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Food and Drink channel, all new at Grouper

January 11, 2007


Patron Golden Margarita

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visit our newest channel — Food and Drink and learn how to become a mixmaster extraordinaire or a cook that will amaze your pals!!
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Grouper Partners With Sony to Put User-Generated Video on TV

January 9, 2007

From the press release type thang, dept:

BRAVIA Internet Video Link Will Allow Viewers to Watch Premium Video From
Grouper.Com
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ — (CES Booth #14200) — Grouper
Networks Inc., one of the fastest growing user-generated video communities
on the Internet, announced today its role as one of the channels on Sony
Electronics’ new TV feature — the BRAVIA Internet Video Link — unveiled
today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The optional module
will allow the newest BRAVIA Sony televisions to access a wide array of
premium Internet video content available through Sony’s Internet video
service.
Owners of Sony Internet video-ready HDTVs, available in 2007, will be
able to view some of the highest quality user-generated content from the
Web via a small optional module easily attached and concealed behind the
TV. Video on the Grouper channel on BRAVIA Sony televisions will be higher
resolution than video found on Grouper.com and will be appropriate for all
ages. Content from Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony BMG Music, as well
as other providers will also be available.
“This exciting partnership reinforces Grouper’s leadership in
distributing video of all types across different platforms,” said Grouper
co-founder and co-president Josh Felser. “Grouper’s channel on the Sony
‘BRAVIA’ Internet Video Link brings enhanced quality user-generated video
content into the living room and makes it possible for people to have more
control over what and where they watch.”
The module links the television set directly to a user’s broadband
Internet service provider via an Ethernet connection. Sony Internet video
content can then be accessed directly on the TV without use of a personal
computer.
The BRAVIA Internet Video Link will initially be supported by Sony’s
BRAVIA S-series flat-panel LCD high-definition television line, which was
also announced today. The new TV models include the KDL-46S3000,
KDL-40S3000, KDL- 32S3000 and KDL-26S3000 units — all shipping this
spring.
The “BRAVIA” Internet Video Link module will be available this summer
and pricing is expected to be announced within the next few months.
Grouper Networks, which is located in Sausalito, California, enables
its members to watch, share and create video on the Web, desktop and
connected devices and continues to be the leading innovator in the
user-generated video space. Visit Grouper’s website at:
http://www.grouper.com.
Sony Electronics, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, is a leading
provider of audio/video electronics and information technology products for
the consumer and professional markets. Operations include research and
development, design, engineering, manufacturing, sales, marketing,
distribution and customer service. More information and digital images are
available at the company’s news and information website at
http://www.sony.com/news.

The demise of the Grouper Client

December 14, 2006

The Grouper client for private P2P file sharing is being discontinued at this time. We appreciate the loyalty of our Grouper members and hope you’ll find lots of reasons to stick with us as we create new ways to watch and share video on the Web. In the meantime, while we design a new version of a Grouper client, please continue to enjoy watching videos, uploading clips, posting to your blog/social networking profile pages. You can use your webcam to make video comments and video shoutouts at Grouper.com. You can also enjoy Grouper video with our Screen Saver from http://grouper.com/toys/ Please drop by our forums for more info: http://forums.grouper.com

The official date when the client will no longer run is Monday, December 18th.

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Yet another use for the PS3

December 8, 2006

Sony: PlayStation 3 Can Help Cure CancerWednesday, November 22, 2006TOKYO — The new PlayStation 3 isn’t all about entertainment.That’s the message Sony Corp. (SNE) is trying to convey in announcing that the new game consoles — as powerful as supercomputers — can help Stanford University researchers analyze complex human protein structures and perhaps find cures for cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and other ailments.

Thousands of die-hard gamers and entrepreneurs lined up last week to buy the sleek PS3 machines when they went on sale in the United States on Friday.

Police had to disperse rowdy crowds at some stores, and in Connecticut, authorities said two armed men tried to rob waiting customers and shot a man who refused to give up his money.

Sony Computer Entertainment says that when Cure@PLAYSTATION 3 is launched, PS3 owners can register their machines with Stanford, download specially designed software and leave their machines online to process data when they’re not playing.

It’s modeled after existing programs in which personal computers process high-volume data for signs of extraterrestrial life and other tasks. PCs already contribute to the Stanford medical research program.

Sony said data processing time can be up to 20 times faster with a global network of PS3s, which are fitted with advanced Cell processors that can perform billions of calculations per second.

The program will kick off after the PS3 becomes available globally.

PS3s already are on sale in Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the United States; the European launch was delayed until March because of production problems.


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,231365,00.html

Pure Digital Cameras make creating and sharing videos easier than ever!

October 16, 2006

Get ’em while their hot. Just in time for the Holidays comes the handiest device yet for getting your life up on the Net. Pure Digital camcorders are hitting the store shelves even as you read this post.

“Wait,” you ask. “What is Pure Digital?”

pure digital camera

Just the coolest thing you’ll ever hold in your hand, that’s all. PD cameras let you make ridiculously easy point and click videos and then in the blink of an eye, upload and share with the world on Grouper.com. Turn it on, point it at your life, click the red button to start recording and then click again to stop. Bingo, you’re Marty Scorsese.

And it gets better. A built in USB connector gets rid of the need for messy/lost cables so you can get your creation up on the web con pronto; or even faster.

built in USB connector

Plug it in to any pc and you’ll have your movie up on Grouper quicker than it takes to re-read this blog post and hunt for the hidden typo. 😉

Buy one today. Heck, buy two, they’re small!

Grouper and Buy.com team up to bring you video product reviews

August 30, 2006

Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) – …

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Why leave a boring old text review of that cool new Sony PsP you bought at Buy.com. Instead, leave a video review courtesy of Grouper.com and Buy.com teaming up to bring the future to you, today! All you need is a Web cam, an opinion and voila! your review is up for the whole world to benefit from.
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Grouper Maintenance, 8.16.06

August 19, 2006

Grouper went down for some necessary upgrade maintenance on Friday afternoon 8.16.06 This was a very good thing for all as our network is now streaming and searching showing videos at rocket speed.

You’ll notice the video wall and lists of video coming up in the blink of an eye and streaming start up times just snapping.

Three cheers + to our heroic Sys admin Jedis for working like crazed weasels all day and into the night to make this happen.