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Xbox One Joins the Gamecasting Fray With Social Game DVR

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Games were given second billing at Microsoft’s Xbox One unveiling yesterday, but one of the coolest new features of the new console is only for games: Xbox One will be a social-media-ready DVR for gameplay video recaps. Which means, in a nutshell, that developers will be able to tell their...
Xbox One Joins the Gamecasting Fray With Social Game DVR

Hulu in Talks With Possible Buyers

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Online video site Hulu has had talks with several potential buyers, including Guggenheim Partners, one of several options the company is considering as it tries to resolve uncertainty about its strategic direction....
Hulu in Talks With Possible Buyers

Is A Yahoo, Dailymotion Deal Crazy? Like A Fox

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Yahoo's first major acquisition since Marissa Mayer took over as CEO could be the French video site Dailymotion, of all things. If the talks pan out, Yahoo will be joining a long list of companies hyped up by the booming digital video industry. And if anyone can upset Google's hold...
Is A Yahoo, Dailymotion Deal Crazy? Like A Fox
Slashdot gets all businesslike with new site launch
YouTube starts automatically converting 1080p videos into 3D
Google cracking down on sites that rip MP3s from YouTube videos

YouTube's redesigned 'One Channel' layout is now available for all users

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Google launched its new ‘One Channel’ redesign for YouTube in a limited trial last month and now the new layout — which includes cover photos and trailers — is available for all users. A post on the YouTube Creators blog explains the benefits that regular YouTube channel owners can enjoy, now that...
YouTube's redesigned 'One Channel' layout is now available for all users

LOLs Acquired: Here Are YouTube's Next 16 Comics

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About a month ago, YouTube put out a request to its creators, asking for the funniest among them to apply and be considered for the newest version of its YouTube Next Creator program. While YouTube has previously sought creators in health and fitness, cooking, and vlogging categories, this time around...
LOLs Acquired: Here Are YouTube's Next 16 Comics

YouTube loses music clip copyright battle in court

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German court rules that YouTube must take down copyrighted music clips - a move which could lead to royalty paymentsYouTube must take down copyrighted clips of music, a German court has ruled, in a move which could be a step towards forcing it to pay large sums in royalties.The move...
YouTube loses music clip copyright battle in court

Why Are YouTube Users Abandoning Ship?

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During my keynote at this year’s Vidcon conference in late June, I talked about the flight of users I’m seeing from YouTube, and I commented on how I thought the site’s direction was misguided. It certainly got people talking. One of the top execs at YouTube chastised me for even...
Why Are YouTube Users Abandoning Ship?
Video apps seeing strong growth with Facebook Timeline

Daily Deals Aggregator Frugalo Acquired By TwitVid (But No, It’s Not Getting Into Deals)

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Frugalo, a daily deals aggregation platform that emerged from AngelPad’s third group of startups last fall, is being acquired by social video site TwitVid. As you may have guessed, the move was more about bringing Frugalo’s founders on board than it was an indication that TwitVid is now interested in the...
Daily Deals Aggregator Frugalo Acquired By TwitVid (But No, It’s Not Getting Into Deals)

For the Future of YouTube Ads, It’s All About Context

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YouTube SVP Salar Kamangar speaks about the future of YouTube at the AllThingsD media conference. Photo: Asa Mathat/AllThingsD LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. — It must have been frightening to be among the first advertisers for YouTube. Since the site’s inception it’s been seen as the wild west of digital content platforms,...
For the Future of YouTube Ads, It’s All About Context
How High Will Marissa Go? Bidding For Hulu Eclipses $1 Billion

New YouTube Channel is All About Games, Brands

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Can YouTube attract bigger advertising dollars to online video? IGN Entertainment, which tomorrow, is launching a new YouTube “channel” to showcase original programs for video game enthusiasts, is betting on it. With tomorrow’s channel launch, IGN, the producer of numerous websites about games is banking on the idea that gaming...
New YouTube Channel is All About Games, Brands

YouTube's Mobile Views Have Quadrupled In 18 Months (GOOG)

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YouTube executive Robert Kyncl said at a conference that views from mobile devices now account for a quarter of views on the Google-owned video site. "We're experiencing a massive consumer shift," Kyncl said at the Abu Dhabi Media Summit. "Mobile has increased from 6% to 25% in last 18 months...
YouTube's Mobile Views Have Quadrupled In 18 Months (GOOG)
Vimeo’s Festival + Awards reveals how it is intensely embracing past and future

Will AOL and Demand Media’s Content Farm Strategy Prevail?

