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Live Matrix, The “TV Guide For The Web,” Acquired By OVGuide

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Live Matrix, the TechCrunch Disrupt ’10 finalist that proclaimed to be the “TV Guide for the web,” has been acquired by online video guide OVGuide.com in an all stock deal. As a part of the deal Live Matrix co-founder and CEO Sanjay Reddy will become OVGuide’s new CEO. Although Live Matrix...
Live Matrix, The “TV Guide For The Web,” Acquired By OVGuide

Kony 2012 documentary on Ugandan warlord is unlikely viral phenomenon

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The 30-minute film about guerilla leader Joseph Rao Kony has been watched more than 30m times in 48 hoursKony 2012 is an unlikely internet phenomenon. The 30-minute documentary about a despot Ugandan warlord has been watched more than 30m times online in less than 48 hours.The hard-hitting film, uploaded by...
Kony 2012 documentary on Ugandan warlord is unlikely viral phenomenon

Google Creative Lab Gets ‘Old Spice’ Creative Director Iain Tait From Wieden + Kennedy

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A big hire for Google announced today, and perhaps a sign of some sharper viral marketing coming out of the company going forward: the company is adding Iain Tait to the team at Google Creative Lab, the company’s in-house team that creates marketing campaigns for all things Google, covering products...
Google Creative Lab Gets ‘Old Spice’ Creative Director Iain Tait From Wieden + Kennedy

Spoiling Prometheus: is the PR campaign giving away too much?

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Ads, hashtags, trailers for trailers … with all the marketing gimmicks for Ridley Scott's sci-fi epic, I'm starting to think I can already predict the entire storylineThere's nothing like a world television first to get the adrenal glands pumping: John Logie Baird's 1926 demonstration at the Royal Institution in London;...
Spoiling Prometheus: is the PR campaign giving away too much?

Samsung ships QF20 camcorder with WiFi, toughened-up W300 pocket cam

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Samsung's CES blitz included a tease of five new camcorders, but precious little in the way of launch details. Some of the mystery has ended, as two of the camcorders -- the QF20 and W300 -- are at last hitting US stores. The QF20 caters to the Internet crowd...
Samsung ships QF20 camcorder with WiFi, toughened-up W300 pocket cam
Infographics Are Not a Social Media Strategy
Facing limits of traditional PR, Original9 Media will arm companies with content

Viral With a Purpose? Upworthy Finds Serious Web Content Worth Sharing

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Upworthy launched today, a viral aggregator that promises to find interesting and shareable content on important topics. That is, topics more important than your average cat video or nip slip slideshow. Upworthy’s output is a stream of curated daily picks via email newsletter, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. The first two...
Viral With a Purpose? Upworthy Finds Serious Web Content Worth Sharing

When Viral Marketing Goes Viral

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It looks like there’s a new trend in the marketing world, and that is to acknowledge that videos go viral, and then design advertisements to go viral. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. First, let’s look at one that is entirely designed to go viral. Featuring Community star and Soup...
When Viral Marketing Goes Viral

Old Spice Guy Just Showed Up In An Ad For Samsung's Smart TV

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Samsung is firing on all cylinders right now with a stream of viral videos for its Galaxy phones and, now, one for the Samsung Smart TV which features Isaiah Mustafa, the towel-wearing Casanova from Procter & Gamble's Old Spice ads. On Unruly Media's Tech Ads Chart, which ranks commercial videos...
Old Spice Guy Just Showed Up In An Ad For Samsung's Smart TV

Denso makes video on mobile organised, social and fun; think ‘Flipboard for video’ but better

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If you’re a big fan and user of content delivery services like Flipboard, Zite and others, then you’ll be interested to know that Singapore-based firm Anideo has introduced Denso 2.0, a new version of its mobile video app. The app has been loosely described as ‘Flipboard for video’, but it’s...
Denso makes video on mobile organised, social and fun; think ‘Flipboard for video’ but better

Edelman hires former Rocketboom host Joanne Colan as senior content specialist

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One of the largest public relations firms in the world, Edelman, has over 4,200 employees globally. The company shared a new hire exclusively with The Next Web and it’s an interesting hire for a brand new position. Former Rocketboom host and writer Joanne Colan is joining the firm as senior...
Edelman hires former Rocketboom host Joanne Colan as senior content specialist

Mozilla: Welcome Google and Obama, We Invented ‘Do Not Track’ A Year Ago

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Mozilla took a moment this morning to remind everyone that it invented Do Not Track in February 2011, was the first to implement it with Firefox, and 18% of mobile and 7% of desktop Firefox users currently  have it activated. Now the President and competitor Google Chrome are joining the bandwagon, but Firefox offered...
Mozilla: Welcome Google and Obama, We Invented ‘Do Not Track’ A Year Ago

