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Jagran Group signs up with Marcellus to power online video

India’s second largest circulated newspaper rolls out video on flagship property: Jagran.com OFFICIAL WEB WIRE: http://bit.ly/marcellus-jagran February 02, 2010 – Marcellus Inc. announced today its first major news property sign-up, with the addition of the Jagran Group to its customer base. The announcement follows the launch of video delivery on Jagran.com, powered by the Marcellus platform.... 

New year. New look.

Happy 2010 everyone! We launched a new design for the Marcellus Video Platform last night. For the most part, we’ve made things a little cleaner, added more definition to containers, introduced consistency where it was lacking, and added a touch of soft aesthetics wherever possible. You’ll see the changes as soon as you log-in to your account, but we’ve included a few screenshots... 

P2Peer-ing into the online video landscape

The (impending) arrival of Giraffic, with its Peer-2-Peer content delivery technology, raises some interesting thoughts about online video models. Obviously, the first question to strike me was: what if YouTube was powered by a P2P delivery network? Imagine a distribution network comprising hundreds of millions of “mini”servers, serving up over a billion video views every day. It’s... 

Vivek Wadhwa @ TechCrunch discusses Marcellus in conversation about Stealth Mode Startups

Excellent write-up by Vivek Wadhwa @ Techcrunch, about stealth mode startups, and if it still makes sense to be doing them. The general consensus is that aside from a few rare cases, the answer is a big N.O. Head on over to Techcrunch and check out the article. SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "Vivek Wadhwa @ TechCrunch discusses Marcellus in conversation about Stealth Mode Startups", url: "http://blog.marcellus.tv/vivek-wadhwa-techcrunch-discusses-marcellus-in-conversation-about-stealth-mode-startups/"... 

20 Questions with Dr. Dre(y) of VidCompare: Part 2

A couple of days ago, I posted the first part in the “20 Questions with Dr. Dre(y)” series. Something Kris said caught my attention, and this second question is directed at that. #2. Very interesting point, re: “Platforms are beginning to narrow their focus on core competencies”. As we see the emergence of more end-to-end platforms, where would that leave pure-play offerings like Tube... 

Marcellus named among top 15 online video companies by Fierce Online Video

We’re excited and blown away: Fierce Online Video just released its Fierce15 list of companies that “provide the skeleton, muscle and flesh of the online video industry”. Marcellus made it to this list- we’re delighted, humbled, excited and eager to continue our efforts with renewed vigor. Check out the full list here and read the Marcellus interview here. Big thanks to Jim... 
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20 Questions with Dr. Dre(y) of VidCompare: Part 1

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be publishing a series of posts under the title: “20 Questions with Dr. Dre(y)”. These are conversations I’ve had with Kris Drey, the founder of VidCompare.com-  an online service that helps folks find the perfect online video platform provider suited to their needs. Kris is also Vice President (Product Marketing and Management) at Fliqz, which... 

Enhanced video management layout and search functionality

Good morning, We just released a new layout for your video management page. You can see the re-designed look by clicking on the “Manage Videos” tab in your admin console. For the most part, we’ve tried to focus on making the list view more read-able. We have also added in a “Preview” option under each video thumbnail, so you can preview the video without having to click... 

Press release: Marcellus launches powerful video platform on the Amazon cloud

Enables delivery of high quality video from self-owned web properties, to audiences of any size. Includes a free, no-obligation, 30-day trial. Paid plans start at only 25 Dollars per month. Marcellus, LLC announces today the public release of its powerful online video platform, based on the Amazon computing cloud. In response to the explosive global demand for video on the web, Marcellus offers an... 

Coming soon: Support for Standard AND Light player modes

We’re adding in support for standard player modes, for folks that feel the need for a view different from the light mode that we currently offer. The change is simple: on the video customization page, you’ll be able to select “Standard” or “Light” as a pull down menu option for your player. What does the “Standard” mode look like? Check it out- nice... 
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