• Reid Baynes- Born 6/26/2007

    June 29, 2007

    Our good buddy and big Cutcaster supporter, Michael Baynes, became a dad this week. Bethanie, his wife, gave birth to a happy and healthy future surfer, Reid Theodore "Ocean" Baynes. In the "red corner" of New York Presbyterian Hospital, Reid Gorilla Hands and Feet" Baynes, weighed in a mighty 7lbs and 3oz, about the same amount as his dad can...

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  • Big Weekend for Steve Jobs

    June 29, 2007

    With the release of Apple iPhone and Pixar's Ratatouille, this is boiling up to be a massive weekend for Mr. Jobs. My sister, who overlooks the 5th Avenue Apple store from work and is steps away from the Soho location where she lives, said people were wrapped for a few city blocks around the buildings waiting to get inside to buy a maximum of...

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  • The countdown continues...

    June 27, 2007

    So as reviews of the iPhone start to pour in, I still firmly believe that this device is what mobile video has really been waiting for --- it will be the one thing to really get this digital ball rolling and every other phone/computer manufacturer is sure to follow. On...

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  • Interesting Reports

    June 25, 2007

    The NYT reports that Corbis receives more "than 85 percent of its revenue from licensing images at an average price of $250 each". I'm not sure how they will sustain that over time. I'd like to see how that is trending and how fast it is moving. ...

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  • Snapvillage- Corbis's new project

    June 25, 2007

    StockPhotoTalk reported today that SnapVillage launched its beta site today, empowered by Corbis but catering to user-generated photography. I'm not sure how sweeping the changes are for those participants in the microstock w...

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  • Anyone going to OMMA Video in NYC?

    June 25, 2007

    Just wanted to see who was going to the OMMA Video Conference. It's Thursday, June 28, 2007 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan. Any producers, brand marketers and agency professionals who want to discuss over a cold beer the different movements you are seeing in online video advertising, different genres of content production, syndicat...

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  • The end of the cable box...?

    June 22, 2007

    In other news, I just signed up for Veoh's beta launch of their new streaming TV freeware that's supposed to be a better alternative to Joost. It's basically going to allow you to search web video like it was a cable box and they say it might revolutionize the way people interact with s...

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  • 1st LT John Pitts of Alpha Troop, Platoon 3

    June 20, 2007

    Every once in a while, we like to step back from our work and take a hard look at the realities of the world around us. The war in Iraq has touched us all. Some in more ways then other and we at Cutcaster are getting our first real taste of a friend, who is being deployed. I'm sending along good vibes, white light and karma to a great guy John...

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  • Semel out at Yahoo!

    June 19, 2007

    Personally, I felt like this was a long time coming but surprised with who took over. Yahoo seemed to be late to the party too many times under the Semel regime and was losing ground to Google, who always seemed to beat them to the punch either in technology innovation or aquisitions. Jerry Yang, who started Yahoo 12 years ago as a Stanford...

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  • Licensing...

    June 18, 2007

    So we've added a link on the right to our coming-soon page's Content Agreement. We really want to start up a discussion on the types of royalty-free and extended rights people are looking to purchase for digital media, and will try to incorporate these suggestions into the general agreement if possible. If you're a content creator...

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  • Online editing?

    June 13, 2007

    Does any semi-pro or good amateur really use online video editing as part of their day-to-day experience with digital media. Let us know because we want to learn what type of functionality one would want alongside an online media marketplace. According to this post...

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  • A New Royalty Free License

    June 13, 2007

    Cutcaster is attempting to create a new type of Royalty Free license and way people get more security, assurances and rights then what currently is allowed under your typical RF contract. The CC license will address the way that people can use the rights g...

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  • Youtube will begin testing Copyright Screening Technology

    June 12, 2007

    In a move long overdue, YouTube will begin to test it's new technology to identify copyrighted video that is uploaded to the site. According to Reuters, the technology scan is a "video finge...

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  • Black iMac...

    June 12, 2007

    As a quick side note, with the start of Apple's WWDC conference, I thought someone might comment on the rumors that they're going to release a black iMac. Check out this link to see what it might look like. This looks about 10...

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  • Investors Wanted

    June 10, 2007

    I'll give 5 bucks to the person who tells me which one is Bill Gates?...

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  • What sites do you like?

    June 10, 2007

    What are some of the sites that you have gone to recently and liked a lot? There are so many new sites popping up each day. What sites do you go to everyday? What is it about the site that you like?...

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  • Just FInishing off a really long day of work

    June 09, 2007

    Hope everyone had a great week and has good plans for the weekend. I am absolutely beat from a long and productive week. It's supposed to be great weather here in NYC and I'm looking forward to a nice start to the day tomorrow at brunch with my sister, Jane, tomorrow. If you want to waste some time and have a little fun, ...

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  • Need Content to help test site.

    June 08, 2007

    I have a favor to ask. We are testing our very basic content uploader for a variety of files that we anticipate will be uploaded when we go live in a few months. This is a huge favor and won’t take that much time. I promise. Can you take some of the videos, film cuts, photos or audio files that you have and upload them to the site. Getting a v...

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  • Shutterstock to sell Celebrity photos

    June 05, 2007

    About the Image had a good post on Shutterstock and their movement into the paparrazzi game. You can see the article here. Do people who want to take pictures like these really need to get press passes fro...

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  • How to Promote your Videos on the Net?

    June 05, 2007

    It's really tough to get views and publicize your work on the Internet with the plethora of videos out there vying for peoples' attention. Trying to get your video to go viral or even seen can be a seriously daunting task. Attracting that an audience will increase your views and in your case on Cutcaster your sales and publicity. ...

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