Robert Levitan on Pando's Embedded Video Attachment Here's the last of our three interviews with Robert Levitan, CEO of Pando, a peer-to-peer BitTorrent based software that allows large files to be sent by various means: a desktop application, email attachment, Skype and embedded code. These files can be as big as 1 GB. You need to download a 3MG application to your desktop which works on both PC and Mac. Working with embed code is the simple way to integrate video into blogs and other HTML platforms. As you explore Google Video, Revver, You
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Seesmic's Cathy Brooks on Video Comments for TypePad and MovableType Seesmic, a new "video conversation company" launched by uber blogger Loic Le Meur, will provide a plug-in for video comments to be uploaded to MoveableType and TypePad blogs later this month, Beet.TV has learned. I caught up with Seesmic evangelist Cathy Brooks at a poolside party at the Digital Hollywood conference. Earlier this month, Seesmic provided a plug-in for WordPress blogs. Today, some 300 blogs are using the plug-in.
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Topix.net Drives News Comments to Established Media Sites Brad interviews Topix.com CEO Chris Tolles. Topix generates more that 60,000 comments a day from news. Many of these comments are generated around local stories and are syndicated to local newspapers and local news web sites. About a third of the comments generated every day go to sites owned by the Tribune and Gannett newspaper chains. So, maybe this is one link in the food chain where aggregated news can feed the original content creator.
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Rhett Woods Demos Adobe's Flash Light 3 We read with interest ZDNet's Larry Dignan's take on the unlikely announcement that Microsoft's Silverlight will run on Adobe's new mobile Flash platform called Flash Light 3.
From our standpoint, Adobe's new Flash player for the phone is pretty awesome. We got this demo earlier this month with Rhett Woods at the Adobe offices in San Francisco. You gotta check this out.
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Alex Blum on JumpTV's Video Marketing Strategy This has been a bit under the radar, but JumpTV, the Toronto-based startup that aggregates foreign broadcast channels onto the public Internet, has raised over $200 million in an IPO managed earlier this month by Morgan Stanley. The company is public on both the Toronto and London exchanges. I caught up with company president Alex Blum on Friday. Alex is a former long time senior AOL executive who charted the introduction of video at AOL during his 8-year tenure.
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Kent Nichols on How Ask a Ninja Is Created It was great to see Kent "Ask a Ninja" Nichols one of the two creators/actors of the award-winning online video episodic show, at the NewTeeVee conference in San Francisco on Wednesday night.After threatening to kill my show because "its getting on my nerves" he disclosed the show's distribution platform. They use CastFire to publish Flash and distribute their podcast. The CastFire player looks really good. We've not been aware of the company and its player.
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Fox's Stefanie Henning on Television vs. Online Video Here's my interview with with Fox Television honcho Stefanie Henning. I asked her about how the emergence of web and mobile video has lead to new creative and technical issues and where Fox is going with all this. (The opening image is black, but hit play and the clip runs fine.) I interviewed Stefanie last month in Hollywood at the AlwaysOn summit. See this video on Beet.TV: http://www.beet.tv/2007/06/hollywood_studi.html
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Vlog Evangelist Anil Dash Preaches Mixed Media in Vlogging This is the last installment of my interview with Anil Dash, Evangelist and marketing guru at Six Apart, the largest blog software company. Anil is an "agnostic" evangelist when it comes to video blogging. He likes the idea of mixed media -- using just text, and incorporating video when it's useful. He likes the Google Reader Blog and thinks it's a particularly good example of a blog that mixes media effectively.
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Craig Barberich on Adobe's Overlay Ads There's been quite a lot of talk lately about the the emergence of overlay ads in the form of "bugs" and "tickers," types of online video advertising which are inserted for a period of time into the video stream --- mostly at the bottom. The Wall Street Journal had a terrific story yesterday on the all this by Kevin Delaney and Emily Steel. (subscription.) We think that overlay ads, particularly "bugs" which allow users to activate ads if they are interested, is very exciting.
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Justin Gunn on Current TV's Staff and Headquarters With editing suites sprouting up around town, global control rooms and newly created state-of-the-art soundstages, San Francisco is a booming video production and distribution center. Beet.TV was in town a couple weeks back for tours of Current TV and Revision3 and I can report that there is quite a lot investment and activity. Here is our tour of Current with Justin Gunn, who heads online programming at Current.com, the online component of Current TV, which was launched in October.