Why videos go viral |video| @GrrlScientist

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Shortly after the internet popped up and created a new niche, popular culture has been undergoing a vast and increasingly rapid transformationEvolution is happening every day. Evolution is occurring in plain sight. Every time a new niche appears or an existing niche opens up, evolution has the opportunity to go...
Why videos go viral |video| @GrrlScientist

Sad State Of Copyright: Guy Using Short Clips Of Music In Viral Videos Accused Of Infringement

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Brian LaSorsa points us to the unfortunate case of Steve Kardynal, a pretty popular maker of funny online videos. There are all sorts of creative people who have been enabled to create and put their works out to the world thanks to things like YouTube. Kardynal makes funny sketches, with...
Sad State Of Copyright: Guy Using Short Clips Of Music In Viral Videos Accused Of Infringement
OnlineMechanix Makes It Easier To Hire A Wrench Monkey
From cold fusion to human-powered flight: Great tech hoaxes throughout history
The dirty secrets in the viral video sausage factory
ROFLCon: 'I saw God and put it on YouTube'
Why We Don’t Embed Demo Videos (And You Shouldn’t Either)

The hype around video and why Facebook rules — 5 questions for Jonah Peretti

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Media people don’t like combining hard-nosed political reporting with lots of kitties. Excerpt for Jonah Peretti. Shortly after luring Politico star Ben Smith to help build Buzzfeed’s Washington chops, Peretti launched a new channel devoted to fluffy animals. It’s all in a day’s work for the Huffington Post co-founder whose...
The hype around video and why Facebook rules — 5 questions for Jonah Peretti

Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh on why we need to invest in education right now

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Cheezburger's Ben Huh at the Hacking EDU event in Seattle. Photos via Dan Thornton Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh may be in the business of cracking people up. But the Seattle Internet entrepreneur also has some strong opinions about filling people’s brains with more than just viral videos and silly Internet memes....
Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh on why we need to invest in education right now

Planet Daily, Ken Lerer's Stealth Video Startup, Raises $5 Million

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It looks like Planet Daily, Ken Lerer and Eric Hippeau's stealth video startup, has raised a round of financing. According to an SEC filing, the startup has raised $5 million. The filing was first spotted by BetaBeat. Oak Investment Partners may be an investor, as Fred Harman is mentioned in...
Planet Daily, Ken Lerer's Stealth Video Startup, Raises $5 Million

Jimmy Kimmel Is Getting Up To $2 Million A Year From YouTube (GOOG, DIS)

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Thanks to the videos he posts to YouTube, Jimmy Kimmel is bringing in between $1 and $2 million in revenue a year, the Wall Street Journal's Christopher Stewart reports. Kimmel's YouTube presence is made up of eight to 12 clips a day of material that either got cut from...
Jimmy Kimmel Is Getting Up To $2 Million A Year From YouTube (GOOG, DIS)

Lilo Boosts SNL Online and Off, Despite Twittercism (Video)

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Lindsay Lohan hosted “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, which gave the late-night comedy show a big 12 percent ratings boost and a few decent viral videos. The talented actress turned perennial tabloid queen is not without her controversies and Twitter was brutal in its assessment of her performance, especially...
Lilo Boosts SNL Online and Off, Despite Twittercism (Video)

Web Video Sucks, But Here’s How It Can Be Great

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Editor’s Note: Jordan Kurzweil is Co-CEO of Independent Content, an agency that helps media companies launch new digital products and businesses. Prior to starting Independent Content, Jordan worked at AOL running original programming, and News Corp, where he helped bring its traditional brands to digital. You can follow him on...
Web Video Sucks, But Here’s How It Can Be Great
A Sad Goodbye to the PandoList and Amanda Schwab

Google hires ex-Old Spice ad creator for its marketing team

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Google Creative Lab has picked up a great new hire, TechCrunch reports this evening. The Mountain-View based company is hiring Iain Tait, formerly of Wieden + Kennedy, the firm responsible for the popular Old Spice commercials (as seen above). Tait comes from ad agency Wieden + Kennedy, where he had most recently...
Google hires ex-Old Spice ad creator for its marketing team

Marissa Mayer Explains Why Burnout Is Really About Resentment

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Marissa Mayer tells Bloomberg why burnout is about resentment.  Please follow War Room on Twitter and Facebook.Join the conversation about this story »See Also:Top Viral Videos Of The Week: Girl Gets Literally Blown Away By A PlaneThe Secret Service Prostitution Scandal Is The 'Biggest In Its History'Here's The Chart That...
Marissa Mayer Explains Why Burnout Is Really About Resentment
Wingsplay Pays Influencers To Spread Viral Videos, Runs Campaigns For NBC And Oxygen
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