Video discovery startup Redux has launched a native app for Google TV-powered connected TVs, Blu-ray players and other devices, enabling viewers to navigate curated channels of online content in the same way they navigate linear TV channels.
Redux allows viewers to navigate channels of online content in the same way that they watch regular TV. The Redux app enables viewers to pick channels of interest from a personalized menu and watch a continuous stream of videos without having to choose them individually.
Squrl, the maker of the only "watch-later" video curation service that allows consumers to collect and organize videos then access them from any device, today announced the release of a new version that includes new social and community-based features, as well as several breakthrough uses for iPad and AppleTV customers.
Think of curation as a human editing function, before you can rely on any tool to take that over for you.
Here are some basic planning tips for doing video curation for your website: - Research sites that are producing their own unique video content - Feature videos that are interesting, relevant and valuable to the need of the consumer. - Have a diverse collection of videos - Tag your videos so people can search you - Encourage people to submit their own videos
Starting now, YouTube is giving users a choice over how they want to license their content. There’s still the standard YouTube license, which is fairly restrictive, and now there’s a new option: Creative Commons (with attribution).
In short, you can now give other people permission to use your footage however they’d like, provided to include a link back to the source.
A web curator’s expertise and value depends on the ability to gather the most recent news in their field of expertise, and have that regularly updated an curated for their audience. Curation is especially needed for Web Video. YouTube statistics report of 35 hours of new video being uploaded every minute, more than 13 million hours of video uploaded in all of 2010, and more video has been uploaded to YouTube in the past 60 days than the 3 major US networks created in 60 years.
Plizy is a new video recommendation app and service that uses a social algorithm to find videos you'll like. It mines what you and your friends do on social networks and yields, CEO Jonathan Benassaya says, near-perfect personalized playlists delivered directly to users on the Plizy iPad app. The app launched last week. Think of Plizy as Pandora for videos, Benassaya says.
Blip.tv, a video site that specializes in Web-created shows, introduced a neIf you think professional video shows created exclusively for the Web are difficult to find, you’re not alone. Blip.tv, a video site that specializes in Web-created shows, has heard the same complaint from its users too. To fix this problem, the company reintroduced its Web site on Tuesday with a focus on curating the best video shows for its users.wly designed site on Tuesday that hopes to highlight its best video content.
Showyou is rolling out an update. In addition to connecting Showyou to your Facebook, Twitter, and Vodpod accounts, you can add your YouTube, Vimeo, and Tumblr accounts. When you connect these services to Showyou, you'll be able to see the videos posted to the channels you subscribe to as well as by the people you follow.
Today YouTube launched a new music video chart, called the YouTube 100. It's a popularity index that measures "song traffic" for official music videos and user-uploaded videos. YouTube 100 has similarities to other online music charts. However there are two main differences. Firstly, the presence of user-generated and viral music, such as the (in)famous Rebecca Black. Secondly, YouTube's chart is focused on videos.
Have you ever dreamed of running your own television channel? Do you have the vague sense that it would be awesome to show friends all the videos you love, in one concentrated place? Or do you just like sitting in front of your computer watching videos mindlessly?
New website ShortForm will let you indulge in all these fantasies by giving you a platform to curate your very own online video stream.
What it is: Shortform is a site that lets anyone create an online playlist of videos they love, a place for those who find YouTube disjointed and want to control their digital video flow.
YouTube Seriously Upping its Ante As Go-To Video Site on the Web YouTube announced today that it is adding about 3,000 new movie titles for rent in the U.S. as well as some new original content from partners as part of the “future of video”.
The team-up between Storyful and YouTube is a fascinating experiment. YouTube, after all, for all its obvious benefits, can be difficult to use for a news experience: Videos can be hard to find. Someone needs to do the crucial work of curation. That’s where Storyful comes in.
Squrl allows you to aggregate and organize videos in one location. You can bookmark videos you find while browsing the web on your iPad, Mac or PC. You can capture any video that you tweet or retweet. And you can forward video links via email to your email address that Squrl provides, and the system will add the videos to your collection.
Those who appreciate the on-demand and platform-agnostic news-reading experience engineered by Instapaper or Read It Later may come to find immense utility in Squrl, a video curation platform for watching videos on your own time.
Squrl, which refers to itself as a “watch-later” video service, is updating its web and mobile offering Tuesday to make it even easier for users to collect, organize and access videos on the web, using the iOS app or via Apple TV.
Every week there are videos that go viral, only to then be picked up by hundreds of news outlets and turned into an actual news story. I’m not talking about a news site simply sharing a video that they’ve noticed is getting popular—everyone does that. No, I’m talking about when a video grows beyond the normal viral world and becomes a major news story around the world.
Making legal YouTube mashups just got a whole lot easier: The site’s video editor is now allowing its users to remix existing YouTube videos without violating anyone’s copyright.
This is made possible by YouTube adopting Creative Commons licenses, offering users the chance to publish any video under the liberal CC-BY license. It’s a big step forward for YouTube, and a giant leap for Creative Commons, which previously hasn’t played a big role in the web video world.
VHX.tv is preparing to open up for public beta this Tuesday, offering a new crowd of users the opportunity to test out the video sharing and discovery site.
Co-founded by online video pros Casey Pugh (whose past work includes Boxee, Vimeo and an Emmy) and Jamie Wilkinson (the co-creator of Know Your Meme and Mag.ma), VHX serves a two-fold purpose, offering a social dashboard of videos being shared by other users, as well as the opportunity for users browsing elsewhere to queue up videos for later viewing. The idea, according to Wilkinson told us in a phone interview, is to solve the problem of how people watch and share videos with friends.
You can make your site's videos yourself or you can repurpose videos already foThere are three popular ways to do so: creation, curation, and aggregation. Creation means filming and producing original work yourself or through a third-party. Curation means selecting the best videos from those contributed by your site’s visitors or from third-party sites. Aggregation means building a massive library of material from sharing sites, such as YouTube and Vimeo, and letting your viewers search through it on your own site.und online. This video will guide you through each possibility.
Plizy, a video curation company, is launching in private beta Thursday an iPad application for video discovery.
The iPad application curates and personalizes web video selections using a patent-pending recommendation engine that takes your Facebook and Twitter social graphs into account and adapts to your preferences and interests.
Despite YouTube having the tagline "broadcast yourself", the most viewed clips are often corporate videos or those featuring internet celebrities, many of whom now earn over $100,000 a year. And with the site investing more in live and professionally-produced content, has it moved on from its amateur origins?
YouTube, Hulu, iPlayer, Netflix and other 'over the top' (OTT) services, not to mention illegal downloading, all offer alternatives. Apple and Google have both launched OTT services that let consumers play online content through their televisions, although Google's service is only available in the US. We're watching more video than ever before this way. But we're also watching more television. What is less clear is where the broadcast industry is ultimately headed.
Storify provides a super simple drag and drop user experience to create stories using elements from the web: tweets, YouTube videos, Facebook updates, SlideShare presentations, audioboo files, and so on (see Storify in action here). This post explains how we incorporate videos in Storify using YouTube Data API and Player API.
Google I/O, Google’s developer (cough, nerd) conference, comes to San Francisco next Tuesday. This year, thanks to ShortForm, a video curation community, those startup demos can all be found in one place — on ShortForm’s Google I/O channel. The San Francisco-based startup has built a cool video curation platform that allows users to create personalized channels of web video content, easily pulling clips from YouTube and other video sites.