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PureVideo and The Rise of Online Video Portals

PureVideo and The Rise of Online Video Portals

With
the proliferation of online video (yes there is more than just YouTube out
there!), the opportunity has arisen for portal players that provide a ‘one stop
shop’ for online video. One such service is PureVideo,
which has just released some new features. In fact it almost has too many
features, because it’s hard to get a grip on what the site…

We Dig TV Brings Television Game Shows To The Web

We Dig TV Brings Television Game Shows To The Web

A new website called We Dig TV is transforming TV game shows and re-making
them for the internet. The site converts tv programs and formats into Internet tv shows,
making them interactive and a two-way Web experience. As of now they have adapted 4
classic TV game shows and optimised them for broadband use – with the user as the main
participant…

Poll: Why is there no advertising with YouTube videos?

Poll: Why is there no advertising with YouTube videos?

In yesterday’s
post about Google, a follow-up to this week’s interview with Matt Cutts, we wrote that Google is
still searching for a way to measure relevancy for video – and by extension a
way to automatically insert contextual advertising around its YouTube videos. We think that the lack of an
adequate “VideoRank” is the main reason…

Weird Search Engines II: Beam Me Up, Scotty

Weird Search Engines II: Beam Me Up, Scotty

Last Friday we posted about
weird search
engines. We got some good comments and found some new weird search engines to add to
our list. Note that we mean weird in a good way – as in something a bit different.

To remind you, here are the original ‘weird’ search…

Video PageRank: Google Searches for The Holy Grail

Video PageRank: Google Searches for The Holy Grail

In yesterday’s
interview with Matt Cutts from Google, on the topic of next-generation
search, we touched on how Google is tackling the issue of indexing (and advertising
around) online video. Matt implied that Google is looking for an equivalent to PageRank
for online video:

“…in the Web we have this notion of reputation – which is PageRank…

Yahoo! Personal Finance: A for Content, B for Personalization

Yahoo! Personal Finance: A for Content, B for Personalization

Yahoo! launched its Personal Finance site earlier this
year, on January 19, 2007. In this piece, we will analyze the site based on my Web 3.0
framework. 

Yahoo Personal Finance is a
part of Yahoo! Finance and has nine
sub-categories. The site provides financial information, tools, and advice on personal
financial management. The…

SXSW: Why Marketers Need To Work With People Media

SXSW: Why Marketers Need To Work With People Media

This is the final post from SXSW,
by Sean Ammirati of mSpoke. I’d like to thank Sean
for the excellent coverage of SXSW! Also, a disclaimer for this post: FM Publishing is
the main topic in the post and Read/WriteWeb is a part of this advertising
network.

Yesterday I attended a panel which I’ve
been thinking about constantly, ever since the…

Spanning Sync v1.0 Launches – Apple, Google Sync

Spanning Sync v1.0 Launches – Apple, Google Sync

Spanning Sync v1.0, an application that provides
two-way synchronization between Google Calendar and Apple iCal, has launched after seven
months of development – including a four-month beta period. As The
Unofficial Apple Weblog noted, Spanning Sync also syncs between multiple Macs and Google Calendar accounts,
with iSync-compatible devices like…

blinkx Launches Video Search Engine Optimization Wiki & Guidelines

blinkx Launches Video Search Engine Optimization Wiki & Guidelines

In Read/WriteWeb’s
interview with Matt Cutts of Google today, on the topic of next-generation search,
the very last question I asked him was how Google is going about indexing video. It’s a
big question, because with YouTube and other online video sites seemingly taking over the
Web (as far as consumer content goes), video search is a key issue…

Interview with Google’s Matt Cutts about Next-Generation Search

Interview with Google’s Matt Cutts about Next-Generation Search

Last week I had the pleasure
of interviewing the head of Google’s Webspam team, Matt Cutts. The topic of our conversation was
Next-Generation Search. In my pitch to get an interview with someone at Google, I
explained how Read/WriteWeb has
been
covering Next-Gen search a lot and so it
would (obviously) be great to get Google’s views on this…

