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Entries by Andy Plesser from 05/2011

Video: About Breaking News on YouTube and the Emerging Role of the Citizen Editor/Curator

| Posted 05.01.2011 | Media

SAN BRUNO, CA -- While YouTube is playing a unique role in providing raw video of the unrest in the Middle East to the Web, and to many of the the...

VIDEO: With Deep Pockets, SB Nation is "Building a Great Media Company"

| Posted 05.02.2011 | Media

With a fast-growing digital spports news business and investment backing from Accel Partners, Comcast, and Allen & Company, SB Nation is aiming to be a "great media company" in various content verticals, CEO Jim Bankoff tells Beet.TV in this interview. Prez: Sunday Was "Very Interesting for Online Video Viewing" (Video)

| Posted 05.05.2011 | Media

The announcement late Sunday evening by President Obama that Osama bin Laden had been killed created extraordinary traffic for, pointing to the emerging role of online video viewing in cable-connected homes.

Rachel Maddow Leads Video Consumption Among NBC News Network Shows (VIDEO)

| Posted 05.09.2011 | Media

The Rachel Maddow Show enjoys the highest degree of engagement, meaning minutes spent per month, among all the NBC News and MSNBC news programs, according to president Charles Tillinghas.

Roku Owners Are "Cutting the Cord" in Substantial Numbers

| Posted 05.10.2011 | Technology

Some 15-20 percent of Roku owners are cancelling their cable or satellite services agreement and are relying solely on a broadband connection to g...

Gawker Media's Unconventional Online Video Strategy: Not Sharing

| Posted 05.16.2011 | Technology

Unlike the vast majority of online video news sites which seek broad sharing and distribution of clips, the videos on the Gawker Network do not provide embed codes or other standard sharing tools.

Advisory: TechCrunch Readies a Huge "Disruption" on West Side Pier

| Posted 05.18.2011 | Technology

"Disrupt" will start this weekend with a "Hackathon" involving some 700 participants. In addition to tech luminaries, there will be celebrities including Ashton Kutcher and Charlie Rose.

The Evolution of TechCrunchTV: A Slick NY Studio and the Power of Videoblogging

| Posted 05.20.2011 | Technology

Launched just over a year ago, now with 1700 videos and millions of streams, TechCrunchTV is expanding with new programming, a state-of-the-art studio in Manhattan, and a focus on videoblogging.

Mashery Managing API for Apps for The New York Times, Guardian, USA Today and Others

| Posted 05.23.2011 | Technology

Mashery, the San Francisco-based provider of API management services, is finding extensive use of its platform for the new crop of Apps for big publishers including the New York Times and USA Today.

Brightcove Announces Big App Services Initiative

| Posted 05.24.2011 | Technology

BOSTON -- Brightcove, the big Boston-based online video platform company, is expanding its services to build and power native Apps for the Apple i...

BBC Global Digital Chief: The "ROI from Facebook is Staggering"

| Posted 05.24.2011 | Technology

Social media is not a marketing solution but a "profit center" for the BBC's commercial Web sites, says Daniel Heaf, Director of Digital for BBC W...

Yahoo, The Wall Street Journal and the Daily News Finding Revenue from Ashton Kutcher-Backed SeatGeek

| Posted 05.26.2011 | Media

SeatGeek, the New York-based marketplace for premium tickets for sporting and entertainment events, is driving revenue for big publishers including Yahoo, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily News and others, says co-founder Russell D'Souza.

Google's Marissa Mayer: Local Topics Now 20 Percent of Queries

| Posted 05.26.2011 | Technology

Searching for local information makes up 20 percent of Google queries, says Marissa Mayer, VP for Location and Local Services, in this interview with Beet.TV.

Newsgathering Tool via iPhone -- "Meporter" Launches With Forbes Sponsorship

| Posted 05.28.2011 | Technology

A free App for the iPhone, which allows users to report and share local news developments, called Meporter launched on Tuesday in New York at the ...

CBS Interactive Chief Declares: "Internet Video Is Finally Working"

| Posted 05.31.2011 | Technology

After years of development, with successes and failures, "Internet video is finally working," says Jim Lanzone, president of CBS Interactive, in t...