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 […]


Veteran Microsoft Watcher Mary Jo Foley Expects Scoble’s New Venture to be Huge

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. […]


Rocketboom Goes BoingBoing in New Partnership

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 […]


Google “Wants all The World’s Video,” and File Size DOES NOT MATTER!

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. […]


Robert Scoble Talks about the New Gig

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 […]


Ethan Fassett Explains the Big Changes at Yahoo! Video

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 […]

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