The Web Does Europe

4:40 PM -- Today on Contentinople:

  • In CDN news, German social networking site studiVZ goes with Panther, and StreamGuys supposedly cracks the online video monetization problem. The solution? Its new RevenueStream makes audio and video streams subscription-based, which can be a boon for small broadcasters.

  • U.K. broadcaster goes with Brightcove for its online video management. Three shows (Five News with Natasha Kaplinsky, Football Italiano, and Neighbours) are already live.

  • VC-darling Highwinds has received a new infusion of cash, this time earmarked for the company's expansion into Europe. VP Mark Hayes claims that the money wasn't taken out of necessity, but for "strategic" reasons.

  • Google's Web browser Chrome was launched amid much fanfare. But will it replace current leader Microsoft's Internet Explorer?

And in today's News Bits, is Google Chrome the next step in targeted advertising?

— The Staff, Contentinople

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