The Iranian Revolution That Almost Wasn't Tweeted Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone discuss the social microblogging platform with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson and explain what almost sabotaged the famous twittered Iranian revolution.
Running time: 86 seconds
How Hunch Uses Trails of Online Personal Data Caterina Fake, Co -founder of Hunch, explains the trail of online personal data online that Hunch uses to connect people and solutions, in an interview with Jason Tanz.
Running time: 169 seconds
Google's Dennis Woodside on Murdoch's Content Theft Allegations Dennis Woodside, vice president of Americas operations for Google, responding to news publishers’ allegations that Google is "stealing" their content, points out the benefits of Google’s free services and paid advertising and notes that companies can easily opt out of the service.
Running time: 100 seconds
Rupert Murdoch on Paywalls, Print Media and the iPad News Corp's Rupert Murdoch reports that online subscriptions to The Wall Street Journal have increased since implementing a paywall, supporting his belief that consumers are willing to pay for quality online content. Murdoch also gives his take on the iPad, Apple's new tablet computer.
Running time: 246 seconds
Next New Networks Acquires BarelyPolitical.com
Craig Rubens over at NewTeeVee reports this morning that Next New Networks has made its first content acquisition deal in the purchase BarelyPolitical.com, the political satire site known mostly for the hit Obama Girl show. Star Amber Lee is pictured below. A couple of weeks back, I interviewed Tim Shey, co-founder of NNN. He told me how the network of niche video shows is expanding.
Running time: 121 seconds
Technology Spending Stays Strong in Weak Economy
Technology spending might not suffer along with the rest of the economy, a new study by The Consumer Electronics Association and CNET shows. The CEA-CNET Consumer Sentiment Indexes, launched today, map consumer sentiment about technology and the broader economy. Many consumers spent their economic stimulus checks on items like computers, televisions and wireless phones, which they now view as necessities rather than luxuries.
Running time: 202 seconds
Adobe Confirms it is Working on Flash for iPhone
An Adobe official has confirmed that Adobe is working on Flash technology for the iPhone, and that the player will be available in a very short time if Apple gives it the OK, according to a report by iPhone Atlas. Adobe already has Flash running on an iPhone emulator. Andy interviewed Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch about the evolution of Flash.
Running time: 426 seconds
John Seely Brown Talks About His Favorite Video Site The Beet caught up with the famed Xerox researcher, John Seely Brown at the Arthur Page Society Conference in New York City. John was on hand at the annual spring conference of the prestigious society for senior public relations directors and corporate communications professionals to talk about how the wealth of external ideas are driving integration of organizations to the far side.
Running time: 26 seconds
Adaptive Streaming from Adobe and Microsoft Adaptive streaming, the technology which allows high quality streaming video to play properly over Internet connections of ranging connection speeds, has been a part of the big success of Move Networks, a Utah company which provides the online video platform for ABC Television and others. The quality is stunning. Adobe, the preeminent player in online video streaming is making its own move into adaptive streaming, which it calls "dynamic" streaming.
Running time: 152 seconds
Murdoch's "Emotional Bias" has Hammered News Corp Shares With news of a dramatic write-down and loss at News Corp, one academic says that the company's poor performance reception on Wall Street can be laid at the feet of founder Rupert Murdoch who operates with "emotional bias." This was most clearly demonstrated by his purchase of Dow Jones, parent of the the Wall Street Journal, says Syd Finkelstein, Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Running time: 116 seconds
Alan Murray Talks on Twitter
Murray, who is in charge of the Wall Street Journal's online opertions, speaks about his approach to Twittter.
Running time: 108 seconds
Video Search Must Be Universal
Podzinger, the Cambridge-based speech-to-text search technology company, that has been heavily funded with national security money, was renamed EveryZing about 5 months ago. The company has been a leader in indexing podcasts and making them searchable. Over the past several months, the company has focused on searching and indexing video. Its business model is primarily a "white box" solution, providing search functionality to publishers, broadcasters and other content creators.
Running time: 157 seconds
Blinkx Re-Launches Destination Site for Full-Length Television Shows
Blinkx, the video search engine based on speech-to-text technology, offers both a white label solution for video publishers as well as a consumer destination. The destination has grown in popularity from under 500,000 to more than 3.5 million monthly uniques over the past 12 months, according to Compete. The company has indexed many millions of clips of professional and user-generated video.
Running time: 158 seconds
YouTube’s Chad Hurley is Not Worried About Microsoft
We spoke with Chad Hurley, CEO and Co-founder of YouTube, at the AlwaysOn conference at Stanford. We had a good chat with him after his panel moderated by the Wall Street Journal's Kara Swisher. When Kara asked him about Microsoft, he told the audience that Microsoft wants to make a clone of YouTube. We are intrigued by a coming battle for community generated video.
Running time: 200 seconds
Global Expansion for Brightcove Brightcove, the Boston-based video services company has been enjoying annual 300 percent growth, global expansion and strong balance sheet and is hooking up with providers including Vudu, but can't make a deal with Apple to get on the iPhone, Saul Hansell of The New York Times reports. I interviewed Jeremy last week at the Streaming Media East conference.
Running time: 244 seconds
Kosmix: "Vertical" Search Engine about to Go "Horizontal"
Kosmix, the new search engine company well-funded by Jeff Bezos, Accel (Facebook), LightSpeed and others, creates popular informational pages around the topics of health and travel. It will soon allow individuals to create search-powered sites of virtually any personal or professional interest.I spoke with co-founder Anand Rajaraman in New York last month. He told me that the company will launch the new open program in a couple of months.
Running time: 264 seconds
CNN Has Record Video Streams in March Video consumption on CNN.com has reached a record 116 million videos streamed in March, according to internal CNN numbers. This is a 5 percent increase over February. CNN.com Live, the live streaming service that offers four simultaneous streams, had 4 million streams in March. An increasingly popular live stream is the show hosted by four anchors including Melissa Long She covers the political beat from the CNN Election Center in New York.
Running time: 199 seconds
Jason Pontin Talks on Community Video Content Development ason Pontin in his Cambridge office, overlooking the Charles River and the Boston skyline beyond. Jason was the longtime editor of Red Herring magazine before coming to Tech Review, and he has chronicled the rise of the Internet and the growth of community created content. Jason thinks that the rise of social networking, coupled with the simple and inexpensive video production costs that allow users on sites like MySpace to incorporate video.
Running time: 107 seconds