Rippol Named One of the “Hot Startups to Watch In 2010” !!!

January 1, 2010

Today Robert Scoble published a list of hot startups to watch in 2010. We’re very proud to be one of the companies chosen for this list. Read about it here:

http://scobleizer.com/2010/01/01/part-i-hot-startups-to-watch-in-2010/

Rippol reDesign Interview with Robert Scoble

December 30, 2009

Today we dropped by Robert Scobles house to chat about Rippol. See the video here:

http://rippol.com/?e=144339

Robert Scoble’s twitter: http://twitter.com/scobleizer

Rippol Gets Covered in Mashable’s Spark of Genius Series

December 15, 2009

This was a pleasant surprise for the team 🙂

Check out the article by Jennifer Van Grove here:

http://mashable.com/2009/12/14/rippol/

Rippol Lite: All The Video Half The Calories

December 10, 2009

Today we’re proud to announce Rippol Lite! We received a lot of great feedback after we launched at the Techcrunch Crunchup event. One of the overwhelming responses was that a lot of users wanted to come to the site and check out the video content before deciding if they wanted to login. So we created Rippol Lite a version of the site that is almost entirely html with very simple javascript and doesn’t require a login. All social features are removed and personalized sorting is also not available unless you login to the full version.

Story by Leena Rao at Techcrunch here:

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/12/09/rippol-launches-lightweight-version-of-video-discovery-engine/

We also noticed that a lot of really interesting videos were being pulled in from facebook and twitter so for all publically available video we stripped out any personal information and put it in a new category section we call “Buzzy”.

Starting Monday we turned on our Stream Notifier system. If you favorite a show inside the full version of Rippol and a new episode is found after you favorite it you will be notified that the new episode is available to watch.

We hope you enjoy Rippol it’s still a work in progress so we appreciate all feedback. Thanks and rock steady!

-Aaron

Interview With SoCalTech.com

December 9, 2009

Here’s an interview I did with SoCalTech blog. He asked great questions about the company and its direction check it out here:

http://www.socaltech.com/interview_with_aaron_crayford_rippol/s-0025646.html

-Aaron

Internet Television? How About Intervision…

November 28, 2009

My friends and I noticed a few months ago that we don’t call the medium television “motion picture radio” so why are we calling this new interactive video medium “internet television”? It’s not a bad start it expands the concept of what people already understand but it fails to represent what’s really happening with video online.

Television is a one-to-many medium and is far less powerful than this new interactive video medium which is many-to-many + video. This new interactive video medium has a social impact by the receivers of the video message which is extremely powerful far more powerful than any broadcast medium can ever be because by definition it’s always more impacting than the video message by itself. We believe there is a new medium that has emerged and at Rippol we call it Intervision.

Intervision up until now has been fragmented all over the net… If you want social awareness? facebook, social discovery? Twitter, clips+commenting?  Youtube, lifecasting+chat? Justin.tv, professional live video+chat? Ustream, TV online? Hulu and there are thousands more niche sites but where is the site that combines all the traits and attributes of the Intervision into one place for everyone to enjoy? Not some poor fool who thinks he’s going to make a better youtube or a better hulu but a site that takes the best parts of these amazing products and puts them into one place for all to enjoy in one interactive experience that is indicative of the new medium? We couldn’t answer that 11 months ago so we created Rippol… We hope you enjoy!

-Aaron

MakeUseOf Recommends Rippol

November 25, 2009

A great site that explores and recommends interesting new technology called MakeUseOf.com has written a great review of Rippol check it out.

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/rippol-–-a-personal-video-search-with-an-intelligent-discovery-engine/

Great Perspective on Rippol: Personal Assistant For Video

November 24, 2009

A cool smaller techie news site did a great review of Rippol check it out!

http://www.blackweb20.com/2009/11/24/rippol-is-your-personal-assistant-for-finding-videos-online/

Hulu Ripped Out of Rippol cont…

November 23, 2009

Looks like we weren’t the only startup to experience this.

Liz Gannes reports:

http://gigaom.com/2009/11/23/hulus-new-embed-policy-can-only-hurt-it/

Hulu Ripped Out of Rippol

November 20, 2009

Unfortunately only about an hour after we launched we got an email from Hulu saying that even though there are several sites on the Internet embedding Hulu video Rippol isn’t allowed to embed Hulu video. It’s too bad that Hulu, a site we like, would treat a little startup like Rippol this way.

Here is the story covered by Techcrunch:

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/11/21/hulu-gets-ripped-out-of-rippol/