Dog-Ear Webpages in Firefox Wish there was a way to mark a spot on that website? Now you can, with Dog Ears for Firefox. Veronica has more on today's Tekzilla Daily.
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Ronny Golan on HIRO Media's Ad serving in Downloadable Media Although paid downloads have become a big business, thanks largely to Apple's iTunes, advertiser-supported downloaded videos are only now beginning to emerge. Big hurdles exist: The biggest issue is how to change downloaded ads in a video which has been saved to a device. The other is how to track the usage of downloaded media which are shared with others.
HIRO Media, an Israeli-based start-up, has a solution for ad serving into downloaded media. Co Founder Ronny Golan Explains.
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Roku Readies Pay-Per-View System for Small Publishers
While Netflix, the MLB.com and Amazon have sophisticated payment systems in place on the Roku platform, smaller publishers have few options to generate subscription or pay-per-view payments. Beginning early next year, Roku will introduce a pay-per-view system for any publisher using the Roku platform, says company spokesperson Brian Jaquet in this interview with Beet.TV.
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Max Haot on Livestream's High Average Video Viewing Time Livestream, the New York-based live webcast platform had 2.9 million unique viewers in the United States in October, consuming 137 million video views, according to comScore. Max Haot tells Beet.TV in this interview that the average viewing time for these videos was sixteen minutes, rivaling the engagement for long form videos such as Hulu.
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Erin McPhearson on Yahoo's Big Online Video Plans Yahoo will significantly increase its original video offering in 2011 with a new business show on Yahoo Finance, scripted entertainment programming and with news video in a number of vertical areas, say Erin McPhearson, VP and Head of Originals and Video Programming for Yahoo.
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Microsoft's Mark Kroese on Advertising Options for the Xbox Live Microsoft's Xbox LIVE has some 23 million subscribers with two million watching concurrently.
We spoke recently with Mark Kroese who heads up advertising for entertainment and devices at Microsoft. He explains, and we demo, the various advertising opportunities on the "network," including in-game product placements, micro-sites, and video ads.
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AP's Jim Kathman on the IOC's Media Restrictions in Beijing 2008 There might be a record number of video cameras in Beijing this summer, but the vamped up restrictions on digital rights the International Olympic Committee announced earlier this week will leave squadrons of TV teams and citizens journalists with a lot less to cover.
I visited the global headquarters of the AP in Manhattan to interview Jim Kathman, Global Director of Sports Products, about AP's 2008 Olympics coverage.
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Daniel Heaf on the BBC's Content Vertical Acquisition Strategy The digital properies of the BBC Worldwide have been quickly growing, up 18 percent over the past twelve months to 65 million unique visitors in October, according to comScore.
With this growing footprint, the BBC is evaluating content acquisitions in "rich verticals," says Daniel Heaf, Director of Digital for the BBC Worldwide in this exclusive video interview with Beet.TV.
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Lauren Rich Fine on Business Models for Online Newspapers
Lauren Rich Fine, former longtime newspaper analyst for Merrill Lynch, and now research director for ContentNext Media, parent of paidContent, tells me that some newspapers will be able to charge for selected, premium content, but not many can charge for full, recurring subscriptions.
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Kasian Franks on SeeqPod's Multimedia Search Engine The multimedia "playable" search engine SeeqPod has attracted 5.5 million unique monthly visitors over the past year. Through affiliate and API that number will likely double this year, according to the company's spokesperson. With more and more Internet users searching for multimedia content like video and songs, SeeqPod CEO Kasian Franks recognized the need for a multimedia search engine. Seeqpod's search results, or 'discovery results', can be watched or listened to.
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Dana Perino on President Obama's Online Strategy Dana Perino, former White House Press Secretary to President George Bush, thinks that President Obama's use of online video for his weekly addresses is "great." Perino, now a Fox News commentator and public relations executive with Burson Marsteller, was in New York today as speaker in Federated Media's media and marketing conference.
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Quincy Jones III on QD3's Street Music Videos for Web Mashups Quincy Jones III, has evolved his music production business QD3 to focus on online video. He told Beet.TV he plans to bring the company's collection of 3000 hours of video documentary footage of urban performers to the Web later this year. He sees a business opportunity in mash-ups, where his firm is paid for usage. He explains why video story telling is essential for artists connecting with audiences.
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Chris Hock on BlackArrow's Advertising in Video on Demand As time-shifting viewing habits of cable TV by consumers increases, there is a big challenge to the cable operators and programmers how to insert relevant advertising in to the programming. BlackArrow, a San Mateo-based company, apparently has a solution. The company has been heavily funded by some key strategic investors including Cisco, Comcast, Intel and top VC's Mayfield and Polaris. VP Chris Hock has more.
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CNN's Alex Wellen on Complementing TV Debates with Online Experience
CNN has planned an online experience that complements rather than reproduces the televised broadcast of the presidential debates, according to Alex Wellen, Deputy Political Director of CNNPolitics.com. As more and more viewers are watching the broadcast with their laptops close at hand, real-time reactions from CNN analysts, the People Meter, and scorecards have become an important soundboard for the candidates statements.
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BuzzMachine's Jeff Jarvis on the Need to Reinvent Online Video Big media companies need to stop imitating traditional television formats in online video, according to BuzzMachine's Jeff Jarvis. There's no reason to do stand-ups and b-roll when the Internet provides the opportunity to reinvent the entire format, he says. "I think in four years from now we'll see utterly different video online," he told Andy in an interview at the TimeWarner Politics 08 Summit. He also discusses the impact of YouTube on the blogosphere on political processes.
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Chatroulette's Andrey Ternovskiy on Online Video
"Video is not boring," it is dynamic and useful as social medium, says seventeen year-old Andrey Ternovskiy, the creator of the international phenomenon Chatroulette. The site allows strangers to randomly meet others via Web cam in real time.
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Craig Newmark on Craigslist and the Death of the Newspaper
Caught up with Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist immediately after his panel organized by iWantMedia in Manhattan. He told me that while his company has had "an effect on newspapers," the notion that it has killed newspapers is "urban legend."New York Times media columnist David Carr was on hand at the event. After I spoke with Newmark, I asked David if Craig killed newspapers. He said the list shot the backend of newspapers" but didn't blame him.
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YouTube Music Sensation Merton on His T-Mobile Campaign
Merton, the American singer/piano player, whose videos on YouTube have garnered over 20 million views, has found a way to parlay his fame into a paying gig with a series of piano improv performances at several U.K. airports and other public venues, sponsored by T-Mobile.We spoke with him recently at the New Tee Vee Live conference.
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