Cisco Aims to Save Media Companies 50% of Tech Costs with Hosted Platform called Eos

Some media companies are spending in excess of 100% of their digital revenue on site development, management, and hosting, says Cisco’s Scott Brown.

 

RealNetworks Claims 100 Million Downloads for RealPlayer SP

RealPlayer SP, A small desktop application from RealNetworks, which allows users to save and share Flash videos, has been downloaded 100 million times, the company said today.

 

Adobe Aims to Dominate Software Format for eReaders

Adobe sees a big growth opportunity in the emerging eReader market, says Bill Rusitzky, who heads media alliances for the software company.

 

Google’s Eric Schmidt: Book Settlement will be “modified somewhat and accepted”

CNET has a sit-down video interview with Google CEO Eric Schmidt on social search, Android, and plans for the Chome OS , which will be initially targeted to for netbooks.  Also, he provides an explanation of Google Wave.

 

Forrester’s Bobby Tulsiani on Online Video: It’s Way Beyond the Media Business Now

Forrester has published a comparative study of six online video platform service providers. We reported on the study on Friday.

 

Patent Trouble: Nokia Sues Apple in U.S. Court Over iPhone

ESPOO, FINLAND – Earlier today Nokia filed suit in a U.S. federal court alleging patent infringement by Apple and iPhone.  The Wall Street Journal reports the matter has to do with wireless standards.

 

(Replay) Beet.TV Online Video Roundtable

(Great event today — you can watch the event on a loop right here.  Daisy's live blogging is below, Andy)

 

Tim Berners-Lee to Hollywood: Move from “Channels” to Random Access

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, says that as video on the Web continues to grow, the movie industry needs evolve from a "channels" scenario to a "random access" platform, where films can be universally searched, watched, and paid for.

 

Sir Tim Berners-Lee Looks Back: the “//” in Web Addresses Was Unnecessary

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Asked what he would have done differently in creating the Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, says in this video that the double slash, the “//” after the colon in Web addresses, was unnecessary.

 

Sir Tim Berners-Lee: The Semantic Web Has Arrived and the Obama Administration is “Onboard”

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has been on a quest for several years for the adoption of something he has coined the semantic Web — a data-rich, interconnected Web. 

 

Adobe’s Flash Coming to Blackberry, Palm, Android, other Mobile Devices — no iPhone

Flash, the pervasive rich media application, will finally be available on a range of mobile devices with the release of Flash Player 10.1, the company has announced.

 

Online Video Set to Explode, Intel ExecTells the BBC

Online video will comprise 90 percent of the world's Internet traffic by 2013, Intel's Justin Rattner told the BBC's Maggie Shields. 

 

IPTV Software Firm Ensequence Raises Nearly $100 Million in Funding, Report

Ensequence, a software company that provides interactive tools to video producers, has raised $22 million in new funding and is about to close on an additional $14.5 million, bringing its total raise to about $100 million, reports Rafat Ali on paidContent this morning.

 

Brightcove Expands Beyond Media Customers with U.S. Army, Harvard, others

SAN FRANCISCO — Brightcove, the big video services company which powers the online video technology for a number of news organizations including The New York Times,  the Washington Post and TIME.com, sees growing opportunities in non-media customers.

 

Adobe Extends Rights Management for Downloaded Flash Files

Adobe today announced that it is extending digital rights management, DRM, for Flash files which are downloaded by users.  

 

Microsoft Silverlight Readying Flash Attack in Amsterdam?

Microsoft will preview two new Silverlight features at the IBC in Amsterdam later this week.   Mary-Jo Foley at ZDNet has some of the details. Here is the company press release.

 

Msnbc.com Chief Says Video Transcripts Make Editing Scalable with “Minimum Human Intervention”

REDMOND, WA — The transcription of the voice track of video has proven to be a big value by making video more searchable. Now, it is making video editing more effective and scalable, explains Charles Tillinghast, President and Publisher of msnbc.com.

 

Microsoft’s Trailblazing Corporate Videoblog has 4.5 Million Monthly Visitors

REDMOND, WA — Companies seeking to harness the power of videoblogging need to look at Channel 9, the pioneering site launched back in 2003. 

 

Internet Explorer 8 Allows Flash and Silverlight “Slices” in Browser

REDMOND, WA — Internet Explorer 8, the latest version of the Microsoft Web browser, provides users with the ability  to use a drop down menu of recent stories from a designated site.  Microsoft calls these "Web Slices." 

 

RealNetworks Releases Software to Transfer Videos to Mobile Devices

RealNetworks released RealPlayer SP today, a software application which allows users to sync videos to a number of mobile devices including the iPhone, BlackBerry, and Palm Pre.

 
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