January 23, 2006 |
As the Internet becomes the people's stage and online video takes off, AtomFilms today will launch what could be one of the first of many new studios dedicated to the production of video for the Web. The Internet video pioneer, which already runs a website for preproduced video shorts or clips from independent creators, said it would continue to bank on what it calls "atomized" pieces.
February 21, 2007 |
Viacom Inc., owner of MTV Networks and Paramount Pictures, said Tuesday that it planned to deliver free films and television shows through Joost, a rival to YouTube run by pioneers of Internet calling and music sharing. The companies didn't disclose the terms of the agreement, which is multiyear, said Jeremy Zweig, a spokesman for New York-based Viacom. Joost's website is expected to begin operations sometime next month.
December 24, 2007 |
USC's Mike Garrett is studying game film on a screen in his Heritage Hall office -- but there's nothing secret about what the athletic director is watching. It's Trojans football -- on his computer. The game is a replay of an FSN telecast that is being streamed through the USC website. The Trojans' online channel, however, intends to go live as often as possible when teams are playing -- including volleyball, tennis, golf and baseball. Trojan TV All-Access is USC's version of sports webcasting.
December 10, 2009 |
Among all the buzzwords describing the "light speed" and "real-time" nature of technology these days, few events are driving home the point better than the Tiger Woods affair, a veritable hole in one for the Internet's quick turnaround time. Take for instance the online game that rolled out just four days after his auto accident. Break Media's Tiger Hunting has players guide a cartoon Tiger Woods in his Cadillac Escalade, with a supposed mistress seated beside him, down a street.
May 2, 2007 |
The founders of Joost are trying to map television's future. But they're starting with a bunch of reruns. Joost, the Internet TV outfit started by the team behind the Kazaa file-sharing program and Skype Internet phone service, said Tuesday that it had struck deals for shows and shorter clips from Time Warner Inc., Sony Corp., the National Hockey League and Hasbro Inc.
August 30, 2007 |
General Electric Co.'s NBC Universal Inc. and Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. on Wednesday announced the name of their new Web-based network of films and television shows: Hulu. The site will start in a private testing format in October and be open to a limited number of users, the companies said in an e-mailed statement. The name was chosen because it is short, easy to spell and rhymes with itself, project chief Jason Kilar said on the Hulu website. The NBC Universal-News Corp.
January 24, 2007 |
Microsoft Corp. landed in the Wikipedia doghouse Tuesday after it offered to pay a blogger to change technical articles on the community-produced encyclopedia website. Although Wikipedia is known as the encyclopedia that anyone can tweak, founder Jimmy Wales and his cadre of volunteer editors, writers and moderators have blocked public relations firms, campaign workers and anyone else perceived as having a conflict of interest from posting fluff or slanting entries.
June 21, 2008 |
AT THE Henry Fonda Theater on Hollywood Boulevard Wednesday, YouTube introduced its new Screening Room, an area of the site devoted exclusively to selected independent films. The Screening Room will feature four short films every two weeks, as well as the occasional full-length feature. The first several slates of films are chockablock with recognizable names and Academy Award-nominated filmmakers, but as the program continues, YouTube expects to include films submitted to a kind of cinema slush pile, to keep at least a modicum of the "You" in its name.
November 18, 2007 |
Last week in a CBS Studios picket line, one TV writer referred to the current WGA work stoppage as "the first Internet strike." And there may be something to that. Certainly you'd want to clarify that, first of all, even in the last few years of the Internet era, there have been plenty of labor strikes across the country -- to say nothing of the world. Thousands of UAW workers are striking right now against truck-maker Navistar. New York cabbies have called two strikes since September.
October 9, 2007 |
san francisco -- When it comes to finding local products and services, consumers are increasingly letting their fingers do the clicking. Locally targeted search engines have replaced thick phone books as the starting point for millions of people seeking plumbers, personal injury lawyers or hair stylists. That trend is creating a big business opportunity for a slew of online players, including advertising start-ups, Internet giants and traditional yellow-pages publishers.