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TNW is heading to Cannes for MIPCube to see what the future holds for TV

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Has it really been a year since the last MIPCube? Well, yes it has been, as it happens. From April 8-11 this year, MIPCube will strive to “reinvent the content experience” at the heart of the broader MIPTV event. MIPTV, (Marché International des Programmes de Télévision), is a TV industry...
TNW is heading to Cannes for MIPCube to see what the future holds for TV

Perky Jerky Now Powering the Startup Scene

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TAKE IT AWAY, PLEASE. Perky Jerky, the guarana-flavored dried turkey or dried beef  snack, has no preservatives, no nitrates, and uses all organic components for its marinade. The "world's first performance-enhancing meat snack" also happens to be soaked in guarana, a berry that contains caffeine, which gives the jerky a...
Perky Jerky Now Powering the Startup Scene

New reality series: 'Be the Next Microsoft Employee'

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It’s like Top Chef for geeks. That’s the pitch from Microsoft for “Be the Next Microsoft Employee,” a new web series produced by Microsoft Learning, the part of the company that’s responsible for training and certification programs for people in the tech industry who use Microsoft technologies. The show...
New reality series: 'Be the Next Microsoft Employee'

Gil Gerard and Erin Grey Are Sorta Back on 'Buck Rogers'

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Some of you really old folks like me might remember a science fiction series of the late 70's/early 80's called 'Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.' The stars were Gil Gerard as Buck and Erin Grey as Wilma Deering. Well, they're back and this time they're Mr. and Mrs. Rogers....
Gil Gerard and Erin Grey Are Sorta Back on 'Buck Rogers'

A platform of one's own: Video Game High School takes control

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For a few years now, creators have relied on portals like YouTube and Blip for both hosting and discovery — but third-party hosting means ceding some amount of control over your content. And as the space evolves, other strategies are beginning to emerge. When the web series Video Game High...
A platform of one's own: Video Game High School takes control

'NASA and We Know It': Seattle team's video goes viral

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You know you’re doing something right when your video about the latest NASA mission gets retweeted by NASA to its more than 2.7 million followers. That’s what happened to a crew from Seattle that debuted a new video today called “We’re NASA and We Know It,” a spoof on the LMFAO...
'NASA and We Know It': Seattle team's video goes viral

Ze Frank raises $750k to kickstart his media empire

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Video blogging pioneer Ze Frank quietly raised around $756,000 late last month from Marc Andreessen, Buzzfeed co-founder John Johnson and Huffington Post co-founder Jonah Peretti. The financing comes just two months after a successful Kickstarter campaign to relaunch his web series that netted close to $150,000. Frank told me that...
Ze Frank raises $750k to kickstart his media empire

Amazon Kills Zombies, Keeps John Goodman as it Plans First Season of Web Series

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Just like a regular TV network, Amazon ordered up a bunch of pilot shows this year, and will end up making a series out of some of them. Unlike a TV network, Amazon has asked the Internet to watch and rate its test shows, and has said the input will...
Amazon Kills Zombies, Keeps John Goodman as it Plans First Season of Web Series

The secret to launching the perfect startup, but not really

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Today, on the Web series Leap Year, Alexis Ohanian’s cameo just about sums up the secret to finding the perfect startup idea, but not really:...
The secret to launching the perfect startup, but not really

How To Make Internet Video Look Bad: #streamyfail 2010

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After three very long hours of technical difficulties, uncouth Chatroulette jokes and a flood of #streamyfail tweets, the Streamy Awards finally came to a close tonight.  Half the audience had already cleared out of the Orpheum Theater in downtown LA and hardly anyone was left watching the show’s live stream...
How To Make Internet Video Look Bad: #streamyfail 2010

Bravo's "LOLworks" Is A Glimpse At The Internet's Resident Cat-Meme Creators

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If you weren't totally satisfied (or horrified) by the promos for the Randi Zuckerberg-produced "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley," here comes an equally strange and slightly hairier show about the creators of LOLCats, slathered in that same addictive, magic Bravo sauce. "LOLwork," the forthcoming unscripted "doc-com" that premieres alongside "Silicon Valley" next...
Bravo's "LOLworks" Is A Glimpse At The Internet's Resident Cat-Meme Creators

Reddit Debuts Original YouTube Series

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The new series is based off the popular thread "explain like I'm five." Just in case you need another reason to visit Reddit: The popular online community became the latest site to debut its own original programming on Monday, posting the first three episodes of its new web series...
Reddit Debuts Original YouTube Series

