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mailVU’s Video Mail: Another Boost to Online Education

By | Aug 17, 2011 at 10:23 am

Critics of online education complain that it’s impersonal, but mailVU is helping to change that. Its mail platform can bring students and teachers together to exchange lectures and homework assignments by video, rather than text. “So many educators use us and blog about us…

Social Media

Empire Avenue Raises $1.2 Million To Expand Social Media Stock Market With Rewards

By | Aug 16, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Empire Avenue is a social stock market game that turns people into stocks and tracks them along as they participate in social media. It is a social platform centered on your social currency, and it allows everyone to embrace and grow their personal brand,…

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Lessons in Curated Crowdsourcing: The YouTube Movie, Google News, and More

By | Aug 13, 2011 at 9:56 am

In 2006, when Jeff Howe hailed “The Rise of Crowdsourcing,” the phenomenon was unfamiliar even to his Wired audience. Five years later, “crowdsourcing” is an overused buzzword and websites are swarming with free content. To restrain the masses, many of them are applying filters:…


YouTube May Change Homepage to Target the Media

By | Jul 26, 2011 at 2:30 pm

With over 48 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute, the content is becoming unwieldy. Speaking on a panel at Chicago’s TechWeek on Saturday, YouTube’s head of news and politics Steve Grove explained how YouTube is trying to organize the clutter–including YouTube Trends,…

Startups & Apps

Create and Share Screencasts with Screenr

By | Jul 12, 2011 at 1:00 pm

If you don’t have the time or budget to produce short videos to share online, check out Screenr, a free web-based screen recorder that allows you to create and share screencasts.   You can use it to share tips and tricks, highlight new products and…



Record Online Video with PlayLater

By | Jul 2, 2011 at 2:11 pm

My DVR changed my life–or at least my downtime. In my pre-DVR days, I missed all the cool shows and ended up watching marginal television when I finally got home to relax. Not anymore. My DVR anxiously awaits the next seasons of “Dexter” and “Curb…



Power Brand Loyalty Online with CrowdTwist

By | Jun 29, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Looking for an engaging new way to connect your audience with your brand online?  Check out NYC-based startup CrowdTwist, a loyalty platform that allows your audience to earn points for any activity they do online, whether it’s on your company’s site or anywhere else…

Startups & Apps

Video Watching As It Should Be with VHX

By | Jun 24, 2011 at 4:00 pm

As more video makes its way onto the web, creating a way to find, aggregate, and curate the best of what’s out there is increasingly necessary. Who wants to sift through piles of junk on YouTube just to find the gems you want to see?…


Is the Battle for the Living Room Becoming Over-Rated?

By | May 5, 2011 at 1:49 pm

The time is coming when we think of the TV as just another monitor in the house and screen in our lives.  Ever since WebTV took the stage back in the 90s, there has been a battle for owning the living room. Back in…


Save and Share Videos With Squrl

By | Apr 26, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Between YouTube, Hulu, and Netflix, many of us are going into video overdrive.  With Squrl, you can save and organize videos to share with friends or to enjoy at a later time. Users can bookmark, email or Tweet their favorite videos to a universal…

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Orabrush: A Tongue Scraper With Social Media Prowess

By | Feb 19, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Tongue scrapers have been used since ancient times, designed to clean off the bacterial build-up, food debris, fungi and dead cells from the surface of the tongue. They have been promoted mostly by dental hygienists but not every dentist’s office promotes the tongue scraper…

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DoGooder Video Awards: $10K In Prizes

By | Feb 12, 2011 at 6:52 pm

It’s time for the 5th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards brought to us by See3 communications and YouTube. Anyone who made a video for their nonprofit organization in 2010 is eligible to enter. The prizes include four $2500 grants provided by the Case Foundation, video…

Social Media

Watch The Super Bowl 2011 Commercials On YouTube Ad Blitz

By | Feb 6, 2011 at 11:18 pm

This year was one of the more exciting Super Bowl games in quite sometime.  The Super Bowl commercials were dominated by online brands and tech innovations which included Groupon,,, The Daily, Sony Ericsson, Telaflora, GoDaddy,, Salesforce, Motorola Xoom and many…


Super Bowl Tech Prep 2011: What to Look for Before, During and After Sunday’s Big Football Game

By | Feb 4, 2011 at 4:59 pm

As we head into the big game weekend, charge up your device du jour and get ready. The media frenzy is about to start, and here are a few companies ready for the Super Bowl action. Foursquare, which on every other day requires users…

Social Media

Vualla – A Social TV Experience Wrapped Up in an App

By | Jan 8, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Think back to the last time you watched a big event on TV – last year’s Super Bowl, or maybe the last episode of Lost. If you had your laptop or phone in front of you, you probably were chatting online or texting about…

Gear & Gadgets

V.I.O. Inc. – First-Person Perspective Video in HD

By | Jan 7, 2011 at 11:19 am

Designed for adventure and weighing in at only two ounces … announcing V.I.O’s point-of-view personal high definition camera system. The V.I.O. point-of-view system is designed specifically to capture adventure and tactical video via first-person perspective. Customers include professional and amateur athletes in sports such…


Top 5 YouTube Viral Videos of 2009

By | Dec 17, 2009 at 6:55 pm

With the curtain coming down on 2009, it is a time to look back at the best of the year. In the world of online videos YouTube currently reins as the online viral video king. So it only seems fitting that YouTube just released…