Amidst the hubbub of this week’s Apple announcements, the App Store continued to bubble away with a host of new apps joining…
At the VMWorld Show, Cisco took the first concrete steps to establishing a monopoly in the enterprise data centers with the announcement of a new software switch (Nexus 1000) that would allow networking of individual virtual machines (along with their security and management.)
Written by Michael Stroud. If you think mobile social video is a no-go in the U.S., you might consider Itsmy.com, which claims…
Nexicon (s NXCO) announced this week it has partnered with YouTube to offer copyright management tools to content providers. Basically, content owners can hire Nexicon to monitor videos that get flagged by YouTube’s Video ID video fingerprinting system, and Nexicon will help decide whether to have the video removed or to claim it and place advertising against it.
One thing’s for sure: each time Apple and NBC’s relationship spills out in public, they both claim they’ve won the latest battle. Only with two fierce negotiators like these, that’s never really the case.
VideoSurf launches a video search engine today, something consumers haven’t shown much interest in. But the computer vision technology and interface for this one is great.
YouTube will add a new analytics service called Hot Spots this week or next, aimed to help video creators drill down into their videos to see what parts are most popular. As we understand it, the service would tell you things like when people drop off (a.k.a. your video is too long) and when people rewatch a certain portion over and over (a.k.a. you should have put that in slow-mo).
iTunes will offer HD versions of TV episodes for $2.99, and start selling NBC shows again, is the word from the special Apple event today in San Francisco.
Recommendation services, especially for online video, are a dime a dozen these days. But here’s one that’s a bit different: beeTV, which…
I’m at the TechCrunch50 conference right now, where Ashton Kutcher is presenting his web startup. Not only is this one a celebrity-driven startup, but it’s about celebrities. It’s an animated web video show with interactive elements called Blah Girls.
Earlier this week Gefen announced a $700 replacement for an HDMI cord based on ultra-wideband chips from startup TZero. Yes, a $700…
Documentary filmmaker will make Slacker Uprising available as a free download for three weeks starting Sept. 23.
Nokia launches Nokia n96. VoIP still not working, but 550 Euro devices does everything else. Like a blunt swiss army knife.
Google acquired Skia in 2005. The graphics engine gives even low end feature phones serious graphic oomph!
Verwaayen is going to be replace Pat Russo and will be based in Paris.
Media giant says Veoh’s recent legal victory shouldn’t impact Viacom v. YouTube.
Xcel Energy will disclose in SEC filings the risks of future climate change regulation and legislation, climate-change related litigation and physical impacts of climate change. The company estimates that carbon emission would have cost $603 million last year, more than its 2007 profits.
Put this in the category of “you gotta be kidding me.” Microsoft has applied for and received a patent (U.S. Patent #7,415,666)…
We’re definitely getting ahead of ourselves to ask who will be the FriendFeed of video, considering that company is brand new and has a small (though no doubt devout!) following. But more than one startup is trying to aggregate video consumption activity in the same way FriendFeed brings together its users’ participation in the various social services from around the web. And hey, maybe the focused opportunity is there, since FriendFeed’s broader focus means only three of its 43 services are video-related: Seesmic, Vimeo, and YouTube.
There may never be another lonelygirl15, especially given its origin as a hoax and as one of the first experiments in what episodic web content could be. But now that it’s finally over, more than 500 episodes later, its creators are wiping the slate clean while applying the lessons they’ve learned over the last two years. The new show, to be called LG15: The Resistance (see trailer below), will premiere Sept. 20.
VoIP applications like Gorilla Mobile, Truphone and others are getting a lot of traction on iPhone.
Most documentarians tackling a somewhat obscure subculture have little guarantee that their subjects will be comfortable on camera. But by choosing to…
Seth MacFarlane’s advertorial series, Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy, is gearing up for its launch September 10. A trailer was just posted on sethcomedy.com. That site also promises cast interviews and a MacFarlane blog starting September 10 as well. We’re also told exclusive content will be posted on show sponsor Burger King’s soon-to-launch YouTube channel, youtube.com/bk.
Google buys a piece of another subsea cable in Asia. This one is called Southeast Asian Japan Cable (SJC) and is of intra-Asian nature.
RIAA now will have to contend with an open source version of Muxtape. Download and try this software and make your own mixes.
Tuning into live online video is often an exercise in frustration. So even though Conviva is being somewhat secretive about what it’s doing, I’m inclined to give the startup — which simply says it’s building a live video platform — a pass for the time being, in the hopes it will some day prevent me from tearing my hair out. Conviva is announcing today it has raised $20 million in second round funding. The investment came from UV Partners, New Enterprise Associates, and Foundation Capital, and brings Conviva’s total funding to $29 million since being founded in November 2006.
Nokia, long a proponent of VoIP and WiFi on its handsets seems to be turning its back on VoIP on its consumer N-Series devices. Is the company buckling under pressure from cellphone companies? Continue Reading
Dell & Facebook are cooking up a new cloud computing dish. It is bad news for Rackable. Details next week.
Hulu is secretly working on launching its service in international markets, partnering with locals and forming joint ventures.
A group of early YouTube videobloggers has split off from the site in the last month in an attempt to convene a…
YouTube has started running display ads on its mobile site, m.youtube.com, for users in the U.S. and Japan.
Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced the country’s “Wireless@SG initiative” this week, which is a plan to cover the island nation…
Tablet PC MVP Craig Pringle has written an excellent article that makes a case for digital versions of books. In An open…