Indie video in the spotlight at Guggenheim Museum

The shortlist for YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video has been announced. Selected from more than 23,000 submissions from 91 countries, the 125 shortlisted videos can now be seen on the YouTube Play channel. The jury will now select their top choices to be revealed and presented at a special YouTube Play celebration event …
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The definition of streaming video

Streaming video is any moving video that plays within your web browser, rather being downloaded to your computer’s hard drive. An example would be video you watch at www.youtube.com, an online movie trailer, Quicktime or Windows Media Player video from the internet. Flash Video is the most common Streaming Video format today, because over 95% …
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Warner Premiere to debut first of its kind ‘visual music album’ featuring U.K. band

FilmFetish reports that U.K.-based band One Eskimo and Warner Premiere have created an innovative new musical experience that brings a musical album together with groundbreaking animation and story to offer music fans a fully immersive musical and visual storytelling experience. The brainchild of lead singer Kristian Leontiou, The Adventures of One Eskimo is a visual …
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Michael Jackson rehearsal video released

AEG Live has released the first video clip of Michael Jackson’s rehearsal, that was taped just two nights before he died, on June 23rd. Jackson and his dancers are performing They Don’t Care About Us and he is in prime form. Michael looks fit, totally coherent and in control. He doesn’t look frail, fragile or …
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Sorenson Media announces significant expansion and job opportunities in San Diego

Sorenson Media recently announced a significant expansion of its operations into San Diego, California. The company’s new San Diego office will now serve as the central hub for the company’s business operations. In the midst of the current economic downturn, the industry-leading digital media solutions company will open significant employment opportunities in both San Diego …
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Music artist promotion via the iPhone?

The Orchard, which specializes in music and video entertainment, announced yesterday that a comprehensive iPhone Apps program is being made available to its artist and label clients as a method of driving promotional strategy and increasing artist revenue. Orchard has tapped Fluidesign, the creative company behind a new developer program called Mobile Roadie, as its …
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Palm mobile to join Adobe’s Open Screen Project

At the GSMA Mobile World Congress, Adobe today announced that Palm is joining the Open Screen Project – a broad industry initiative dedicated to enabling standalone applications and full web browsing across televisions, desktops and mobile devices taking advantage of Adobe Flash Platform capabilities. The work of the Open Screen Project will help deliver Adobe …
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Break Media launches Creative Lab for online content development

Break Media, the Internet’s premier entertainment community for men, today announced highlights of its growth in 2008, as well as the formation of an internal development and production organization named the “Creative Lab.” This new team, consisting of proven writers, directors and producers, will be dedicated to creating original content on behalf of branded advertisers …
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Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival launches innovative online video concert series

Bonnaroo, one of the largest outdoor music festivals, is excited to launch Bonnaroo 365, a free, online concert series. The new, video-driven site offers fans innovative ways to experience the festival on-demand, year round and represents a technical collaboration between Ooyala, a leading online video provider and Threshold Interactive, a leading interactive marketing agency. The Grammy-nominated Raconteurs …
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Adobe releases easy to use social network-building software

Adobe Systems today introduced a new Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), codenamed “Cocomo,” that can let developers easily add real-time social capabilities into Web applications via “cloud” computing. Using Cocomo and Adobe Flex, developers can include collaboration features like real-time audio/video and chat in their existing applications, or build entirely new ones such as multi-player games or social …
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New website gives a lift to Orange County art scene

It takes just one spark to ignite the creativity that can change peoples’ lives. Experiencing the arts can provide just that kind of spark. That’s the idea behind SparkOC.com, the new online source for everything creative in Orange County. A joint project between Arts OC and the Orange County Community Foundation, SparkOC.com makes its online …
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Artist and Former Pro Skateboarder Andy Howell Launches Interactive Online Community for Arts, Pop Culture and Action Sports

ARTSPROJEKT, an interactive and culturally relevant online community for the arts, pop culture and action sports announced its launch today. ARTSPROJEKT will feature original art, illustrations, and designs by artists, celebrities, action sports stars and micro brands, as well as offer artist profiles, portfolios, online product galleries, collaborations, artist interviews, and more. ARTSPROJEKT will also …
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Intel and Yahoo to bring internet to TV

ntel Corporation and Yahoo! Inc. today previewed plans for the Widget Channel, a television (TV) application framework optimized for TV and related consumer electronics (CE) devices that use the Intel Architecture. The Widget Channel will allow consumers to enjoy rich Internet applications designed for the TV while watching their favorite TV programs. The Widget Channel …
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Create your own Heroes Season 2 online remix

Metacafe, a leading short-form video entertainment site, and Universal Studios launched the Heroes: Season 2 collaborative remix. Fans of hit TV show Heroes are invited to create their own Heroes Moment for the Heroes: Season 2 DVD release, which is available on August 26th, 2008 on DVD and Blu-ray Hi-Def. Viewers can create their own …
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Acid Planet announces Johnny Cash Remix Contest

Acidplanet.com has unveiled a contest to develop a music remix of Johnny Cash’s debut single Cry, Cry, Cry, later included on Cash’s debut album, His Hot and Blue Guitar. The winner of the contest, developed by Sony Creative Software, Remix magazine and Compadre Records / Music World Music, will have his or her song released …
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Digital audiobooks to promote kids’ literacy

The leading provider of premium digital audio, Audible and The Parenting Group today announced a strategic alliance that taps into the rapid growth of downloadable audiobooks and the need for innovative approaches to jumpstart interest in reading among children. Designed to provide Parenting magazine’s readers and online users with a new place to turn children …
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Digital entertainment and advertising innovators converge to create interactive bar media net

Today marks the launch of a new media network designed to reach audiences with engaging advertising and entertainment content. Through its acquisition of Barfly Interactive Networks, a rapidly growing in-bar advertising and media company, TouchTunes Corporation, the largest out-of-home interactive entertainment network, will augment its expansive system of digital jukeboxes with prominent screens in bars …
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Superdistribution software to change the game for digital entertainment

A breakthrough system of superdistribution to freely share copyrighted material over the Internet via digital containers is rolling out today, aiming to change the way content owners deliver and profit from distributing television, games, books, movies and music entertainment over the Internet. Santa Monica-based Digital Containers, a software company providing superdistribution of online content for …
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Mavric revolutionizes e-commerce delivery of games and huge digital media files

MAVRIC Media, a provider of web-based digital asset management and content delivery tools, today announced that Noesis Interactive, a developer of training tutorials for the video gaming community has adopted MAVRIC Media’s SalesBOOST electronic delivery service to enable consumers to digitally download Noesis products. This technology will facilitate all e-commerce related delivery of these massive …
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