Posts tagged with 'Video'
The rising popularity of online videos has started to impact on traditional TV, according to a BBC/ICM poll.
The survey, of 2,070 people, found 43% of Britons that view video on the web or mobiles at least once a week watch less TV as a result.
The UK's Conservative party has launched an online campaign against consumer debt, featuring an odious overspending character they dub "the inner tosser".
Created by Karmarama, the Sort-it website includes money-saving tips and a mini manifesto on fiscal responsibility. A short video features a flash, suited American encouraging an English shopper to overspend on consumer items from shoes to a sports car.
Universal Music has launched a legal challenge against MySpace, the first time Rupert Murdoch’s social network site has been challenged for copyright infringement.
Universal is suing MySpace for unauthorised use of the music and music videos of its artists, citing the availability on the site of material from Jay-Z’s as yet unreleased album as an example of this.
Yahoo has announced the acquisition of Bix.com, a site which allows users to compete in online karaoke contests, and rate each other’s videos and photos.
Incredibly, Bix.com only launched in August, though in those three months it has acquired over 1 million users. The site allows companies to sponsor and give out prizes in its contests and competitions.
Michael Arrington at TechCrunch has been hit with a cease and desist order by lawyers acting on behalf on YouTube.
Or so they thought…
Skype founder Niklas Zennström recently named
among Europe’s four most innovative tech start-ups - and you can't really argue with him.
Launched at the end of August after four years of development work, AllPeers’ private P2P platform allows users to share videos, photos, webpages and other paraphernalia with their family and friends.
But next year, it also intends to expand its technology to allow files to be shared publicly, and to offer content creators a chance to earn money through micro-payments, rather than through advertising.
We met up with CEO Cedric Maloux and CTO Matt Gertner to find out more.
US online ad revenues reached a new record of $4.2bn in Q3, according to figures from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB).
The report, conducted by PwC, showed a 33% increase in internet ad revenues from the same period in 2005, and a rise of 2% from Q2’s figure of almost $4.1bn.
When a YouTube clip featuring London-based PR firm Borkowski moving offices achieved over 10,000 views, you would be forgiven for thinking that it was a canny piece of marketing by the company.
Not so, apparently. PR Blogger.com reports that the PR firm denies posting the Benny Hill-style clip on YouTube.
The makers of lonelygirl15 – the fake teenage video diary which created a huge stir on YouTube this summer – have divulged plans to turn the venture into a real business.
In an article called ‘Zune: Falling Down On Cool’ BusinessWeek savages the forthcoming Microsoft device, predicting that “by this time next year, it will be considered a dismal failure”.
And the reason why it will fail? Because it isn’t cool, and neither is Microsoft, says BusinessWeek. It adds that attempting to become cool is the only reason that Microsoft is launching the Zune in the first place.
Authored by Arik Hesseldahl, the article states that “the Zune will be seen for what it is: a me-too product that is expressing Microsoft's envy at not being cool”.
Maybe so, but business isn’t really about ‘being cool’. 'Cool' helps with product marketing and customer aqcuisition, but product quality and lifespan are key to customer retention, recommendations, and repeat business.