Is Video The Net’s Best Offering?

MySpace is fast becoming VideoSpace. According to The Wall Street Journal (paid sub. req.), The News Corp-owned site seeks to “aggressively expand its video offerings and grow from its social-networking roots into a popular culture and lifestyle portal.” The content will cover music, celebrities, action sports and other topics that MySpace executives say its community […]

YouTube’s Piggy Bank Open For Biz

Variety is reporting on Google’s new Revver-like compensation initiative. Google-owned viral video site announced Friday that it will start giving a cut of ad revenue to some of the most popular amateur video brands on its site, such as lonelygirl15 and LisaNova. They will get approximately the same revenue share from the performance of display […]

Citysearch Steps Up

Donna Bogatin at ZDNet is reporting on the “much needed Citysearch facelift,” unveiled earlier today. Heralding the “next-generation” of Citysearch, the veteran IAC owned cityguide launched a bevy of trendy Web 2.0 social features and interactive services along with a new “cool” blue interface and rejuvenated tag line: “Live like an insider.” One of the […]

Traceuses Take Pittsburgh

Have you seen Desiree and Justine show off their various Parkour moves? It’s good entertainment for the dollar. Share

Cybernetic Organisms To Become Commonplace

Bud.tv lowered their expectations earlier this week, but in other corners of the interweb people are busy raising the bar on their video projects. photo of iJustine courtesy of Laughing Squid’s Scott Beale Justin.tv is the live videostream of Justin Kan, a 23-year-old web entrepreneur in San Francisco. He coined the term “lifecasting” to describe […]

Here Comes KateModern

Miles Beckett, Greg Goodfried and Mesh Flinders are far from household names, but they’re interweb creation–Bree, a.k.a. LoneyGirl15–is another matter entirely. Now the the creative team is trading on their LonelyGirl15 success. They’ve signed a deal with the social networking site Bebo.com to create a second interactive drama–KateModern–told in short, seemingly homemade video clips. According […]

Shakira Fans Click Play

Los Angeles Times looks at the record industry’s foray into consumer generated media (and what it can do for their star generated media). Last year, Epic Records held a contest offering fans a chance to help create a video for Colombian pop diva Shakira. The contest yielded some 500 submissions of fans lip-syncing and booty-shaking […]

I Don’t Know, Dude

Greenhorns take note. Philadelphia-based XLNTads will pay you $20 Large if you make a spot an actual advertiser wants to run on TV. Ad Age compares the startup to Revver. Like Revver, which pays a share of ad revenue to the video producers that use the site, XLNTads is part of a cottage industry that […]