Posts Tagged ‘ user-generated video ’

It’s Time For Google To Settle With Viacom, Get On With Making YouTube A Business

Jul 9th, 2008 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Commentary, Featured Story, Internet TV, Streaming Video, Video

Google’s got a big problem with YouTube – the melting-pot nature of user-generated media.

This, along with a billion-dollar lawsuit, courtesy of Viacom, is keeping Google from making money on 96% of its content.

It’s time for Google to settle with Viacom, and get on with building a business based on what makes YouTube unique – user-generated media.

Seesmic Lands Additional $6M Investment, Launches New Player

Jun 20th, 2008 | By | Category: Video

Video conversation / social networking community Seesmic moved out of beta and opened up to the general public last week. The company launched in the fall of 2007, and raised $6 million in its “A” series of funding late this winter. Today, Seesmic founder Loic LeMeur announced that the company has raised an additional $6 […]

New Site Wants To Be YouTube of How-Tos

Feb 6th, 2008 | By | Category: Making Money with Podcasts, Video, Video Podcasts

Howcast Media announced the launch of its new site today, a venue for watching and sharing “instructional how-to” videos. Howcast, founded by veterans of Google and YouTube, also announced a directors’ program for “emerging filmmakers” to pad out video offerings on the site. Howcast paints itself as a hybrid of “user-generated content with the quality […]

User-Generated Video Viewing Grows 70% In One Year

Jan 25th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Video Downloads, Internet TV, Streaming Video, Video, Video Podcasts, Vlogs

According to research from Accustream, user generated video (UGV) – things like video podcasts, vlogs and YouTube videos – scored 22 billion views in 2007. That’s a 70% increase over 2006. People’s attention is moving to online video fast, limited mainly by bandwidth and the availability of content. Other research highlights: Long tail videos getting […]