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Vimeo Launches Virtual Tip Jar, Allowing Creators to Earn Revenue from Their Videos

Mr. Trainor (Photo: Webpronews.com)

Vimeo, the New York-based video platform known for being the buttoned-up, besuited step-brother to the behemoth YouTube, announced two new features today aimed at empowering video creators to earn money for their work. The first is a virtual Tip Jar, which can be implemented across all Vimeo Plus and Vimeo Pro accounts beginning today, that allows viewers to reward creators for their hard work with cash donations via credit card or PayPal. Vimeo will retain a 15 percent cut of all tips.

“This is a feature that the product team has had in their minds for quite a while,” Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor told us recently on a visit to the company’s headquarters, nestled in a spacious office stocked with lots of candy in the IAC building. Read More

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Vimeo Saves New CEO Kerry Trainor From AOL’s Sinking Ship

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Video sharing service Vimeo, also known as the rich man’s YouTube, announced¬†an executive-level shakeup this morning via a press release from parent company InterActiveCorp. Kerry Trainor, the senior vice president of AOL Huffington Post Media Group, is joining Vimeo as CEO. He’ll be taking over for Dae Mellencamp, who has been CEO and president of Vimeo since 2009. Ms. Mellencamp will keep her title as president, but hand over the CEO reins to Mr. Trainor. Read More