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Wizzard Posts Rosy Q3 Revenue Results

November 12th, 2008

Pittsburgh-based Wizzard Software announced Monday third-quarter revenues of $1,533,339, a 4% increase over revenues of $1,468,476 during Q3 2007. The company also reported revenues of $4,667,690 during the nine month period ended September 30, 2008, a 29% increase over revenues of $3,622,499 for the same period in 2007. Wizzard provides online publishing tools for podcast […]

New Media Expo Session Audio Available

October 28th, 2008

Professional podcast training event company and publisher The Podcast Academy is “opening the vault” for a week, offering for sale a set of audio recordings of all the sessions, panels, and keynote addresses from the 2006, 2007, and 2008 New Media Expo. “I decided to offer a historical look at podcasting,” said Podcast Academy editor-in-chief […]

Gary Vaynerchuk: Revision 3 Exclusive Interview

October 28th, 2008

Among the announcements Monday from Internet TV network Revision 3 was the discontinuation of its licensing agreement with the popular video podcast, Wine Library TV. Rev3 had produced a special edition of the show featuring highlights of the daily series called Wine Library Reserve. I caught up with the creator and host of Wine Library […]

Revision 3 Cuts Staff, Ends Deal With WineLibrary, Epic Fu

October 27th, 2008

Revision 3, the video podcast production network launched by Digg founders Kevin Rose and Jay Adelson, today announced the elimination of three of its original shows. The layoffs are said to include nine staff members. The cancelled shows are Pop Siren, Internet Superstar, and the longer-running Photoshop show Pixel Perfect. Of the two newer shows, […]

Safe Prediction: Google Wants $10 Billion More Than Videos Of Your Cat

July 23rd, 2008

Back in 2006, we suggested that YouTube as you know it is dead, when Google bought the site for $1.65 billion and money came into the picture in a big way. Since then, Google’s admitted it’s got a problem trying to make money off of YouTube, and admitted that more than 97% of the videos […]

Odeo Re-Launches With Video, Other New Features

July 16th, 2008

Podcasting site Odeo has relaunched. Again. We have kind of lost count, but Beta News says that this is Odeo’s sixth launch. Initially launched mid-2005, Odeo debuts (again) with a number of new features. The biggest addition to the site is video, but other new capabilities allow users to: — Search & explore over 500,000 […]

Diggnation Hosts Do Zune Infomercial

July 14th, 2008

In this video, Alex Albrecht and Kevin Rose of Diggnation do a demo for Microsoft’s Zune digital media player. Yeah – it’s an informercial. What makes it interesting, though, is that Microsoft is turning to video podcasters to help get the Zune some geek cred. This wouldn’t work with all products, and this sort of […]

Wine Library TV’s Gary Vaynerchuk Tells All, Launches New Revision 3 Show & Reveals The Juicy Secrets

June 23rd, 2008

A midlife crisis inspired Gary Vaynerchuk to start his video podcast, Wine Library TV, which is primarily about wine, but also about action figures, the New York Jets, thunder, and Vaynerchuk himself and his quirky onscreen persona.

That quirky persona and unpretentious wine expertise has propelled “Gary Vee” to popularity on the Internet and in the mainstream media, leading to television appearances on “Ellen”, “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” and other shows. More recently, Gary Vee has authored a book, Gary Vaynerchuk’s 101 Wines: Guaranteed to Inspire, Delight, and Bring Thunder to Your World.

Podcasting News’ Publisher, Elisabeth McLaury Lewin, sat down with Vaynerchuk this weekend for an exclusive interview, which looks at how he got into podcasting, using podcasts to establish a person brand, great wines for flood cleanup and a few secrets, along the way.

Google Wants You To Sell YouTube Ads

June 9th, 2008

AdAge reports that Google has a plan for monetizing YouTube – getting you and other content creators to sell ads: Professional content producers — those who come equipped with their own ad-sales teams — are now able to sell advertising on their YouTube channels. That includes the click-to-expand overlays that run across the bottoms of […]

Reddit, PBS Intro User Generated Weekly Television Show

May 21st, 2008

Reddit today announced that it was working with PBS to create a new weekly television news program, Your Week, that’s “powered by you.” Material for the show will come from hot stories on the reddit front page every week. Meta discussions about that content and the show itself will all take place at Whereas […]