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Social Media Boosts Real-Time Video Clip Plays

A new study by Grabyo found that real-time video has quickly become a major feature through social media. The company analyzed 2,500 clips released from major broadcasters onto social media between September 2013 and March 2014. The study found that …

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Secrets for Successful YouTube Content Revealed

At the close of March, YouTube released content that they denied existed since 2008: the secret formula for creating viral original content. Suzie Reider, Google’s managing director of brand solutions, was the keynote speaker at the 2014 ANA Media Leadership …

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YouTube Video Responses to be Phase Out.

YouTube has decided to retire the Video Response feature from its commenting option. According to YouTube video responses have a click through rate of .0004% or 4 out of every million users. YouTube, with their official announcement, said the following: …

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Youtube SEO focusing on longer watch time

Youtube has a new search algorithm update that changes the way user-generated video are competitively ranked. This update will certainly cause eCommerce managers, digital marketers and media managers to pay attention. The ranking update will focus on the total “watch time” …

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Youtube refocuses it’s interface design with a new emphasis on channels

Youtube’s new homepage and interface design, besides having a new color scheme, places more emphasis on channels, trends and the social element of video content, which is shows Google’s focus on social content as demonstrated with Plus. There is now …

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Record levels of web video usage in October

October was a big month for Youtube. Online video viewership was at an all time high for the social video website. Youtube set a new record of 20 billion views for a single month. Basically that is a little less than 50% …

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Apple Lossless Audio Codec goes open source

Apple announced that they are releasing their Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC) as an open source project. The announcement was made on MacOSForge. The Apple Lossless Audio Codec was developed by Apple and has been used on all of its platforms and devices for some years …

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Nintendo Wii to get Hulu plus media content by 2012

Nintendo announced that it’s 3DS handheld and Wii console will be able to access Hulu premium content by the end of 2011. This content includes a wealth of streaming television catalog content. Access is a vital issue for all major streaming media …

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Ninja Video indicted by grand jury for using copyrighted videos online

Five people involved with running NinjaVideo.net were indicted by a grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, on on conspiracy and copyright infringement charges. The DOJ posted that NinjaVideo had made “significant” income over it’s two and a half year stint of …

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Rumors of a Skype-based Facebook project

Clues and rumors combined, it appears that Facebook may be launching a new video chat product that is built on Skype and works in a browser. The new project has been built by the Seattle-based Facebook team in combination with …

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First CNN now Netflix – being sued for missing captions

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is suing Netflix for not comforming to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as they do not provide captions for the majority of their online streaming videos.  According to the suit, ADA law …

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AT&T to force users to consume less bandwidth

AT&T has confirmed that it will be forcing users to consumer less bandwidth or pay the price. For any user that consumes more than 150 GB in a month, they will be forced to pay an additional $10 for every …

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Newspapers beat broadcasters for video streaming for Q3 of 2010

According to a new study by Brightcove and TubeMogul,  newspapers have surprisingly beat broadcasters for the most minutes of  streamed video to users in the third quarter of 2010. The newspaper industry has been struggling to rebuild their business model …

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Demographic filtering website for social videos

Youtube has launched a website that provides analytics on it’s content for different geographic areas as well as across demographic groups. The new site Youtube Trends offers a number of filters for different trends including algorithmically generated lists that showcase …

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Amazon, beyond commerce, goes into content

Google has always claimed that “content is king.” For search engines, content and links pointing to content is a recipe for success for organic search. For the newspaper industry, moving their content online was not only important, but determined the …

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A half a billion views for promoted videos on Youtube

Youtube’s new program, Promoted Videos, reached a big milestone: a half a billion views. The basic premise to the program is simple. Advertisers paid to have their content show up on the homepage or in search result pages on the …

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Firefox to sport audio and video recording in open formats

A new Firefox add-on, Rainbow, will make it easy for web designers to record audio and video right in their browser. The audio and video formats created would be in open formats (Theora for video and Vorbis for audio in …

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HTML5 Dominating Flash

The NYTimes writes, in an article Apple Has Already Won the Flash-HTML5 War, that Apple has already won the war against Flash–paving the way for the HTML5 technology. According to research by MeFeedia, the web standards & Apple duo are …

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Adobe’s HTML5 Video Player

Adobe has released an embeddable HTML5 video player, as an alternate to it’s Flash video player format.  The player can also revert to a Flash video player if the user accessing the video does not have an HTML5 enabled device …

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Website Video Is Hot Hot Hot When It’s Instant

Netflix year-over-year website traffic has surged 46% in June as a result of it’s Watch Instantly functionality. Netflix customers seem to crave the Watch Instantly streaming service and the ability to watch video on a broad range of devices from …

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