• With Vevo Added Today, a Half Dozen Video Sources Available on Chromecast
    Vevo, the big music video Website, is the latest online video service to be added to Google's Chromecast device. That brings six online products available on the $35 dongle: The others are Netflix, YouTube, HBO Go, Hulu and Pandora. Chromecast plugs into HDTV sets and allows a user to choose and send videos from a smartphone, tablet or laptop to the TV set. Google has never said how many Chromecast fobs were sold since its introduction in late July, but those sold out nearly instantly. Gigaom.com reported earlier that the device was the best selling electronics devices …
  • Unruly's Live Video Ad Sharing Awards at #VSAs Now
    Unruly Media, which hangs its hat on the video sharing business is in the midst of its video sharing awards on Twitter right now, accessible at #VSAs. Winners so far, in various categories, include Pepsi MAX, Budweiser, Geico's Hump Day, Cornetto, Mercedes-Benz. The award has been informally dubbed The Golden Cat. 
  • Machinima Extends Deal with Poptent for Crowdsourcing Content
    The male-oriented online video giant Machinima says it's expanding its deal with crowdsource social video company Poptent, through 2014. The companies work together to create influencer campaigns using the same kind of video community that YouTube created.
  • Tremor Slapped with Shareholder's Lawsuit
    The San Diego-based Shareholders Foundation Inc. said today that a lawsuit has been filed against Tremor Video alleging that Tremor knew at the time of its June initial public stock offering that changes in the online advertising market would harm its competitive position, but didn't disclose that information adequately in its registration statement and prospectus.