Media Mall Blog by Jon Leland
New media & online communication insights, Web 2.0, podcasting, Mac & Apple stuff, and small business internet marketing and search engine advertising.
Video Shows (or Channels) Are Attracting Real Money
Beet.TV is calling this a "boom time for niche media" as in Believe It: Boom Time in Niche Media is Now: Mediapost Sells for $23 Million....WallStrip Producer Explains the $5 Million Value Proposition for CBS..and More! Impressive sales for producers who started their own thing, only on the web. Real sales for real substantial dollars. Nothing pie in the sky. Unquestionably, internet video programming has become a REAL market.
NYTimes covered the MediaBistro sale
MSN Makes Progress Toward Becoming #2 Search Engine
I'm frequently asked about how much each of the big three search engines (Google, Yahoo & MSN) contribute in terms of traffic. Google of course dominates, but as this chart shows MSN has recently made progress toward overtaking Yahoo as #2. This has caused TechCrunch to ask:
Could Microsoft Knock Off Yahoo To Become Google’s Biggest Competitor?
A New Way to Distribute Your Videos on the Web
What's a video producer to do? We all want to have as many people as possible see whatever we produce... So should we upload our clips to MySpace, to YouTube, to Google Video, etc. etc. Or, wouldn't it be nice to have a simple web-based service that does this kind of distribution for us?
Well, now there is. It's called Hey!Spread. Get it? They help you spread your video around the web.
It's a basic, practical, straight-forward service (but you do need to set up accounts at the services you want them to populate with your clips) and most importantly, it's immediately useful. I like that. ;)
Thanks to TechCruch for their mini-review of this service.
Steve Jobs & Bill Gates Together,
The Complete Coverage
I don't think there are two better visionaries on the planet (of course, I'm partial to Steve Jobs), and while their joint appearance with Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg was covered in the news, I just discovered the complete coverage including transcripts and video clips (an edit of video excerpts is included below). Good stuff!
Special thanks to Dr. Mac, Bob LeVitus for this link via his most-excellent Mac e-newsletter. You can subscribe here: http://www.boblevitus.com/
Here's the video highlight reel: