• How To Make Money In Online Video

    Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of posts on the state of online video by guest writer Ashkan Karbasfrooshan. He is the founder and CEO of WatchMojo. In Search of Profits Ten years ago, web companies didn’t generate much revenue.   These days, web companies are some of the most profitable around.  Online video is where the Web was ten years ago: in investment mode… Read More

  • JS-Kit Introduces Picture Comments, Embraces OpenID 2.0

    Cross-platform feedback widgets maker JS-Kit just added a feature that enables users to enhance comments with pictures, on any of the 600,000+ websites using its custom commenting system. I’ve always been curious to know why major blogging platforms don’t simply add such a functionality to their commenting systems, while there are already companies like Seesmic, Viddler and… Read More

  • YouTube Gets More Competitive With Upload Redesign, Larger File Sizes

    YouTube has been criticized in the past for not offering the experience already being offered on services like Viddler or Vimeo where users can upload large file sizes and input video information while it’s being uploaded. But in an announcement that should make its users happy, YouTube has finally seen the light and has started offering a new Upload process redesign that will more… Read More

  • Viddler's New Tag-Based Advertising System

    This past Thursday, Viddler launched an advertising system that lets companies and individuals overlay advertisements at variously tagged points within the videos it hosts. The system is very similar to Google Adwords, except advertisements are within videos instead of search results, and advertisers sponsor tags instead of search terms. Viddler’s embeddable player has always been unique… Read More

  • Happy 1st Anniversary YouTube and Google; Now Move Over a Bit

    Time for another roundup, and this one coincides with a notable first-year anniversary: that of Google’s $1.65 billion acquisition of YouTube, confirmed on October 9th, 2006. Since then, the name “YouTube” has become virtually synonymous with “online video sharing”. According to Comscore, the website maintains a sizable lead over competitors with 205,593,000… Read More

  • All The Cool Kids Are Deep Tagging

    The popularity of rich media publishing (such as podcasting and videocasting, the YouTube phenomenon, etc.) is a problem for search engines and people trying to use search engines to find this content. The problem is that the traditional ways search engines index and rank content don’t apply to rich media because, well, it’s not easily indexable. A few startups are focusing on… Read More

  • Viddler to make moments in video searchable

    I just got a sneak peek at a video sharing site due to launch in September, called Viddler. The company has focused on making the video publishing experience compelling and enabling discussion, tagging and sharing tied to particular moments in time. It’s a good looking system with smart features and a viable business model. Company lead Robert Sandie lives today in Bethlehem, PA but has… Read More