Vid-Biz: iPad and Flash, Ooyala, Super Bowl


iPad Can’t Play Flash Video, But It May Not Matter; while Flash is present on nearly every Apple desktop and laptop computer, Apple has concerns over its vulnerability to viruses and other malware, as well as the way Flash-based content can voraciously consume battery life. (NY Times) Which causes Robert Scoble to ask, “Can Flash be saved?” (Scobleizer)

To Deliver, iPad Needs Media Deals; the iPad’s glories as a media consumption device open up a whole new frontier for developers and publishers, but they also raise large questions about the business models that will drive that content to the screen. (NY Times)

Ooyala Live Video Platform Gets Visibility With Grammy Awards; the 2-year-old online video services company’s live streaming platform was used for the Grammy Awards pre-show, the “red carpet” and back-stage activity. (Beet.TV)

Will Your Big Screen Super Bowl Party Violate Copyright Law?; TV broadcasts and movie showings can only be displayed so long as “no such audiovisual device has a diagonal screen size greater than 55 inches, and any audio portion of the performance or display is communicated by means of a total of not more than 6 loudspeakers.” (Ars Technica)

VEVO, The Recording Academy and CBS Team Up for Grammys Music Video Channel; Music video site will feature noteworthy footage from 52 years of Grammy Awards. (Press release)

Brightcove CEO Talks Video, Provides Tech Support; Michael Arrington interviews Brightcove CEO Jeremy Allaire at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. (TechCrunch)

Roku’s New Channels: SmugMug, Dream TV; the set-top maker may or may not hit 100 channels this year, but it’s got two more, with the addition of SmugMug photos and DreamTV video. (Zatz Not Funny!)

Virgin Doubles On-Demand Views; new figures released by Virgin Media show over 750 million on-demand views, with 59 percent of its TV customers watching catch-up content. (Broadband TV News)

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