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Archives for December, 2008


Yahoo! Throttles Jumpcut

by Allen Weiner  |  December 17, 2008  |  Comments Off

As I build out a TV studio in my garage, I have been going through all the online and offline nests where I have video content in an effort to consolidate my content. When I arrived at Jumpcut, a really cool browser-based video mashup service from Yahoo!, I see the site is no longer accepting […]

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Detroit Dashes Delivery

by Allen Weiner  |  December 16, 2008  |  1 Comment

For those who follow the newspaper industry, the announcement that the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News (it’s a JOA town) is scaling back on home delivery comes as no surprise. The Free Press will be delivered Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays starting in March, while The News will be delivered Thursdays and Fridays. Ownership of […]

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CES: HD Camcorders on Parade

by Allen Weiner  |  December 15, 2008  |  Comments Off

HD camcorders from such CE companies as JVC are likely to be the rage at CES next month. Here’s a short video preview on what we may (or many not) see on the show floor. CES 2009: HD Camcorders on ParadeA look ahead at what we are likely to see @ CES 2009 in the […]

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CES: Moving Video from PC to Plasma

by Allen Weiner  |  December 13, 2008  |  Comments Off

There’s little doubt that one of the major themes for CES 2009 will be the plethora of efforts to grab video from the PC and move it to plasma TVs in the living room and elsewhere around the house. My colleagues and I hope to see of many of this new marvels as possible (and […]

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The Content Creator’s Handset

by Allen Weiner  |  December 10, 2008  |  Comments Off

A few year’s back, I told anyone who would listen that there’s a huge opportunity for a mobile handset that included functionality and applications that were geared for content creators. That segment is a fairly broad one with bloggers at one end and professional reporters at the other. One mobile handset company feverishly took notes […]

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U.S. Searchers Say: “What, Me Worry?

by Allen Weiner  |  December 10, 2008  |  Comments Off

Economy in trouble? Layoffs coming in horrific waves? Daily newspapers filing for bankruptcy? Oprah packing on the pounds? Hah. We’re not worried about any of that sort of mundane sort of trivia. What we want to know is does a straight beat a flush. Or what did Paris Hilton wear to some wonderful after-party. Or […]

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The Tribune Company Looks To The Ultimate Do-Over

by Allen Weiner  |  December 8, 2008  |  Comments Off

Much as airlines such as United and Delta sought the cover of Chapter 11 bankruptcy to reorganize and attempt to meet the demands of changing market dynamics, the venerable Tribune Company publisher of eight large daily metro newspapers, is teetering on the edge of Chapter 11 as it faces billions of dollars in debts it […]

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YouTube 2.0

by Allen Weiner  |  December 5, 2008  |  2 Comments

It comes as no surprise that YouTube has made some changes to its business, some that have been well publicized–such as its attempt to shed its “mature” content and give video creators the ability to easily add licensed music to their clips–and others a tad more subtle. In late November, YouTube’s player suddenly changed its […]

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Video on the iPhone: A Battle In Progress

by Allen Weiner  |  December 4, 2008  |  1 Comment

Faster than you can say, I am part of the Mapple Universe (thanks Lisa Simpson), a number of video services including Joost, mDialog and YouTube have brought rich on-demand versions of their web offers to the iPhone. Powered by innovative transcoder Ripcode, who has cracked the code in transcoding while a download is in progress, […]

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