Online Video

VBrick Systems announced that the United States Department of Justice purchased its recently released IP streaming video integration for Microsoft's Lync (formerly known as Office Communicator) and SharePoint products. The integration allows users to communicate via streaming video using these Microsoft products, allowing for a more unified communications experience.

Posted Oct 26, 2010

Sharethrough recently closed a Series A equity financing round at $5 million. The round was led by North Bridge Venture Partners and Floodgate.

Posted Oct 19, 2010

Taboola, a New York-based startup, announced that The New York Times has implemented Taboola's EngageRank video recommendation technology on its online video section. Taboola video recommendations are based on algorithms that combine behavioral and contextual data to analyze users' engagement with the videos they watch and generate real-time predictions for additional videos of interest.

Posted Oct 14, 2010

Brainshark, Inc., a developer of on-demand multimedia for business, announced that myBrainshark is coming to the Google Apps Marketplace, Google's online storefront for Google Apps products and services. myBrainshark is a free web-based service that lets users create, share, and track online video presentations.

Posted Oct 14, 2010

thePlatform released the gold edition of its mpx video management platform. The platform is a complete redesign of its previous mps platform, featuring a brand new video management console allowing for easier management of large content libraries, the ability to use federated deployment to enable redundancy and integrated caching, and a new Publish Profile, which helps users publish content to different destinations without the need to delve into complex configuration options.

Posted Oct 14, 2010

Fordela Corporation, an enterprise video management developer, released Version 3.2 of its cloud-based enterprise video management solution EVM 3.2. The release is spearheaded by Fordela's secure Virtual Screening Rooms, customizable and secure environments that let clients quickly create, customize, and distribute secure video screening rooms to their employees, partners, and customers.

Posted Oct 14, 2010

IP video technology developer VBrick Systems announced a partnership with LifeSize, a division of Logitech, to extend high-definition IP video delivery within the enterprise. The combined VBrick Systems and LifeSize solution enables capabilities that neither IP video streaming nor video conferencing provide alone.

Posted Oct 14, 2010

Network Global Companies now offers users the ability to stream its Red Carpet Network video library on the iPhone and iPad via its RCN app. The Red Carpet Network interviews celebrities who star in popular films and television shows at Hollywood's red carpet events, and it remains an independent entertainment news outlet.

Posted Oct 05, 2010

It's a simple fact of human nature: People tend to be more engaged and alert when they receive information from a person speaking directly to us rather than something static, such as an office memo. It's this fact that serves as one of the underlying philosophies behind VBrick Systems, a Connecticut-based enterprise IP video vendor that serves the corporate, government, education, and media markets, with customers ranging from K-12 schools to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Posted Oct 05, 2010

FourthWall Media announced their TV Buy Button, a product that makes it possible for cable operators to deploy applications on their EBIF platforms that allow consumers to access their digital wallet and make payments more conveniently, thanks to an agreement between FourthWall and PayPal. The TV Buy Button consolidates several interactive TV technologies, including in-depth set-top box platform technology as well as several programming and advertising widgets.

Posted Sep 28, 2010

Encoding.com, an encoding service provider, released Mobile Made Easy, a collection of video encoding presets designed to meet the specific video requirements of all popular mobile phones. With this new product and its existing iPhone and iPhone streaming presets, Encoding.com reports that it now offers encoding services to 80% of the smartphone market.

Posted Sep 14, 2010

ChaCha, a service specializing in answering user-submitted questions on several topics, launched the Media Messaging Service (MMS), which will allow ChaCha to supply users with rich media content and advertisements on their mobile phones. MMS, which ChaCha reports will be compatible with almost all mobile phones, supports videos such as movie trailers, and images such as coupons and logos.

Posted Sep 14, 2010

Ooyala, Inc., the Mountain View, Calif.-based a provider of video platform applications and services, announced that it has raised more than $22 million in a round of financing from new and existing investors. The round was led by The CID Group and ITOCHU Technology Ventures; current Ooyala investors Sierra Ventures and Rembrandt Venture Partners were also included.

Posted Sep 14, 2010

Telestream, a provider of digital media and workflow tools, completed its acquisition of Anystream, an organization specializing in video production and management. In an announcement, Telestream said that the acquisition significantly improves the company's standing in the video transcoding market, in addition to enhancing its ability to create on-demand workflow applications.

Posted Sep 14, 2010

MyNewsVu announced a new technology for television news delivery and consumption, a back-end software platform that enables TV news web sites to deliver a personalized TV newscast to individual viewers. Web sites powered by MyNewsVu can deliver individually personalized TV newscasts to internet-enabled TVs, mobile devices, and PCs.

Posted Sep 09, 2010

IP video technology developer VBrick Systems announced that has received a U.S. patent for its real-time video compression technology. The patent recognizes VBrick's novel encoding algorithms used during the compression of streaming video, which enable the production of high quality images for the viewer.

Posted Sep 02, 2010

Apple announced an array of new features and updates for existing items in its product line, including updated versions of the iPod Nano and iPod Touch, as well as new features for its popular iTunes platform. According to Apple, iTunes 10 now features a social media component called Ping that will allow users to follow specific artists and friends in much the same was as Facebook and Twitter.

Posted Sep 02, 2010

Though we're still very much in the Wild West of digital content, what we see today often feels like history repeating itself. This notion must have triggered considerable thought among audience members because I spent the rest of the day being stopped in the halls and reminded of more and more instances in which this was proving true. And while it's safe to say that I'm no history scholar, it is clear that the people who forget history are doomed to repeat it.

Posted Aug 31, 2010

Telestream, a California-based creator of digital media tools and workflow assistance products, has reached an agreement to acquire the Anystream division of Grab Networks. Telestream has stated that this acquisition will further solidify its position in the software video transcoding market.

Posted Aug 17, 2010

Visitors to stock multimedia marketplace iStockphoto will be greeted with a new website design. The facelift was made for both cosmetic and functional reasons, as the site has been divided into three sections: shop, participate, and help.

Posted Aug 10, 2010

thePlatform is expanding its video publishing features to help customers enforce video business policies, content restrictions, and monetization models. The new features are built around the company's mpx Beta video management system, which was introduced earlier this year and is designed to make it easier to manage and monetize large content libraries.

Posted Aug 05, 2010

Limelight Networks, Inc. made a foray into cloud-based video publishing and analytics with the purchase of Delve Networks, a privately-held provider of such services. Delve Networks was founded in 2006 in Seattle and provides online businesses with a platform for addition, management, syndication, analysis, and monetization of web video.

Posted Aug 03, 2010

Japanese mobile service NTT DOCOMO, Inc. announced the acquisition of PacketVideo Corporation, formerly a subsidiary of NextWave Wireless Inc. DOCOMO, which had acquired a 35% stake in the phone-based multimedia company in July 2009, purchased the remaining 65% equity interest in PacketVideo for $111.6 million.

Posted Aug 03, 2010

Video syndication platform 5min Media partnered with Answers.com to give the search engine a new medium, video.answers.com. Answers.com, which includes WikiAnswers and ReferenceAnswers, now boasts 200,000 videos from 5min Media's syndication library, VideoSeed.

Posted Aug 03, 2010

Elemental Technologies, a provider of massively parallel video processing solutions, raised $7.5 million in a round of Series B financing that featured participation from several investors, including Steamboat Ventures, General Catalyst, and Voyager Capital.

Posted Jul 29, 2010

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