Online Video

Business video hosting platform vzaar announced its partnership with Volusion, a provider of ecommerce services and online shopping cart software. The partnership aims to create additional marketing and sales opportunities for brands and online retailers.

Posted Aug 18, 2011

Image-recognition app blippar launched in partnership with Cadbury in the U.K. and Ireland with its debut augmented reality game, which is triggered by the wrappers on Cadbury chocolate bars. The free blippar app opens the smartphone's camera mode, and the user simply points the camera at the Cadbury product.

Posted Aug 18, 2011

Miivies, a specialist in internet-based 3D animation technology, launched its Made In Internet Movies technology, which allows 3D animations to be created collaboratively over the internet. The free-to-use, browser-based animation studio is designed for young people between ages 12 and 24.

Posted Aug 16, 2011

Powa, a secure content and commerce platform, and vzaar, an online video hosting platform for ecommerce and business video, partnered to provide integrated web video marketing to businesses. The video solution is designed to keep visitors on businesses' sites longer, to enhance online shopping, and to increase customer engagement.

Posted Aug 09, 2011

Vimeo, an operating business of IAC, launched the new Vimeo Pro service. Vimeo Pro accounts offer a professional video hosting solutions aimed at entrepreneurs and is priced at $199 U.S. per year. The accounts include 50GB of video hosting and 250,000 plays, in addition to a suite of core tools designed to simplify hosting online video within a company website.

Posted Aug 04, 2011

Elemental Technologies, provider of multi-screen content delivery solutions, and thePlatform, a white-label video publishing company, announced a joint solution for processing and management of large, dynamic video content libraries for IP-connected devices. Service providers and media companies can use Elemental Server's integration with thePlatform's mpx to enable video delivery on multiple devices.

Posted Jul 26, 2011

CBS Corporation and announced a non-exclusive licensing agreement that will let Amazon customers stream television shows from CBS's library of content. Amazon Prime customers will be able to instantly watch thousands of episodes from the CBS library, and Amazon will add 2,000 episodes to its Prime instant video service, including full seasons for 18 popular television series, such as The Tudors, Numb3rs, and the complete Star Trek franchise.

Posted Jul 21, 2011

Emmis Communications launched the Loud Digital Network, a vertically integrated digital entertainment network for the 18-35 year old audience. Loud Digital Network will produce and distribute premium digital branded entertainment content across a variety of media platforms, including online, on air, print and mobile.

Posted Jul 19, 2011

Acorn Media Group announced the launch of Acorn TV, a new streaming service that makes the company's award-winning British mysteries and dramas available online to American audiences. The launch line-up includes series such as Upstairs Downstairs, Brideshead Revisited, The Far Pavilions, Foyle's War, Agatha Christie's Poirot, and The Forsyte Saga. This is the first time many of these programs are available for streaming.

Posted Jul 19, 2011

CNN is launching a 24/7 streaming video service that will give subscribers access to feeds of CNN's two channels, CNN and Headline News (HLN) on any desktop and iOS-based mobile platforms. The service will feature live feeds from both channels, as well as an archive of on-demand content and series, and special topic-specific live feeds for breaking news and major events.

Posted Jul 19, 2011

Netflix Inc. announced that it is separating its unlimited streaming and unlimited DVD plans in the U.S., allowing customers to choose between a streaming-only plan, a DVD-only plan, or a combination of the two. The changes will be effective immediately for new Netflix members, while existing subscribers will be affected following September 1. The company stated that it is making the changes to reflect the true costs of each service.

Posted Jul 14, 2011

American music enthusiasts can now use Spotify, a European digital music service - if they have an invite. After months of negotiating with record companies, the service is now available on a limited, invitation-only basis for free-or you can choose to pay-and provides mobile and offline access to music, and also makes it possible to share content.

Posted Jul 14, 2011

Econsultancy published a 60-page report that details best practices for using online video as a marketing tool, titled Online Video Best Practice Guide. Written by Staffan Aquarone, the report contains technical insights, tips, and case studies for marketers looking to use online video.

