paidContent turns 10: A brief history of digital media

Remember when Friendster was the hot social network, publishers doubted that ebooks would ever sell, and Netflix (s NFLX) thought DVDs in red envelopes was the future? We do — that was that state of digital media when paidContent launched in 2002.

ClipSync wants to take videos viral, moment by moment

ClipSync Moments gives viewers the ability to share videos with friends on social networks. But instead of sharing a link to the entire video and having their friends search for the part it refers to, ClipSync attaches comments to a specific moment in time.

RealNetworks invests in social viewing startup ClipSync

RealNetworks has made a strategic investment in ClipSync, which makes it easy to create social viewing rooms online. RealNetworks uses ClipSync for its SuperPass subscription service, which allows Big Brother viewers to get a behind-the-scenes look at what really happens on the reality TV show.