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Pornhub Has a Plan to Save the Environment: One Online Video at a Time

Getting wood for a cause, who'd have thought it was a real thing! Well from some marketing geniuses comes a spurt of fresh air as they tied video viewing to tree planting for Arbor Day. Did the campaign get a rise out of its members? If you've read ahead, or get my meaning, you already know that was the whole point of the exercise. Well done marketers, millions salute you.
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Cord Cutting Common in Young Adult Households with Netflix, Hulu

Lots of things are influencing cord cutting. In this recent Experian report we find out that we can start putting together a profile of the cord cutter household and it includes young adults and a subscription to Hulu Plus or Netflix. Find out what other details have emerged on this all important video consuming crowd within!
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AOL Reclaims #1 Video Ad Property, Maker Back to #2 YouTube Channel

The new year has not started out right for the online video industry with numbers dropping across the board in terms of viewers, minutes and ads. But is this an actual depression or just the late winter/post-holiday blues for the online video industry? With the release of comScore's February Video Ranking numbers we can find out what's going on. We do know that AOL is the #1 video ad property site again though and that Maker Studios reclaims the #2 YouTube channel spot.
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Largest Video Site Source of Massive DDoS Attack via XSS Vulnerability?!

A massive DDoS attack is raging across the net and an equally massive video-centric site may be the source of it according to a web security report from Incapsula. We throw on our deerstalker and follow the clues to find out who left the door open to such exploitation. You might not like what we find, or you might find some sweet, sweet irony in it all.
Live Video Beats VOD Hands Down in Per Play Viewing Time

Live Video Beats VOD Hands Down in Per Play Viewing Time

Live video viewing per play is outstripping VOD by an extremely large margin across most screens. The question is what are people watching for that long that is live and where are they getting it? Or is the question, are you already monetizing live streaming or placing your ads against live streaming content? Because if not, you may want to look into it when you see these engagement numbers from Ooyala.

Amazon Fires Major Salvo in OTT War with Fire TV

Amazon wants to set your TV on FIRE! Oh, wait, they announced the Fire TV, that must be why they have been doing all that Kindle-ing. They have priced their OTT device at $99 but it comes chock full of tech and has the content to back it up. So the question is, will it generate a response with its intended audience, and will the competitors, pardon the pun, fire back?
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Yahoo Looking to Acquire NDN, Compete with YouTube?

Yahoo is rumored to be interested in purchasing NDN to expand its burgeoning online video initiative. That would give them a massive library of content and some expanded ad inventory, but if they are going to try and compete with Google and YouTube they are missing a couple vital pieces to that puzzle. What are those pieces you ask? Find out within!
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Viral Video Friday: Condoms, Cartoons, Candy Bars and Cars

It's Friday with a C. Viral videos with cars, candy bars, cartoons and condoms. But none of it is what you think so pop on in and have a quick look at some of the videos that are going viral this week in the ReelSEO Viral Video Friday write up with guest commentator.
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SpotXChange Offers Error Reports to Maximize Publisher Monetization

Errors, time-outs, no ads playing all mean lost revenue for publishers. Is it any wonder that some may not be interested in joining programmatic video ad marketplaces? Now one company aims to eradicate those reasons by giving publishers error reporting with what happened and how it affects them so they can remedy it. Cool stuff no?
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Microsoft Readies Video Ad Army to Battle Google

The battle of the four color logos is ready to blast through into online video as Microsoft readies a new video ad network featuring programmatic buying and a large third-party set of brand-safe sites. They're starting out in the UK at first but who knows what could happen as they try to take on Google and vie for a foothold in the massively growing video ad market.
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NCAA March Madness 2014 Wins Big With Streaming Video

March Madness is burning up bandwidth as Turner Sports reports massive growth over last year for just three days. With Gators and Great Danes, Bearcats and Huskies battling it out, it's no wonder they are seeing such success. After all, they've hit upon the streaming video more to find out what it's all about!
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TV Tweets Tweak Twitterer Television Time

Tweets about TV are piquing the curiosity of TV watching Twitterers, and increasing a lot of marketing metrics for that audience. Could this be expanded upon and could it also work for online shows and web series?

Pay-TV VOD Easier to Use But OTT Still Dominates

Pay-TV companies did not really get how people discovered content for a long time, they might not quite get it now. But they are trying and that shows in Digitalsmith's Q4 2013 Video Discovery Trends report where almost half of the respondents felt it is easy to find a movie in their pay-TV VOD catalog. A marked improvement to say the least. Are you buying VOD movies are are you still on the SVOD path with your favorite online movie subscription service?

Capture Your Best PS4 Gaming Moments Via HDMI Soon!

Sony is tearing down, or more accurately, building a gate in the walled garden that is the Playstation 4 HDMI stream. They announced recently that a couple updates would allow for video capture via the HDMI signal in the near future. Plus, some better collaboration with Twitch and Ustream. Are they getting soft on video copyright protection? Ha! Don't make me laugh...this IS Sony after all.
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McConnelling: When Video PR Goes Horribly, Horribly Wrong [Meme]

What happens when Internet video PR goes horribly wrong? You Get an Internet meme and a whole lot of attention. That's what recently happened to Kentucky Republican Senator Mitch McTurtle, er McConnell with the #McConnelling meme.

Christophor Rick

Christophor Rick is a freelance writer specializing in technology, new media, video games, IPTV, online video advertising and consumer electronics. His past work has included press releases, copywriting, travel writing and journalism.