Streaming Media by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Old vets join new kids on the block in our list of the 100 most important companies in online video.
We run a number of recognition programs here at Streaming Media. Our annual list of All-Stars recognizes the people who have been and continue to be most crucial to the development of the industry, or who have done something particularly exceptional in the preceding 12 months.
Our Readers' Choice Awards ask our readers -- the end users of the technologies, products, and services that have driven the online video revolution -- to select the tools that they find help them best do their jobs or, as consumers of video content, deliver them the best experience.
Those programs are each several years old, but our third program, the Streaming Media 100, has already become our most anticipated in only its second year of existence. Recognizing the 100 companies that our editorial and publishing staff feel to be the most important in the industry, we hope the list helps separates the fly-by-nights from the ones with staying power, and the has-beens from the veteran companies that continue to innovate and grow not just their customer base but the industry as a whole.
Because the companies in our industry run the gamut from entrenched, publicly traded entities to nimble young startups, we don't set any revenue or sales requirements to be met. We do, however, solicit companies in the space to share with our editors crucial information about their business, some of which is not for public knowledge. Such information, however, helps us make a more informed selection, rather than simply going on buzz or rumor. read more...