Category Archives: Youtube

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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Digging Copyright Infringement?


Today’s excitement at Digg regarding posting codes to override copyright protection on HD DVDs, combined with the pending Google v Viacom showdown, may be referenced for some time to come as the “starting date” of the online revolution against old … Continue reading

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Google to Viacom: See YouTube in Court!


Viacom’s Google suit may actually go to trial, though I think everybody is just blowing smoke right now with Viacom looking for a nice payoff and Google looking to minimize the payoff to keep within the 400 million they allocated … Continue reading

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Viacom “Austin Powers” to Google: We want ONE BILLION DOLLARS!


Viacom has sued Google/YouTube for copyright infringement, filing papers today and asking for a billion bucks in damages. The Viacom Press release summarizes their point of view. In short Viacom says of YouTube: Their business model, which is based on … Continue reading

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Viacom to Google – YouTube aren’t the boss of me now!


Viacom’s ditching YouTube, and says they are glad they did.   This  FT story suggests that we may seeing the beginning of what could become a monumental shift in content distribution online.   Viacom has forced YouTube to delete Comedy Central … Continue reading

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Blinkx


Blinkx is a brilliant video search program that allows people to search *within* videos for specific content.  This has become one of the holy grails of search because the internet is now awash in video content. Tastes vary but almost … Continue reading

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Mark Cuban, the sage of internet video?


I think Mark Cuban  has more valid points than Cory does on the controversies swirling around copyright and takedown notices delivered by Viacom.     Cory is right that it’s annoying and obnoxious to send takedowns to people who obviously are not … Continue reading

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