A couple of ex-Googlers, Bismarck Lepe and Sean Knapp, have teamed up to start Mountain View-based stealth-mode startup ooyala which is “focused on delivering a high-quality, interactive, video-viewing experience.” The alarm:clock sums it nicely, when it writes, “ooyala is not saying who or how much nor what the hell they are doing other than video.” NewTeeVee got in touch with one of the founders who says that ooyala has raised “a large round of funding” and it plans to release a beta version of its online/offline video application in early July. Is this the start of the former-Googlers competing with Google trend, that Cringley was talking about?
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7 thoughts on “What's that Ooyala about?”
It smells like a Joost-like service to me.
The name sounds a little funny. I like Blip’d better.
Backwards it’s alayoo, i.e. “all of you”. User created and/or social video?
Did they not sign a non-compete when working at Google? Can they make a website that competes with Google?