Open Data Workshop 2007

Open Data Workshop 2007

The Open Data Workshop 2007
took place yesterday in New York City. The gathering was organized by AttentionTrust and sponsored by Reuters. The workshop brought together over sixty influencers from
startups, web giants, financial firms, venture capitalists and journalists interested in
the attention space. It was a very refreshing, open and candid…

Improving Online Communities: MyBlogLog, Explode, OthersOnline

Improving Online Communities: MyBlogLog, Explode, OthersOnline

Online community, or for that matter any community, is built upon the shared
experiences of its participants. In the real world, people in a community typically
interact with each other by gathering at same physical location, at the same time. In
online communities, it is easy for users to interact with each other without any
geographical or…

SXSW: Scaling Your Community

SXSW: Scaling Your Community

Sean Ammirati of mSpoke is at SXSW in Austin, TX (USA). He is reporting
for Read/WriteWeb throughout the event.

This morning I attended a presentation by
Matt Mullenweg, the Founder of WordPress, on ‘Scaling
Your Community.’ Matt started by defining scaling your community as “being as useful
to the last 100k people as you are to the first 100k…

Read/WriteWeb Job Board Combined with VentureBeat, Alarm:Clock

Read/WriteWeb Job Board Combined with VentureBeat, Alarm:Clock

The Read/WriteWeb Job Board has now been
combined with the Job Boards at two popular Web Business blogs, VentureBeat and Alarm:Clock.
This means that when you post a job to the R/WW Job Board, it now displays on VentureBeat
and Alarm:Clock as well as Read/WriteWeb. I’m not sure what numbers the other two blogs
do, but by my calculations this…

SXSW: The Figures Behind The Top Web Apps

SXSW: The Figures Behind The Top Web Apps

Sean Ammirati of mSpoke is at SXSW in Austin, TX (USA). He is reporting
for Read/WriteWeb throughout the event.

On Saturday we covered an SXSW panel
called Web App
Autopsy, which examined four live web applications (RegOnline, FeedBurner, Wufoo, and Blinksale) for things like conversion rates and
revenue per customer. Today there was a similar…

Imagini Spikes After Being Dugg – Will It Last?

Imagini Spikes After Being Dugg – Will It Last?

At the end of January we wrote about a
new service called Imagini Friends, which is a
social network that calculates your “VisualDNA” and uses it to find other people that
match. At the time, it reminded me of the personality tests you find in magazines like
Vogue. Well it looks like Imagini has recently gotten a surge in popularity, thanks to…

Alt Search Engine Market Share Mashup

Alt Search Engine Market Share Mashup

The mashups of our Top Alternative Search Engines list continue! Charles
Knight spotted a great post by the Search The Web 2.0 blog, which took the top 100 and attempted to rank them
by market share. The reason for this ambitious undertaking was a comment that
Charles made when we
first published the list:

“…people actually use four…

Poll: How many RSS Remix feeds do you subscribe to?

Poll: How many RSS Remix feeds do you subscribe to?

At SXSW there was a panel entitled ‘Using RSS for Marketing’ (our
coverage here from Sean Ammirati). Mick
Liubinskas, from group communications product Tangler,
left a good comment on our post:

“RSS is a big topic of discussion around Tangler. Obviously we want to
do it, but there’s doing it and there’s doing it well. Options with an RSS…

SXSW: Sunday Keynote – Open Source Hardware

SXSW: Sunday Keynote – Open Source Hardware

Sean Ammirati of mSpoke is at SXSW in Austin, TX (USA). He is reporting
for Read/WriteWeb throughout the event.

Today’s keynote was a
conversation between Limor Fried of Adafruit
Industries and Phillip Torrone, the senior editor of MAKE magazine. In the conversation, they discussed a
new movement called ‘Open Source Hardware’.

Definition of…

SXSW: Using RSS for Marketing

SXSW: Using RSS for Marketing

Sean Ammirati of mSpoke is at
SXSW in Austin, TX (USA). He is reporting for Read/WriteWeb throughout the event.

This morning, I attended a panel titled
“Using
RSS for Marketing”. The panel had a great set of participants including: Tom
Markiewicz CEO, EvolvePoint (moderator);
Emily Chang Co-founder, Ideacodes; Bill
Flitter Chief Mktg Officer…

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