• Let’s Visit A Nobel Prize Winning Lab That Does “Lots Of Science”, Shall We?

    Let’s Visit A Nobel Prize Winning Lab That Does “Lots Of Science”, Shall We?

    Creating stem cells out of adult cells. Amazing. Winning a Nobel Prize. Amazing. Saving lives potentially? Outstanding. Check out this video from David Prager and Glenn McElhose, formerly of Revision3, which sold to Discovery Channel, and Diggnation fame. The fellas have visited a Nobel Prize winning lab doing some really outstanding things. It’s not often that you get to catch a glimpse… Read More

  • (Exclusive) YouTube's New Strategy: Create a Network Of Networks

    (Exclusive) YouTube's New Strategy: Create a Network Of Networks

    YouTube is now showing approximately 3 billion videos a day. A growing proportion of those are shown with ads—more than 2 billion a week—and YouTube as a business is expected to pass $1 billion in revenue next year. But when it comes to making money, some videos do better than others. For YouTube, it is all about scale, and networks of loosely aligned online video producers… Read More

  • Which Is The Most Capital Efficient Online Video Startup Of Them All? (Hint: Rocketboom)

    Success in online video is relative to how much time, effort, and money you put into it. Andrew Baron of Rocketboom offers an (albeit self-serving) chart in a post updating the State of the Union for his startup and online video in general. I like this chart because it tries to compare the total capital poured into four different online video ventures and the total cumulative videos put out… Read More

  • Internet TV Network Revision3 Wants You To Lean Back And Watch … On Your TV

    Internet TV network Revision3 is today formally debuting a new TV-optimized website and bringing its full catalog of online content to multiple platforms including Google TV, Yahoo! Connected TV, Windows Media Center, AppleTV, Boxee and Roku. Revision3, which was founded by Kevin Rose, Jay Adelson and David Prager, is porting its full line-up of more than 20 programs to the television… Read More

  • Taboola Turbo Charges Revision3's Video Uplift By 90%

    Video recommendation startup Taboola has been having quite a year, signing up major Web publishers such as the Huffington Post and the online editions of Bloomberg and The New York Times. The driving force behind the company’s continued traction is their Text2Video product. In fact, its most recent coup, Revision3, has seen a whopping 90% video uplift since adding Text2Video to… Read More

  • Kevin Rose Announces fforward, A Weekly Tech/Geek Culture Show

    Digg founder Kevin Rose, after confirming that he’s leaving Diggnation at the end of this year, is now announcing his new show. It’s fforward – pronounced “forward” – and you can sign up to be notified of the launch now. The new show will be launching in a couple of months, Kevin tells me, “as a weekly live streaming tech/geek culture show.”… Read More

  • Kevin Rose To Leave Diggnation

    Digg founder and CEO Kevin Rose will be leaving his popular Diggnation show, we’ve heard from a source. This has not been confirmed by Kevin, but we believe it’s accurate. Revision3, which hosts the show, has not yet returned our request for comment. The show has been “aired” since July 1, 2005 and regularly attracts 200,000 or more viewers. It is the most popular show… Read More

  • Revision3 Lands Penn Jillette For New Web Video Show, Penn Point

    Revision3 might have finally found a star bigger than its own founder Kevin Rose (who co-hosts Revsion3’s flagship show Diggnation). The Web video production house just signed magician/comedian Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller for a new show called Penn Point. The first episode will go up on May 24. The format will be a 3 to 7 minute rant by Penn on politics, news, pop culture, or… Read More

  • How To Make Money In Online Video

    Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of posts on the state of online video by guest writer Ashkan Karbasfrooshan. He is the founder and CEO of WatchMojo. In Search of Profits Ten years ago, web companies didn’t generate much revenue.   These days, web companies are some of the most profitable around.  Online video is where the Web was ten years ago: in investment mode… Read More

  • Check Out Diggnation Today In BitGravity's Multiview

    If you were intrigued by BitGravity’s Multiview product that allows viewers to choose from six different camera angles as they watch an event, check out episode 177 of Diggnation today at 3 pm PST. The regular “director’s cut” will be shown at at The customized version will be available here on the Revision3 website. We’ve got a few screenshots… Read More

  • 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 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… Read More

  • 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&hellip… Read More

  • 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… 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… Read More

  • 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… 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… 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… Read More

  • 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… Read More