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. […]

 

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 […]

 

Anil Dash, Blog Evangelist, on The Simple Secrets of Effective Videoblogging

Click To Play Earlier this month, I sat down with Anil Dash, the chief evangelist for Six Apart, the world’s biggest blog software company.  They develop and run TypePad (Beet’s platform), Movable Type, Vox and LiveJournal. Anil is one of the top thought leaders in the field.  He explains the simplicity and value of posting […]

 

You ARE Invited to Davos This Year: Star Vloggers Andrew Ross Sorkin and Tony Perkins Will Get you “In” — Business Vlogging to Takeoff in New Year

In my vlogging, I like to introduce my visitors to industry leaders by providing the passions and vision of the interviewee.  It’s not easy to make good business video, but I believe that business people are "talkers" — leaders and sales persons.  They know how to emote and this can be caught on camera.  Business […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

Consumers Are Discovering Video on Their Digital Cameras in Big Numbers: CNET’s Photo Sharing Site Integrates Video — Could Flickr and Picasa Be Far Behind?

Click To Play According Martin Green, head of CNET’s WebShots site, about 20 percent of users of digital cameras are aware or have used the video function on their digital cameras. He says more and more are figuring this out and sees it as a big trend. CNET’s Webshots has responded by incorporating video upload […]

 

Beet.TV Has Sponsors…Blinkx and The NewsMarket Join the Party….

Click To Play You might have noticed the cool banner ads on the site for Blinkx and The NewsMarket. They went up today. These are our first sponsorships. Beet.TV has been gaining a lot of currency lately and it’s very exciting. We’re publishing daily and have built an archive of over 200 posts. The vlog […]

 

MIT and Wharton Team Up for Wiki about Web 2.0 — Attention Beet.TV Viewers: YOU Should Write the Chapters on Online Video!

A Wiki on "Web 2.0" has just launched.  The project is called  We Are Smarter Than Me.  It’s being organized by the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, along with global powerhouse Pearson Publishing. Students and alumni from the schools will receive messages inviting them to collectively […]

 

Online Video IS the “Long Tail,” Says Chris Anderson — Amazon Names His Book #1 Business Title of 2006……Timesman David Carr is Super Vlogger!

Click To Play Earlier this week I visited the busy editorial offices of Wired Magazine in San Francisco.  I caught up with Chris Anderson, editor in chief, whose The Long Tail has been a runaway non-fiction book.  Amazon has ranked it the number one Business Book of the Year. The book has just one chapter […]

 

World’s Top Ranked Blogger Explains How He Made it Happen…Dartmouth Women Loom Large in Online Video News Coverage….Beet.TV Posts # 201!

Click To Play Peter Rojas has blogged like crazy for the past five years, launching Gizmodo, the first gadget blog, then Engadget.  Engadget is the first or second most influential blogs on the Technorati influential list. He talks about the passion, honesty and hard work that is necessary for success. Thanks Pete, you are an […]

 

Microsoft Plans to Dominate Video Downloads and XBox 360 is a Major Step, Gadget Guru Peter Rojas Says…….Revver Launches Spiffy New Interface with Groovy New Widget!

Click To Play Sure, there’s been a lot said about XBox 360 as the "Trojan Horse" in the living room, providing Internet TV in the form of a spiffy game console. Peter Rojas, editor in chief of Engadget, sees this development as part of a Microsoft plan to dominate video downloads to the home to […]

 

Mainstream Media To Embrace Homegrown Video Uploads: New York Times Newspapers, Conde Nast and Others Take the Plunge — Believe it! ……GigaOm Launches Blog to Cover the Online Video World

The entire scope and definition of community generated content is about to be transformed as major publishers integrate video upload tools to their pages. Simple-to-use video upload utilities from Brightcove and VideoEgg are being deployed on The Boston Globe and other New York Times regional newspapers, as well as integrated into Conde Nast sites.  Both […]

 

Microsoft Readies “Flash Attack” for the New Year

We’ve been talking about Flash, the application found in nearly all browsers to view video and other rich media.  There’s no doubt that without Flash, YouTube and virtually all consumer-generated video sites or professional publishers would not be streaming millions of clips every day. Microsoft is about to introduce Microsoft Expression Blend, which some industry […]

 

Video Ads on “GoogleTube” Will be Predominately “Professional” Clips and Amateur Video Will be a Powerful Magnet, Predicts Analyst David Hallerman

Click To Play eMarketer senior analyst David Hallerman is skeptical of the pre-deal statements from YouTube executives that the site will not insert videos into the clips.  Right now, advertising on YouTube is banner and text advertising.  Whether video ads will be inserted remains to be seen, but David believes that Google made the acquisition […]

 
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