YouTube has quietly widened the range of videos it is making available for rent through the popular Google-owned service, betting a little face that a focus on niche markets will help it take on existing behemoths in the online video on-demand space, such as iPlayer, Hulu and iTunes. Read the rest of this entry
“Automobiles will soon be linking up with servers in the cloud to enable everything from crowdsourced pothole detection, personalized radio stations, video selections that include YouTube and even video streams from the front windows of other cars.
“A consortium of tech companies called ng Connect showed off a functional concept version of a Toyota Prius on Tuesday that includes multiple LCD screens, an app platform similar to the one for the iPhone, and a high speed LTE internet connection that promises to make 3G feel like dial-up. The set-up turns the car into a Wi-Fi hot spot, plays movies on demand, and lets passengers frag each other in multi-player games.”
YouTube is going to stream U2′s upcoming Rose Bowl concert this weekend.
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An interesting proposition: “Mixcloud helps connect radio content to listeners more effectively. Mixcloud is re-thinking radio by joining the dots between radio shows, Podcasts and DJ mixes. We refer to them as Cloudcasts – audio shows that are stored in the “cloud” and available to be streamed on-demand.”
Video sharing website YouTube has announced the players in the symphony orchestra it recruited online.
Two UK-based winners will join musicians from 30 countries to participate in a three-day classical music summit in New York City.
“YouTube took a step towards monetization by allowing partners to charge users for downloads.
“In this “test” initiative, selected YouTube partners can offer their video downloads for free or for a fee (determined by the partner) paid through Google Checkout. Most videos in the test are currently charging about $1 each.
“The partner can also decide how the downloadable video will be licensed to the user – whether it will be restricted to a private non-commercial use video, or whether it can be used under Creative Commons.
“Contract negotiations have ended because Warner wanted more money for having its music on YouTube.
“But the Warner channel was still available on YouTube on Monday and Warner is reportedly still keen to reach a settlement.”
The developers behind popular multimedia software Boxee worked hard last week and today released a new version of the alpha software that’s equipped with support for online video streaming service, Netflix.
“While most people were chowing down on turkey and stuffing last week, the Boxee team was hard at work creating the next release of their Alpha,” the developers reveal.