Washington Post Syndicates Purple States TV Purple States TV, an online political show reported through the eyes of five citizen journalists, will syndicate its videos to The Washington Post politics site beginning tomorrow, founder and executive producer Cynthia Farrar told me in an interview on the Beet.TV rooftop earlier today. The videos will be featured on the front page of the online politics section as part of the Post's "core political coverage," she says.
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Mark Cuban on Why TV Networks Should Charge for Content Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban and television personality-turned-entrepreneur Brooke Burke talk with Carson Daly about business and social media.They discuss how to survive and thrive in the world of new media, as well as how traditional forms of media are adapting to the new playing field.
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Primetime in No Time is a Hit for Yahoo Yahoo!'s daily digest of highlights of the previous night's network prime time programming is turning into a hit. Primetime In No Time, launched in March, had 4 million daily streams per day last week, Beet.TV has learned. On Wednesday afternoon, I visited the the Yahoo! entertainment complex in Santa Monica for a sit down chat with Karen Gilford, VP and General Manager of Entertainment. We talked about the strategy behind original programming on Yahoo!
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Dabble to Sell Video Viewership Data to Publishers
Dabble has built a video search platform around the preferences of viewers. Founder and CEO Mary Hodder calls it "people powered search." The company will soon provide metadata about search to publishers who need to understand why and where their clips are being watch. If Mary can solve this, it would be a substantial business. She told me this does not entail sharing data about individuals, just metadata, which we understand to be akin to market research results coming from Nielsen.
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Rocketboom is Fully Searchable with Podzinger 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 make this work, he's teamed with Boston-based Podzinger. Podzinger is one of the leading developers of voice-to-text technology.
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Gary Vaynerchuk Slams Old Media Do you have a hobby you wish you could do all day? An obsession that keeps you up at night? Meet Gary Vaynerchuk, a 33-year-old self-trained wine and social media expert who has revolutionized the wine industry. Gary's cult-like following is the result of his unconventional, often irreverent commentary on wine, combined with his business acumen and foresight to use social media tools like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
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How Online Video Will Effect the Environment Robert Metcalfe, the inventor of Ethernet, the standard for connecting computers in a network, says that the promise of video is to limit the needs physical meeting which means less travel and greater energy conservation. He told me that this could be a "huge benefit to all mankind.
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Sergey Brin on the Future of Google Books Google co-founder Sergey Brin makes a surprise appearance at the Web 2.0 summit to talk with John Battelle about the future of the company. They discuss Google's current projects like Android and Chrome, as well as the competition they face from sites like Facebook and Bing.
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Why Sergey Brin Uses Microsoft's Bing Search Engine Google co-founder Sergey Brin makes a surprise appearance at the Web 2.0 summit to talk with John Battelle about the future of the company. They discuss Google's current projects like Android and Chrome, as well as the competition they face from sites like Facebook and Bing.
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Oracle's Larry Ellison Bashes the Cloud Computing Hype Larry Ellison is one of the most successful business leaders in the world today. Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear Ellison speak his mind about the future of tech, the industry, the world, and more, in conversation with tech veteran Ed Zander. He talks about the stupidity in the cloud computing hype.
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Michael Eisner on Bringing Order to Online Media Michael Eisner, former CEO of The Walt Disney Company, discusses the concept of "Creativity in a Box," which involves combining creativity with fiscal responsibility. Eisner shares the lessons he has learned leading organizations challenged with constantly reinventing themselves and growing through innovation in the world of entertainment.In this segment he talks about the need for order in the online world to get targeted and focused media to the democracy of the net.
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Steve Ballmer Comments on Microsoft's Yahoo Bid Steven Anthony Ballmer needs no introduction. He has been the chief executive officer of Microsoft Corporation since January 2000. Ballmer joined Microsoft on June 11, 1980, and became Microsoft's 24th employee, the first business manager hired by Gates. As a visionary and leader, Steve Ballmer has led Microsoft to the top of the computer software world. In this segment he comments about the Yahoo buyout attempt and answers critics.
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Steve Ballmer Talks About Windows Azure Steven Anthony Ballmer needs no introduction. He has been the chief executive officer of Microsoft Corporation since January 2000. Ballmer joined Microsoft on June 11, 1980, and became Microsoft's 24th employee, the first business manager hired by Gates. As a visionary and leader, Steve Ballmer has led Microsoft to the top of the computer software world. In this segment he talks about the way he sees Windows Azure.
