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Entries by Andy Plesser from 09/2009

Video: For, the Video is Part of the Story

| Posted 09.01.2009 | Media has been building out its video library with a clear goal in mind: taking people to places they can't go without the video.

Video: Online Video Wine Star Gary Vanyerchuk Has Million Dollar, 10-Book Deal, New York Times

| Posted 09.09.2009 | Media

Today there is a huge New York Times, four-photo, above-the-fold feature on Gary Vaynerchuk, host of the popular and influential wine video blog W...

Video: Video Chief Says Videos Should "Amplify not Echo" Text Reporting

| Posted 09.16.2009 | Media

News videos created for an online publication should "amplify not echo" text stories Caleb Silver, executive producer for video at told me in this interview.

TV Goes Social: Verizon FiOS Generating "Billions" of Tweets

| Posted 09.20.2009 | Technology

Earlier this summer, the Verizon FiOS, the Internet/television/phone service, integrated Facebook and Twitter into its platform, allowing subscrib...

VIDEO: HuffPo Launches Technology Section -- FCC Chair, Jimmy Wales, Others to Blog

| Posted 09.21.2009 | Media

In this interview, Jose Antonio Vargas says that "technology is anthropology" and the site will address how technology is used and how it affects society.

Video: "Microvideo" Could be Big: Getting Creative in Four Seconds

| Posted 09.21.2009 | Technology

Particle, the San Francisco based start-up funded by Justin Timberlake, launched a product called in May, which is a Web application that ...

Technology as Solar System: Apple, Google, Facebook are the "Suns," Says Jose Antonio Vargas

| Posted 09.22.2009 | Technology

This is the second part of my interview with Jose Antonio Vargas, the former Washington Post politics and technology writer who is now an editor at the Huffington Post.

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong Rules Broadway During Advertising Week (VIDEO)

| Posted 09.23.2009 | Business

Despite the gloom around the advertising and media world, we found Advertising Week and its many events has upbeat. I caught up with AOL CEO Tim Armstrong on Monday evening.

WATCH: Yahoo!'s Carol Bartz: "Big cornerstone of our strategy is video" (VIDEO)

| Posted 09.24.2009 | Technology

Video is an essential part of Yahoo's business, CEO Carol Bartz told me yesterday at the company's news conference.

Video: Online Video Set to Explode, Intel Exec Tells the BBC

| Posted 09.25.2009 | Technology

Online video will comprise 90 percent of the world's Internet traffic by 2013, Intel's Justin Rattner tells the BBC.

Video: Huffington Post CEO: Revenue Must Match Site's Traffic

| Posted 09.26.2009 | Media

In this interview, HuffPost CEO Eric Hippeau says that the plan is to put in place a business structure which will match revenue with the site's enormous traffic, which he says is up to 24 million unique monthly visitors.

VIDEO: New York Times Digital Chief: Has "Unbelievable Margins" from Google AdSense

| Posted 09.28.2009 | Media

Martin Nisenholtz, who heads digital operations at The New York Times Company, says that companies who create low cost, highly verticalized and contextualized content will get "very rich" from AdSense.

Video: Simon & Schuster Authors on "Game-Changing" Platform for Digital Book/Video Hybrid with a New "Vook"

| Posted 09.30.2009 | Media

In the fast-changing landscape of digital book publishing there is now something called a vook, a product and company which is a hybrid of text an...