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Charlie Tillinghast on Msnbc.com's News Offerings Msnbc.com has announced that it has expanded its offering of television programming to mobile devices through an alliance with Transpara. NBC News shows being sent to mobile devices include "Today," "Nightly News with Brian Williams" and "Meet the Press." Several MSNBC shows are going mobile too, including "Harball with Chris Matthews" and the "Rachel Maddow Show."Here's the press release.Last week in San Francisco, I spoke with Msnbc.com president and publisher about the continued growth.
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Joy Marcus on the Creation of DailyMotion Video Site DailyMotion, the video sharing site started in France, has dramatically grown to be a global powerhouse according Joy Marcus, who heads U.S. operations for the site. I sat down with Joy earlier this week at Digital Hollywood. She explained that DailyMotion has a channel strategy, with contents organized around various interests and groups. She likens it to a cable operator who offers specific channels.
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Mac William Bishop on the New York Times' Dealbook Videos The newly expanded Dealbook section of The New York Times, is adding several video elements to its offering in an effort to capture the "character-driven drama" of Wall Street, says Mac William Bishop, Video Producer, in this interview with Beet.TV.
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Wales, Keen and Sifry Debate Internet Civility and Anonymity Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, The Cult of the Amateur author Andrew Keen, and Personal Democracy Forum co-founder Micah Sifry discuss the lack of civility in online interactions. They identify the issue as a pitfall of anonymity, which Sifry calls a "double-edged sword."
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Use the Old Google Image Search Layout Wish you could get that old Google Image Search interface back? Patrick feels your pain, and on today's Tekzilla Daily, Veronica shows you his solution for bringing the nostalgia back.
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New Cache Interface for Firefox Hate searching through your cache looking for something you just can't find? Veronica makes it easy, with CacheViewer, which provides an easy-to-navigate interface for all your cache entries on today's Tekzilla Daily.
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Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, Yet Simple to See on Facebook Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, Yet Simple to See on Facebook
L2 - The Morgan Library
On November 5, L2 and NYU Stern hosted its second-annual Innovation Forum at The Morgan Library in New York City. The full-day event addressed innovation in digital marketing and implications for prestige brands.L2 Forums are the largest gatherings of prestige professionals in North America.
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Tina Brown, Jeff Jarvis and Andrew Sullivan Talk Privacy Tina Brown, Jeff Jarvis and Andrew Sullivan Talk Privacy.
The Graduate Center, CUNY - Prohnasky Auditorium
The second fall Perspectives features Daily Beast founder and editor Tina Brown; writer and political commentator Andrew Sullivan; and Jeff Jarvis, author of What Would Google Do?
Moderated by Peter Beinart, the discussion will look at how electronic publishing and the Internet are changing the dissemination of news and information.
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Jon Goldman on Qlipso's Method to Drive Up Video Viewership Qlipso, the Los Angeles based video sharing site, which allows users to interact around videos with friends in "private rooms" with videos and their own avatars, claims 14 million unique monthly viewers. The company says that visitors stay four times longer than conventional video sharing sites. Qlipso purchased the assets of the defunct video site Veoh in April.
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JVP Partners Erel Margalit on Qlipso's Potential Erel Margalit, Managing partner of JVP, the big Israel-based venture firm which has substantial investment in Qlipso, talks about the fund and the opportunities for Qlipso.
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How Free YouTube Makes Money for Google In response to Malcolm Galdwell's review of FREE in The New Yorker, WIRED editor and author Chris Anderson expands on the ways Google makes money from YouTube's free services. "Google wants you to use the Internet," says Anderson. "Your actions let Google make more money by selling ads."
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Scott Galloway on How to Make Content Go Viral By using an email to one of his NYU students as an example, LuxuryLab founder Scott Galloway explains how to make content go viral. Galloway argues that the "viralness" of his email was due to people's appetite for authenticity and humor.
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Jeffrey Cain on New York Times Dealbook's Expansion in 2011 Despite many well established sources for financial journalism, The New York Times will expand its newly revamped Dealbook property with more data features, video and reporter hires, says Jeffrey Cain, managing editor in this interview with Beet.TV. Cain likens Dealtbook to Politico, a publication geared to the business of finance which is finding traction outside of the industry, just a Politico as connected with an audience beyond the Beltway.
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YuMe's Jayant Kadambi on the Problems of Running Ads on Set Top Boxes Flash-based ads don't work on televisions. As a result, the industry exploring a number of scenarios.
YuMe Networks, the online video advertising technology solution provider and ad network, will soon embed its technology in connected devices, so ads can be effectively served.
For an overview of advertising on connected devices and the look of solutions to come, your corespondent spoke with Jayant Kadambi, president and co-founder of YuMe Networks.
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