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Morgan Webb, TechTV/G4 star and FHM gaming columnist, today launches a daily video show called WebbAlert where she rattles off the big tech and gaming news of the day, pointing to relevant takes from the blogosphere. Webb has the on-screen and off-screen chops to make a […]

Morgan Webb, TechTV/G4 star and FHM gaming columnist, today launches a daily video show called WebbAlert where she rattles off the big tech and gaming news of the day, pointing to relevant takes from the blogosphere.

Webb has the on-screen and off-screen chops to make a show, so she’s bootstrapping it with her husband Rob Reid, a writer and entrepreneur who formerly ran Listen.com — shooting and editing the show with a teleprompter her dad built and she coded. They have signed Federated Media to sell ads (which it also does for this and other GigaOM sites) and are using Castfire to host video. Meanwhile, Webb will continue to host gaming show X-Play for G4.

WebbAlert is short and snappy, with Webb introducing her viewers to the Techmeme-style conversation we tech bloggers all obsess over — finding the concentrations of the day’s conversations. And it doesn’t look particularly DIY either, with plenty of newscast-style animation. Webb helpfully makes her show text-friendly by providing links to all the stories she mentions, though I am disappointed it does not have comments.

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  1. Liz, she has pretty detailed show notes with all the links though not on the homepage.

  2. Amit, isn’t that what I said in the story?

    Also FYI, Webb’s PR person said they will be adding comments soon.

  3. Castfire » Blog Archive » Welcome, WebbAlert! Thursday, August 2, 2007

    [...] Coverage: TechCrunch, Fred Wilson, NewTeeVee, Gizmodo, John [...]

  4. Is this Federated Media’s new conversation? » TechAddress Thursday, August 2, 2007

    [...] NewTeeVee [...]

  5. Amit Agarwal Friday, August 3, 2007

    Oops! reading between the lines..my bad..You are absolutely right Liz.

  6. Not sure why she’d want comments, because she’s burned through four or five sites now, all with comments, and been chased off every last one of them into hiding by an army of ‘Morgan is hotttttt’ fanboys.

  7. If she does put up comments, she should get someone like NickDShultz to help moderate it because just like what Amit said, everytime she gave the public the ability to comment about something indirectly/chat directly with her, she always wound up regretting it in the end.
    If she doesn’t have someone moderating comments, I’d suggest that she not even bother taking that chance again.

  8. gift from the gods at Kitsune’s Udon Tuesday, October 9, 2007

    [...] factoids. I had no idea that Morgan Webb married the founder of listen.com. I had always heard that Rob Reid was a ‘cool’ guy but I guess I never really expected [...]

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