News Update: PaidContent Gets Paid by Bigtime VC — Stay Tuned For Beet’s Interview with Rafat Ali from New York City!
Click To Play Nobody covers the online media space better than PaidContent.org. Started by Rafat Ali just three years ago, the scrappy start-up often beats the mainstream media to scoops and insights into emerging trends. Rafat has created a successful media brand in a super competitive vertical space by hard work and smarts. Very inspiring. […]
Online Video is Hot New Sector for Venture Capital: Battery Ventures’ Kara Nortman Surveys the Scene
Click To Play The world of online video is definitely more than a blip on the radar screen of many of the top venture capital firms. We caught up with Kara Nortman of the top-tier Boston/Menlo Park-based venture capital firm, Battery Ventures. Kara is looking closely at the emerging trend in online video and […]
Click To Play We met up with Kevin Sladek, one of the founders of VideoEgg, a very cool San Francisco startup that provides a simple tool to upload and share videos directly on various blog platforms, e-Bay and e-mail. Kevin founded VideoEgg in 2004 with his two classmates from Yale – Matt Sanchez and […]
New Yorker’s Ken Auletta “Goes Long” on Time Warner — He Ponders: Is MySpace a GoodSpace for News Corp.
Click To Play We spoke with the New Yorker’s Ken Auletta, a great guy who we think is the media industry’s most interesting and informed observer. (And the best dresser, by far!) We caught up with him outside the Yale Club in Manhattan. Ken is perplexed by the lack of enthusiasm from Wall Street […]
Click To Play It’s hard to find someone who knows Microsoft better than Mary Jo Foley, editor of the widely read and respected Microsoft Watch. I caught up with her today, a couple blocks from her Manhattan offices, to talk about Robert Scoble’s impact on Microsoft, the way the news of his departure broke […]
Top Microsoft Video Strategist to Corporations: Take a Lesson from al-Qaeda…and You Better Embrace “Reactive Media” Pronto
Click To Play Please Note: On Friday, Todd told Beet.TV that MSN would match YouTube in uploads. To understand the stark power of community-generated video, Microsoft online video strategist Todd Herman says look at how al-Qaeda has used online video to disintermediate traditional media. Todd says the effectiveness of terrorists should be a wake-up call […]
Amazing But True: The Wall Street Journal Credited Beet.TV on Scoble Scoop – But Just for a Few Hours :(
Kate and I were absolutely stunned and delighted to see the Wall Street Journal credited Beet.TV’s scoop on Robert Scoble leaving Microsoft to go to PodTech. We saw the article online from our little production booth at around 3:00 PST on Sunday afternoon at the Vloggercon conference in San Francisco. We fell off our chairs. […]
Click To Play The world’s most influential blog is teaming up with the world’s most influential vlog. During Rocketboom’s turn on the stage at the Vloggercon conference, co-founder Andrew Baron announced that the hit vlog would be partnering with BoingBoing to create a video blog version of the popular blog. Andrew explained that BoingBoing was […]
Click To Play All the world’s videos? That’s a lot of storage! We knew that Google Video had changed its user interface and video approval process just a couple weeks ago and we had some questions for Hunter Walk, a Business Product Manager at Google Video when I visited the Googleplex in Mountain View, Ca. […]
After Beet.TV broke the news on Saturday night that Microsofts’s Robert Scoble (L) would be leaving for a job at PodTech, he returned to the Vloggercon conference on Sunday to talk about his reasons for leaving Microsoft and the opportunites that await him with John Furrier and the team at PodTech. Here is a photo […]
Yahoo! has just made some very significant changes to its video service. Seems to us it’s being set up with social networking in mind and has a great set of utilities to facilitate that. Ethan Fassett explains the new services, and addresses vlogger concerns about copyright and advertising. These were issues on the minds of […]