Vid-Biz: Flickr, Netflix, “Vidding”

Flickr Mobile Adds Video Support; photo-sharing site implements QuickTime-compatible videos encoded in H.264 so they run on iPhones and iPod Touches. (VentureBeat)

Netflix Streaming Having Video Issues; strange glitch diminishing video quality for some users of the Roku and Xbox. (CNET)

What Is Vidding? Video series devoted to the initiative fans take to edit new music to video clips they enjoy. (Henry Jenkins Blog)

Q4 Consumer Electronics Sales to Equal Last Year; Consumer Electronics Association had to cut its original prediction from October, when it forecast that sales would grow 3.5 percent, noting that people are buying smaller, cheaper TVs. (The New York Times)

Microsoft “Suits” Just Like Hollywood “Suits;” James Gunn, who directed one of the original horror shorts for Xbox, says Microsoft meddled in the creative process as much as studios do. (AdAge)

CBS and BusinessWeek to Share More Stories; CBS Evening News to expand partnership with the biz magazine for stories that will appear on each other’s properties. (Broadcasting & Cable)

CES after 2AM. Diary of a founder’s ‘first time.’

marc_int2.jpgEditor’s Note: Marc Barros and Jason Green launched Twenty20Camera, maker of the vholdr hands-free digital video recorder, in 2004, just as they were graduating from colllege. They grew to a 7-man shop on little more than a $100,000-line of credit. So when they closed their first angel round, the guys did what any self-respecting gadget makers would do: they blew a wad of it on a booth at CES. Marc offered to chronicle his first-time in Vegas for Found|READ. Here is Chapter 1.
CES. It’s the only place where an army of insurgent type A personality sales reps converge on a small platoon of start up boy scouts crammed in a booth no bigger than a kid’s bedroom. And the battle at hand? To make the biggest waves possible.
Before we even arrived in Vegas, (a city which drains money from a start-up faster than an addicted gambler) we devised our booth plans. I think we started as far back as August, drawing on the board, debating, chalking a 10’x20′ space on the office floor, and setting a CES project file for the team to rally around. As we all do, we got busy. August turned into September, into October, into lines of aggressive Christmas shoppers in the blink of sn eye.
“Oh yeah, don’t we need to put a booth together?”
In typical start-up fashion we raced through booth design, logistics planning, and supply trips to retailers from Seattle to Vegas. We hit Best Buy for cables, Home Depot for power, Radio Shack just because, Walmart for rations, and sought out a Sears store Yahoo! said was there. (It wasn’t.)
Off to Vegas we went, six in comfy jet style, and one by car through what might go down as storm of the year Read More about CES after 2AM. Diary of a founder’s ‘first time.’