Monthly Archives: March 2008

NUGC

Or, No User Generated Content. Yes, the most difficult feat in the online world is getting users to contribute. For every YouTube and Facebook there are ten thousand failed wannabes.

Surfing the web for video sites can sometimes feel like wandering the borders of a vast desert where there are vague remnant of life. A building here, a scattered collection on houses there. But, all abandonded and decaying.

The number of UGC sites with under a hundred videos is astounding. So what went wrong ?

Well, first of all is the ‘build it and they will come’ mentality. Frankly, ‘they’ don’t give a damn.

Secondly is the fact that you’re not essential. And this is a Catch 22. You’re only popular if you’re popular.

Then there’s the elusive mavens. Those influencers who get everyone buzzing. They’re not who you think they are.

Oh, and the kick. If you get the kick – the big break that creates a positive vortex around your business, then you’re happening.

But this is an elusive mix. The online Xanadu. As rare as a unicorn walking down the high street.

But you can settle for arbitrage. You pay for an audience and then earn more from them. This is a more pragmatic view of the online world. Sow and you shall reap..

NUGC

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Restartup.com

A splash of hubris as Kaleil Isaza Tuzman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Roo Media renames the company after himself. KIT Media reported losses up 150% for the last year and losses of almost $35m on turnover of $14m for the last quarter, showing how lost the previous management was.

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IPTV Streaming Systems

Digital Rapids to Provide Encoding, Transcoding and Streaming Systems for NBC’s Online Coverage of the Beijing Olympic GamesMarch 27, 2008

Digital Rapids has been selected to provide media encoding, transcoding and streaming systems to NBC for the network’s Internet coverage of the 2008 Olympic Games from Beijing, China, August 8-24.

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Digital IPTV Set-Top-Box

Transvideo launched a new IPTV Set-Top-Box i-Box/2000-CMarch 25, 2008

Beijing Digital Transvideo Technology Co, Ltd announced the release of i-Box/2000-C, a new generation digital IPTV Set-Top-Box (STB) based on public Internet and private network.

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IPTV Social Networking

MIPTV 2008 Spotlights Social Networks With Keynotes From Myspace, BEBO And Creative CommonsMarch 24, 2008

Three social media leaders will keynote at MIPTV on 10 April when the spotlight will be focused on social networking: Travis Katz, Managing Director, International of MySpace/Fox Interactive Media, Joanna Shields, President of BEBO and Joi Ito, Chairman of Creative Commons.

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