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The Secrets Of Viral Video Hits…..From Actual Viral Video Experts This Time

November 26th, 2007

TechCrunch published a controversial piece of linkbait over the Thanksgiving holiday on the “secret” strategies behind successful viral videos. The essay, by Dan Ackerman Greenberg, suggested that the days of indie video podcasts like Ask A Ninja becoming viral hits through hard work and creativity are gone. “The Wild West days of Lonely Girl and […]



TechCrunch: The Secret To Viral Video Success is Cheating & Lying

November 23rd, 2007

TechCrunch published a guest essay over the holiday on the secret strategies behind successful “viral videos”. The essay, by Dan Ackerman Greenberg, is the most interesting thing I’ve seen on TechCrunch in ages. The essay is also a real linkbaiter – suggesting that the days of video podcasts like Ask A Ninja becoming viral hits […]



Controversial Price Cuts Turn iPhone Into A Hit

September 20th, 2007

It looks like Apple’s controversial iPhone price cuts have turned the phone and portable media player into a hit: iPhone carrier AT&T said sales of the iPhone have increased since Apple announced the price cuts. “The price cuts are going to help us,” said AT&T’s Ralph de la Vega. “We see a very significant uptake […]



Corporate Podcasting Summit Kicks Off In London

March 19th, 2007

The Corporate Podcasting Summit, being held March 19-20 in London, UK, kicked off today. We’re in London to cover the event and to participate in some of the sessions. (disclaimer: Podcasting News is a marketing partner for the Summit). Show organizer Anita Yaa Ageyman has put together two very densely-packed days, with sessions ranging from […]



Apple Expects To Sell Two Million Apple TVs In 2007

January 26th, 2007

Apple Recon reports that orders for the recently announced Apple TV have already exceeded the original 100,000 unit order that Apple had placed with its manufacturer, and Apple is preparing to place a second order for twice that number. According to the site, Apple now expects to sell over a million Apple TV devices leading […]



Will HDTV Kill Network Television?

December 26th, 2006

Entrepreneur Mark Cuban, Chairman of HDNet, thinks that HDTV is a Internet video killer: HDTV is the Internet video killer. Deal with it. Internet bandwidth to the home places a cap on the quality and simplicity of video delivery to the home, and to HDTVs in particular. Not only does internet capacity create an issue, […]



Ho, Ho, … Huh? Santa Claus’ Podcast at Lands End

December 19th, 2006

Land’s End has invited Santa Claus to blog on their catalogue website. In addition to a scavenger hunt activity, photo contest, downloadable gift tags and story workshop, visitors can subscribe to the jolly old elf’s podcast. There is also a catchy holiday folk song, “Hi Santa,” that you can listen to here (MP3). Caveat listener, […]



Blockbuster Fighting For Netflix Customers; Video Download Battle Coming

December 6th, 2006

According to an article in the Wall Street Journal (subscription), Blockbuster is introducing a holiday promotion that will let Netflix subscribers rent Blockbuster movies for free. Netflix members can exchange the tear-off flaps from red Netflix envelopes for free rentals at any Blockbuster store. Blockbuster is using the promotion to boost exposure of its Total […]



Still More Thanksgiving Podcast Goodies

November 24th, 2006

Perhaps all of you have moved on to “Black Friday” holiday shopping activities, but the folks at Podcasting News are staying home today. Who needs to be in line at Best Buy at 5 a.m. to get a good deal on a HDTV, when there are so many good bits of Thanksgiving still to enjoy? […]



Just In Time For Thanksgiving, part 1: Denver (CO) Airport Launches Podcast*

November 23rd, 2006

Today is Thanksgiving, and the days surrounding this holiday are the busiest air travel days of the year in the United States. ust in time for that hectic time, the Denver International Airport (DIA) is introducing a new section on its website called Sights and Sounds, including new video and audio podcasts* that highlight interesting […]