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Red Lasso

Practically overnight, Red Lasso is suddenly popping up in several interesting places. Red whah? Exactly. Red Lasso is still in beta, but it's an application that constantly records television on approximately 20 networks and provides a web interface for someone (doy, bloggers!) to make embeddable clips. So here's Gawker using it, HuffPost using it, etc. (I'm on the beta list, so I've played around with it a bit too.) It has shockingly little press (blog or otherwise -- a few old, old links: NewTeeVee | SAI | PaidContent), but I bet it explodes on the TechCrunch / Mashable / Scoble scene soon. (Update via Andy: Perez uses it too.)


FYI: HuffPost link is currently pointing to the same Gawker link. Just signed up for an invite...not sure how tightly they are controlling those?

posted by Tim at 3:44 PM on April 3, 2008

Oops! Fixed.

posted by Rex at 3:48 PM on April 3, 2008

I use it almost daily, though I've found that it occasionally freezes up Firefox...a few friends have told me the same. Once they take it out of beta I imagine it'll blow up or get shut down...one or the other.

posted by Chris at 4:38 PM on April 3, 2008

It's a Philly-based company. I got a demo awhile ago (hence the mention at NewTeeVee), and also have a beta account. Pretty neat service, though I'm curious what the legality of the whole thing will turn out to be.

posted by Jackson West at 5:40 PM on April 3, 2008

I always thought of RedLasso as "the place to check when YouTube has already taken down a video for copyright requests."

posted by josh at 5:43 PM on April 3, 2008

I've actually asked for a response from them about their stance on the legalities. I suspect to see C&Ds pop up any day... especially since Comedy Central (Viacom) is one of the channels being recorded.

posted by Rex at 6:18 PM on April 3, 2008

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