“Citizen” Videos about Primaries Goes up on NYTimes.com Tomorrow

Click To Play play_blip_movie_555095(); Earlier today I interviewed Cynthia Farrar, the CEO and producer of PurpleStates.TV Tomorrow, the first of nearly a dozen video segments produced by her new company and reported by non-professional citizen journalists, go up on the Op-Ed pages of the NYTimes.com  The videos will be uploaded…

“Alive in Baghdad” Videographer Killled in Baghdad

Click To Play play_blip_movie_312908(); We were saddened to read about the death of Ali Shafeya Al-Moussawi, a 22-year-old reporter for the award-winning online video show "Alive in Baghdad."  About a year ago I interviewed the Brian Conley founder and executive producer (above) who gave an overview on the show and…

Brightcove Hits 120 Million Unique Users Per Month

Click To Play play_blip_movie_296269(); Brightcove provides video services for 4000 commercial publishers, which in turn serves video clips to 120 million unique users per month.  Having dropped its consumer facing portal and its business as an advertising network, the company is fully focused on its platform business.    These are…

“Outsider” Blog Posts Are Saved on NYTimes.com via Blogrunner

Click To Play play_blip_movie_547372(); In the "battle" of technology news aggregators Techmeme vs. Blogrunner, little Techmeme has the juice: it is the "water cooler" of the blogosphere, wrote power blogger Michael Arrington last month when Blogrunner was integrated into the NYTimes.com Technology page. While Techmeme grows in influence, Blogrunner has…

The World’s Most Influential Video Blogger is Italy’s Beppe Grillo

Here at the purple channel, we’ve been covering video bloggers who are exploring and establishing the medium.   But none have had the impact of the Italian video blogger Beppe Grillo.  In today’s Technorati rankings of the most influential bloggers, determined by the number of other blogs that link in, he…