Exclusive: Adobe Media Player Launch Delayed Until Next Year

Click To Play play_blip_movie_350868(); The introduction of the much anticipated Adobe Media Player (AMP), the desktop application that allows users to download and save Flash files, will launch in Beta this year but won’t have a full introduction until next year.  A spokesperson from Adobe told Beet.TV late last week:…

“Money is the Sex of Silicon Valley,” Declares Valleywag’s Owen Thomas

Kara Swisher is having lots of fun these days with her video camera.  She just posted this interview with Valleywag’s new editor Owen Thomas.  Owen talks about the power of gossip in the Valley and what is "sexy."  Well, it’s money natch.  No surprise — but it’s an interesting interview…

Joost’s Debut Singed by Firewalls

Click To Play play_blip_movie_351221(); Beet.TV has learned from a high-level industry source that the deployment of Joost has been delayed in large part by issues related to firewalls that block access. The problem with firewalls is not new, it’s been discussed for sometime on Joost forums, but the roadblock highlights…

New York Times Reports: Online Advertising as Entertainment!

Click To Play play_blip_movie_348198(); Amazing but true, folks are watching advertising on their PC’s as a form of entertainment, according to today’s advertising column by Stuart Elliott.  Stuart’s article is about veryfunnyads.com and the emerging trend of consumer opting to watch ads and branded video on the web. Viewers will…

Could Topix “Kill Off American Newspapers?”

Click To Play play_blip_movie_348026(); Topix has grown to be a top-twenty news site.  The platform facilitates interactivity in the form of comments, mostly around localized news.  You simply type in your zip code and comment on local news.  The company is generating content for its site and is a solution…

Topix.net Drives News Comments to Established Media Sites

Click To Play play_blip_movie_343083(); In today’s New York Times, Brad Stone writes about the recent announcement Google to place comments around news stories from media organizations on the Google site.    There’s been a lot of concern among major media that this constitutes a further cannibalization of original reporting by…