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Entries by Andy Plesser from 11/2010

Video: Taboola Serving up Related Videos for Demand Media's eHow

| Posted 11.01.2010 | Technology

Boosting video consumption by offering thumbnails of "related videos" has become a top priority for a number of publishers. Taboola is serving up...

Video:Adobe's Flash Has Bridge to HTML5 with New Conversion Tool

| Posted 11.02.2010 | Technology

Last week, Adobe announced it was providing developers with a tool to convert Flash video files to HTML5, the new format which is increasingly wides...

Video: The NYTimes.com Goes Live Tonight with Video News and Commentary, a First

| Posted 11.02.2010 | Media

Will Frank Rich beat Keith Olbermann in tonight's ratings around the election returns? Probably not, but in a first, The New York Times is going li...

Dead Men Talking: Online Video Obits Getting Traction at The New York Times

| Posted 11.03.2010 | Media

With the death this of longtime John F. Kennedy adviser Theordore C. Sorensen, the New York Times published a long obituary accompanies by a 27-mi...

Video:Forrester's McQuivey: Microsoft Could be "Dominant Player in the TV Business Overnight"

| Posted 11.04.2010 | Technology

LOS ANGELES -- While the television industry is abuzz in anticipation over Google TV, the big story in the convergence of television and the Web c...

AOL's Patch Has Hired 600 Journalists in 2010 - Has Big Traffic Night for Midterm Elections

| Posted 11.05.2010 | Media

NEW YORK -- Patch, a network of over 300 local news sites, saw its traffic surge by 300 percent on November 2 as visitors sought local results of ...

Video: Our Daisy Whitney Gets First Novel Published by Little Brown

| Posted 11.08.2010 | Books

Many of us know Daisy Whitney as one of the sharpest observers of the online video scene, having written for many years for Television Week, and n...

Video:AOL Streaming Original Web Video from Newly Revamped Home Page: Next New Networks Debuts "The One"

| Posted 11.09.2010 | Technology

In a significant development for smaller Web video producers, who have had to rely largely on word of mouth to get their videos seen, clips are no...

Vevo Tops the Music Online Charts, comScore

| Posted 11.09.2010 | Media

Vevo, the online music video site hit 55 million unique visitors in the U.S. in October, according comScore. We caught up with David Kohl, Vevo E...

Driven by AOL Deal and Overall Growth, Next New Networks to Double Producer Network in 2011

| Posted 11.10.2010 | Technology

Next New Networks, the New York-based company which produces and distributes original entertainment for the Web, will double its network of independent producers in 2011.

Video: CNET Launches 'Reviews App' as Shopping Guide for iPhone

| Posted 11.10.2010 | Technology

LOS ANGELES -- CNET, a unit of CBS Interactive, has been expanding its offering of a range of Apps for many content offerings, including videos....

Video: DBG, Building a Television Network the Old Fashion Way, They "Own it"

| Posted 11.11.2010 | Technology

DBG, one of the biggest online video ad networks, serves some 125 million unique web visitors with content each month, an increasing number of vie...

Video: Bram Cohen on the Evolving Business of BitTorrent

| Posted 11.12.2010 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO -- We caught up BitTorrent founder and chief scientist about the evolving business of his company. Cohen was a speaker at the NewT...

Video: Microsoft "Flips the Switch" on Bing/Yahoo Advertising Sales Integration, Readies European Roll-Out

| Posted 11.12.2010 | Technology

MONACO -- Microsoft has finalized the Bing complete integration into Yahoo and now all advertising sales is unified under Microsoft, Carolyn Evers...

Zagat May Have Lost the Foodie Web War, but Could Win With Apps

| Posted 11.14.2010 | Media

While the debate goes on around paid versus free access to content, Zagat sees an upside in the emergence of Apps for smartphones as a sustainable and growing revenue source.

Video: Kinect is a New Advertising Platform for Microsoft

| Posted 11.15.2010 | Technology

MONACO --  Kinect, the new device for the Xbox console, which allows players to control the game with their untethered bodies, will be a sign...

Kenya's Crowd-Mapping Start-up Ushahidi, Implemented by the BBC and The Guardian, Launches Services Business

| Posted 11.16.2010 | Technology
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MONACO --     Ushahidi, the crowd-sourced mapping platform, which launched during the disputed Kenya elections in 2007 and has been...

VIDEO: The British are Coming: BBC Readies Global Launch of the iPlayer

| Posted 11.16.2010 | Media

MONACO -- With the approval of its governing body, the BBC is readying the global introduction of the iPlayer, the highly successful video on-dema...

Video: Reuters Readies Big Expansion in the United States

| Posted 11.18.2010 | Media

MONACO -- Declaring that news providers in the U.S. are not "satisfying the needs" of publishers and broadcasters, Reuters will be expanding its of...

VIDEO: No More Media Silos: Digital Content Needs to Universally Accessed, paidContent's Staci Kramer

| Posted 11.18.2010 | Media

MONACO -- For publishers to succeed in the fast changing media environment, digital content must be universally accessed, irrespective of the dev...

Europe's Start-up Scene is "Taking Off," TechCrunch's Mike Butcher -- "The Excitement is Palpable," Reports the Wall Street Journal

| Posted 11.19.2010 | Technology

MONACO -- Having watched several cycles in the European tech start-up scene, this is one of the most exciting times, says TechCrunch European Edit...

Google TV's Choudhary: We "Never Intended to Replace Cable or Satellite"

| Posted 11.21.2010 | Technology

Despite the intentions to embrace -- not replace -- commercial television, several networks are pushing back against Google's new device. We visited the company's HQ last week for an interview.

VIDEO: Apps Will "Reshape Paid Content," Top Media Consultant

| Posted 11.22.2010 | Media

MONACO -- Apps will "reshape paid content" in a "profound way," says Thomas Kunstner, partner at Booz and the leader of the firm's European media...

VivaKi Launches Innovative Video Ad Platform in China With Top Sites Onboard

| Posted 11.23.2010 | Technology

VivaKi, the umbrella for the digital agencies of the Publicis Groupe, has been rapidly expanding the implementation of its online video advertising platform globally.

WATCH: Esther Dyson Marvels at Bing's "Amazing Headway"

| Posted 11.27.2010 | Technology

Bing, the search engine from Microsoft has made "amazing headway" in the battle with Google for market share through "structured data," says Esther Dyson in this interview.