Oliver Hsiang on StumbleUpon's Online Video Strategy At the New Tee Vee LIve conference in San Francisco, our correspondent Jamison Tilsner interviewed Oliver Hsiang, Director of Strategic Partnerships about the new initiative.
He explains how StumbleUpon is working with various video publishers in getting content onto it site. Publishers are up on the platform including Funny or Die, YouTube, Hulu and TED.
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CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Journalistic Objectivity
CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer told Andy at the TimeWarner Politics 08 Summit that he keeps his opinions out of The Situation Room. "I'm sort of an old-school, serious, hard news reporter who likes to do the news in a responsible way and not necessarily showcase my opinion, but to try to get some information out of the guests or out of the news stories that we're doing," he says.
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John Johnson on Verizon's Preference of Android over iPad Despite relentless speculation about the imminent support of the iPhone and iPad in the U.S., there is no plan for Verizon to support the Apple mobile devices, in the "immediate future," John Johnson, a Verizon Wireless spokesperson told Beet.TV in this video interview.
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Victor Haseman on AOL Video's Move to 16X9 Format AOL Video includes scores of brands in many countries, over several months, much of the video publishing operations was switched to the Brightcove platform. We interviewed Victor Haseman, Director of AOL Video about the company's global use of video and the Brightcove platform. Victor says that the AOL is going to be increasingly changing the presentation of its video to a 16X9 format, which is the wider, and generally a higher quality presentation.
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Alan Warms on Yahoo's Buzztracker and Page Monetization
Yahoo service BuzzTracker's "Most Blogged" feature, which tracks the most linked-to blog posts on the Internet, has been incorporated into the Beta version of the Yahoo News page, Yahoo News General Manager Alan Warms says in this interview. Yahoo acquired BuzzTracker last year, which Warms founded, and is tracking posts from 90,000 blogs with its algorithmic technology. The general release of the new Yahoo News page, currently in Beta, will take place in the next couple of weeks, according
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Kevin Ryan on AlleyCorp's New Publications and Expansions I caught up with with Kevin Ryan, co-founder of AlleyCorp, the parent of Business Insider and its growing network of online publications. Kevin's Manhattan-based company also includes, e-commerce, a CDN business and other ventures. The event was masterly moderated by Henry Blodget, editor of the growing business network which includes the Silicon Alley Insider.Just last month, the company rai
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HiveLive's John Kembell on Customer Communities for Businesses HiveLive, a platform for building business-oriented custom social communities, lets users create custom blogs, wikis, and forums with Web 2.0 building blocks called Hives.While a social network like Facebook is geared toward the mass consumer market, HiveLive is carving out a viable niche for itself in the enterprise market. The company's different focus means it isn't in direct competition with Facebook: "We work with organizations who often use both," CEO John Kembel says.
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Rachel Sklar on the Huffington Post's Video Embedding Eat the Press editor Rachel Sklar will be leaving The Huffington Post after the election to work on her book, according to a report on Gawker today. Andy interviewed Sklar at the TimeWarner Politics 08 summit earlier this week about online video at The Huffington Post and expansions underway at the site. Andy asked Sklar if the site's current soaring traffic will be sustainable after the election, and she responded that the site's many verticals give it a broader appeal than just politics.
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John Battelle on Apple's Search Engine Strategy
Despite the explicit denial by Apple CEO Steve Jobs on plans to build a search engine, the company is doing exactly that, says John Battelle.On Tuesday night, during his on-stage dialogue with Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg, Jobs talked about the explosion of iPhone and iPad apps, which have passed 200,000 and are growing by 20,000 per week. He painted a picture of fast evolving Internet where Web browsing, particularly on mobile devices is becoming mostly App-focused.
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Alan Murray on the Wall Street Journal's Web Reporters
The Wall Street Journal publishes 25-30 videos a day, and the majority of them are produced by the paper's reporters, according to Deputy Managing Editor Alan Murray. As part of a strategy to integrate online video with the reporting, The Journal trains reporters on a regular basis in New York and San Francisco to use Sony HDR-HC9 cameras.This is more evidence that multi-platform reporting is an increasingly necessary skill for today's journalists.
