Rumor: YouTube Will Pay Celebs Millions For Custom Content

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Ever hear of the term "YouTube famous"?  It relates to a person who isn’t a household name, but might be familiar to frequent visitors of the site.  Only soon, YouTube may redefine the expression (and become much more popular) by paying genuine celebrities to create new channels and content. Claude Brodesser-Akner reported, "We’re told that recently installed YouTube CEO Salar …

How Skype Can Be a Useful Tool for Content Creators

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For many Skype users the tool is simply a phone replacement or a way to make international calls without a charge. While the direct communication uses are obvious, there are so many other ways to use this tool as well. In fact, I believe that one of the hottest trends of the back half of 2011 will be the ubiquitous …

Tumblr Raises Another $5 Million in Funding

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Tumblr has just announced another healthy influx of cash — $5 million from Spark and Union Square Ventures — nearly doubling the $5.2 million raised in A and B rounds of financing. The popular mini-blog company has been testing and optimizing various paid features for a while and hopes 2010 will bring it further down the road to profitability. Tumblr …

Monetize HTML5 Video with mDialog’s Ad Platform

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Today mDialog debuts a new video service platform designed to support HTML5, live streaming and dynamic ad-insertion in video streams. Publishers and content providers can now not only encode and serve live stream or Video On Demand content in HTML5, but they can also insert ads or b-roll into those videos factors like geolocation, dayspotting and the number of times …

Can You Blog From an iPad? I Just Did

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Disclaimer: I wrote and published this post, in its entirety, from my iPad. Apple’s “magical and revolutionary device” is supposed to be the ultimate content consumption tool. You can play music, watch movies, and surf the web, all from a device that is meant to be smaller, more focused, and more elegant than a netbook or even a laptop. For …