• Revision3 Cuts Back On Shows And Staff

    Revision3 Cuts Back On Shows And Staff

    Web video production house Revsion3 is canceling three shows, cutting back staff, and ending distribution agreements with Wine Library TV and Epic Fu. Rumors started swirling earlier today about layoffs, when Rocketboom founder Andrew Barron put out a Tweet about one of the layoffs. Revision3 CEO Jim Louderback confirms in a blog post that three in-house shows have been canceled (the… Read More

  • Revision3 And VideoClix Team For Clickable Videos

    Revision3 And VideoClix Team For Clickable Videos

    Revision3 has partnered with VideoClix to offer viewers clickable web videos. VideoClix’s technology allows viewers to click on different objects within a video, including show hosts and products, for more information and facts on what they’ve clicked on. The product is pitched as offering curious TV viewers seeking more information on what they’re seeing on the screen the option… Read More

  • Badly Kept Secret: Veronica Belmont To Host Tekzilla

    Badly Kept Secret: Veronica Belmont To Host Tekzilla

    Geek chick celebrity Veronic Belmont has signed to co-host Revision3′s Tekzilla show. Belmont resigned from the Mahalo Daily podcast last week after only 5 months, with a relatively cool send off from Mahalo CEO Jason Calacanis. Prior to working for Calacanis, Belmont worked for, where she produced and co-hosted shows including Buzz Out Loud, MP3 Insider and Crave. She also… Read More

  • Revision3 Acquired By Fox News, Says Kevin Rose–0143–2008-03-27foxnews–800kbps.flv&ScrubMode=advanced&Thumb=–0143–2008-03-27foxnews–thumb.jpg&DefaultRatio=0.56&AutoSize=off&allowFullScreen=true Episode 143 of Diggnation: Hosts Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht announce the sale of Revision3 to Fox News at about the 2:05 mark. Rose says “Well, ah, we basically have a big announcement for everyone. Revision3 has been acquired by a bigger company. We’ll be moving to Fox News.” He added “I’m thinking of getting a fox tattoo, its kinda part of my signing bonus, if i do it i get a little extra money.” It’s an early (very early) April Fool’s joke, of course. Jump to the 3:45 mark. They are clearly playing off a story from two weeks ago, spread quickly via a credulous Robert Scoble Twitter message, that CNET had acquired Revision3 for $58 million. The company was founded in April 2005 and has raised $9 million in funding. CrunchBase Information Revision3 Information provided by CrunchBas… Read More

  • Revision3 Strengthens's Roster With Syndication Deal

    Revision3 Strengthens's Roster With Syndication Deal

    Here’s a video match made for the Web. Revision3, the video playground of Digg founders Kevin Rose and Jay Adelson, is teaming up with to syndicate all of its shows. That includes Diggnation (shown above with hosts Alex Albrecht and Rose), the GigaOm Show, Web Drifter, and Tekzilla. Some of these shows are already popular, especially Diggnation. And they are distributed in many… Read More

  • A Funny Moment At The Flickr Party Tonight

    I was at Flickr’s fourth birthday party tonight in San Francisco with a few hundred Flickr fans, tech geeks, press and Yahoo/Flickr employees. At some time around 8 pm Dan Farber, the new Editor in Chief of CNET, says, “huh, I just got an email that says, according to [blogger] Robert Scoble, we bought Revision3 for $58 million.” Uh-oh, I thought. I’m in San Francisco, an… Read More

  • Meebo Turns Chat Rooms Into A Web Service

    Meebo Turns Chat Rooms Into A Web Service

    Today, Web-based IM and chat room provider Meebo is releasing full-fledged APIs for its Meebo Rooms that will allow Websites to embed chat functionality in an automated fashion. Currently, Meebo Rooms can be embedded on sites or blogs manually by pasting in the appropriate code, which has already led to a proliferation of such widgets. There are more than 200,000 Meebo Rooms, attracting millions… Read More

  • Diggnation to Be Shown on Virgin America Flights

    Proving that it truly is the airline of bloggers and the technorati, Virgin America (the airline with an electrical socket and Ethernet port at every seat) will be offering episodes of Diggnation and other Web shows produced by Revision3, including Tekzilla, The Totally Rad Show, Web Drifter, XLR8R TV, and The Digg Reel. Diggnation stars Digg (and Revision3) founder Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht… Read More

  • Bitgravity Officially Launches The Content Delivery Network Than Everyone's Been Talking About

    Burlingame based BitGravity officially launches their website and content delivery network (CDN) this evening, although the company has been busy working with nearly fifty existing customers for months to work through any last minute issues. We first covered the company when one of its employees sent a live video stream from his car (using BitGravity) during a drive from San Francisco to Los… Read More

  • Pownce vs Digg: Who Will Kevin Rose Back?

    Pownce vs Digg: Who Will Kevin Rose Back?

    I’ve speculated previously on the growing conflict Kevin Rose has between his roles at Digg and Pownce, and now it would appear that we may finally be on the eve of Rose being forced to decide between the two. Leah Culver, a co-founder of Pownce with Rose has made a bizarre post to Digg suggesting that Digg’s new features were a direct copy of those from Pownce: Since I originally came… Read More