Raul Mujica is CEO of KinKast, a recently launched startup looking to “take social engagement to the next level by making it effortless, impulsive and visceral”. Raul is a former colleague of mine at Netscape and AOL. He has been building products and brands at leading companies and start-ups for more than 17 years, including Untangle, Elance, AOL, Netscape, and Hewlett Packard. Raul holds a B.S. in Finance from Georgetown University and an MBA from New York University (but I don’t hold either of those things against him). He lives in Los Altos, CA and is an avid skier, digital photographer and coach of his sons’ sports teams.
1. What is KinKast?
KinKast is the fastest and easiest way to privately share video. On the iPhone you can record a moment and share it with two taps. There’s no waiting or size limits. (Or, upload video from any camera to the website.) Your friends will receive an email with links to a private website and they won’t have to create an account. Our goal is to make video sharing easy, fast and safer.
After recently launching a new web-based video player, Veoh is abandoning support for VeohTV. The Veoh Web Player allows you to watch videos of any length in your browser. Previously, on Veoh, any video of more than 30 minutes had to be viewed in VeohTV (which was a hassle for many users).
Interesting coverage out the SJ Mercury News today about web video developing into a viable alternative to cable tv. This is very much in line with my post early last month “Why I’ll leave cable t.v. behind . . . .”
News covered by TechCruch that MySpace has implemented a system that allows them to automatically identify any uploaded video clip from shows produced by MTV. The ad platform, called Auditude, displays an overlay at the bottom of the screen when a clip is played. This identifies which episode the clip originally came from, air-date and links to where users can buy the entire episode. Read coverage . . .