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The Rise Of Geek-Focused Online Video Networks

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There's been a really interesting trend going on recently. For all the talk about how the entertainment industry must be dying (it isn't), a whole bunch of internet-aware celebrities are wholeheartedly embracing the internet as a new video platform -- and this includes a bunch of folks we've written about...
The Rise Of Geek-Focused Online Video Networks

Rulers of the Cloud: Will Cloud Computing Be the Second Coming of Cisco?

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Cisco is betting heavily on the network as the platform. We took a look at the role of the network in the emerging landscape of cloud computing as part one of analysis of "Will One Company be Dominant in Cloud Computing". We started with Cisco, since the cloud implies the...
Rulers of the Cloud: Will Cloud Computing Be the Second Coming of Cisco?
RMG Networks expected to go public on Monday

YouTube Star Managers The Collective Buy Web Video Pioneer MetaCafe

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MetaCafe was a Web video pioneer that fell behind YouTube and never caught up. And now it has a new, slightly unconventional home: Hollywood management agency The Collective is buying the video site. I don’t have deal terms, and don’t know what will happen to MetaCafe’s site and staff. But...
YouTube Star Managers The Collective Buy Web Video Pioneer MetaCafe

Epoxy Raises $2 Million From GRP Partners And Others To Help YouTubers Grow And Engage With Their Audiences

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YouTube is becoming an increasingly important platform for the next generation of video entertainment. As the site has grown, a number of new multichannel networks, like Machinima and Maker Studios, have grown with it. But to date, while it provides massive reach and huge audiences for video content, YouTube hasn’t...
Epoxy Raises $2 Million From GRP Partners And Others To Help YouTubers Grow And Engage With Their Audiences

Bee Media Acquires Adcentricity To Unite Location-Based Advertising & Mobile Shopping

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Bee Media, the makers of a mobile shopping platform that serves location-specific offers and info to mobile devices, today announced that it has acquired Adcentricity, a similarly location-focued digital media startup. Under the terms of the acquisition, Bee Media secures rights to the Adcentricity name and will operate as Adcentricity...
Bee Media Acquires Adcentricity To Unite Location-Based Advertising & Mobile Shopping

Confirmed: Revision3 acquired by Discovery Communications

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One of the Internet’s first big web video networks, Revision3 is getting acquired by Discovery Communications, the company that owns familiar cable networks such as the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), and Science Channel. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but earlier reports...
Confirmed: Revision3 acquired by Discovery Communications
Roku adds universal video search feature for Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, & more

YouTube Sensation BalconyTV Secures Funds From Polaris, Lerer And Greycroft

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With Apple rumoured to be developing a full-blown TV and connected TVs gradually taking off, it looks like video channels independent of the TV industry could have a bright future. And niche content with global audiences could become attractive. To that end, BalconyTV, a quirky but popular YouTube channel and...
YouTube Sensation BalconyTV Secures Funds From Polaris, Lerer And Greycroft

21st Century Insurance Hands Media Account to Mindshare

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Auto insurer 21st Century Insurance and Financial Services has shifted its estimated $50 million U.S. media planning and buying account to WPP's Mindshare without a review. The account was previously run by Omnicom Group's Omnicom Media Group....
21st Century Insurance Hands Media Account to Mindshare

Vimeo continues as YouTube's foil: Now lets you tip creators, plans to introduce paywalls next year

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Continuing as YouTube’s foil, Vimeo is releasing a brand new “Tip Jar” feature today and has announced plans to launch a paywall option for creatives in 2013 that lets Vimeo PRO subscribers set up pay-to-view videos. Vimeo holds a special place in the hearts of many as an artistic video...
Vimeo continues as YouTube's foil: Now lets you tip creators, plans to introduce paywalls next year

Another Big-Media YouTube Bet: Bertelsmann Invests in StyleHaul's Fashion Videos

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Here’s another Big Media company investing in YouTube: StyleHaul, which makes and distributes fashion videos on the world’s biggest video site, has raised a $6.5 million B round led by Bertelsmann’s Digital Media Investments arm. Earlier investors including RezVen Partners, who put $4.4 million into the company last year, are...
Another Big-Media YouTube Bet: Bertelsmann Invests in StyleHaul's Fashion Videos

In The Shadow Of YouTube, Vuclip Grows Its Mobile Video Network To 80M Uniques, Fends Off Suitors And Eyes Up Acquisitions

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When it comes to online video networks, Google’s YouTube is the oversized and undisputed king of the hill with 1 billion monthly unique visitors. Yet that domination sometimes obscures some of the interesting developments that are afoot the smaller startups also working in the same space. Vuclip, the California-based mobile...
In The Shadow Of YouTube, Vuclip Grows Its Mobile Video Network To 80M Uniques, Fends Off Suitors And Eyes Up Acquisitions

Playing to the Crowd: Gamecasting Goes Mainstream

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Ever since the first Pong arcade cabinet was installed in a dive bar in Sunnyvale, Calif., video games have been social. But now they’re catching up to the social Web, with an assist from some video-oriented sites and apps. People today watch online gaming videos for two main reasons: To...
Playing to the Crowd: Gamecasting Goes Mainstream

Simon & Schuster launches self-publishing arm with Author Solutions

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Simon & Schuster is launching a self-publishing service called Archway with the Bloomington, Ind.–based Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI) Author Solutions is owned by Penguin but is run as a separate business. With the launch of Archway, Simon & Schuster hopes to get a piece of the rapidly growing self-publishing market. According to...
Simon & Schuster launches self-publishing arm with Author Solutions

Angry Birds, fat pigs and the future of television

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Rovio’s Angry Birds games have been downloaded more than 1.7 billion times, and are played by more than 263 million active users per month. The company is now targeting those hundreds of millions of players with a weekly animated show called Angry Birds Toons, which launched in mid-March. Rovio has...
Angry Birds, fat pigs and the future of television

Google Automates The Creation Of YouTube Overlay Ads

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In its relentless push to turn YouTube into a profit center, Google is trying anything it can to pump more advertising into the billions of videos people watch on the site. Now it is automating the way that Flash overlay ads can be created and displayed on YouTube videos....
Google Automates The Creation Of YouTube Overlay Ads
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