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Onvedeo syndicating video to listing portals

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A new real estate-focused video-hosting company wants to make videos a part of every listing by syndicating the videos it hosts to large real estate portals on behalf of agents, and connecting brokers and agents with videographers vetted by the company. "YouTube is great for hosting, but not for finding real estate," said Onvedeo founder and CEO Boubou Guiro. San Francisco-based Onvedeo hosts videos that agents upload to the site, and feeds them to six property portals including Trulia and Craigslist on a nightly basis, Guiro said. He expects the number of syndication partners will surpass 20 in the coming weeks. After setting up an account on Onvedeo, agents can upload video, including footage captured using iPhones and iPads, to the platform (support for Android devices is also in the works). Onvedeo then encodes the footage in nine different formats and sizes, making it viewable on desktop and mobile devices via Flash, HTML5 and other systems. Onvedeo founder and CEO Bou...