Pete Rojas, editor in chief of Engadget, one of the world’s most influential blogs, ranked number one or two, by Technorati, visited the Beet.TV studios last night to talk about a wide range of topics.

The gadget guru longs for extensive video on mobile devices.  He says that it’s eventually going to happen, but that wireless carriers are entrenched in their "walled gardens" and only provide carefully selected materials at this time.

To be successful in the video world, carriers’ "gates" need to be opened to provide the vast trove of video found on the Web to their customers.  Pete thinks that the availability of Flash on mobile devices sometime next year will help speed this along — providing the phone companies change their attitudes.

Here’s the story of YouTube and Verizon in today’s New York Times.  And here’s the story from Engadget.


Here’s Pete on the cover of New York magazine earlier this year.  Despite the fame and decent payday on the sale of Weblogs to AOL, Pete is one of the hardest working and most humble dudes I know.

Andy Plesser