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One of NewTeeVee’s own must-reads, The Daily Reel, has been produced a twice-weekly three-minute news and clip show, “The Daily Reel Podcast.” Hosted by assistant editor Felicia Williams, it’s got all the cheery, enthusiastic, flip touches you’ve come to expect from the web news format set […] Read more »

Walt Mossberg yesterday praised the Apple TV device today in his Wall Street Journal Column, while David Pogue raved about its simplicity in today’s New York Times. One of the reasons that Walt liked the device so much was its simple-minded utility: Read more »

If it delivers as advertised, the forthcoming peer-to-peer video distribution network from the Chicago-based Neokast could shatter current illusions about what it takes to stream live video over the Internet, allowing anyone with a webcam and a Net link to broadcast live to “an unlimited number […] Read more »

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If you go whoring it up for the promotional juice you get from encouraging the participatory media, don’t go slapping the very people who participated in your marketing orgy with cease and desist nastygrams. The softest word to describe that kind of behavior is hypocritical. But […] Read more »

Plenty of coverage has accompanied yesterday’s announcement that the Apple TV finally shipped. NewTeeVee would have a review but we’re not exactly on Apple’s short list of reporters who get review models over a week before the rest of the press. That would be Walt Mossberg, […] Read more »

A News Corp and NBC Universal joint venture to distribute TV shows and movies online could be announced as soon as Thursday, according to the Los Angeles Times, following on a similar report from paidContent earlier this week. The site would include premium video and “clips […] Read more »

A Disney exec speaking at a conference today spilled the beans that his company is impressed with Joost. Kevin Mayer, Disney’s EVP of corporate strategy, business development, and technology group, said in general he was skeptical about bringing the TV experience to the PC, but specifically […] Read more »

The long, long, long-awaited Apple TV should start arriving on store shelves and the doorsteps of everyone who pre-ordered one shortly. The item, initially announced to arrive in February but delayed, has been selling like hotcakes since preorders were made available on the Apple web site. […] Read more »

Amidst boatloads of people exploring the promise of online video, Justin Kan is, without a doubt, the most extreme. Yesterday I joined Kan, who’s live-streaming his life 24/7 using a camera strapped to the side of his head, at the local climbing gym. Unfortunately just before […] Read more »

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Once upon a time, commercial advertisers hired an agency to develop a concept, which was then contracted out to a production company and aired on networks. Then they had to buy the airtime. Jeff Pulver just got dozens and dozens of finished advertising spots along with […] Read more »

A tiny item in Variety yesterday noted Brad Hunt, Motion Picture Association of America executive vice president and CTO, is moving on “to pursue new business and entrepreneurial opportunities.” If you don’t remember, it was in a moment of candor during a conference Q&A last Fall […] Read more »

A few hours ago while surfing Digg Videos I saw an embedded clip on the right side of the page. Is that Amanda Congdon, I wondered? I clicked to play and was greeted with the vlogebrity’s voice welcoming me to “Science Stories from DuPont.” Maybe I’m […] Read more »

Ready to rumble? BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen had some fighting words for competitor Joost during a keynote at the VON New Video Summit on Monday. He even pulled out the dreaded “old media” slur. “Joost is kind of a quirky thing, it’s fundamentally based on the […] Read more »

Steven Bochco and Metacafe have certainly hit their marks in developing the new channel Cafe Confidential (see previous coverage). Rather than taking a high-handed approach to telling stories online, they’ve looked back into the past. “Cafe Confidential becomes sort of like an electronic campfire where people […] Read more »

Last week at South by Southwest, Jackson and I sat down for an interview with PodTech’s Irina Slutsky for her new project, the Vloggies Show (see our coverage). The video just went live: Though I feel much more comfortable staring at a screen than a lens, […] Read more »

As the online video world awaits the next project from creative genius Ze Frank, it’s worthwhile to step back a bit and see what made his year-long project “The Show” so heads-and-shoulders better than anything else out there. Besides being a unique talent, with a rare […] Read more »

Rudy Jahchan and Casey McKinnon are rather busy these days. When they’re not putting together new episodes of Galacticast — their award-winning weekly sci-fi geekdom parody comedy show — they’re jetting from their home in Montreal to conferences across the United States. The following is the […] Read more », a 2-year-old Palo Alto, Calif.-based start-up is joining the online video party, with the launch of its Web video guide, that allows users to collect and collate all types of online videos into – you guessed it – channels. founder and CEO Sean Doherty, […] Read more »

Apple TV, the much awaited television attachment device from Apple, is going to be a major boost for the video blogger community, according to industry experts attending the New Video Summit in San Jose, California. The two-day event is running in parallel with the Spring VON. […] Read more »

