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 […]


William Randolph Hearst Frames the Power and Appeal of Online Video: An Old Woody Allen Joke Brings it all Home

Click To Play OK, we’ve been reading and blogging and watching this whole video revolution.  Why is it happening? Is it the cheap digital devices for capturing video or the simple video sharing sites of "Web 2.0"?  Sure, but that’s just part of it. Here’s what I think:  We trust what we see in video. […]


The Future of Online Advertising is Video — Paid Search Works but “Doesn’t Grab the Heart and Mind,” says Analyst David Hallerman…..Dartmouth Researchers Crack Video Forgeries

Click To Play Earlier this month eMarketer released a report by senior analyst David Hallerman on the the future of online advertising.  Last week, David sat down with Beet.TV’s Kate Lyon. He explained the promise and power of video advertising. He says that while paid search will be the biggest growth sector next year, the […]


Robert Scoble – Shel Israel’s “Naked Conversations” Named Top-10 Tech Book by Amazon……..So Long TechCrunch’s Marshall Kirkpatrick and Thanks for the Tips!

Click To Play I was really pleased to see that "Naked Conversation" has been such a big hit this year.  So cool to see that Amazon named it one of the top-ten technology books for the year.  It’s a really good book for anyone interested in the future of media and communications, and it’s great […]


YouTube/Verizon Deal is a Start, but Carriers Must Open up as “Selected Clips” Are Useless, Engadget’s Peter Rojas Tells Beet.TV

Click To Play 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 […]


Rocketboom is Fully Searchable with Podzinger, Andrew Baron Explains…… to Pay $400 for Consumer-Generated Video Clips

Click To Play Rocketboom founder Andrew Baron is a pioneering video blogger who has always been on the cutting technical edge of vlogging, including advanced syndication strategies and the distribution of file formats for multiple platforms. Andrew has tackled one of the biggest challenges facing video bloggers — how to make video content searchable. To […]


Guba is “Farthest Along” In Monetizing Independently Produced Videos, Exec Says

Click To Play Guba has built a successful platform to download full-length films, as noted in our first post with Bart Myers. The company enjoys the cooperation of major film studios.  And, it appears to have figured out digital rights management issues. Bart also told me that the company is very far along with monetizing […]


Video Search from Outer Space: Google Earth Links to Cool Videos from Bay Area Start-up TurnHere — William Randolph Hearst III Makes Investment…….CNET’s Webshots Introduces Video Sharing

[Download video to your computer | Upload to iPod, PSP] How is video found? Well, metadata, peer rankings, audio search, phonetics analysis and more.  But video can found through satellite photography. Yes, my friends, this is true! Google Earth has been providing a link from its satellite images of Northern California to video clips about […]


High Flying TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington Predicts the Demise of Many Traditional Media Players……Microsoft Maven Mary Jo Foley is Shocked that Zune is not Compatible with Vista

Click To Play Despite a driving rain storm, Michael Arrington drew quite a crowd to his TechCrunch mixer last night in Manhattan.  I caught up with him at the party and got him to wiggle his new Arrington bobble head doll for Beet.TV!  Not sure this is the launch of new product line for the […]

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