Youtube 2.0 is – Mashup Heaven

Check this out:

Eyespot is a browser based video editing and mixing tool that enables you to easily create and edit video clips online, and IMHO an important site to watch over the next year or so. If youtube is like a Video Blog, then Eyespot is like a Video Wiki.

I used a bunch of clips from Robin Good’s WeblogProject, which is an open source documentary on blogs and blogging. Interestingly the WeblogProject has got over 130 clips so far, including of course Robert Scoble and Robin Good.

Already some great bands have been uploading their videos and music for fans to mashup. Bands include The Streets, The Stills, Five For Fighting, and Three Days Grace.

The potential for this site is huge, and not to be too mercenary about it, but it’s a great platform for advertisers brave enough to put some ads out there for users mashup.

Jim Kaskade

Jim Kaskade is a serial entrepreneur & enterprise software executive of over 36 years. He is the CEO of Conversica, a leader in Augmented Workforce solutions that help clients attract, acquire, and grow end-customers. He most recently successfully exited a PE-backed SaaS company, Janrain, in the digital identity security space. Prior to identity, he led a digital application business of over 7,000 people ($1B). Prior to that he led a big data & analytics business of over 1,000 ($250M). He was the CEO of a Big Data Cloud company ($50M); was an EIR at PARC (the Bell Labs of Silicon Valley) which resulted in a spinout of an AML AI company; led two separate private cloud software startups; founded of one of the most advanced digital video SaaS companies delivering online and wireless solutions to over 10,000 enterprises; and was involved with three semiconductor startups (two of which he founded, one of which he sold). He started his career engineering massively parallel processing datacenter applications. Jim has an Electrical and Computer Science Engineering degree from University of California, Santa Barbara, with an emphasis in semiconductor design and computer science; and an MBA from the University of San Diego with an emphasis in entrepreneurship and finance.

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