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Maker Studios buys Blip. Does YouTube even wince?

The purchase of videocaster Blip.tv by YouTube network Maker Studios – announced this morning – may signal another step in the evolution of Google’s online video giant. That’s because the Time Warner- and venture capital-backed Maker could offer YouTube real competition for some audiences.

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5 reasons why native advertising has a bright future

Simply put, if you want to really engage consumers, you’ve got to run a content-driven campaign and you’ve got to get that content to a large audience precisely when and where they want them the most.

BuzzFeed & CNN team up on a YouTube channel

The first CNN BuzzFeed clip will feature a montage of CNN’s archival news footage of “the most amazing rescue moments,” such as the Chilean miners. It’s the news you loved in the BuzzFeed format you don’t so much trust as are addicted to.

Startups, here’s your idiot’s guide to video

Video is the most engaging form of online content. But it’s also a highly expensive and time-consuming proposition for startups. Here’s how to do it right.

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Boston Marathon bombings: How tech is helping

As everyone connected to the Internet knows by now, Boston has been the scene of at least three bombings today at the Boston Marathon and the JFK Library. For coverage of that news, Boston.com has a liveblog that it is continuously updating, and CNN has more details and coverage.
Here’s what big technology companies are doing in response.