The Gillmor Gang — Keith Teare, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — huffed and puffed but could not blow Twitter’s house down. The social startup is betting we’ll still keep tweeting no matter how gated the community becomes, and with Facebook only worth some 40 billion, Jack and Dick may be right. Besides, push notifications make the clients irrelevant anyway.
Three weeks in, @scobleizer has given away his Nexus 7, with @kteare the only holdout. I can’t believe how much time I’ve switched over to the pocket tablet, but soon enough we’ll learn Apple’s response with iPhone the next. With our director on vacation I’ll have to watch the show to catch the rest of the conversation, as I found it impossible to talk and switch at the same time. And thanks, NBC, for pushing The Who out of prime time. Meet the new boss…
A new draft standard for video has been agreed upon by delegates of the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) which will revolutionise video for the digital streaming age, since the new standard will halve the size of video files while maintaining the quality. The new standard was decided in order to make bandwidth and download requirements for digital video streaming more manageable.
ComScore released its July 2012 online video rankings for the U.S., and the news is that there is no contest. Google (read YouTube) is number one, and you’ve got to look a long way down the graph for numbers two, three, and four.
Beyond that, Facebook is now number two, and Hulu is quite obviously Queen of Ads.
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