"Murphy was an optimist!"
R.I.P. Qik February 15, 2014 8:04 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Communications, Technology, Video
Qik is being shuttered on April 30, 2014. Qik was undoubtedly one of my favorite video sharing sites. None of its competitors made is as easy to take a video and upload it from your phone. Qik encouraged vidcasting. Bamuser and ustream have never had the same feel for me.
Crunchbase shows Qik’s competitors as Kyte, Flixwagon, Livecast, Next2Friends, Bambuser, Ustream, Justin.TV, and Streamup.
So, what happened to Qik? Skype bought them in 2011. We saw Qik Premium and Qik Desktop with great promise. There was growth. And then silence. The last Twitter post was January 2012. In May of 2011, Microsoft bought Skype. Qik had ben borg’d.
From the Qik service retiring FAQ:
Why are you retiring Qik?
We are retiring Qik as the Qik video messaging technology has now been incorporated into Skype. Users can now enjoy a great experience on Skype with features such as audio and video calling, instant messaging and video messaging with contacts in their Skype and Microsoft networks.
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At the barber shop June 25, 2012 12:33 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Humor, Publishing, Video
The future of video November 16, 2011 8:53 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Publishing, Technology, Video
Click and drag in any direction. This is awesome.add a comment
Weekend Project – Brakes July 11, 2011 10:40 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Of Interest, Publishing, Travel, Video
Listen toward the end of the video for the cicadas. That’s a slight sampling of the cacophony we hear in our yard every evening.
n.b. The "discs" I refer to are actually called rotors.add a comment
Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! April 7, 2011 3:39 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Of Interest, Publishing, Video
This looks like something that belongs on Adult Swim.add a comment
Dogboarding March 28, 2011 4:36 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Humor, Pets, Publishing, Video
So wrong, yet so right.add a comment
This should happen in every traffic jam February 19, 2011 10:38 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Humor, Of Interest, Transportation, Travel, Video
When the roads slow to a crawl..DANCE!add a comment
Angry Birds Peace Treaty November 22, 2010 12:11 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Humor, Video
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A historic moment for birds and pigs everywhere.
Talking to your kids about Star Wars November 18, 2010 8:50 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Humor, Video
Thank God I’m a Country Boy August 26, 2010 9:39 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Humor, Publishing, Video
You’re about to see a blurry man buttocks. It’s okay. It’s not bad and I wouldn’t even call it "not safe for work" It’s worth it to watch this whole thing!add a comment
Cows and cows and cows July 20, 2010 11:01 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Humor, Of Interest, Publishing, Video
What do you do with a city that needs a lot of paint? July 6, 2010 11:06 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Cool Sites, Of Interest, Publishing, Video
Old buildings? Beach front property? Rusted Water towers? Make an animation with graffiti of course!add a comment