Visionary Robert Scoble Readys New Internet TV Show to Launch in September – Interview Approach “Like Charlie Rose”

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We caught up with Robert at the AlwaysOn summit at Stanford last week. He has just moved to the Bay Area to join PodTech

Robert spoke with us about the future of video blogs. He’s very keen on the notion of downloadable video clips.  He tells that the world will be filled with video blogs soon, so it’s imperative to create a niche.  Focus on your audience and passion.  Amen!

He also told us he’s getting ready to launch an Internet television show along the lines of  his much celebrated Channel 9 at Microsoft.  He tells us the interview style will be reminiscent of "Charlie Rose". He says he will launch it in September. We look forward to watching it.

—  Andy Plessser


Hanging out at Stanford, from left to right:  Podtech’s John Furrier, Andy Plesser and Robert Scoble

Check out today’s New York Times article about corporate bloggings.  And here is a very interesting story from this weekend’s Wall Street Journal about individuals becoming brands through social networking and community generated video.  Great piece.  Subscription only.

News Update:  Read about AOL’s plan for a video portal. Formal announcement will come tomorrow, here’s the Reuters article by Ken Li.

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