Current TV To Stream Tweets over Live Debate Coverage

Global television network Current TV has teamed up with Twitter for “Hack the Debate,” a live broadcast of the debates this evening that will display real-time Twitter comments from its audience on the screen. The broadcast visualization and online streaming will be powered by Adobe Flash, and the list of cable and satellite channels that […]


Newsweek’s “Real” Dan Lyons Pans Robert Scoble’s Social Networking Panel at MIT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Dan Lyons, formerly known as the Fake Steve Jobs, and now a columnist for Newsweek,  showed up the Technology Review’s EmTech08 conference and wasn’t too taken with the panel on social media moderated by Robert Scoble.  Not one to mince words, the curmudgeonly Bostonian declared in his own blog: "It was like […]


Power Bloggers Tie up with The New York Times as Paper Goes Deep on Tech Coverage

GigaOM, VentureBeat and ReadWriteWeb will be part of expanded technology coverage at the, the paper announced today.  The announcement is part of a redesign of business pages along with a major increase in coverage in a number of sectors including "green" tech and economic issues. The redesigned page goes live today.


SAI’s Michael Learmonth Headed to Advertising Age

Michael Learmonth, who has been covering the the online video space for Silicon Alley Insider for the past several months, and has been beating the pants off many of his colleagues with numerous scoops, is leaving the Insider to join Advertising Age, Beet.TV has learned.


Touring DEMO with Kara Swisher….Veteran WSJ Reporter Mocks Michael Arrington over Journalistic Ethics

SAN DIEGO — Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg, co-executive producers of All Things Digital, are at DEMO in San Diego.  I’ve posted a video of Kara’s first day at the conference including an interview with conference director Chris Shipley.


TechCrunch has Some Beet Juice Too……Check us out on CrunchBase!

For the past several weeks, we have been uploading hundreds of our videos to CrunchBase, the TechCrunch database of the 6000 or more companies the influential tech blog follows.  There is no financial arrangement here, and this is not an exclusive arrangement by any means, but it is an extremely valuable way to expand attention […]


Blogger Hangout at Democratic National Convention, CNET Takes a Tour

Blog coverage of the DNC is high with a record 120 blogs credentialed to cover the convention. CNET reporter Kara Tsuboi goes behind the scene in the “Big Tent,” a sort of giant blogger lounge sponsored by Google, YouTube and Digg.  I’ve posted Kara’s report here.


Online Video News Milestone: CNN Has Live Streaming Video Widget….HuffPost Gets it First

In what we consider a milestone in the syndication of live online video news, CNN has introduced a widget for its live streaming service.


The Rise of The Video Bloggers: Kaltura Comes to WordPress

Now anyone can turn their blog into an video blog, thanks to the release today of Kaltura’s  Interactive Video Plugin 1.0. Kaltura’s video commenting and collaborative editing features, which will be coming to Wikipedia later this year, now can be easily integrated into WordPress. When asked if the availability of this feature could lead to […]


Salon has Micropayment System for Bloggers with Revolution Money

Salon has introduced its new section for community-generated blogs, called Open Salon. The site had been in beta since April. In something of a first for a media company, registered members of Open Salon will can pay fellow members with real money from Revolution Money.  Registered users will get $10 and will be able to […]


Video Bloggers are in “Style”– The New York Times

Wow, great to read that our fellow video bloggers are gaining some attention as trend setters.  The  New York Times Style section’s front-page story, by Alan Salkin, features a feature about a big bash organized by IgniteNYC. Deploys Highly Distributed Strategy for News Video, Charlie Tillinghast Explains

While online news consumption is largely a destination activity akin to picking up a newspaper, Charles Tillinghast, president and publisher of, says that a highly distributed model is essential.


Qik Enters Public Beta and Works on Symbian and Windows Mobile Smart Phones

Qik, pronounced "quick," is enabling a select group of video bloggers, some network news organizations and even Vatican officials to report and document developments with the camera on a smart phone.


David Carr: From Crack Cocaine Addict to Media Critic and Web Video “Star” For The New York Times

I read today’s New York Times Magazine cover story by, and about, David Carr, media columnist for the New York Times.  In addition to writing his media columns, he is the video blogger of The Carpetbagger, an annual series of blog posts and video segments leading up to the Oscars.


Kyte Powers Huffington Post, 50 Cent and other big brands….

Kyte has substantially transformed from being a video camera phone sharing site, to a full-blown online video delivery tool for big brands.  It is much more akin these days to the Platform or BrightCove, than Flixwagon or Qik. Uploads from mobile phones are a small part of the content on the Kyte platform.  It’s really […]


Silicon Alley Insider Raises Funds to Further Expansion

Congrats to Henry Blodget and the crew down the block at the Silicon Alley Insider.  Henry announced that the new media/tech/finance blog has received funding.  Rafat Ali on paidContent reports that the amount is something under $ 1 million at a $6 million post money valuation, which actually is very close to the valuation of […]


GigaOM has Syndication Deal with Business Week

Congrats to Om Malik and the GigaOM crew on their new syndication deal with Business Week, which Om announced today.  Great way to build attention and audience and to build his brand.  Other bloggers have been doing well with syndicated deals, notably both TechCrunch and paidContent with the Above is Om with TechCrunch’s Michael […]


Twitter, A New Universe for Enterprising Journalism: How Marshall Kirkpatrick Says He Confirmed the paidContent Sale..and Pays His Rent

While it was Kara Swisher who first published the news about the sale of paidContent to the Guardian early on Friday morning, super blogger Marshall Kirkpatrick added confirming comments by uncovering a Twitter post and reply between two senior Guardian editors.  Marshall took the "Tweets" as a confirmation of the deal. For more journalists, Twitter […]


TechCrunch in Talks with AOL for $20-30 Million Sale, Report

Kara Swisher, co-executive editor of All things D, had a blockbuster scoop yesterday on the sale of paidContent to the Guardian News & Media Group. Later in the day, she reported that TechCrunch and AOL have been in on and off again talks about an acquisition.


News Flash: The Guardian News & Media has Purchased paidContent

Wow, exciting news for our good friend Rafat Ali who has reportedly agreed to sell paidContent to Britain’s Guardian Media Group for $30 million. The Guardian’s Jemima Kiss just published the news of the acquisition and here is her "thought piece."  However, terms have not been disclosed and the company declined to provide them to […]

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