketer said.
- Blockbuster, Microsoft team up on mobile services | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Dallas Business News
- OnScreen Media Summit: Branded Content's Risks and Rewards - 12/2/2008 6:14:00 PM - Broadcasting & Cable
- OnScreen Media Summit: YouTube’s Hoffner: Monetization is Coming - 12/2/2008 4:40:00 PM - Broadcasting & Cable
- Contentinople - Erin Barker - News Bits: MySpace Users Are 'Poor Cretins'
- Canon XH A1 Deal | Chris Pirillo
- louisgray.com: Amazon and TiVo Somehow Make 99 Cent Films Seem Too Expensive
- Official Gmail Blog: Gmail on your Google Desktop
Seth Godin - Don't go to business school:Instead of getting an MBA, consider spending six months in my office
December 3, 2008
- Call me on my iPod Touch - Truphone releases app for the kids
- YouTube Adds 25k New Songs to Publishing Tool - ReadWriteWeb
- The Economist Keeping an Eye on Online Video | Online Video Watch
The current issue of The Economist (c’mon, I know you all read it regularly) features an article on online advertising during a recession.
The IAB’s Randall Rothenberg defends our turf, while Morgan Stanley’s Mary Meeker was somewhat less rosey.
- MySpace delivers video to mobile phones | Technology | Reuters
- Contentinople - Ryan Lawler - Comedy Central Relaunches Jokes.com
- Streamingmedia.com: MySpace Mobile Launches Streaming Video in Beta Globally
- Facebook Releases HD Video | FastCompany.TV
- Online Video Companies Raise Over $75 Million In VC Money In The Past 60 Days | The Business Of Online Video
- ExtendMedia: $10 Million (news)
- Baofeng: $15 million (news)
- LiveRail: $500K (news)
- KickApps: $14 million (news)
- Magnify.net: "high six figures" (news)
- EyeView: $1 million (news)
- Boxee.tv: $4 million (news)
- Taboola: $4.5 million (news)
- blip.tv: $5.2 million (news)
- Transpera: $8.5 million (news)
- Digitalsmiths: $12 million (news)
- A User's Guide to Twittering - WSJ.com
Social-Networking Service Connects Followers, Not Friends, on PCs and Mobile Phones
- Timing tricky for SAG contract demand - Los Angeles Times
- Screen Actors Guild holds the line on pay for Web shows
- Guess what? Automated news doesn't quite work. - Techmeme News
- Techmeme Hires Megan McCarthy to Edit Site - Jobwire
- TechMeme Gives Up On Fully Automated News
- Why Twitter Didn’t Sell to Facebook — Really - GigaOM
- SarahLacy.com: Why Evan Made a Smart Move
- Twitter CEO: The revenue's coming soon, but I won't tell you how | Webware - CNET
- Adobe - Adobe Press Room: For immediate release
- Adobe lays off 600 workers, CS4 demand weaker than expected
- Adobe will not exhibit at Macworld Expo 2009
- 2,000,000 Pandora iPhone users!!!
- FeedRoom Acquires ClearStory Systems: Content Management Still Evolving | The Business Of Online Video
- Streamingmedia.com: Web Video Pioneer The FeedRoom Acquires ClearStory Systems
- What's causing video glitches at Apple, Netflix?
- Gary Vaynerchuk on the CBS Early Show (Steve Garfield's Qik)
- Yahoo To Relaunch Launchcast Next Year With CBS Radio
- MySpace Video Goes Mobile (But Sans Hulu and Not on iPhones) - NYTimes.com By CHRIS ALBRECHT, Published: December 3, 2008
- Scobleizer — Tech geek blogger » Blog Archive Do newspapers have a shot? «
December 4, 2008
Mogulus Blog » Blog Archive » Mogulus Pro Launches: HD Quality, White Label, Privacy, Analytics & More Available Today
- Mogulus Launches Pro Streaming Service « NewTeeVee
Live-streaming company Mogulus launched its pro service today, as the company looks to develop a revenue, err, stream beyond just overlay advertising. But given the prices Mogulus is charging, the company is definitely going after professionals and not the casual user.
- A few weeks ago, Daisy Whitney asked Josh and me to make some predictions for web video in 2009. Our short list of thoughts, predictions and predilections have made their way fromNew Media Minute toABC News toMediaPost, and are now here in their unadulterated form on Tilzy.TV! Help us add to the list.
1. 2009 will be all about brands, not just shows.
2. There’s still very little money to be made in online video, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t create. Don’t believe us? Ask Michael Eisner.
3. In 2009, concept before craft.
4. There will be celebs.
5. Apocalyptic/Economy web shows.
6. Content is king, contacts are queen.
7. Sketch comedy is so 2005.
8. Interactivity goes beyond a Facebook profile.
- There are many changes going on at YouTube and many of them aren't likely to improve user experience.
- YouTube Adds 25k New Songs to Publishing Tool - ReadWriteWeb
YouTube is announcing today that video publishers will now have more than 25,000 new songs to choose between for their video soundtracks. The songs are provided by independent music licensing firm Rumblefish and are available using YouTube's AudioSwap feature.
