We see a lot of mashups (our directory lists over 4,300 mashups). Lately we've noticed that they've moved beyond your ordinary application. Here is a quick overview of some recent additions that are fun and useful.
Tokbox, the provider of OpenTok Video Conferencing platform is marching forward in establishing itself as a premier video conferencing platform. Earlier this year, it had announced its decision to become a pure platform play and that move had paid dividends with more partners and users adopting it, as interest in video conferencing has grown. TokBox has now enhanced its Tokbox OpenTok API by providing video archiving and a clear monetization plan.
When it comes to video (and audio), it seems every device uses its own special format. There is a good chance the format used by your camera can’t just be copied to a web site and viewed as is. The process of converting between formats is known as transcoding. It is a CPU intensive job, and with hundreds of formats to choose from presents developers with a significant challenge. Zencoder is a new web service that is looking to provide a solution.