Is Google’s message on YouTube starting to get through?

August 20, 2009

YouTube executives and spinmeisters have been pushing back more aggressively at the perception that the video site is a great big drain on Google’s bottomline, probably  losing $200 million to $500 million a year by some estimates. These execs say that hundreds of major advertisers are taking spots on YouTube against “hundreds of millions” of video views every week.

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Web video viewership up, but where’s the cash?

August 14, 2009

Viewership of online videos has continued to rise, as the Nielsen Company showed in a study released this week. As everyone knows, the online video market is far short of delivering solid profits for media and entertainment companies, but one analyst expects the market to reach a critical mass in 2011.online-video

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Online video: Revolution, Evolution or Counter-Revolution?

August 6, 2009

Lots of news in online video world, some potentially significant. 

And some we can only wait and see about.

Google Inc, Cisco Systems and News Corp are separately doing things that could mean sweeping changes in the way video is produced and consumed on the web.

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Revolution?

August 6, 2009

Video compression technology can be interesting, really.

On2 CEO on Beet TVMost people forget how online video worked before YouTube popularized the embedded Flash video player. Remember the frustration of making sure you had the right video player to play this or that web video? It was YouTube that popularized giving people one-click access to videos.

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Evolution?

August 6, 2009

On Cisco System's quarterly earnings conference call last night, Flip camerasCEO John Chambers gave out an interesting tidbit about the demand for consumer video cameras among corporate users.

YouTube’s mythbusters: When blogs attack

July 20, 2009

It’s taken a while but YouTube is officially pushing back at the various estimates on how much money it costs parent Google by satisfying our collective hunger for million of video clips every day. Google paid $1.65 billion for YouTube in 2006, when it bought the site from Chad Hurley and former CTO Steve Chen (pictured).

Google’s YouTube money hole not as deep as feared

June 18, 2009

How much money is Google losing from YouTube?

Not as much as you think, according to a new report by an IT research and consulting firm.

Hulu breaks into top 3 US video sites

April 28, 2009

Hulu continues its rapid ascent up the video charts, cracking the top three online video sites in the U.S. for the first time in March.

Could Google buy Twitter? Ask Arrington, then ask Swisher

April 3, 2009

******We sprinkled updates into this blog. We’re highlighting them like this.******Thanks to TechCrunch, U.S. tech reporters are about to spend another weekend working instead of playing. UPDATE: Or maybe Kara Swisher at All Things D will save them!******Two sources told proprietor Michael Arrington that Google “is in late stage negotiations to acquire Twitter.” He wrote:***

We don’t know the price but can assume its well, well north of the $250 million valuation that they saw in their recent funding.

March Madness: The great CBS experiment

March 19, 2009

Get your brackets filled out, hand over a few bucks to the office pool manager, and settle in for some March Madness. The NCAA basketball tournament starts today.