2007, New York City and San Francisco
Howcast Media, Inc. – www.howcast.com
Founded by veterans of Google and YouTube (Jason Liebman, Daniel Blackman, Sanjay Raman), Howcast shows consumers engaging, useful how-to videos and guides wherever, whenever they need to learn how.
Howcast brings together the personality of user-generated content with the quality of a professional video studio to create engaging, informative, and free how-to videos for consumers. It also offers emerging filmmakers an opportunity to gain experience, exposure, and income.
With high-quality, compelling video content and a growing audience of consumers, Howcast provides a wealth of innovative opportunities for advertisers, distributors, and publishers.
2005, based in Worcester, Massachusetts www.getmiro.com
Miro is a free open-source desktop video application , designed to make mass media more open and accessible for everyone.
Miro is designed to eliminate gatekeepers. Viewers can connect to any video provider that they want. This frees creators to use the video hosting setup that works best for them– whether they choose to self-publish or use a service.
When Miro connects to a video publishing website that uses RSS. This lets Miro see if there are any new videos available and begin a download. Since RSS is free, public technology anyone can build software like Miro that uses RSS. That means that publishers only need to create a single RSS feed in order to connect with lots of different video players. Revision3 uses this player.