Dailymotion is struggling to compete with YouTube when it comes to video views, and blames Google for skewing the universal search results in its favor. But is that really the case? Google says no and its backed up by the law.
The world's 5th most popular video site, Dailymotion, has acquired HTML5 video specialists Jilion, to enhance their video publishing features for content creators, publishers and advertisers alike. HTML5 enabled video means playback on all browsers and devices without the need for a plugin.
Dailymotion are making their HD premium content available to publishers who want to feature video on their site to increase engagement and attract viewers. Those publishers can also earn a share of the revenue from the videos that they serve on their own pages. The Matchbox widget is available now.
If you're on Dailymotion, the second-largest video-sharing site only to YouTube, you can create your own channel app that your fans can download to virtually any device. That gives people quick access to your channel wherever people might want to watch your videos.
Yahoo are apparently in talks to purchase a majority share in video portal site Dailymotion. It's no secret that Marissa Mayer is a fan of video so a development in this direction was expected, but can they ever rival YouTube?