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Facebook and Twitter Embrace Web Video -- With Very Different Visions

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.08.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Facebook is growing their native video product in a big way. And now Twitter has arrived with a new driving vision to become a video network provider. Both are strong new players -- with very different plans for the future.

Future of TV: Funding the Future of Networks

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.21.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

If you have any doubt that video is the biggest untapped next phase of the web, just take a look at the capital that is funding a long list of content-centric startups.

Web TV Arrives. Over The Top TV Is Here This Time.

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.12.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

If you have been thinking about cutting the cable cord, you had to look down a long dark alley of missing content and a lonely flatscreen TV. But a number of new services are now showing up to fill that gap and provide a true TV experience.

A Healthy Challenge to Fracking Groupthink?

Simon Greer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Simon Greer

Iconoclasm can have its limits. How can we critique our own work and the work of our allies in a way that prompts then to reflect and maybe even adjust rather than retrench? How are we tough on the problems but soft on the people?

iPhone 5s Promises Web Video Explosion

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.21.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The Device Revolution is fueling and information avalanche. And while social signals will get smarter, and crowd-based information will rapidly highly popularity, the critical element of the Curation Economy is human... and we're just getting started.

Do The Netflix Emmy Nods Mean YouTube is Next?

Turnstyle | Posted 09.18.2013 | Media

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) It was five years ago that the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences opened up the door for web based "television"...

New York Tech Scene - Rising:

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 08.23.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Last week - I saw so many extraordinary NY companies I hardly know where to start. Perhaps most surprisingly, there was a theme in the companies, wit...

Video: The Emerging TV 2.0 World

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.29.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

After a few false starts, and some famous melt downs - the shape of web video is now coming into view. One thing is certain, all of the video in th...

Web Originals to See $250 Million in Production Budgets in 2013, IAWTV Chair

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.30.2013 | Entertainment
Andy Plesser

LAS VEGAS - There will be 1000 web original video series launched in 2013 with some $250 million spent for production, a sign of the maturation of the...

We Have Watched 2,100 Years of 'Gangnam Style'

Evan Shapiro | Posted 12.02.2012 | Entertainment
Evan Shapiro

News Flash: People are wasting a lot of time online. No, really, it's true. While this may not be news to some of you (especially anyone with a "FarmVille" account), the sheer magnitude of the amount of wasted time may surprise even the most jaded among you.

(Video) Balancing Creativity and Commerce: Web Video Star Felicia Day on Working with Brands

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
Andy Plesser

Working with brands closely on digital programming requires a fine balance, says digital superstar Felicia Day, who launched four shows on a new YouTu...

(video) Yahoo! in Pact with Ford for "Reality TV" Show about Electric Car

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Entertainment
Andy Plesser

Yahoo! has an agreement with Ford to produce a reality show for the Web -- a 10-part series about cross-country adventures in the Ford Focus Electric....

Yahoo! Readies Bill Maher Special, Doubles Down on Comedy Slate (video)

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Entertainment
Andy Plesser

Next month, Yahoo! will host a free one-hour comedy special with Bill Maher as part of extensive slate of comedy programming, says Yahoo! video chief ...

VIDEO: Rachael Hip-Flores Wins Best Performance in Web Drama for "Anyone But Me"

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Entertainment
Andy Plesser

LAS VEGAS, "Anyone But Me," a scripted web series about gay, straight and ethnically diverse young people in relationships, won two IAWTV web video aw...

Social Media in 2012: Facebook's Growing Pains, Web Video Comes of Age, and Reddit Declares War

Raymond Schillinger | Posted 03.11.2012 | Media
Raymond Schillinger

Let's be clear: I don't see Facebook as inherently evil. I'm a bit disturbed, however, by its unheeded intrusion into our neurochemical pathways.

Gala Celebration of Web Original Video Set for Thursday at CES in Las Vegas

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Entertainment
Andy Plesser

The International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) will present its first awards program for excellence across multiple platforms on Thursday, Januar...

The Phone's Fickle Power -- in Text and Image

David Tereshchuk | Posted 02.21.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

It turns out people are more honest when selling something if they do it in person. Disturbingly, they are most likely to be deceitful when conducting a transaction by texting.

Giving Web Video the Respect It Deserves

Nathan Coyle | Posted 12.07.2011 | Technology
Nathan Coyle

It is important that brands, advertisers and Hollywood acknowledge that web videos are no longer a new frontier. Web videos are deeply entrenched in robust online communities.

Yahoo! Taps Top Hollywood Talent for Web Original Series

Andy Plesser | Posted 11.22.2011 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Yahoo! has green-lighted eight new, short-form Web original video programs, producing them both in-house and with leading Hollywood shops.

In the Global Living Room, Every Moment Can Find an Audience

Shiva Rajaraman | Posted 08.29.2011 | Technology
Shiva Rajaraman

Nearly 8 years of video are uploaded to YouTube every day. This mass of video reflects the deep desire of people to reach out, connect and share their experiences with the world in the hope of finding an audience.

Five Myths About Making Web Videos

James Kotecki | Posted 06.21.2011 | Technology
James Kotecki

The mere existence of your video is not enough to ensure its worldwide popularity. Most videos don't go viral, just like most books aren't bestsellers.

The People Powered Web

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

It used to be to make a 'TV' show you needed expensive gear, a big budget, a cable or broadcast channel and talent. Now, you can cross off all but the last item.

The Father of Modern Web Video: YouTube's Chad Hurley

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Today -- YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world, second behind Google. And it's the third most visited website on the net, behind Google and Facebook. Chad Hurely is 33 years old.

Is Apple TV 2.0 DOA?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

There's a battle under way for the new living room 'box' and Apple had the early lead and a sexy price point with Apple TV 2.0. Sure critics could sa...

How Web Video Is Igniting a Massive Cycle of Innovation

Chris Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Chris Anderson

2010-09-14-chrispull.jpgHidden among all the cute kittens and pirated TV shows, online video is driving astonishing innovation in thousands of different fields.