Eyespot MobileCast – Eyespot Gets Mobile Video Channels

Got to love Pete Cashmore:

The video-editing service Eyespot, a rival to Yahoo’s Jumpcut, will announce the launch of a new mobile feature later today.

“MobileCast” isn’t well-suited to written descriptions (the video below is much more informative), but it’s basically a way to create your own mobile video channel and broadcast your videos to subscribers on their phones. The change isn’t applicable to every video, however: MobileCasts work with the groups feature, meaning that it’s really about beaming clips to those who are already interested in your content – if you’re a videoblogger, for instance.

More new stuff being announced by Eyespot later includes a desktop uploader (Mac only for now, which is unusual), improved search and the Disturibia contest we mentioned previously. Somebody acquire these guys already.

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.