Pay Up! Vimeo Adds Rentals, Downloads.

Not an iTunes-killer or a YouTube-slayer. But a nice option to have.


The Cloud’s Dirty Little Secret

While cloud storage is able to reduce its price slowly over time, consumers are increasing their storage demands on a near-geometric scale.

Vimeo Gets Its Own GIF App by Buying Echograph

In the future, everyone will play with animated graphics for 15 minutes.

Hey, Boy Scouts, Be Prepared for Some Digital DIY Competition

DIY is creating an “institution for creativity” for kids — with apps, rewards and a full-length movie.

Vimeo Lets Video Makers Hold Out a Tip Jar

Barry Diller’s video site doesn’t like ads. So, how about donations?

Flickr, Behance, Vimeo and YouTube Add New Pinterest Attribution Tool

In a bid to be creator- and copyright-friendly, Pinterest signed up four content hosting sites to use a new automated attribution tool.

News Byte

Twitvid Launches “Pinterest for Video”

Twitvid, whose name has historically been extremely informative — it’s a host for sharing videos on Twitter — is trying something new. This week, the company launches a section of its site devoted to sharing and discovering the best Web video from sites like YouTube and Vimeo. Twitvid (which raised about $10 million in venture funding) will continue to provide its existing service, and hopes to get some of its 12 million monthly uniques to participate in its “Pinterest for video,” said CEO Mo Adham.

Ways to Make Web Watching More Like TV, Less Like a PC

Walt reviews three set-top boxes that make it easy to bring Internet content to your TV, minus the wires, mice and keyboards.

Jon Stewart Thinks Newt Gingrich Should Stay Off Twitter

Apparently you have to be “cool” to be on the Internet. Who knew?

Showyou: An iPad Experience for Shared Videos

Showyou is a new iOS app from San Francisco-based Remixation with an imaginative interface built for social video consumption. Its main view is a never-ending tiled video wall intended primarily for use on the iPad.

Veoh's Dmitry Shapiro Speaks!

Fantasy Cutting and Pasting on the iPhone