Comiqs is a service that lets users create and share their comic-style stories with the community. “We aim to provide our users with easy to use tools that transforms their most cherished and most memorable photographs into something fun. We also aim to build to build a fun and light-hearted community where people can hang out to have a laugh or two.”
Nielsen has released new research that identifies “video snacking” as a real trend. Internet video viewing peaks during lunchtime hours on weekdays: Streaming activity at the top network TV Web sites peaks during the weekday lunchtime hours of 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. “These results indicate that the largest appetite for streaming broadcast content is during the noontime hours, when viewers take a break from work to catch up on the shows they enjoy,”
Along with Qik and Flixwagon that send up video from fancy cell phones, the pro service now includes LiveU, a Kfar Saba, Israel-based startup, who have built a piece of hardware meant to displace television news satellite-transmission trucks.
Half the size of a laptop, the device can reliably and cheaply deliver up to 2 MB per second.
TAL-BassLine is a virtal analog bass synthesizer especially made for bass, acid sounds and a unique -18dB low pass filter with a lot of asymmetric and random components introduce a warm and analogue sound. Fast, non linear envelopes are also a part of thi
Microsoft has launched a new website - MyBytes - aimed at teaching kids about intellectual property in the hopes of discouraging future generations from illegally downloading and using copyrighted music, movies, and images. The site features quotes about the importance of intellectual property from content producers, a music mixing application for kids to create their own content (which they can then share with others), and video interviews with teenagers, most of whom say they don’t really know anything about copyright law.
"CNN is about to take their participation in amateur news reporting a big step forward with the planned launch of iReport.com, an entire portal dedicated to completely user generated news content. The new site will be completely open in terms of what users can upload. Users will be in charge of deciding what constitutes news, and which submissions should be removed from the site"…
From masternewmedia.org- article that outlines the six major categories that define the market; aggregators: Consumer Sharing Sites, Commercial Video Portals and Social Networks and platforms: Internet TV Platforms, Community Platforms and Uber Ad Platforms. Also covers 2008 trends.
“The last 12 months saw an explosion in video publishing across a wide array of websites. Video is becoming so pervasive that if you have a web property without video something is wrong with it”
"Lifestrea.msis currently in private beta, but in my recent review of the service, I found it to be an incredibly comprehensive means of both aggregating and authoring social media across an enormous range of services.
In many ways Lifestrea.ms bears a resemblance to the microblogging and lifestreaming solution offered by Tumblr, but combines this with an excellent way to automatically track what’s being said about you online, and makes creating and cross-posting content both within your lifestream and at your favorite social network destinations an absolute breeze”.
Online media processing tool suite Aviary is opening up two of its many services to those who have requested beta access and a limited number of new requesters. The first two tools, an image editor and a pattern generator, are impressive and will be followed by a vector editor next month and the rest of the Aviary tools later.
Forthcoming tools from Aviary include audio and video editors, a font editor, digital content marketplace service and more.
The latest from Solutions Research Group claims that 80 million Americans (43 percent of its online population) have watched their favorite TV shows on the web, and that 20 percent watch TV on the web on a weekly basis.
These stats falls in line with earlier research from Deloitte & Touche that found 38 percent of consumers are watching TV online.
The US audience for podcasts will more than double in the next two years, growing from 6.5 million (active weekly downloaders) in 2007 to 14 million in 2009.
According to a new report by eMarketer
* The total US podcast audience reached 18.5 million in 2007;
* The total audience will increase by 251% to 65 million in 2012;
* There are currently 6.5 million people that download one or more podcasts per week; and
* In five years, there will be 25 million active podcast downloaders.
ith this in mind, the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and Open University Malaysia (OUM) are jointly organising a conference titled “ICT and Learning for the Net Generation”. The conference will discuss ICT and Learning and w
"Web 2.0 tools have the power to transform education. Such a transformation requires that faculty, students, and institutions take risks. With those risks comes fear, which is often unarticulated. How do you tackle this fear and make real change? Join us to face this fear together in a multimedia, interactive miniplay."