Cuban vs. the SEC

5:30 PM -- Today on Contentinople:

  • Mark Cuban has been charged with insider trading over his sale of 600,000 shares of Mamma.com way back in 2004. The SEC says Cuban unloaded his shares after hearing from the company's CEO that they would be raising money through a private investment in public equity (PIPE), which would likely dilute the value of the stock.

  • Video recommendation firm Taboola.com has raised $4.5 million in a funding round led by Evergreen Venture Capital.

  • PermissionTV and Move Networks team up to combine the highlights of PermissionTV's content management platform and Move's high-quality streaming video technology.

  • 1Cast launches a video news aggregation service -- which, unlike now-defunct Redlasso, licenses the content from its owners -- into private beta today.

And in today's News Bits, CBS launches HD Gallery on TV.com.

— The Staff, Contentinople

opticalwatcher 12/5/2012 | 3:26:35 PM
re: Cuban vs. the SEC "Because of the way Move technology works, it allows you to assemble videos without any breaks in the video experience. You can play back-to-back video without breaks, creating a TV-like experience with Move's delivery platform and PermissionTV's tag-and-query functionality"

It is just my opinion, but this represents one possible future path for television. Just like cable and Telco TV has Comedy Channel, Sci Fi, Discovery, Disney channels, etc, the Internet could have 'channels' that you click on, then just sit back and watch.

All we need is better content that is better organized and advertisers that aren't afraid of their own shadow when it comes to the Internet and are willing to offer their customers a way to reach a high-spending techno-savy audience.

Heck, it appears we already have the puppy channel.
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