- YouTube Search Bar: Now You See It, Now You Don't - ReadWriteWeb
- How YouTube Broadcasts Your Taste in Videos - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com
- YouTube Refocuses on Premium, and Once Again Misses the Point « NewTeeVee
YouTube’s director of content partnerships, Jordan Hoffner, has been hard at work signing on premium content providers like CBS, HBO, Showtime, C-SPAN and MGM. According to reports of a speech he made this week, the company’s No. 1 priority in 2009 is to get that content in front of viewers.... YouTube’s highest priority for 2008, according to Google CEO Eric Schmidt, was figuring out “the perfect solution of how to make money.”
Despite a flurry of recent ad product launches, we doubt the site can legitimately check that task off its list. But Schmidt may have been putting the cart ahead of the horse; before you can figure out how to make money, you need to figure out what you’re selling.
And Hoffner’s comment reveals another lapse in self-awareness: YouTube’s strength is not premium, nor should it be. Rather, YouTube has a tremendous (and surely monetizable) opportunity to show that premium and user-generated can coexist. All they need to do is figure out how.
- Adobe officially unveiled the P2P video streaming capabilities of Flash 10 to developers this week. The technology itself is still in its infancy, but the mere fact that Adobe decided to embrace P2P for Flash 10 made a lot of headlines earlier this year. Many people, including Om over at GigaOM, wondered whether Adobe was taking aim at the CDN market with this technology and whether we will soon all watch our YouTube videos in a P2P fashion.
Flickr Revamps Mobile Site, Adds Video Streaming Support
- A faltering global economy is expected to take its toll on trade shows next year and January's Macworld will be no exception, with more big names planning to downsize their presence or pulling out altogether, AppleInsider has learned.
Sun Launches JavaFX To Try And Compete With Flash and Silverlight | The Business Of Online Video
- Nico McLane Launches Recession Friendly Webcast Facility in Financial District NYC « Splice of Life Weblog
Nico McLane, Streaming Media All Star and producer in NYC launches services for Financial District studios, partnered with AmericanMovieCo.com and iAxsis to deliver live HD Broadcasts to satellite and to the web.
Times Extra: The New York Times Opens Web Front Page to Outside Content - ReadWriteWeb
Facebook Connect officially open | Webware - CNET
- Is Facebook Connect the Future of E-Commerce?
- The many possibilities of Facebook Connect - Lost Remote TV Blog
What if Amazon or iTunes integrated Facebook Connect? iPhone games? This presentation from Razorfish ponders the possibilities
Official Google Blog: Google Friend Connect: now available
boxee blog » boxee
- when we planned the Dec 4th release we had minor changes in mind, mainly bug-fixes…. but we were undisciplined and immature.. and it turned from a minor release into a big one..we could not ignore the number of people asking for Netflix on boxee.. so we called, emailed, and in general harassed the Netflix team.. in the meantime, we went to the keyboards coding ferociously to make it work on boxee.
- Flip' MinoHD video camera offers great price, decent resolution - The Boston Globe
In 2007, consumers went wild for the Flip Ultra, a pocket-sized video camera priced at just $150. Why not? It was cheap for a video camera, easy to carry, and easy to use.
- Apple to sell a $99 4GB iPhone at Walmart? : Boy Genius Report
- It’s Worse Than We Thought, Electronics Industry Says - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com
Broadcasting adds an extra dimension - Los Angeles Times
Chargers-Raiders game goes off with only minor glitches in 3-D
- Yahoo connecting Internet radio service to CBS webcasting network - Los Angeles Times
The move, coming in February, is driven by dramatically higher royalty fees for airing music online.
- Follow these 10 people on FriendFeed, and your social media powers will be the stronger for it ¦ Online Media Cultist
@MartinSFP Thx. We launched alpha on 12/17/07. There's a gr8 story behind this involving @scobleizer. Will do a post on this on 12/17/08 :) - FriendFeed
- Qik about to turn one year old
- Scobleizer — Tech geek blogger » Blog Archive HD war breaks out as Facebook, YouTube deliver new features «
- EXCLUSIVE: Facebook is turning on HD video. Watch the video at http://www.fastcompany.tv -- you heard it here first! - FriendFeed
- Facebook Video Goes HD and Embeddable « NewTeeVee
This is no tiny (or cheap) little operation. The site sees 100,000 videos uploads per day and hosts 45 million total videos, according to Facebook engineer Chris Putnam, who announced the feature in a blog post.... Coincidentally, YouTube also went HD today for videos that are high enough quality.
See below an interview with Putnam by Robert Scoble.
- Silverlight Beating Flash When It Comes To DRM Protection | The Business Of Online Video
- Contentinople - Ryan Lawler - Silverlight Scores Another Win With Sky Player TV
- Did YouTube Just Turn On HD For Real?
Oh, just another thing, if you want to embed it just ad this code at the end of the two URL from the embeded code : &ap=%2526fmt%3D18
You can see the résult on my blog : http://www.nowhereelse.fr/youtube-hd-720p-13015/Tweet Grid
- HD war breaks out as Facebook, YouTube deliver new features: Tonight an HD war online broke out. Yo.. http://tinyurl.com/6laew4
- Steve Garfield's Off On A Tangent: Daily weblog on pop culture and technology.
- YouTube - Hillary Duff live . Widescreen REAL HD 720p.
- YouTube - youtube hd
- Capturing Old Footage - Larry Jordan.biz
Streamingmedia.com: Back to Basics: H.264 Transcoding for Flash
- At Adobe MAX in Milan earlier this week, Flash developer Fabio Sonnati presented a session packed with suggestions for transcoding H.264 video for Flash delivery.