On Wednesday, Alireza Yavari, who works at +Interactive New York, observed that he could no longer embed Vimeo videos on Google+.
On G+, I had always been annoyed by the low quality of image previews when videos were shared from vimeo.com, my favorite video website. Now you cannot even embed any videos from Vimeo anymore! I noticed it yesterday and I don’t know if something has been changed by G+, Vimeo or it is my computer acting funny.
A quick search did not reveal any tech headlines. So I decided to run a quick test.
Image from Newsosaur
According to the Newspaper Association of America, advertising revenue dropped 6% in 2012. Total revenue was down 2% to an estimated $38.6 billion.*
That’s the doom-and-gloom story.
The one that’s not making any waves that I can see is this: the $3.4 billion in digital ads reported by NAA is more than the $2.6 billion in display ad revenue reported by Google last year.
However, over at Newsosaur, Alan D. Mutter compares newspaper ad revenue ($22.3 billion) to Google ad revenue, calling the disparity a “stunning reversal of fortune for the newspaper industry.”**
I think Mutter is waving a red herring.
We’ve started using the iPad to stream movies to the AppleTV so that we can watch them on the big screen.
It’s one thing to stream a show we’ve bought from the iTunes store or a clip off YouTube. Those are very straightforward.
But what about other (third party) video files?
It’s hard for me to grasp that in 2013 we still need to talk about “click here” as a hyperlink. (Just say No!)
Look at this promotional email from Top Food & Drug: