For Facebook-boosted video apps, reality checks in

When Facebook made it easy to share what videos you were watching, many apps rocketed up the app-charts and saw a sharp increase in the usage and downloads of these apps. Well, it seems the party has come to an end — quickly.

Dailymotion US Head Joy Marcus Departs to DFJ Gotham

Joy Marcus, former general manager for French video site Dailymotion in North America, has left the company and joined DFJ Gotham Ventures as a venture partner. The departure comes just a few months after Orange acquired a 49 percent stake in DailyMotion for €58.8 million.

Orange Buys Into Online Video With Dailymotion Deal

Orange is acquiring a 49 percent stake in Dailymotion, which will give it an opportunity to serve its traditional TV content to more screens and in more countries. With mobile apps and an international audience, Dailymotion will give Orange access to new viewers and new devices.

Should You Take Your Web Series Exclusive?

The series Squatters was the first original comedy to run exclusively on Dailymotion, but after eight episodes, creator Brandon Bradley decided to distribute the show across other sites. Why did he do so, and what are the advantages and disadvantages to an exclusive deal?

Is the Xbox 360 a Good Cord-Cutting Device?

This week on NewTeeVee’s first original web series, Janko tests the Xbox 360’s cable-replacing abilities, Ryan talks to a San Francisco cord-cutter who doesn’t miss Comcast, and Liz gets into the Halloween spirit with the Dailymotion-exclusive horror web series Camera Obscura.

Making Content Relevant Pays Off; NBC Signs Up The Filter

Recommending relevant content can be dramatically effective. After The Filter, a white-label recommendation system, was implemented on the video site Dailymotion, the site experienced a 40 percent increase in time spent. Now The Filter has secured its biggest media partner to date, NBC.

Vid-Biz: Voddler, TiVo, 5Min

VOD Site Voddler Gets Another $3.5 Million in Funding; Swedish film streaming site has picked up a further 26 million Swedish kronor…

MySpace Adds HD Video

Following last week’s move by Dailymotion to bring high-definition video to the Web, MySpaceTV is launching an HD video player for the…