Yahoo teams up with CBS, renames news magazine "The Insider" to "omg! Insider"

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Yahoo has announced a new partnership with CBS Television Distribution that will extend the reach of its syndicated news magazine The Insider. As a result,  starting in January 2013, the newsmagazine will be renamed omg! Insider in order to promote a multiplatform entertainment news series. omg! Insider will continue to have Kevin...
Yahoo teams up with CBS, renames news magazine "The Insider" to "omg! Insider"

Yahoo News Puts Out An Original Web Series With Reveille

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Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO)—which is upping the amount of original content on Yahoo News—has now added an original web video series to the site. Yahoo says the series—“Who Knew?”—is supposed to be “easy-to-digest,” and “easy-to-digest” it certainly is with a series of “out-of-the-ordinary facts and information” about the “most talked-about...
Yahoo News Puts Out An Original Web Series With Reveille
Google puts the focus on women tech stars with new web series

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
EpicMealTime Japan headed to YouTube’s plate

Web Series To Explore The Impact Of The Internet On Heavy Metal

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One thing I've always found especially fascinating about the topic of digital technology and its impact on creative industries is the way different artistic communities react. In music, this often plays out along genre lines: the hip-hop community, for example, has a very different view of internet and copyright issues...
Web Series To Explore The Impact Of The Internet On Heavy Metal

Review: Is Bravo's new 'LOLWork' reality TV show a Fail for Cheezburger?

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As Bravo continues its march across tech land, it looks north to our own lovely Seattle and Cheezburger, the creators of the Daily What, FAIL blog, Memebase and more, for the lolcat creators have landed on the network known for housewives, love gurus and house flippers. “LOLWork” debuts Wednesday, but...
Review: Is Bravo's new 'LOLWork' reality TV show a Fail for Cheezburger?

Charlie Bites Finger, Nabs $500,000 & Fuels TV's Online Future

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Web video is finally growing up. The family behind the wildly viral "Charlie Bit My Finger" YouTube video is getting its own professional Web series, according to PaidContent. The 2007 video spawned parody clips, fan sites, mobile apps, and $500,000 in revenue - for starters. The ferment around infant Charlie's mandibular...
Charlie Bites Finger, Nabs $500,000 & Fuels TV's Online Future

Dick Figures: Funding A Full-Length Animated Movie On Kickstarter

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These days, it almost seems like a foregone conclusion. If you’ve got a popular web series and want to do something more ambitious (i.e., costly), but you’re probably not going to get funding from the Hollywood studios, where do you turn? Kickstarter, of course. The series in question is Dick...
Dick Figures: Funding A Full-Length Animated Movie On Kickstarter

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
Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee web series returns on June 13th

Nadya Suleman Takes on Haters: I Feel Sorry for You, but Thank You

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Nadya Suleman is making good of her promise to do her best to provide for her 14 children without embarrassing herself like she did in the past. In a new episode of her web series, she has a few choice words for haters. After a few, much ridiculed attempts at...
Nadya Suleman Takes on Haters: I Feel Sorry for You, but Thank You
Comedy superhero web series premieres at Seattle Comicon
Blip to publishers: we're going to monetize your videos, whether you like it or not

The Digits blends video and gaming to make math rock for kids

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A rock band of humans and puppets flying through space in a space van sounds like something Jim Henson might have come up with in his day. Instead, though, that’s the premise of The Digits, an interactive app/video series launched this fall to teach kids aged seven to 12 basic...
The Digits blends video and gaming to make math rock for kids

Microsoft gears up for live-action ‘Halo’ web series

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It’s not a movie, yet, but Microsoft is planning to launch a new web series based on its blockbuster Halo video-game series, with real people playing the characters. A company representative confirms that Microsoft will be producing the live-action series, called “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn,” in conjunction with the...
Microsoft gears up for live-action ‘Halo’ web series

Video Network Blip Drops '.tv', Picks Up $12 Million

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Another signal of the growing attention being paid to the streaming video sector, and specifically the growing emphasis on made-for-web content: online video network Blip.tv announced a $12-million round of funding, and a rebranding. Now it’s known simply as “Blip.” The round of funding includes participation from Bain Capital...
Video Network Blip Drops '.tv', Picks Up $12 Million
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