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Topic: Web Video

4 Video Startups Looking to Challenge YouTube's Dominance

Niche platforms target tech giant's shortcomings

For a time, if you wanted to watch video content, there was one major player in the game: YouTube. But as the popularity of online video has grown—as well as…

Medium Sits Down With Jason Segel on Its First Web Video Series

Show could expand ad opportunities

Most people see Medium as a place ruled by the written word, but the blog platform doesn't want to be limited to plain text. It recently launched Foreword, its first…

Woody Allen Will Create His First TV Show for Amazon, but Not Everyone Is Thrilled

Online video exclusive sparks dark mockery on Twitter

Woody Allen is headed to the small screen. Amazon said Tuesday that it has green-lit the first season of a new television series created by the Academy Award-winning director and…

Brands Opt For Web Video Shops And Skip Creative Agencies

Marketers are going direct to online video specialists for Web campaigns

When Freshpet in September decided it wanted branded content, the pet food purveyor hired ShareAbility, a production house focused solely on producing YouTube videos, instead of going the traditional route…

CBS Prepares to Launch 24-hour Digital News Network

Aims for early November roll out

CBS is preparing a new 24-hour digital news network with an accompanying marketing campaign, reports Capital New York. The network—dubbed CBSN—is in the final stages of development, including getting trademarks for…

Mobile Video Has Jumped 400% in the Last Two Years

Report: on-the-go clips account for 25% of all views

Ooyala's  Q2 Video Index Report, which was released today, found that 25 percent of online video activity happens on mobile devices—a spike of 400 percent compared to two years ago. The…

These YouTubers Are This Generation’s Rock Stars

On tour with Our 2nd Life—and the marketers that are wooing them

On Our 2nd Life’s tour bus, 15-year-old Trevor Moran’s mother, Nicole, pleads with her bundle of energy to sit down. But he’s got to direct that energy somewhere—so why not…

How 'Honest Trailers' Picks (and Profits From) the Movies It Skewers

Parody series is a hit with fans and advertisers alike

Whether it's pointing out the litany of forgettable characters on Game of Thrones or how Queen Elsa of Frozen is really a manic-depressive with god-like powers, Honest Trailers consistently entertains the…

AwesomenessTV's Beth Greve: DreamworksTV Is A 'Giant Trailblazer'

Wants to make the Internet safe for kids, teens and brands

In its short two-year existence, AwesomenessTV has gone from making one film featuring a YouTube star to becoming one of the Web's biggest portals for emerging online talent. With the…

Picking Up Girls With Lamborghini Web Video Speaks Volumes

The silent treatment scores big on viral charts

Is the best pickup line a fancy ride? If YouTube content creator VitalyzdTV’s clip of him wordlessly inviting women into his Lamborghini is any indicator, then a luxury vehicle is…

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