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Do you sometimes forget to follow up on important emails, or struggle with adding follow up reminders to your calendar? FollowUp is a useful, free and easy-to-use service that you can use to automatically send yourself a reminder to follow up. Read more »

Are you the kind of person who has to have the latest versions of hardware and software? If so, don’t bother to read on; for the rest of us, it’s worth considering if and when to move to a new version. Read more »

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More consumers are watching Internet video than ever before. How can media companies take advantage of larger audiences, longer viewing times and more monetization options without being overwhelmed by video management complexity? thePlatform’s new mpx Beta is designed to help video publishers adapt to the changing […] Read more »

In addition to our own coverage of the recently launched iPad, our fellow GigaOM sites have also been writing up their fair share of great perspective on Apple’s latest product launch. Video on the iPad: HD, But No Flash Will the iPad Kill the Kindle? In […] Read more »

The lonelygirl15 web series franchise has always drawn its success from its fans. But ever since its original creators changed their focus to branded content over original, that has literally been the case thanks to The Show is Yours project, which allowed members of the community […] Read more »

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YouTube might reach profitability this year, which means it’s time for parent company Google to figure out ways to make it even more profitable. That might happen by making it even easier for small advertisers to build overlay ads to run over YouTube videos, according to […] Read more »


Holiday spending has seen sales of Apple’s Magic Mouse soar. According to a report by NPD and covered today by AppleInsider, last month saw a twofold increase in Apple’s share of domestic mice sales. By the end of November, Apple had captured 10 percent of the […] Read more »

What’s the Italian word for “schadenfreude?” YouTube lost a copyright infringement suit to Mediaset — the Italian broadcasting firm that Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi founded — just a few days after clips of Berlusconi being assaulted began appearing on it and other sites. A court in […] Read more »

Disney Creating New Content Licensing Technology; Keychest redefines ownership as access rights, not owning a physical object. (The Wall Street Journal) Susan Boyle’s CD Biggest Pre-Order in Amazon’s History; the viral video sensation‘s I Dreamed a Dream goes on sale Nov. 23. (The Wall Street Journal) […] Read more »

Last year it was clear Netflix would play a big role in online video. Now, there isn’t any doubt. The DVD service, which weathered the economic storms better than just about every tech company this year, has proved it’s adapting to digital better than just about […] Read more »

Verizon Added 300,000 New New FiOS TV Subs in Q2; telco now has 2.5 million subscribers to its TV service. (GigaOM) No wonder the company’s CEO, Ivan Seidenberg, said at an investor conference yesterday that “Video is going to be the core product in the fixed-line […] Read more »

It was an emotional weekend for viral video moments. At tonight’s MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West bolted on-stage during Taylor Swift’s acceptance of the VMA for Best Female Video to grab the microphone and proclaim that Beyonce “had one of the best videos of all […] Read more »

Having spent a day with iTunes 9 and OS 3.1 on an iPhone and iPod touch, I find that I am completely smitten with a feature I pretty much completely ignored before yesterday. I’m referring to Genius, which hadn’t lived up to its name until this […] Read more »

We love Apple. We love its style. We love its vision. We love its marketing and PR. A generation of the world’s best designers cut their teeth on Apple computers, much as they might dislike admitting their sense of taste was shaped by a consumer electronics […] Read more »

Sales of video-enabled mobile phones will surge over the next four years, Infonetics projects in new research. Unfortunately, providers of mobile pay TV services won’t enjoy the forthcoming salad days. Infonetics predicts that 397 million video phones will sell worldwide in 2013, and the subsequent market […] Read more »

Firefox users love to try out new versions of the open-source web browser. Mozilla is always adding good features and improving the underlying technology, so trying new versions can be a great experience. The problem is that existing, stable versions get overwritten. As good as the […] Read more »

OK, maybe the guys at Big Fantastic shouldn’t hit up Stephen Sondheim for advice just yet. But when interviewed by APM’s Marketplace yesterday, former Disney head and current Torante CEO Michael Eisner admitted that he’d been approached by a producer with the idea of adapting the […] Read more »

In what looked like a scene from a candy-colored Red Dawn, 100 Skydivers descended on San Francisco today as part of a T-Mobile promotion (they formed “T”s in mid-air). Normally we wouldn’t report on such a thing, but some of them were landing right outside our […] Read more »

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