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Vid-Biz: Panasonic, Time Warner, UGC

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Panasonic to Cut 15,000 Jobs, or 5 Percent of Its Workforce; facing tough times the consumer electronics giant will also close 27 manufacturing sites (12 percent of its worldwide production facilities). (The Wall Street Journal)

Time Warner Expanding Metered Broadband; details are few, but more cities to face the cable company’s stingy policies — better watch what you download. (GigaOM)

Nearly Half of U.S. Internet Users to View UGC Vids by 2013; this is up from 36 percent in 2008. (eMarketer)

NaviSite Hooks Up with EdgeCast Networks; partnership will yield a new portfolio of CDN-based services such as caching, electronic file delivery, streaming, API tools and support. (emailed release)

Italian Judge Suspends Decision in Google Video Case; Criminal Court of Milan pauses to consider procedural issues (it’s a common occurrence), proceedings to continue Feb. 18. (see our previous coverage) (The Privacy Advisor)

Commercials Make TV More Enjoyable? New NYU study finds that people who watched TV with commercial breaks included rated their experience higher. Huh? (The Live Feed)

Matt Smith Joins Inlet Technologies; Smith was previously with Yahoo and is now the senior director, systems architecture for the encoding company. (release (PDF)

One Response to “Vid-Biz: Panasonic, Time Warner, UGC”

  1. We are delighted and honored that Matt Smith has joined Inlet. We are proud of the industry expertise that Inlet ( has assembled to create breakthrough solutions in the new media space, and Matt is a exceptional and rare talent. For new media to continue it’s rapid growth, en/transcoding solutions must become a transparent part of networks of the future. This takes technology, insightful solutions that adapt to existing workflows, and clear approaches to monetize content. We’re proud to be a part of this revolution and to have Matt join Inlet on this mission. Game on!