Posted Jul 12, 2011

Do you love multitasking on your tablet, jumping from Twitter to email to the latest version of Angry Birds with just a few quick finger taps? Or maybe you find yourself in the e-reader camp, opting to leisurely click through the summer's best-seller on a single-purpose device. According to new studies, those of you on team e-reader are far from alone. Recently, a report produced by Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project showed e-reader ownership has doubled over the past six months, while tablet ownership has barely inched forward.

Posted Jul 07, 2011

Userlytics, a video-based usability and remote testing platform, released an enterprise version of its interactive testing solution. The new offering uses the ubiquity of webcams and the demographic targeting of digital marketing to let agencies and designers test campaigns, applications, and online properties with relevant target audiences. Users can receive full video results of demographic testing to gauge the effectiveness of advertising.

Posted Jul 07, 2011 released a web-based tool that lets companies create video sitemaps for their web videos, providing a tool to help carry out video search engine optimization. The tool helps video owners create properly formatted XML Video Sitemaps for their videos.

Posted Jul 07, 2011

Bitberry Software released Free YouTube to MP3 Converter TURBO, a YouTube to MP3 converter product with built-in YouTube Download Accelerator technology. Free YouTube to MP3 Converter TURBO is a free product that lets users download any video from YouTube and convert it to MP3 on-the-fly. After installing the product, users can click the Download & Convert button in your browser and the software will automatically place an MP3 file in the My Music folder.

Posted Jun 30, 2011

we7, a British music streaming website backed by musician and digital entrepreneur, Peter Gabriel, announced the launch of The service will provide Belgians with the ability to access music through the country's first legally compliant and free music streaming service, from a database of 7.5 million songs. we7 will feature content from the major labels as well as those specific to Belgium, such as Black Hole Recordings, EPM Online, NewsNV, and PIAS.

Posted Jun 30, 2011

Cloud-based video creator Animoto closed a $25 million round of funding through the participation of Spectrum Equity Investors and Madrona Venture Group. Animoto's service is a free service, with subscription options, that lets users create slideshows of graphical content on a computer or a mobile phone. Subscription options unlock additional features, such as custom templates or the ability to produce longer videos.

Posted Jun 30, 2011

Hulu may be up for sale, if the owners can make up their minds. The free TV-streaming site is co-owned by Disney, NBCUniversal, News Corporation, and Providence Equity Partners, the parent corporations of major TV networks ABC, NBC, and Fox. Hulu began to look into options for its sale last week after an unsolicited overture from Yahoo!, and the company is expected to meet with potential buyers in the coming weeks.

Posted Jun 28, 2011

UK virtual publisher, nDreams, recently launched a floating archipelago called Aurora, a virtual environment situated within the PlayStation Home virtual world. The virtual environment is free to users and can be used to play games, purchase virtual real estate, and win online rewards. According to nDreams, Aurora has received over a million visits, more than the Taj Mahal and the London Eye combined.

Posted Jun 23, 2011

Online video platform vzaar announced a new video player branding tool, which allows users to design customized players. Developers and creative marketers can now add any image to the players, and edit the video player's parameters, including color, controls, links, and size, to alter the way it appears and functions.

Posted Jun 21, 2011

we7, a cloud-based music streaming service in the U.K., closed a new round of funding that will allow the company to expand into Europe and continue to grow in the U.K. and Ireland. Using we7, 3 million unique users each month create personal radio stations with specific artist or song requests, and stream music from a library containing more than 7 million songs.

Posted Jun 21, 2011

A recent Adweek/Harris Poll shows that regardless of TV technologies such as DVR systems, Americans may not be giving their undivided attention to TV screens. According to the recent survey, while watching TV most Americans are apt to split their attention by surfing the Internet (56%), reading a book, magazine or newspaper (44%), going to a social networking site (40%) or communicating with friends through a mobile phone (37%).

Posted Jun 16, 2011

Alcatel-Lucent and thePlatform announced that they will partner to give TV providers new video service offerings for TVs, PCs, tablets, and mobile. The partnership will create a multiscreen video platform that supports live scheduled TV, video on demand, and "TV everywhere" services on a variety of screens, allowing subscribers to access video content from whatever device is most convenient.

Posted Jun 14, 2011