Category Archives: Youtube

YouTube + You = cash? Not much!


YouTube’s starting to experiment with revenue sharing for video producers, though it is not clear yet how the details of the program will shake out.   Marshall at ReadWriteWeb   suggests this action might “put to rest” the notion that YouTube cannot … Continue reading

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Brightcove darkens. More companies to follow.


Update:   Here’s the word from Brightcove  Brightcove, a formerly “promising” video distribution startup has given up it’s lackluster battle to compete with YouTube in consumer video, though *it will remain open as a distribution point for high quality video.    (High quality video?  Isn’t that … Continue reading

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Elf Yourself


This just in from the “Seasonality matters” department:   My Elf Yourself post of about 11 months ago has risen to the top of the list of viewed posts even though it’s old and not particularly insightful. Elf Yourself is Office Max’s very clever … Continue reading

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Las Vegas – Frontier Hotel Demolition Video


This just in from the “only in Las Vegas” department.   The New Frontier Hotel near the north end of the Las Vegas Strip   is demolished in a huge explosion preceded by a great fireworks display that mimics the pending destruction.   I … Continue reading

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Paid Content has a great article about online advertising and how the concentration of online advertising in the hands of so few websites is becoming a problem.  They note this remarkable stat from Zenith regarding distribution of online ad revenue: So the … Continue reading

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Social media frenzy may kill high quality content. Somebody fix this!


The news last month that Microsoft may wind up offering Facebook $500,000,000 for a 5% stake is great news … for the tiny number of Facebook insiders who stand to gain from this move which would effectively value the social media … Continue reading

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Bebos, billions, and why Yahoo is starting to piss me off.


Yahoo may buy Bebo, the British “Myspace”, for a billion dollars. That is a LOT of money – about 3% of Yahoo’s market cap. Presumably this, like Yahoo’s unsuccessful Facebook aquisition attempt, is Yahoo’s approach to recapturing the market dominance … Continue reading

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