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The top two online-video sites in China, Youku and Tudou, are merging into one super-company that will be called Youku Tudou Inc. The YouTube-esque companies are traded on the NADSAQ as YOKU and TUDO, and will retain separate brand identities.
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[vimeo 36993522 w=640 h=376] And now, it’s time for a few tasteful jokes (and at least one tasteless one) about the week’s tech headlines.
[vimeo 36575210 w=640 h=376] Skyrim is awesome; Pinterest users need to calm the hell down; and Facebook users need to stay away from the gun cabinet.
Mobile browsing and video optimization company Skyfire announced today it has raised $8 million in its third round of funding. The round was facilitated by Verizon Investments, Matrix Partners, Trinity Ventures, and Lightspeed Venture Partners.
Interactive e-books are a hot business. NBC News is the latest major player to dip its toes into the e-book publishing business, the company announced on Monday.
[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/34833560 w=500&h=281] While Sunday was the unofficial start to CES 2012, the real fun began on Monday with press conferences and announcements from heavy hitters like LG, Intel, Sharp, Samsung, Nvidia, Sony and Microsoft.
Ever wonder what it would be like to put two of the biggest icons among geeks into the same room? Well wonder no longer avid VentureBeat reader.
[vimeo 34678620 w=640 h=360] We were honored to have Leonard Nimoy, best known as Star Trek’s Mr. Spock, as one of our speakers last night.
Blip.tv, a site known for producing independent web videos, has raised a $6 million round of funding, according to a recent SEC filing.
More than 115 million smartphones were sold during Q3 of 2011, according to the latest Gartner report, and almost all of them have some video capability. But with the spike in video creation comes a new problem: what to watch. Startup Klip tackles this problem by making it easy to track and sort videos from your friends on your iPhone.
YouTube has launched a new analytics tool that lets users see a variety of information about the videos uploaded to the service, the company announced today.
As people’s pockets fill with camera-enabled smartphones the rush is on to be the top dog in social video sharing. Palo Alto video startup Klip announced today that it has raised $8 million in a second round of funding, just two months after launching and raising $2 million.
[vimeo 31995164 w=640 h=360] Yes, it’s time for another installment of VBWeekly. This week we discuss, in free form, the release of the latest Android-based e-readers, the Kobo, the Kindle Fire and the Nook. We wonder if they can be considered a different class of tablets from the pricier devices, such as the iPad or Galaxy Tab.
Update: Research in Motion requested Vimeo take down the videos due to copyright infringement. The parody is still hilarious, though.]
Nokia has bet the house on the Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system, and the first fruits of Nokia’s relationship with Microsoft were finally shown today with unveiling of the new Lumia 800 and 710 smartphones.
Mobli, a photo sharing application, said today Leonardo DiCaprio will be advising the company and also participated in a $4 million first round of funding, along with other private investors.
Steve Jobs’s biographer answered questions about the Apple founder’s life on CBS’s 60 Minutes last night, and now you can watch the interview online.
Video recruiting software company OVIA, received a $2.5 million first round of funding from DCM today, with the goal of removing the phone screening process and introducing video.
[vimeo 29498807 w=640 h=360] There are three things that matter in Silicon Valley: the people, the technology and the money.
Video-calling application Tango announced on its blog today that it is now available on desktop PCs. The company originally announced the feature back in July, along with a $42 million second round of funding.
Editor's Pick Poor Netflix just can’t catch a break. The company already caught hell from subscribers over its recent pricing changes, and last night it announced that it’s spinning off its DVD rental business entirely under the name Qwikster.
[vimeo 29115577 w=640 h=360] Bill Maris, managing partner at Google Ventures, sat down with VentureBeat yesterday to discuss what Google looks for in investment opportunities.
Prism Skylabs, an online image-streaming service that lets businesses post current photos to social networking and media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Yelp, announced today it has raised more than $1 million in funding from investors like Zynga investor Yuri Milner and Eric Schmidt.
100 different channels and nothing on? Microsoft has just licensed semantic video discovery technology from Israeli startup Jinni to help you find the perfect movie.
Microsoft’s director of Bing search, Stefan Weitz doesn’t think being in second place is a bad thing.
YouTube is testing a gorgeous new redesign of its website called Cosmic Panda, which features an overhauled user interface, less white space and additional customization of YouTube channels.
Netflix will continue to conquer the Americas: the online video rental service announced this morning that it will be expanding to 43 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean later this year.
New details have emerged concerning the future of video streaming service Hulu. The company recently finalized deals to continue streaming content from its media partners/owners, reports All Things Digital.
Hulu is retaining investment banking firms Morgan Stanley and Guggenheim Partners to facilitate a potential sale of the company. Prospective bidders were notified today that the sale process will begin about two weeks from now, according to information from anonymous sources in correspondence with the L.A. Times.
Is Hulu up for sale? CNBC and the Wall Street Journal are reporting that the streaming-video service is mulling an unsolicited bid from a company whose identity is not being disclosed. Hulu, which scrapped plans for an IPO last December, may find more interest among buyers looking to strengthen their hand in the burgeoning market for online video.
Only 30 percent of people skip YouTube’s new TrueView ads, which play as a pre- or mid-roll against short or long form video content, according to YouTube Sales Director Bruce Daisley.