Adobe Launches Collaborative Editing Solution at NAB

LAS VEGAS  —  At NAB last week,  Adobe presented its collaborative editing solution called Adobe Anywhere.  At the show, Beet.TV interviewed Adobe Anywhere Senior Product Manager Michael Coleman about the product. Coleman explained, “Anywhere is going to allow professionals that are working with Premiere Pro and Prelude to collaborate on media over the network.”  Groups […]


CNET Debuts New Interactive Video Player

The Monday to Friday online tech news program, CNET Update, debuted a new interactive video player that produces real-time links to topics covered by the show, allowing viewers to read more on each story, while they watch.


Apple’s Final Cut 10 Troubled Intro “Has Made Eyeballs Turn” to Adobe’s Premiere

SAN FRANCISCO — With its update to the latest version of Final Cut, Apple has upset many users and has created an opportunity for Adobe's Premiere, according to Al Mooney, Product Manager for Premiere, in this interview with Beet.TV.


Kaltura Gets $20 Million Investment Round with Intel, others

Kaltura, the open-source online video platform, has secured $20 million in funding from existing and new investors including Intel, the company announced today.


Boxee Readies Launch Of Hulu Plus and Netflix

LAS VEGAS — Fresh on the heels of the announcement to stream CBS television programming on the Boxee platform, the service will launch Vudu this week and will soon provide Hulu Plus and Netflix, says Avner Ronen, CEO in this interview with Beet.TV Readies HTML5 as its Standard Player, Replacing Flash

While most of the the major video sites and online video services providers are providing HTML5 support, primarily for Apple iOS devices, is going to adopt HTML5 as its standard player for the Web and other platforms, says Justin Day, co-founder and CTO in this interview with Beet.TV


W3C’s Le Hegaret: Developer “Sentiment” is Building Around Google’s WebM Video Codec

CAMBRIDGE, Mass — With its acquisition of ON2 and its video codec VP8,  Google is seeking to establish a unified, industry-wide codec for publishers to create HTML5 video.


“The World of Flash and HTML5 will be a Great One,” Adobe’s Kevin Towes

LOS ANGELES — The talk of platform wars between Flash and HTML5 has apparently ended, at least publicly from Adobe’s side.


Adobe’s Flash Has Bridge to HTML5 with New Conversion Tool

Last week, Adobe announced it was providing developers with a tool to convert Flash video files to HTML5, the new format which is increasingly widespread on mobile devices.


HTML5 Video is Not Ready for the Web, W3C’s Le Hegaret

CAMBRIDGE, Mass — Despite the growing demand for HTML5, and its deployment by many big online players, its commercial introduction is premature as there is no standard for the new technology, says Philippe Le Hegaret, leader of effort at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to establish standards for HTML and SVG.


Android’s Massive Success Due to Verizon, NPD’s Ross Rubin

Today's news from Nielsen about the fast growth of Android to become the most popular mobile operating system in the U.S. owes much of its success to the support of Verizon Wireless, says Ross Rubin, lead technology analayst at the NPD Group.


BlackBerry, Qualcomm in $10 Million Round for Facial Recognition Firm

Viewdle, the facial recognition company with its origins in the Soviet military, has closed a $10 million funding round  with the the BlackBerry VC fund and Qualcomm, David Kaplan at paidContent reports on the deal this morning.


Dailymotion Boosts Content Discovery with New “Hubs”

PARIS — Dailymotion, the big global video sharing site, has been developing tools for content discovery including "hubs," areas of content around themes and personal interest.


SpeakerText Produces “Clickable” Transcripts from Videos from YouTube,, Brightcove and Ooyala — Vimeo to Follow Soon

A small Bay Area, angel-backed start-up called SpeakerText provides publishers with a plug-in  to transcribe videos with clickable and shareable transcripts. 


Video: Steve Jobs Says “Flash is Waning” at All Things D Conference

LOS ANGELES — The Wall Street Journal has just published the first excerpt of Steve Jobs on stage with Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg at All Things Digital.


Adobe’s Big Peer-to-Peer Plans: “We can Eliminate Bandwidth Costs”

With the imminent launch of Flash Player 10.1, Adobe will provide publishers with tools to dramatically reduce bandwidth costs with a new peer-to-peer system, explains Kevin Towes, Product Manager of Adobe Flash Media Server, in this exclusive interview with Beet.TV.


Ooyala, Kaltura Ready Implementation of Silverlight Players

Later this summer, we can expect to see wider implementation of Microsoft Silverlight as two of the bigger online video platform companies Ooyala and Kaltura ready video players for their customers.


Adobe Sees Upside in HTML5 Developments

LAS VEGAS — Much has been said about the looming showdown over software dominance to run video on the Web between Adobe's Flash and HTML5, an "open source" solution which is gaining traction.  HTML5 is one of the emerging standards for the iPad and iPhone which don't use Flash.


Microsoft Silverlight Heading to OVP’s, Set-top Boxes, 3-D Video and “Enhanced Movies”

LAS VEGAS–Last week at NAB, Microsoft made a number of announcements for Silverlight, its rich Web plug-in technology.


The Financial Times Readies Non-Flash Solution for Apple Mobile Platform

LONDON – The Financial Times, which serves and an increasingly mobile audience, is finalizing efforts around a non-Flash solution to deliver video to Apple and other mobile devices based on H.264, according Stephen Pinches, Lead Product Development Manager for the

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