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Editor’s note: Guest author Ashkan Karbasfrooshan is the founder and CEO of video site WatchMojo. In this post he examines the two biggest content farms springing up on the Web: Demand Media and Aol. You can find his previous guest posts about online video here. Are content farms the future...
Will AOL and Demand Media’s Content Farm Strategy Prevail?

Top Trends of 2012: Video on Tablets

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One in every ten tablet users views video content almost daily on their device, according to a new report by comScore. The study also found that tablet users are nearly three times more likely to watch video on their device compared to smartphone users. Nearly one in four smartphone owners...
Top Trends of 2012: Video on Tablets

No joke: YouTube gets its first live comedy show

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“It’s the beginnings of what a cable television network would look like – if it was run by lunatics.” Rob Barnett, Hollywood veteran and founder / CEO of My Damn Channel, likes juicy soundbites – but he is dead serious about recreating the cable TV experience on the Internet. Next...
No joke: YouTube gets its first live comedy show

Anybeat Founder Dmitry Shapiro Officially Moves to Google

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Anybeat CEO Dmitry Shapiro has started at Google, the company told AllThingsD. Shapiro is now a officially group product manager on the Google+ team, confirming recent speculation. As for the alternative social network Shapiro founded, it’s now completely shut down and redirects to a splash page for a yet-to-launch start-up...
Anybeat Founder Dmitry Shapiro Officially Moves to Google

Google's Nikesh Arora: 'We Found Our Model' For YouTube

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Google SVP and chief business officer Nikesh Arora touted growth at YouTube on the company’s earnings call today, saying that the company had finally found a business model for the giant video site. Without giving firm numbers, Arora said the site had come a long way since 2007, when some...
Google's Nikesh Arora: 'We Found Our Model' For YouTube

History of Demand Media, in Links

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As the news about Demand Media filing for a possible IPO in August this year leaks out, below are some links about the relatively short history—about four years—of the company, arranged in chronological order:—Demand Media Raises $120 Million For Domain-Names Based Media Company; Buys Two Companies—Demand Media Buys Hillclimb...
History of Demand Media, in Links
The beginner's guide to YouTube Analytics

Vimeo Gets Its Own GIF App By Buying Echograph

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Digital media question of the moment: What’s your GIF strategy? I don’t know why the digital hive mind has fixated on GIFs and GIF-like animations in the last year, and I don’t know how much longer they’ll be interested in them. But for now, they are. So here’s Vimeo’s answer:...
Vimeo Gets Its Own GIF App By Buying Echograph

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

ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, 27 February 2010

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There's plenty of new stuff on this week's calendar but nothing comes close to Global Ignite Week. And with more than 50 events all around the world, it's likely that there's an Ignite close to you. Remember, they're almost guaranteed to make you smarter. Like the the Ignite motto...
ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, 27 February 2010

Online video giant Dailymotion updates iOS app with a fresh UI and better playlist organisation

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The French video sharing site Dailymotion has unleashed the latest version of its app for iOS, hot on the heels of its Android update earlier this month. The video site is possibly one of the best Internet time-sucks with fresh user-generated and premium partner video content added at a frightening...
Online video giant Dailymotion updates iOS app with a fresh UI and better playlist organisation

YouTube reaches a billion monthly viewers, boosted by 'Generation C'

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Video site matches Facebook and reaches milestone - attracting half of all internet users - with help from smartphone viewersYouTube has a billion unique users visiting the video-sharing website every month, equivalent to one out of every two people on the internet - and the generation that has grown up...
YouTube reaches a billion monthly viewers, boosted by 'Generation C'

Video portal LeTV going to Chinese living rooms through its own TVs

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The growing number of internet-connected TV boxes and TV sets represents an excellent new living room distribution opportunity for video portals previously wed to the desktop web. But an even more intriguing variant of that opportunity might be owning the TVs, too. That is what Chinese video site LeTV is...
Video portal LeTV going to Chinese living rooms through its own TVs
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