Viral Video and Fundraising: Revver’s Steven Starr Has a Vision — Revver Launches Innovative Program with Larry Lessig’s Creative Commons

Click To Play I think the coolest guy I met at the Vloggies in San Francisco last Saturday night was Steven Starr, the founder and CEO of Revver, the viral video sharing network based in LA.  Steven and I had a great talk about the potential of viral video in fundraising.  Not just speculating about […]


Nexidia Is Pioneering Video Search Through Phonetics……Video Revolution Suits Cisco’s Bottomline

Click To Play Here’s our interview with Anna Convery of Nexidia. The company is a leader in analyzing speech, which it calls "speech intelligence."  The company has powerful applications already deployed in the enterprise and is now applying its technology to searching video. It’s a technology based on phonetics, meaning the sounds of the human […]


“Freshtopia,” Cool Vlog about Food and Sustainability, Wins Three “Vloggies”

Click To Play I caught up with the very glamorous host Tanja Andrews and the show’s talented director Oscar Grimm at the Vloggies awards in San Francisco on Saturday night.  Their vlog Freshtopia grabbed three awards — best food and green vlogs — and best editing. Tanja and Oscar do a wonderful vlog about food, […]


New Exploding Diet Coke Clip Hits One Million in Major “Test” For Google Video…….Microsoft Makes Big Entry in Download Arena, NY Times Reports

Click To Play Google Video has a big hit on its hands with new EepyBird video with nearly 1 million views. I spoke with Hunter Walk at the Google headquarters last Monday. He told me he’s really pleased with the humorous clip, but that things are early in the whole online video advertising space and […]


BELIEVE IT: TV NETWORKS COULD BE “NAPSTERED” Or “YouTubed” BY TVU…CNN, ESPN, Showtime, Fox all Streaming Live for Free Globally!!!

Here’s a demo and explanation of TVU by CNET’s Greg Sandoval Click To Play You have to see this story by reporter Greg Sandoval about a small Shanghai-based company that is streaming hundreds of broadcast and network TV channels to a free desktop solution.  I spoke with Greg in the CNET newsroom on […]


“Live From Baghdad” Grabs Best Vlog at Vloggies — Digg’s Kevin Rose Drinks Cheap Beer on “Diggnation,” Winner of Best Tech Vlog

Click To Play I was in San Francisco last night for the first annual vlogggies awards.  Here’s a comprehensive report from Robert Scoble. It was a terrific turnout.  Some great vlogs and services were honored.  The best vlog went to Alive in Baghdad.  I caught up with Brian Conley who has established a network of […]


William Randolph Hearst III On Beet.TV — The Revver Investor Explains the Imperative of Contextual Advertising for Online Video

[Download video to your computer | Upload to iPod, PSP] I had the extraordinary opportunity to interview William "Will" Randolph Hearst III at his office in downtown San Francisco on Friday. Mr. Hearst is a former newspaper man one of the world’s most influential venture capitalists, long associated with Kleiner Perkins.  No longer a partner […]


News “Flash” from San Jose: The Look of Consumer-Generated Content Will Improve Soon: Why Does Web 2.0 Need to Look so Damn Grainy?

Click To Play OK, so it’s incredibly easy and free to upload and share video to several video sharing sites.  On most sites, you simply browse your files, select one and hit upload.  Most video sharing sites accept a range of file formats and sizes. After you hit upload, the companies compress clips to become […]


Beet Advisory: Better Get the Big Monster Video iPod: Massive Library of Videos Now Downloadable and Free and Ad Free from CNET

Click To Play CNET has  been at the forefront of technology television since the company was formed over 10 years ago.  Over the past few years, it has amassed a huge video clip library of news, product reviews, interviews and "how to’s".    All this video content was launched recently in a nifty portal called […]


Robert Scoble Says Beet.TV is Kicking his A&& — Not True I Say!

In September, Andrew Bourland launched a video blog of interviews with technology innovators called ZBIZ.TV  — around the same time the ScobleShow was launched.  Bourland laments the lack of traffic to his and Scoble’s vlogs, citing blog traffic metrics.  He demonstrates that Beet.TV is more popular than the ScobleShow.  Bourland calls Beet.TV "my favorite videoblog"  […]


AOL Video Search Chief to Content Creators: Use Rich Text Annotation to Get Clips Found

Click To Play At the Streaming Media West Conference on Tuesday, I had the good fortune to chat with keynote speaker Tim Tuttle, a pioneer in online video search. Tim founded the San Francisco-based Truveo and sold it to AOL earlier this year.  He now heads video search for AOL and is a Vice President. […]


WOW: The New York Times TV Critic Calls Beet.TV “Superb”

What can I say except to say THANK YOU to Virginia Heffernan, television critic for the New York Times and blogger of Screens.  In her post today, she refers to Beet.TV as "superb."  Wow, how thrilling. Thank you so much. Timeswoman extraordinaire Virginia Heffernan  Photo from the amazing Mediashift — Andy Plesser Screens, New York […]


Beet.TV Alert: Revver is Nominated for Emmy Award!

This morning in New York, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for The Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards. How awesome is this: Revver has been nominated for Outstanding Innovation and Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for the Best Use of “On Demand” Technology Over the Public (open) Internet.  Here are […]


Historic Jazz Clip on Google Video — Amazing John Coltrane/Stan Getz Performance

OK, so we are not normally a “cultural” channel here at Beet.TV (but we have culture!), but wanted to share this gem we just found on Google Video.  It’s a very rare performance by John Coltrane and Stan Getz in Germany in 1960.  It might be the only performance filmed or recorded of the great […]


Downloadable Flash Video on the Horizon: Adobe Readies “Apollo”

[Download video to your computer | Upload to iPod, PSP] Flash Video, a program developed by Macromedia in San Francisco, has become a ubiquitous program for online video. Forrester Research recently reported that Flash video players are in 95 percent of Web browsers. It’s become the platform of the online video explosion. Some viewers of Beet.TV […]


Value of Blogs? It’s All About “Engagement,” Declares Robert Scoble…Digg and Ze Frank Have It….Check out Our Panel on the Business of Video Blogging Streaming from San Jose!!!!

[Download video to your computer | Upload to iPod, PSP] Here’s my second interview with Robert Scoble from the Streaming Media West Conference. There’s been lots of talk here about video blogs and advertising and what will work. Robert says that "engagement" factor is key to a blog’s influence and success. He cites the Ze Frank […]


Google Goes Wild for Wikis — And So Does Scoble (and Beet.TV)

[Download video to your computer | Upload to iPod, PSP] The tech world has  been buzzing about Google’s acquistion yesterday of JotSpot, the three-year old company that provides a hosted service mainly to corporate customers for building wikis.  No doubt about it:  Wiki’s are ready for the corporate world and the masses. I spoke with Robert […]

1 2