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People are getting antsy this summer! Sources tell us this afternoon that PC Magazine editor in chief Jim Louderback has left to become the new CEO of Revision3, and CNET host Veronica Belmont has left to make video for Jason Calacanis’ search startup Mahalo. Belmont is […]

People are getting antsy this summer! Sources tell us this afternoon that PC Magazine editor in chief Jim Louderback has left to become the new CEO of Revision3, and CNET host Veronica Belmont has left to make video for Jason Calacanis’ search startup Mahalo.

Belmont is leaving an associate editor position at CNET where she hosts audio and video shows Buzz Out Loud and Crave. She confirmed the switch before getting on a flight to Los Angeles this afternoon.

Jay Adelson had previously been CEO of both Revision3 and Digg; he will now be CEO of only Digg. Valleywag is calling Louderback’s departure a firing (and also saying CNET axed its video team) but we’re hearing the opposite.

See Belmont and Louderback in action in the videos below:

  1. Video startups get veterans to jump « Scobleizer Tuesday, July 10, 2007

    [...] I was just reading feeds and posting the best to my link blog when this came through Google Reader: Old Media Jumping to New Media. Wow, Jim Louderback (pictured above at [...]

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  2. [...] Asides Two of my favorite peeps, Veronica Belmont and Jim Louderback, both have new gigs. Veronica going to Mahalo and Jim to Revision 3. They are both two talented to stay stationary. [...]

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  3. Good. Jim and Veronica were too good to be stuck at old media companies that are moving, in my opinion, too slowly to keep up with the geekery surge happening right now. I hope all goes well for them.

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  4. [...] is out, with Lance Ulanoff taking on the EIC role. Liz Gannes is reporting that Louderback is joining Revision3, but that hasn’t been confirmed elsewhere. No official word from anyone else re: [...]

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  5. Couldn’t happen to two nicer people, whom I have had the pleasure of working with.

    And, well, it harkens back to the great early days of ZDTV for Jim. Is Grace going to come back also (inside joke for Jim).

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  6. [...] this announcement is coming sooner than I expected, but a little birdie was set loose into the blogosphere today, so here we are! It’s true, I’m leaving CNET to work full-time for Mahalo, [...]

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  7. Since when is CNET the old media? Maybe they aren’t the newest, but they aren’t the old media.

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  8. [...] ntentially don’t spend too much time talking about people here at The Box, but just picked up from NewTeeVee that Jm Louderback will be leaving PC Magazine and Ziff Davis to rejoin former TechTV colleague [...]

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  9. Aha! I was waiting for someone to leave that comment. I think the case could be argued either way.

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  10. [...] Old Media Jumping to New Media [NewTeeVee] tr { border: 0px } td { cellborder: 10px} table { border: 1px solid black } [...]

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  11. How about ‘new media’ leaves for ‘newer media’ in the case of CNET? :)

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  12. [...] Interesting how rumors start and eventually the real news follows. A few days ago, I heard the CNET was laying off a couple of folks in the video department. I also heard rumblings of a shakeup going down over at PC Magazine. After speculation, the facts started to emerge. [...]

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  13. Yeah who makes the Call when “old media” i.e. film cameras, speak-and-spell comes “new media” i.e. iphones, Xbox 360, PS3′s?

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  14. [...] the journalistic ranks and heading over to lead new company ventures.  Just last week we saw Jim Louderback become CEO of Revision 3 and Veronica Belmont left CNET to join Mahalo.  This will continue to happen more and more, [...]

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  15. [...] Louderback jumps from ZD to Revision3. Belmont jumps from Cnet to Mahalo. What the fucking fuck? GB [...]

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  16. Veronica Belmont is a geek’s wet dream. She’s one of us and she’s gorgeous. Smart, geeky, beautiful.

    If she jumps ship for “imafreakindumbassloserwholivesinmymommysbasement.com” we will follow. This isn’t Sparta. This is CYBERIA… where Veronica Belmont rules.

    And long live the memory of James Kim! You were loved, man. By strangers in cyberspace, you were loved. By atheists who know that they are typing into a meaningless ether even now… you were loved. That’s what it means to be a geek.

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  17. [...] Calacanis hired popular videoblogger Veronica Belmont back in July to host a daily show for his so-called [...]

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  18. [...] Calacanis hired popular videoblogger Veronica Belmont back in July to host a daily show for his so-called [...]

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  19. [...] Calacanis hired popular videoblogger Veronica Belmont back in July to host a daily show for his so-called [...]

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  20. [...] left a gig as a video host and producer at CNET (CNET) in July, news we broke on NewTeeVee. Belmont — a geek girl who really talks the talk and walks the walk, rather than [...]

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  21. [...] Daily had only launched in November; we broke the news last summer that Belmont was leaving CNet to join Mahalo. We’ll try to round up some viewership stats, [...]

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  22. [...] enough, at the time we reported Louderback jumping ship from PC Magazine to head Revision3 in the very same story we wrote about Belmont’s [...]

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  23. [...] had also been CEO of Digg sister company Revision3 (which produces Diggnation), but stepped down from that role in 2007; it’s now headed up by Jim Louderback. He said he will continue to [...]

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