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Hello, Veronica!

April 9th, 2008 at 01:56 by Rob Saurini in Announcements

Veronica BelmontGreat news, world! I’m very pleased to announce that Veronica Belmont has joined the Revision3 family as Patrick Norton’s co-host on our tech-centric show Tekzilla, and we couldn’t be happier to have her on board.

Not only does Veronica fit in well here because she’s got the brains (oh, the brains!), but she’s just an all-around cool person, too. We’re honored to have her with us, and I hope you’ll join me in welcoming her to the Revision3 team.

Check out the official press release on Tekzilla’s latest great addition here.

This is shaping up to be a great April, everyone!

-Sarah

photo credit: lanbui.com


Live 'Internet Superstar' Taping Featuring Kevin Rose, 4/17

April 9th, 2008 at 12:08 by Rob Saurini in Live Events

Big news! A live taping of Internet Superstar will serve as the keynote presentation at this year’s Ad:Tech conference at the Moscone Center on April 17, at 4:45pm, here in San Francisco.

And best of all, you’re invited to get in for free! On the show, Gator and I will interview Internet Superstars Kevin Rose from Diggnation, Kent Nichols from Ask a Ninja, Jeff McPherson from TikiBarTV, and Gary Vaynerchuck from Wine Library TV. Plus, opening remarks from Revision3 CEO Jim Louderback.

And again, for you it’s Free! But you need to register by April 14th at www.ad-tech.com/sf

When they ask how you heard about it, select OTHER and type in Revision3.

So come on out for what promises to be a great time, and maybe even an after hours event at a local bar. Really hope to see you there…

-Martin Sargent


Revision3 Triumphs Over Digg

April 9th, 2008 at 09:25 by Michele Husak in Announcements

April 8, 2008 – San Francisco

Opening Day for the spring 2008 Dodgeball season got underway with a dramatic matchup between crosstown rivals, Revision3 and Digg. The seasoned veterans from Digg squared off with the scrappy upstart rookies of Revision3 in a dramatic contest of throwing and dodging balls. Team Revision3 featured stars from across the network and were clad in black and green with a vague sense of the rules.

Squaring off in a best of 9 contest, Digg broke away with an early lead up 2-0 thanks to the dominance of “Double Baller” Kurt W., but that just appeared to be the learning curve that Revision3 needed who quickly tied it back up at 2-2. The dramatic back and forth continued and when the dust settled, Digg was up 4-2 and the game was on the line for the team of video upstarts from Revision3. Slowly but surely Revision3 fought back bringing the game to a tie score, 4-4.

With the final match underway, the game on the line, even Edwin the ref commented on the drama of this match. Digg seemed to have the advantage, but very quickly the tide turned thanks to the on the court wizardry of Brad Murphy and Glenn McElhose delivered victory for the Revision3 team.

Revision3 Coach David Prager stated in a press conference after the game, “Digg came to play dirty, but little did they realize that we can play dirtier.” In a post game interview, Digg’s Kevin Rose said, “I founded both companies…I’m going to join the Revision3 team now…”.

The entire event was streamed live via Qik and can be viewed below:

30 Minutes of Gameplay:


The dramatic final match, with victory to Revision3 at the 3:15 mark:

Some comments from the viewing audience on Qik included:
belthesar: Rev3’s clearly taking performance enhancing steroids.
maddie!: i…i…dont know who to root for! rev3 & digg are both so awesome!
motionblur: kevin should fire the digg staff and hire better players

Check out all the comments here and here


Welcome to Scam School!

April 7th, 2008 at 10:59 by Michele Husak in Announcements, Shows

Howdy, gang!

Ever wanted to learn a trick that would absolutely explode your friends’ brains? Want the secrets to scamming free drinks when you’re at the bar? Ever just want to screw somebody over, just to laugh at them? Then welcome to Revision3’s newest show, Scam School: the only show dedicated to social engineering at the bar and on the street.

I’m Brian Brushwood, your surly, hungover professor.

Here’s the deal with Scam School: each episode, we teach you a usable bar trick, street con, or scam. These are hands-on episodes with real people we find at the bar. If Harvard offered a PhD in deceit, this would be it. We’ll make YOU an expert in social engineering at the bar (or anywhere else). And you’ll never pay for a drink again.

Oh, and remember that the show doesn’t stop when the episode ends. Class will resume in the forums, where I’ll be available for one-on-one tutoring. Just post a video of your progress (or questions), and I’ll steer you ever closer to a free pair of beer goggles.

Check out the first episode and be sure to let us know what you think!

-Brian

(New Episodes of Scam School will premiere at 12:00AM Eastern Time on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday during launch week, and then on Thursdays at 12:00PM Eastern Time thereafter.)

About Brian Brushwood:

Brian Brushwood has made over 1000 college performances of his “bizarre magic” show: a mash-up of magic, comedy, dangerous stunts and bizarre feats (visit www.shwood.com for more info). He has made over a dozen national TV appearances on programs including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Steve Harvey’s Big Time,” “Paula’s Party,” and CNN. Brian is also the Author of The Professional’s Guide to Fire Eating and Cheats, Cons, Swindles and Tricks: 57 ways to scam a free drink.


Diggnation LIVE in Amsterdam – UPDATED

April 1st, 2008 at 03:14 by David Prager in Announcements

UPDATE – The time of the show will be 6 PM Amsterdam Time, which is NOON Eastern Time – not 2 PM Eastern as previously stated

Hey Everyone,

We’ve got a pretty cool announcement to make on a first for us here at Revision3. Thanks to our new friends at The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam and media partner Techcrunch, we’ll be putting up a live video stream of Diggnation episode 144, as its taped.

