Monday, January 21, 2013

Around The Net

  • Man Jailed For Posting Gruesome Videos On FacebookNew York Times

    A British court has sentenced a man to five years in prison for posting gruesome beheading videos on Facebook, according to an AP report. The 42-year-old Craig Slee also put online links to a communique by al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM, that encouraged terrorism. In one of two Facebook pages he created, Slee inferred he was a member of the Taliban and claimed he had been on trips to Afghanistan. But counterterrorism police found Slee had no connection to any terrorist organization. ...Read the whole story

  • Blinkx Inks Dailymotion Search Video DealBinkx

    Video search engine blinkx has partnered to embed Dailymotion’s video player alongside its own content allowing the company to access its video library on the site. Dailymotion will serve advertising alongside the videos and share revenue with blinkx. The company said it indexes more than 35 million hours of audio, video, viral and TV content, making it searchable and available on demand. ...Read the whole story

  • Ofcom Backs BBC On ATVOD RegulationThe Drum

    Ofcom has ruled in favour of BBC Worldwide in a case regarding whether video-on-demand regulator ATVOD had the jurisdiction to rule on BBC Worldwide's YouTube channels. Ofcom had previously ruled against BBC Worldwide, finding that the YouTube channels were an on-demand service and therefore subject to regulation by ATVOD. BBC Worldwide appealed the decision, winning the case, meaning channels such as Top Gear and BBC Food do not fall under the ATVOD rules. ...Read the whole story

The Truthiness Is Out There

Lance Armstrong appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Network to explain 20 years of cheating, lying and cruel personal destruction of his truthful critics. Although he apologized for his conduct, he left the distinct impression that he ...More

  • Seven Realities That Affect Video

    Two years ago, I published the 10 lessons I've learned about online video in my five years of heading my company. Today, in my seventh year, we'll touch on the seven most important realities we face ...More

  • Uh, Oh - A 'Year Of The Tablet?'

    In its revised projections for ad revenue in coming years, Magna Global underscored the increased importance of tablets in media consumption, calling it an important development that affects all other media. ...More