• Maker Studios Culls Content On Blip’s Video Platform

    Maker Studios Culls Content On Blip’s Video Platform

    A lot of online video platforms have disappeared over the years. Now it looks like one — while not shutting down — is having a pretty brisk spring clean. Blip, the video distribution startup acquired by Maker Studios (which is now itself getting acquired by Disney), has been sending out notices to many users telling them that their accounts are getting closed. Read More

  • Maker Studios In Deal To Buy Blip As It Works To Reach More Screens

    Maker Studios In Deal To Buy Blip As It Works To Reach More Screens

    YouTube multichannel network Maker Studios has agreed in principle to acquire long-running video distribution network Blip. While it hasn’t closed yet and there are a number of issues to be worked out, the deal would bring more content under the Maker umbrella, and could give the company more technology and distribution outside of the YouTube platform. Read More

  • Web TV Network Raises $10.1 Million More From Canaan And Bain

    Online TV network today announced the closing of its third round of institutional capital, which effectively more than doubles the amount of money the company has secured to date. The Series C round was led by Canaan Partners and existing investors Bain Capital Ventures. The company says it will use its new funding to accelerate the growth of the independent Web shows that the… Read More

  • Blip gets reverse-engineered. Proves that the computer was cheating.

    Hand-held electronics are marvels of miniaturization. The ones that existed before I was born, even more so. Anyone who played Blip might be interested to know two things. First, despite being titled “The Digital Game”, it was in fact 100% mechanically driven. Second, the game was, as you may have claimed many times, actually impossible to beat. Read More

  • Trends in rich media consumption and delivery

    Here’s an interesting Q and A session with a panel of experts in the rich media industry — mostly online video – that took place last Tuesday at the Pacific Crest Technology Leadership Forum in Vail, Colorado. The members of the panel: Ron Bloom, CEO, MEVIO Mike Hudack, CEO, Steve Liddell, CEO, Panther Express Joy Marcus, General Manager, DailyMotion U.S. Perry… Read More

  • Twitter for Music

    Twitter is an efficient technology for spreading and harvesting concise ideas. Unfortunately, it’s not so great for sharing rich media. Want to broadcast a video? You’ll have to settle for a TinyURL to YouTube, or maybe switch over to Seesmic altogether. Pownce improves on the Twitter model by supporting file transfers and at least one new data type: the structured event. It… Read More