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Lance Podel on Next New Networks' Revenues in 2009 Despite the overall downturn in the advertising market, online studio Next New Networks is on a path to turn a profit this year, CEO Lance Podell told me during an interview at the company's headquarters in New York. During the first four months of 2009 Next New Networks booked the same amount of ad revenue as the company did in all of 2008, he said. New advertisers include Warner Bros. "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince" film, Converse and Unilever.
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Lee Brenner on How MySpace Initiatives Target Younger Voters MySpace has played a major role in young voter outreach this election, according to MySpace Political Director Lee Brenner. It formed MyDebates.org in partnership with the Commission on Presidential Debates, conducted a poll with NBC News and the Wall Street Journal Online geared toward younger voters, and is working with major voter registration groups like Rock the Vote. The MyDebates tools allow users to watch the entire debates or segments related to the issues that interest them. Tom B
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Andy Plesser on Beet.TV's Online Video Round Table CNET News.com Dan Farber and TechCrunch co-editor Erick Schonfeld will join me in moderating in-depth discussions on technology, monetization and the changing role of video in journalism and entertainment. Among the thirty participants are senior executives from AOL, Akamai, Adap.TV, BigThi
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John Battelle on Federated Media Solutions John Battelle, founder and CEO of Federated Media says that his company has evolved from being a media buying firm for blogs to a "media company" which creates innovative media solutions for clients.
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Steve Jurvetson on Nielsen's Media Viewership Measurement
Nielsen teamed with Integrated Media Mesurement Inc. to create the first out-of-home national television rating system, the companies announced yesterday. IMMI uses cell phones to measure consumers' media consumption wherever they happen to be, making it possible to track viewing in locations like gyms, offices, and bars.The full press release can be viewed here. Andy interviewed Steve Jurvetson at the AlwaysOn conference about IMMI.
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Magid Abraham on comScore's New Tool to Track Video Consumption In an effort to track video consumption of users who view video online, on TV and via mobile, comScore is organizing a global panel of 25,000. CEO Magid Abraham explains the industry need and the new monitoring system from comScore.
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Technorati's Peter Hirshberg on the Rise of Citizen Video Journalism
Peter Hirshberg, Executive VP at Technorati, charts the emergence of "citizen video journalism" and considers how community-generated content might impact mainstream media. And, he talks about some early successful uses of video by The New York Times, notably recent video segments David Pogue. Hirshberg was interviewed on April 6 at the annual meeting of the Arthur Page Society, a professional association of corporate communications executives.See this video on Beet.TV: http://www.beet.tv/2
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Dartmouth's Paul Argenti on CEO Bloggers We spoke to Paul Argenti of the Tuck School at Dartmouth at the Arthur Page Society meeting in Manhattan and got his take on the appropriateness of corporate blogging.
According to Paul, the value of a blog authored by a senior exec is problematic; an exec at a high level with a blog is going to have to adhere to some of the basic tenets of blogging – namely that they should have something to say beyond touting their companies assets or regurgitating press releases.
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CNET's Molly Wood on Ad Solutions for CNET's Video Freebies CNETTV executive Editor Molly Wood calls CNET's freebie clips "ambassador" content. Plus, she explains, that while ads could be attached to a download, they can't be updated or changed, so best to make it all ad-free. Also there is a very cool RSS functionality to get feeds to your iTunes of reviews of particular products or brands.t
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Joe Trippi on the Impact and Future of Citizen Journalism Joe Trippi, political operative and Internet visionary, shares his views of citizen journalism, its future and the impact it will have on companies. Joe is the author of "The Revolution will not be Televised,"
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New York Times Len Apcar on the Use of Hyperlinks by Web News Sites
Len Apcar, the editor of the New York Times online, explains how the Internet is changing traditonal media and how big media Web sites like the Times are more and more willing to provide hyperlinks to relevant information. He cites an example where an article about a recall of Ford vehicles included a link to the Ford corporate Web site, where Ford owners could learn more about the specific details of the vehicles being recalled, and easily determine if their vehicles were included.
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