10,000 Companies Use Facebook, Co-Founder Tells Beet.TV

Click To Play Facebook is hugely popular among college and high school students. And a staggering number of companies use Facebook to establish social networks. We hadn’t really known how widespread business use was of the very cool platform. We had an expansive interview with co-founder Chris Hughes about Facebook’s early beginnings, its business model, […]


YouTube’s Chad Hurley is Not Worried about Microsoft

Click To Play We spoke with Chad Hurley, CEO and Co-founder of YouTube, at the AlwaysOn conference at Stanford. We had a good chat with him after his panel moderated by the Wall Street Journal’s Kara Swisher. When Kara asked him about Microsoft, he told the audience that Microsoft wants to make a “clone” of […]



Kate and I are headed to Silicon Valley on Tuesday morning. Straight from SFO, we’ll be visiting the headquarters of CNET and Yahoo!, then we head to the campus of Stanford University for the AlwaysOn Summit We’ll be vlogging like mad, so please check your RSS feed or hit refresh often to find interviews with […]


Newsweek’s Steven Levy on Future Vloggers: Amateurs May Drop to a Second Tier as the Medium Demands Greater Production Values

Click To Play Unlike blogs where anyone can sit around in their pajamas in a dimly lit room at home and crank out a fine and successful blog, vlogging involves a lot more elements – compelling content, production value and relevancy.  Steven Levy, Newsweek’s senior editor for tech coverage, tells Beet.TV that as online video […]


HOLD THAT REMOTE! Forbes Poised to Overtake CNBC in Video Viewership, Declares Top Exec

Adblock [Download video to your computer | Upload to iPod, PSP]  Forbes.com has developed a sophisticated and successful online video platform which produces a considerable amount of original content. It has a full blown television studio and production staff. Like CNET, it has been a pioneer among Web publishers who have made a strong commitment […]


Newsweek’s Steven Levy: Net Neutrality Must Stay to Keep Community Video in Fast Lane

Click To Play Net Neutrality has been a hot topic of debate for over a year now. We visited the headquarters of Newsweek magazine in steamy Manhattan on Monday to ask Senior Editor & Chief Technology Writer Steven Levy what Net Neutrality means for folks like us who generate and share video. Steven comes down […]


WOW! Dow Jones MarketWatch Tunes into Beet.TV!!!

We’ve just read a wonderful story about Beet.TV on Dow Jones MarketWatch written by veteran columnist Frank Barnako.  We can’t believe the headline — our work gets top billing over NBC News and The New York Times! Incredible! Frank’s been covering the Internet and media space for nearly 10 years. His "Internet Daily" was my […]


Historic Day on Online Video: President Bush Caught in Candid Moment on Video with Tony Blair

You won’t hear Bush say shit on most television broadcasts, but you can hear it all on this unedited clip from Reuters from the G-8 summit where Prime Minister Tony Blair’s live microphone picked up conversation with President George Bush.  It’s an extraordinary look at the dynamics of the two world leaders. The tape is […]


Politics, the Web and the Midterm Elections: Joe Trippi Is Stunned by Sen. Lieberman’s Web-Powered Foe

Click To Play One of the most high-profile campaigns in this election cycle pits the incumbent Joseph Lieberman against the blogger-backed challenger, antiwar unknown Ned Lamont. According to political consultant Joe Trippi, Lamont’s quick rise in visibility and fundraising is emblematic of how new media tools like blogs and viral video are impacting political campaigns […]


New York Times Advertising Columnist Declares NYC is Center of the Universe (Again, Finally, After 15 Years!)

Click To Play We spoke with New York Times advertising columnist Stuart Elliott about the impact of technology on the advertising business. He tells us it’s a time of both considerable forment and creativity for Madison Avenue.  Much of the creativity, he tells us, is coming from small ad agencies in Manhattan.  He sees a […]


Online Film Start-up Hopes to Define the Look of the New Media

Click To Play Far from Hollywood and Madison Avenue, a small start-up from the Bay Area is creating a network of gifted filmmakers and a powerful online distribution system for short films about travel and destinations, primarily in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. I spoke with TurnHere founder and CEO Brad Inman today […]


Holy Sh#%&T!!! Beet.TV is Picked by TypePad

We cannot believe it. We have just received one of the greatest compliments to be bestowed on any blogger — we are the featured blog today on the home page of TypePad. The company hosts millions and million of blogs, including this one. They highlight just one blog a day, so it is a great […]


Republicans or Democrats: Who’s Better Online? Joe Trippi Weighs In

Click To Play We caught up with political strategist Joe Trippi today at the CASE conference in Manhattan. Joe was a featured speaker at the gathering of some 700 university administrators. We are wondering about technology and the midterm elections and asked him to size up the relative prowess of Republicans versus Democrats in utilizing […]


Why We Love Beets: The Hippy Chef Pares the Story

OK, I’m sure you’ve been wondering why we named our vlog after a mildly obscure root vegetable. We think beets are very tasty and provide a nice, wholesome image. (If an apple works for a computer maker, why not a beet for a vlogger?) We’ve been searching the Internet for some good videos about our […]


Snakes, Pirates, Songs – Oh My! Forrester’s Charlene Li Talks Advertising and UGC

Click To Play Forrester Research’s Charlene Li talks about some of the ways that advertisers and marketers are incorporating the user generated content phenomenon into their outreach to customers. She mentions one of the most widely anticipated summer movies, the seemingly undistinguished ‘Snakes On a Plane’, that has enjoyed priceless publicity on the Web after […]


Wake up Corporate America, “You Are Being Watched,” says Super Blogger Jeff Jarvis

Click To Play   BuzzMachine power blogger Jeff Jarvis offered his perspective on companies who want to get on board the online video train at the PaidContent mixer last week, but cautioned that companies need to change their approach to interacting with customers and recognize that the shoe is on the other foot so to […]


OK Rocketboom’s Amanda is Gone, Now Who is Andrew Baron?

As you probably know by now, Amanda Congdon, the face of Rocketboom has split from the trailblaizing video blog.  It’s HUGE news in the blogesphere — Rocketboom is the top item on Technorati (at 7 am EDT) — beating Ken Lay and North Korea! Amanda explains her side of the story on her blog Amanda […]


Top Internet Analyst Charlene Li Sorts Out the Online Video World and Thinks Yahoo! Has it Right

Click To Play   We dropped by the Forrester Research offices in Silicon Valley recently and spent time with Charlene Li, one of the industry’s most influential and astute analysts of the Internet space.  Charlene explained to us the landscape and spoke about the relative strengths of the YouTube, Yahoo! Video and Google Video models […]


News Flash From Googleplex: Paris Hilton Invades the Blogosphere As Google Challenges YouTube in Online Video Dominance

New Google/MySpace Cross Publishing Program Could be Huge Boost in Battle for Online Video We just learned from insiders at Google that they have launched a very powerful new functionality to their video platform.  We see it as a big step in Google’s battle to gain market share from YouTube and others in the exploding […]


PaidContent’s Rafat Ali: “Journalists are the Weakest Link” in the Digital Revolution and Their Unions Don’t Help

Click To Play   Rafat Ali has made huge strides in bootstrapping his four year-old PaidContent into the “must read” for the entire digital media industry.  When I caught up with the pioneering journalist this week in Manhattan, I asked him how he has succeeded in ways that traditional media hasn’t. He was clear that […]

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