CBS News and Fox News will both announce on the air today projects inviting viewers to contribute video (as well as pictures and print, respectively). Both projects are powered by Neighborhood America, a white-label social network provider. Fox News’ Studio B has launched uReport, basically an […] Read more »

Blogger Whalesalad was just trying to download the “Knights of Cydonia” music video from the iTunes store but instead ended up with a full-length feature — Hondo starring John Wayne. The movie was originally produced by Warner Brothers in 1953, but distributed on DVD by Paramount, […] Read more »

I love Flash-based video content. It’s lightweight, widely supported, and can do neat things like embed across sites and ping servers even when played locally. QuickTime is a venerable institution, and Windows Media Player has its fans (I guess), but the usability and functionality of web […] Read more »

As modern poet and child-care expert Chris Rock once noted, fathers have just one important job: You gotta keep your daughter off the pole. Failing that, keep her off the pole on the Internet. Failing that: Therapy bills. So it’s with a bemused “sorry daddy” that […] Read more »

YouTube, aligning itself with the indie creators who it’s nurtured rather than the pro creators who are suing it, will launch the YouTube Video Awards Monday (link not live as of Sunday night), according to various reports. The site has picked nominees in seven categories: most […] Read more »

Videoblogger Steve Garfield takes Internet TV creation and viewing to the next level, using only a Nokia N95 phone to shoot and view video. (This video was Steve’s entry into the Network2 contest of “how I watch Internet video.” Contest winners are scheduled to be announced […] Read more »

Dabble, the video search startup that tries to rely on the intelligence of people rather than machines, is trucking along. We had the chance to catch up with founder Mary Hodder at SXSW this week, and got an update on her company’s status. First up, Hodder […] Read more »

While you might get the impression that St. Patrick was the patron saint of violent, homophobic alcoholics, based on the antics at parades from Boston to Chicago, in fact he was a voice for peace who proclaimed in an anti-war Letter to Coroticus, “A murderer cannot […] Read more »

Videoconferencing service SightSpeed Friday launched a personal webcam community called Vlip. All you need is a webcam of your own to post to the site, either starting a conversation or participating in an existing one. However, the site isn’t standing up well to launch-day traffic, so […] Read more »

Leave it to the fans of the original Star Trek to not only spend the kind of time and money it takes to recreate the original show, but to bring back some of the groundbreaking storylines and characters that made the original so compelling to a […] Read more »

If I had to come up with my ultimate videoblogger, living or dead, it might just be Jack Black. Luckily, Nacho Libre himself has become aware of his calling, and is launching a video show to be shown both online and on TV (on VH1). The […] Read more »

Are a surge of spam videos turning up in search results on sites like YouTube, Revver, and Break? That’s the contention of Kevin Delaney at the Wall Street Journal (no reg req). It seems he’s basically talking about tag spam — when videos are mislabeled with […] Read more »

Pursuers of moral rectitude, you have no better friend than online video. The latest head in the pillory belongs to none other than Michael Crook, the ironically- and aptly-named ne’er-do-well who, in an attempt to have embarrassing photos of himself removed from 10 Zen Monkeys and […] Read more »

Forget Y2K, Forget the new Daylight Savings Time. If anything is going to crush the innerwebs, it will be March Madness, and all the well-educated desk-job jockeys who sign on to CBS starting Thursday to catch the NCAA men’s basketball tournament online. Never mind CBS’s lame […] Read more »

Are we ready for full length TV shows on cell phones? — If you watch a lot of mobile video over 3G, you’ll probably say heck no. Well, it’s coming anyway — NBC Universal and MobiTV say they’ll be offering full-length prime time shows on-demand over […] Read more »

SXSW REPORT — One of the things I kept hearing in the panels about the convergence of online video and offline video at the South by Southwest conference in Austin is that creating media for tiny web windows and mobile device screens is different than creating […] Read more » will announce later Wednesday that it has cut a deal with NBC Universal Digital Studios to produce an original show exclusive to the video site. The show, called “The Breakers,” will feature “girls that demolish products in interesting ways,” said Break CEO Keith Richman in […] Read more »

Acclaimed television producer Stephen Bochco is set to lend his imprimatur to a channel of webcam confessional clips on Metacafe called “Cafe Confidential” starting March 19. The Next Net blog says the categories will include “My First Time,” “My Weird Family,” and “Most Embarrassing Moment.” After […] Read more » has plans to expand its recommendation engine to include video, starting with music videos, according to the Register. The UK-based company has not only added a web-based player but signed deals with major labels like Warner and EMI. With a large installed base of 15 […] Read more »

Among the many dubious achievements in Silicon Valley recently, none pique my interest so much as the creation of an absurd corporate moniker language apparently cribbed from menopause commercials and erectile dysfunction literature. Daylife. Vuguru. Stickam. Signifying nothing (it’s a brand new word!) and everything (it’s […] Read more »

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