Record-breaking skydive takes online video streaming into another dimension

Red Bull Stratos adds YouTube viewers to its ... - Digital Media Wire
By Chris Marlowe
The Red Bull Stratos Mission broke at least five records on Sunday, four of which were testaments to human endeavor. The fifth was for attracting 8 million concurrent live streams on YouTube, the largest-ever peak simultaneous viewing ...
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Record-breaking skydive takes online video streaming into another dimension
Austrian Felix Baumgartner successfully completed the highest skydive ever attempted yesterday (October 14th), breaking three world records along the way, as well as shattering YouTube's previous record for live streaming, with 8mn people tuning in to ...

Prison Adopts Online Video for Inmates
Business 2 Community
Imagine having a loved one in prison and not being allowed to visit them in person. A recent article in The New York Times highlighted how correctional facilities in the District of Columbia had completely replaced in-person prisoner visits with “video ...

Business 2 Community

Univision to launch UVideos online video/social site
Univision Communications reportedly is launching a new online video network today called UVideos. The service, which will be available in both Spanish and English according to user preference, is said to provide about 1,500 hours of stored, on-demand, ...

Demand for Internet TV can impact ad formats in Philippines
Digital Market Asia
Demand for Internet TV can impact ad formats in Philippines. October 15, 2012 By Priyanka Bhattacharya Leave a Comment. More and more consumers in Philippines are moving away from their CRT television sets to buy flat TV panels with internet ...

Digital Market Asia

Youku Tudou president hints at profitability next year
Total Telecom
China's version of Youtube, Youku Tudou Inc., hinted it could swing to profitability next year as advertisers spend more on online video and costs fall from a recently completed merger. "Content prices have dropped significantly compared to last year ...

Cord Cutters:, the DVR for cord cutters, reviewed — Online ...
By Janko Roettgers
The DVR is back - and this time, it's all about cord cutting: wants to get consumers to ditch cable with its DVR for over-the-air broadcast content that can be streamed to Rokus and iPads. But how well does the device actually work?

Felix Baumgartner Jump Shows YouTube's Live Video Strength
All Things Digital
And if you're interested in the future of Web video, YouTube's ability to serve up eight million livestreams at the same time is a really big deal, too. As I noted yesterday, that number blows away YouTube's previous peak of 500,000 concurrent streams ...

All Things Digital

CNN Exclusive: Arlen Specter's foray into stand up c...
Former Senator Arlen Specter was working towards a second act in stand-up comedy before his death from cancer. For more CNN videos, check out our YouTube channel at Or visit our site at ...

Hosting videos: YouTube or third-party provider?
Econsultancy (blog)
YouTube is a popular choice for hosting e-commerce videos, but it has its drawbacks. It's hugely popular and it's free – but sophisticated e-commerce capabilities are limited. YouTube does offer some obvious pluses when it comes to video hosting, and ...

Felix Baumgartner's Space Jump Breaks YouTube Records [Video]
Social News Daily
Felix Baumgartner's supersonic freefall from the edge of space broke a record for the “live stream with the most concurrent views ever on YouTube,” according to the video-sharing website. ... The jump was broadcast over Red Bull's YouTube channel.

Video: Stan Lee Talks New YouTube Channel, Digital Comics at NYCC
PC Magazine
Stan Lee carries one of the most recognizable names in the comic book industry. Now, the legendary Marvel artist is bringing his cast of characters, and then some, to the Web. Stan Lee's World of Heroes YouTube channel provides a daily look at various ...

As YouTube grows channels, Google maintains platform's 'complementary ...
National Post
YouTube, the world's biggest online video platform, made news last week by introducing dozens of new original “channels” that will create programming expressly for it. Google Inc., the platform's owner, has partnered with global celebrities from Jay-Z ...

Rob Ford gets Gangnam treatment
Toronto Star
In a YouTube video posted Oct. 14, Ford smiles uncomfortably as a suit-and sunglasses-clad youth gyrates in front of him on the sidelines. The youth then moves on from Ford and is hoisted in the air by a gleeful cheerleading squad. The video is the...

Toronto Star

Xbox Music replaces Microsoft's digital media store Zune, which was launched ...
Irish Independent
MICROSOFT has revealed the launch of a new music service to compete with Apple's iTunes which will be available for its Xbox game consoles tomorrow. The service will be expanded to Windows software-based computers and tablets, including the ...

Irish Independent

Samsung Smart TV Blog Posts | Topic Tags | Independent Blogs
Samsung Smart TV. Spotify partnership brings streaming music to Samsung Smart TVs, Notebook. Spotify partnership brings streaming music to Samsung Smart ...

Felix Baumgartner Jump Shows YouTube's Live Video Strength ...
By Peter Kafka
YouTube can now deliver live TV to a global audience at the same scale as TV. But the future of live Web video is probably going to be niche, not mass.

Netflix Swerves Euro-Zone Woes With Nordics Move
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Netflix Inc. Chief Executive Reed Hastings said Monday that the economic troubles hanging over Europe are not expected to negatively impact the launch of its online video streaming service in the Nordics. Mr. Hastings, speaking to The Wall Street ...

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Netflix - The Good, The Bad, And The Opinions
Seeking Alpha
Netflix (NFLX) has been in the news for the right as well as the wrong reasons, though mostly wrong. A pioneer of Internet subscription service, Netflix subscribers can instantly watch unlimited movies and TV shows streamed over the Internet. In the U ...

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Popular streaming channels: Netflix: The king of movie and TV show streaming. $7.99/mo. YouTube: User-submitted videos and some original programming. Free. Hulu Plus: TV shows days after they air and some movies. $7.99/mo. Amazon Prime: A strong Netflix competitor with other Amazon benefits. $79/year. Crackle: Movies and TV mostly from Sony's library. Free. Vudu: Movie rental site owned by Walmart. Fees per movie

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