Twitter Cleans Up Spam

Monday, July 27th, 2009
Twitter recently made some cleaning on their system to get rid of spam accounts. This was according to a recent entry to their Twitter.status site. The people at Twitter became aware that the displayed following and follower counts on some member profiles seem to be inconsistent and inaccurate. They tried to institute some changes so that the following and follower counts on the Twitter sidebar would be similar t

YouTube Strikes Deal with Entertainment Companies for Content

Friday, April 17th, 2009
Widely popular online video hosting site YouTube may be on the way of following in Hulu’s footsteps in terms of having uploaded studio content. It has recently made deals with several entertainment companies such as Sony Pictures, CBS, MGM, BBC and Lionsgate Entertainment in order to acquire thousands of television shows and films for viewing on the website. The new content would only be made available in th

Hulu Takes Online Content Off Boxee

Friday, February 20th, 2009
Hulu and Boxee may have something in common in that they provide online media content to people but do it in different ways. Hulu offers its popular TV media content for PC viewing while Boxee offers online media content being viewed from the ordinary TV set using its software. Both companies had an informal relationship where Hulu allows Boxee owners to source the wealth of online TV content from the former. Tha

YouTube on TV Through PS3 and Wii

Friday, January 16th, 2009
Youtube is now available in your living room.  Now you can watch Youtube while lazily slumped on your couch in your living room with your good old television set.  And no it’s not because Youtube is on the airwaves.  Instead, Youtube can now be watched through the browser of your PS3 or Wii game console. Actually, Youtube did announce its partnership with Sony and Nintendo a while back but th

The Last Shipment of VHS Tapes Has Been Made

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008
In the 1980’s, the world was introduced to a new format of video storage, the Video Home System or VHS casette tape.  Today, the last distributor of VHS movies and videos shipped their last shipment. "It was a sea change," says Leonard Maltin, the film critic and author who has written stacks of books to meet the consumer need for video recommendations. "Hollywood thought it would hurt mov

Warner Music Pulls Videos from Youtube

Monday, December 22nd, 2008
Warner Music is taking down all their videos from Youtube.  These include everything they uploaded as well as every video they claim ownership to.  This means no more music videos from Warner artists altogether.  The reason?  As usual, copyright and Youtube’s inability to monetize their content. Actually, Warner and Youtube were working on a deal until late Friday night.  The deal w

Layoffs Get Real

Friday, December 5th, 2008
Yes, layoffs are a real thing and it’s becoming a lot more common these days.  This piece however is a report on the layoffs at Real Networks, that company that provides some video and music and the Real Player. This morning we told about 130 employees around the world that we are eliminating their positions at the end of the year.  That’s roughly 7.5 percent of our worldwide employment bas

Youtube Stretches Their Player to Widescreen

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008
I was never particular about video in widescreen format.  Sure it does look good, but I really don’t mind watching an entire movie on an iPod Nano or a Chinese MP4 player.  Online video is not an issue either, I like Youtube and Metacafe or Dailymotion just the same even if their players only take up a quarter of the screen.  Still, they’re all just making it better. Youtube today announc

Suicide Live On Justin.Tv

Friday, November 21st, 2008
The beauty of the web is it is used for a lot of things.  Communication, sharing, interaction, business, you name it.  Video is one of the most powerful forces ever to hit the web.  As it did when the television was invented, video is taking over the internet with sharing sites like Youtube.  Alongside, live video streaming services are also gaining popularity not only among press releases and

Obama to Address the Nation Weekly on Youtube

Friday, November 14th, 2008
President-Elect Barack Obama is probably the first president to extensively use the internet as a medium for his campaign.  Obviously, during the campaign Obama has amassed millions of followers using social media, and lots and lots of videos.  Now that he will be the next president, Obama is likely to continue using the web to reach out to his constituents. The weekly radio address by the President has