Clicker: A One-Stop Shop For Online Video (1000 Invites)

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#news#Video Services#web Related Posts Finding specific online videos from TV networks and independent producers can often be a daunting challenge. Some TV shows are on Hulu, some can only be found as paid downloads on iTunes or Amazon and some are only available for streaming on the network’s and producer’s own sites. Clicker wants to change this by making it easier to find shows from TV networks, music videos, and web videos from across the Internet. Clicker is currently in private beta and only available in the US. The company gave us 1000 invites for our readers. Read on to find out how you can get yours.Clicker aggregates over 300,000 episodes from over 1,200 networks, as well as 50,000 music videos and thousands of movies. Features and User InterfaceThere are, of course, already numerous video search engines like blinkx or Truveo. Few of these make it as easy as Clicker to find the videos you are looking for, however. With auto-completed searches, a smart categorization system and well designed search results page, finding the right video on Clicker is a snap. Whenever possible, Clicker uses video embeds to play videos right on its own page, though if a show can’t be embedded, Clicker will point to other sources. It’s important to point out that while most of these videos are available for free, Clicker also indexes shows that are only available for paid downloads and streams on services like iTunes or Amazon. Clicker also indexes shows from Netflix – though you need to be a Netflix subscriber to stream these.A very useful feature on Clicker is that users can subscribe to shows and build up a personal library of shows and playlists. Every episode page gives users the option to add this episode to the playlist or to subscribe to the complete series. Clicker also keeps a record of all the shows a user has watched already. All of these features are nice and useful, but the area where Clicker really shines is in how it presents the search results and how easy it is to browse the site and discover shows. Taming the Wild West of Online VideoWith its focus on indexing high-quality videos and making it easy to find them, Clicker manages to stand out from its competition. Earlier this week, Clicker added Blake Krikorian, the founder of Sling Media to its board of directors, whose experience in this market will definitely be a boon for the company.As Clicker’s CEO Jim Lanzone told us earlier today, online video is still going through its Wild West phase. Thanks to services like Clicker, it’s now getting a lot easier to find and play online videos without having to search through dozens of sites.InvitesClicker gave us 1000 invites. Simply click here, sign up, and you are ready to go. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting frederic lardinois 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Govindas gear up for Dahi Handi festival in Maharashtra

first_imgOn the occasion of Dahi Handi on Monday, all eyes will be on Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sairnaik’s event in Maharashtra’s Thane. Every year, Sairnaik under the banner of Sanskruti Yuva Pratishthan organises the event of Dahi Handi. Dahi Handi mandals [teams] across Mumbai and Thane get invitations to participate in this event.”This year, we are going to celebrate the Dahi Handi festival in the first half of the day. And in the second half, we have organised Dahi Handi Pro which is a sport when all the big teams of Thane and Mumbai will come. We have taken all security measures so that no Govinda will get hurt while celebrating the festival or playing sports. We have safety mats, safety jackets and a medical team at the venue. This year, our event has got recognition of sports from Maharashtra government’s sports department,” said Purvesh Sairnaik, organiser.The Dahi Handi coordination committee has taken a decision that mandals which have demonstrated their capability to form more than six tiers will only be permitted to take part in the professional competition. And while respecting the Bombay High court’s order, children below the age of 14 will not be allowed to participate in the event.In Mumbai’s Dadar and Walkeshwar area, Dahi Handi will be celebrated tomorrow in a very traditional way. And at Walkeshwar’s Banganga, special Dahi Handi has been organised to salute the Indian soldiers, where the boy on the top tier will be in a soldier’s uniform.READ | Janmashtami 2018 date in India, timings and celebrations: All you need to knowadvertisementALSO READ | Know all about Janmashtami and the famous ritual of ‘Dahi-handi’ALSO WATCH | Mumbai celebrates Janmashtamilast_img read more