SEO for video: solving the riddle of video Sitemaps

Video Sitemaps provide metadata of your video content that helps search engines like Google index your videos and make them easier to find. But for non-techies, words like XML, parameters etc., can be scary. So, what does a Sitemap include? How do you...


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Can your business video keep up with mobile broadband?

I remember the first time I saw someone watching a YouTube video on their phone. It was one of those first generation smartphones that still had buttons and maybe a slide-out keyboard. The video was a grainy, pixelated 10 seconds of a kid making an...


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Making a peanut butter sandwich in space: video connects across the universe

Chris Hadfield was the first Canadian to walk in space. Since then he has gone on to spend months aboard the International Space Station and, according to Forbes magazine, is "perhaps the most social media savvy astronaut ever to leave Earth." He runs...


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Why enterprise video metadata is not enough

  Remember video rental stores? They’ll be one of those anachronisms we tell future generations about, like radios that took up an entire corner of the living room and when Montreal had a professional baseball team. When you wanted to rent a movie,...


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Learning to dance with video

This video has been making the rounds on social media over the last week. San Francisco designer Karen X. Cheng taught herself how to dance over the past year through sheer persistence. It’s pretty impressive to see her go from doing a pretty dorky...


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Remembering tech changes and looking forward to a flexible future

Remember the late 1990s? Beanie Babies selling for hundreds of dollars on eBay, the Macarena was ranked the “#1 Greatest One-Hit Wonder of All Time”, and the Dot Com Bubble was still the Dot Com Boom. At the time, Microsoft dominated consumer tech and...


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The “re-imagination” of nearly everything

Mary Meeker’s  presentation from the recent “All Things D” conference noted that mobile adoption is still in its infancy, and that got me thinking about what this means for my enterprise customers and their ability for their employees to...


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Time shifting is a growing habit for corporate video

Why do people increasingly choose texting over phone calls? For the same reason I watch 90% of my entertainment content from Netflix and Tivo: participating in communication and entertainment on my schedule vs. someone else's is convenient and empowering....


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Which came first, the content or the network?

  The telegraph was 150 years old yesterday.  Reading about this Victorian Internet, one can see that the process of launching a new communication technology hasn't changed much since the Civil War. "Build it and they will come" didn't fly then any...


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