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Ballmer Sees Microsoft as a Startup in Web Search Steven Anthony Ballmer needs no introduction. He has been the chief executive officer of Microsoft Corporation since January 2000. Ballmer joined Microsoft on June 11, 1980, and became Microsoft's 24th employee, the first business manager hired by Gates. As a visionary and leader, Steve Ballmer has led Microsoft to the top of the computer software world.
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How Social Networks Will Shape the Future Craig Newmark, creator of Craigslist.org, speaks to a university audience at Georgetown.He discusses the role of technology in business. In this segment he talks about the social networks as a shaping factor of society.
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Blaise Zerega Talks About Fora.tv's Video Offerings Expansion Forta.tv, a video publisher which aggregates academic, think tank and other sorts of thought leadership conferences, has recently expanded its business model with pay-per-view and subscription offerings, says CEO Blaise Zerega in this interview with Beet.TV The company has offered PPV for a number of high profile events including The New Yorker Festival, DEMO and the Wired Business Conference.
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NBC's Charlie Tillinghast on Video Monetization As an online video news source, msnbc.com has the enormous advantage, with resources of NBC, but the opportunities exist for niche video news producers who focus on a niche areas and use low cost digital news gathering can succeed. I interviewed Charlie Tillinghast, president and publisher of msnbc.com on Sixth Avenue on Tuesday afternoon, just before we started our Beet.TV Online Video Roundtable, which was hosted by Charlie at the msnbc.com Digital Cafe at 30 Rock.
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Overlay.tv Offers Features for Video Publishers Overlay TV, the one-year-old start-up that allows users to overlay any links, images, text bubbles, and widgets into their videos, is opening its API to software developers, the company announced today. I interviewed CEO Ben Watson from Toronto via video Skype about the news. Video publishers with limited budgets can now use Overlay TV's technology to build their own custom interactive video features on the cheap, according to Watson.
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Streaming Local Video of Wildfires Bests Cable Net Coverage I caught up with Brian Stelter at The New York Times this afternoon to talk about television news and how the Web is transforming the industry. Brian created a hugely successful and influential blog about television news. He recently joined The New York Times where he is blogging and reporting for the paper. He has been watching the coverage of the California wildfires and is impressed with the local news coverage which is streamed.
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How Adobe Media Player Helps to Track Downloadable Video Whether or not the new Adobe Media Player enjoys widespread adoption, the technology solves the critical issue of tracking viewership of downloaded files, said Mike Hudak, CEO and co-founder of Blip.tv. While most downloaded video files come through iTunes, publishers and advertisers have a very difficult time in tracking if the files are watched and for what duration. The Adobe Media Player provides these numbers. Dynamic advertising in Adobe media player helps to track this viewership.
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Erik Moller Says that Video is Coming to Wikipedia Although video has been on Wikipedia in a limited way for the past two years, it is poised to take-off with the recent introduction of Firefox 3.5 along with other imminent developments, we have learned. Over the next few months there will be the introduction of server-side transcoding technology, a new Wikipedia video player along with a set of collaborative editing tools which will allow community members to amend videos. Videos on the site are uploaded and watched in Ogg Theora format.
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Blip.tv Creators to Appear on WNBC Blip.tv's content creators could land on-air on NBC in New York thanks to a slew of new distribution deals the video-sharing service struck last week, including one with NBC Local Media. Under that deal, some of blip.tv's 50,000 Web shows could make their way up the food chain onto the NBC flagship station WNBC-TV in New York, Meredith McGinn, senior manager of special projects at WNBC, told Andy at the Blip.tv event last week.
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Yahoo Announces Connect TV Expansion Yahoo has expanded the scope of its "Connected TV" to several new television and consumer electronics manufactures and expects the platform to be in as many as 5 million Internet-enabled television sets by the end of June, we have learned.At CES last week, our Daisy Whitney spoke with Yahoo's Russ Schafer about the expanding program.In addition to the new hardware companies, Yahoo! announced that several content providers including SkyNews, NBC, DailyMotion and Brightcove.
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Microsoft's Brian Goldfarb on Silverlight's Engagement Microsoft's Silverlight software is powering the new videoplayer used by NBCSports.com for Sunday Sunday Night Football. Microsoft's Brian Goldfarb boasts a factor of ten rise in engagement in the NFL via silverlight.
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