Obama Launches Presidential Bid with Web Video: Senator Has Comprehensive Online Video Strategy in Place with Brightcove

Earlier today, U.S. Senator Barack Obama announced the formation of an exploratory committee for a run for the White House with a three-minute video clip that can be shared by embed or e-mail.  (Here it is, above.) He might be exploring, but he’s put in place an innovative online video strategy with Brightcove, the fast-growing […]


New York Times Media Critic as Media Innovator — David Carr is a Very Cool Video Blogger…

  Mainstream media has no choice but to reinvent itself. The New York Times is undertaking some very un-Times-like enterprises with spunky videoblogs by the likes of David Pogue and media critic David Carr. The Washington Post is doing some innovative work with online video as is ZDNet. Carr is the author of the Carpetbagger, […]


Download New York Times Video Clips Now from Apple iTunes — off the new Tivo Cast, too….

The New York Times has been publishing an increasing number of video clips in the past year. The videos have included reporter commentary, TV news-style highly-edited pieces and spunky videoblog pieces by tech columnist David Pogue, media critic David Carr and others. We understand that the Times has been successful in selling high-priced video advertising […]


Peer-to-Peer Software Creates Embed Code of Big Video Files — “Cut and Paste” HDTV Video onto Blogs, MySpace and More…..

Click To Play View a transcript of this interview Here’s the last of our three interviews with Robert Levitan, CEO of Pando, a peer-to-peer BitTorrent based software that allows large files to be sent by various means: a desktop application, email attachment, Skype and embedded code. These files can be as big as 1 GB. […]


Vlog Evangelist Anil Dash Preaches Mixed Media

Click To Play View a transcript of this interview This is the last installment of my interview with Anil Dash, Evangelist and marketing guru at Six Apart, the largest blog software company.  (Beet.TV is published on Six Apart’s TypePad platform.) Anil is an "agnostic" evangelist when it comes to video blogging.  He likes the idea […]


Scoble Does Lunch with Bill Gates at CES

Here’s an exclusive interview from by Robert Scoble with his old boss Bill Gates.  The interview was taped yesterday in Las Vegas at CES.  As you may know, Robert has been publishing the Scoble Show on Podtech.  Recently, he has begun to add a Flash player, which is a great addition to the show. I […]


CES “In HDTV” — On2 Technologies To Unveil Video Compression Software for Downloading HDTV

It is inevitable that the quality of Internet video is going to improve dramatically in the months ahead.  It’s also clear that more quality Net video will be viewable on television screens — including those that display in HDTV. Better video file compression software, better video players, faster connectivity and other factors will play a […]


Net Video Is Coming to the TV, Finally — Akimbo is Leading the Way, Says William Randolph Hearst — Apple’s iTV Is Not Far Behind

Click To Play View a transcript of this interview Internet video is moving to the big screen TV set. It’s going to happen in a big way this year. Certainly there is a great deal of anticipation of what Apple is about to do with its iTV. And, Tivo has been moving in this direction. […]


Big Video Files Move as E-Mail Attachments with Pando File Sharing Software

View a transcript of this interview Sending big video files around by e-mail is limited.  Many e-mail programs limit outgoing and incoming files to 10 MG.    Pando, a peer-to-peer BitTorrent-based sharing program, is now allowing users of Outlook, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, Hotmail and AOL to send up to a 1 GB file with their […]


Get Better “Google Juice” Through Effective Blogging, Six Apart’s Anil Dash Explains

Click To Play View a transcript of this interview Here’s my second interview with Anil Dash, evangelist for Six Apart, the biggest blog software company. Anil explains something basic and essential: successful blogging brings high search recognition on Google, referred to by some as "Google Juice." Having content that can be found by Google is […]


BusinessWeek’s Jon Fine to Mainstream Media: You Don’t Necessarily Have the “Secret Sauce”

Click To Play View a transcript of this interview Jon Fine, the highly influential media and advertising columnist for BusinessWeek dropped by the Beet.TV studios earlier this week to share his thoughts on the vast changes in the economics of content development. Jon is a rock musician.  He reflects on the change of costs for […]


Veotag Indexes Videos to Create “Chapters”

Click To Play There is so much video out there but it’s hard find which is useful. Companies from the large video sharing sites to new search start-ups are making video easier to find. It’s a critical area for development for our industry. Veotag has developed a technology to index videos, meaning a tool to […]


Believe in Beets: Borcht is Hangover Cure, CNET’s Chow Editor Reveals — More Holiday Food Tips from Video-Centric Food Site

Click To Play View a transcript of this interview Earlier this month, I caught up with CNET’s Chow food editor Aida Mollenkamp in Manhattan’s Union Square Park.  She was in town with her boss Jane Goldman to tell us about plans to publish user-generated videos of recipes and restaurant reviews on the site in the […]


Chris Anderson Sees “Long Tail” of Business Opps for Individual Video Producers

Here’s our second installment of my interview with Wired editor in chief Chris Anderson in his office in San Francisco. Chris’s "Long Tail" is the number one business book of the year on Amazon. Chris frames the imperative of individuals blogging and vlogging and says it’s not necessarily about money at this stage, but much […]


Skype Is New Distribution Platform for High Quality Video Files

I spoke with Robert Levitan of Pando earlier this week.  Pando has created a BitTorrent-based peer-to-peer desktop application that allow users to quickly send files to each other.  The files can be up to 1 GB.  This is important as the distribution of high quality video files is difficult, slow and costly.  Pando has a […]


The “Scoop” for 2007: The Customer will be Video Producer — Empowered with New Video Sharing Tools, Legions of Companies and Media Publishers Will Feature User Generated Video

Click To Play How cool is this? A new marketing site for Haagen-Dazs ice cream has a promotion going on, inviting  ice cream lovers with video cams to upload their own ice cream recipes to the page. The New York Times regional paper in South Carolina, the Spartanburg Herald Journal, is asking readers to upload […]


Eat This Video: CNET’s “Chow” Food Site to Upload Community-Generated Content in the New Year

Click To Play Jane Goldman is a pioneering editor whom many of us remember from the Industry Standard where she was Editor, working for Jonathan Weber and John Battelle. Two years ago, Jane launched Chow magazine — an edgy, new kind of food magazine.  Here’s a story about the launch from Newsweek. After the publication’s […]


Om Speaks: Cisco’s Promise of Broadband is Here — Next Year’s Video Revolution will be About a Faster Network in the U.S.

Click To Play It was great to see Om Malik earlier this month in San Francisco at the world headquarters of GigaOM, the increasingly influential blog about technology.    I’ve known Om Malik for nearly 10 years through his work at Forbes, Red Herring and Business 2.0.  He has been covering broadband as deeply as […]


Stumbleupon Now Organizes Videos in Cool New Skin….Time Magazine’s Person of the Year is “You” — “YouTube Gurus” Loom Large in the Annual Issue

Click To Play Stumbleupon is a powerful community tool to organize preferences of Web sites around personal and group interests.  (I am pleased to say that a lot of folks stumbleupon Beet.TV, which I know from reviewing my traffic logs — and that’s great!) It’s been growing and now there are some 1.6 million registered […]


Rocketboom Finds Audiences Beyond the Digerati, Host Joanne Colan Tells Beet.TV — Wiki Translation of Show Is in German

We are huge fans of Rocketboom, the pioneering video blog that has continued to be innovative after more than 500 shows.  We think Joanne Colan is a witty and charming host.  Yesterday, we visited the studio to watch the taping of today’s show. We had some fun watching Joanne’s give and take with producer Ian […]

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