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Vimeo Debuts Rebuilt Player & Adds New Tools for Creators

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This morning, the popular online video hosting site Vimeo unveiled a completely rebuilt video player for its users. The new player is said to be 50% faster, automatically defaults to HTML5 and features new tools such as better sharing/accessibility options. Vimeo has also added in-player transaction support for Vimeo On Demand that allows any Vimeo PRO member to sell their work on their own sites or across the web.

“Vimeo takes great pride knowing that creators worldwide use our platform to ensure their content is showcased in the highest-quality possible,” said Vimeo’s Chief Technology Officer, Andrew Pile. “Tremendous work went into developing the latest version of our player and we’re excited to take a leading role in support of open web standards by defaulting to HTML5.”

“Since launching the Vimeo On Demand platform last year, we’ve continued to add new features that empower filmmakers to sell directly to their audiences on their own terms,” said Vimeo CEO, Kerry Trainor. “The addition of in-player transaction support allows creators even further control by making any embedded Vimeo player a point of sale, be it on a creator’s own website or any page across the web.”

CES Editor’s Choice Day 3: A watch as smooth as a Pebble

We at Tech Void have been following the story of the Pebble; a bluetooth-enabled ePaper smartwatch, for almost a year now. Every time a new article about the Pebble watch came across our wire, we became more excited about this product. After Pebble raised $10 million ($150 each) on Kickstarter in less than a month, we knew that we weren’t the only geeks excited about this product.   When Pebble missed its September launch, we were disappointed but didn’t give up hope.  Since then, tech pubs like Forbes, Engadget and Wired have all been singing in anticipation of the Pebble watch.