We’ve been promoting for a few weeks now that Diggnation will be shot before a live audience at The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam on Thursday, April 3rd at 6pm local time (2pm Noon Eastern). Now you’ll be able to see it 100% live! Or, well, maybe there will be a few seconds lag time ;)

To see the show, all you have to do is visit Revision3.com at 6pm Amsterdam time (2 PM Noon Eastern). The show will be live on revision3.com/watch, replacing our normal episode feed and we’ve added a countdown to the live feed so you can count the minutes until the action starts. For all of you gamers out there, you can also find the live stream on the homepage of one of our biggest supporters, GameVee.com.

Hope you’ll join us for Diggnation live from Amsterdam!

David Prager


Internet Television Leader Revision3 Announces Interest in Science and Stuff

April 1st, 2008 at 12:01 by Michele Husak in Press Releases

San Francisco, CA — Revision3 Corporation, the TV Network for the Internet generation, has announced today that they will be participating in breakthrough experiments to do science and other cool stuff.

“Here at Revision3, we have always taken a keen interest in science, and all the great stuff it’s given us over the years- everything from these cool computers we use for making our videos, to its vaunted ability to blind Thomas Dolby,” says Revision3 CTO Jeff Rizzo. “We wanted to find a way to give back to a scientific community that has given us so much occasionally-useful crap.”

When the technical department of Revision3 heard of the groundbreaking research of the Brain Information Group of the Kansai Advanced Research Center in Japan into the effects of wearing perception-altering goggles for extended periods of time, Rizzo knew that they had an opportunity to contribute to Science. “Since we have videos, people have to see them in order to view, and by altering our videos, we’ve altered people’s perception of these videos. We can clearly do good science, except for the whole part about having degrees, and laboratories, and scientific training. This science thing is neat!” Look around the Revision3 Website today, particularly the videos, for clues how you can participate.

What does the future hold for this new “Science and Stuff” initiative at the pioneering company? Rizzo says, “The Koreans have some pretty advanced glow-in-the-dark cat technology that we could conceivably extend to provide some interesting mods for Systm, for example. The world is our oyster, and we at Revision3 have never let little things like training or talent stand in the way of getting what we want.”


Prime Time, Revision3 Style

March 31st, 2008 at 12:12 by Jim Louderback in Press Releases, Shows

In the old days, BR (Before Revision3), there was just one prime time. Every night Ma, Pa and the kids would huddle around the communal Philco, eagerly awaiting the latest Father Knows Best, Laugh-In and The Screen Savers.

These days, though, 24-hour availability of programs from Revision3, YouTube, Blip, Transpera and others have turned Prime Time into Every Time. Even so, we’re starting to see some interesting spikes in viewership during certain parts of the day. Evening remains strong, but two new “prime times” have emerged.

The first one? Noon to 2pm during the week. It’s obvious in retrospect; clearly there are a lot of videos being consumed during extended lunch breaks around the world. Here at Revision3 we’re particularly excited about lunch-time viewing – so much so, that today we’re changing our show release schedule to coincide with this new prime time.

We used to release new episodes of your favorite shows at 1pm, 4pm and 7pm eastern. But that meant many of you missed those new episodes during your lunch break. Not any more! Today we’re advancing that schedule by an hour. That means east-coast based fans of Internet Superstar and Tekzilla, for example, can now watch those shows the day they they debut, during lunch at noon – on Wednesday and Friday respectively.

Totally Rad Show, Digg Reel and popSiren on the west coast are now similarly blessed. And for all your Diggnation fans that just can’t wait – you’ll get it an hour earlier on Friday too (except, perhaps, this week, given the vagaries of transmitting huge files from Amsterdam).

You can see our brand new Revision3 show schedule right here! Happy lunching.

Oh, what about that second prime time? This one pertains mostly to young men, and happens on the weekends between about midnight and 4am. I’ll hazard no guesses as to what they’re watching, but suffice it to say that Revision3, at least, will not be pandering to that particular video need.


Watch Revision3 on Blip.tv!

March 25th, 2008 at 08:57 by Rob Saurini in Announcements

blip_tv.gifWe are very excited to announce that starting today, Revision3 shows are available on Blip.tv! Blip.tv is one of the true pioneers in the web 2.0 world–tremendously supportive of the independent video community, and constantly innovating and pushing the boundaries of the possibilities of broadband video. We are so proud to be a partner of Blip, check out all your favorite Revision3 shows and let us know what you think!

– Damon Berger


Introducing the Revision3 Miro Player

March 20th, 2008 at 03:52 by Rob Saurini in Announcements

miro_revision3.jpgHey, I’m Damon Berger, the Director of Business Development here at Revision3, and this is the first blog post of many I will write talking about all of the different ways that you can watch Revision3 shows. Our biggest goal is to put the power in your hands, giving you as many options as possible for you to experience your favorite Revision3 shows. We’re all about spreading the love..in a totally disease-free kind of way.

We are very excited to announce the latest and greatest way to watch Revision3–the downloadable Miro player! By clicking here you can download the Revision3 Miro player, which automatically downloads all your Revision3 shows and keeps you up to date every time a new episode or show is released. It even comes with the coolest desktop icon ever made. Check it out and let us know what you think!

– Damon Berger


Download the popSiren Theme Song!

March 20th, 2008 at 01:32 by Michele Husak in Shows

Hey, popSiren peeps! You’ve all been asking about a downloadable version of the popSiren theme music. We mentioned in episode 3 that we’d get something ready for you this week, and we kept our word. Our clever music guy, Lawrence Scaduto, has remixed a real, live uncut track fusing both versions into one on his website just for you, kind viewers. Go here to download it to your heart’s content!