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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


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.”


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


The Totally Rad Show Celebrates 1st Anniversary With Blow-Out Show

March 19th, 2008 at 05:45 by Jim Louderback in Announcements, Shows

We can’t believe it has been a year, but, indeed, 52 weeks ago, Alex, Dan, Steve, and I congregated in Steve’s garage to record the very first Totally Rad Show. Since then, every week we’ve met to hang out and discuss the raddest stuff we could find on the topics of movies, video games, TV, and comics.

We’ve had laughter, arguments, and a fair amount of sweat – but the best part of all has been the audience feedback. So to celebrate our first anniversary, we thought the raddest thing we could do would be to reach out to you, the fans, and ask you to vote for your favorite moments from the last year. So we did.

And you responded with much more than that. Many of you pitched in to help (producer) Steve put together an incredible retrospective on the show, and a few of you even demanded we return the favor and look back at all of Steve’s visual contributions, too. Episode 52 is out now and I am proud to say that it is as much yours as it is ours.

You, our audience, provide us with backgrounds and material every week; this episode takes that interactivity one step further. It’s a truly interactive version of TRS, one that’s only possible on the internet, here at Revision3. So thank you for all your help and support this first year – and here’s to many more to come.

Oh, and if you’ve never given TRS a try, this is the perfect episode to do so. Why not watch episode #52, see some of our favorite moments of the year, and drop into the forum to let us know what you think? Even better, take advantage of our free subscription option, via iTunes, Miro, the Zune or other feed readers, and get TRS delivered to you every Tuesday, as soon as fresh episodes are available.

— Jeff Cannata


Best Of Revision3 Launches Today

March 12th, 2008 at 03:17 by Jim Louderback in Announcements, Shows

With the launch of our 13th weekly show (popSiren), along with our two daily showlets (Tekzilla Daily and Lil’ Internet Superstar), we’re pumping out more than eight hours of quality entertainment and information each week.

For those of you out there watching it all, I love you to death, but you can stop reading now. This announcement is not for you. But for everyone else who might have one or two favorite programs, and always wanted to watch more, I’m happy to announce a cool new feature here at Revision3.

It’s called “Best of..” and it’s our very own collection of the best clips from each of our shows. Every day we’ll be selecting the choicest segments from the previous day’s releases, and putting them into a special place here at Revision3.com. Even better, you can also subscribe to our Best Of just as if it were an actual show. That way you’ll automatically get our best clips delivered to your PC, your AppleTV, your Zune, or really anywhere.

There’s always something cool and new in our Best Of.. area here on the web, so make sure you stop back every day. And if you find something you really like, then watch the whole show. And don’t forget to subscribe to the ones that really catch your fancy, then you’ll never miss a single episode.

— Jim Louderback


Is That Revision3 In Your Pocket, Or…..

March 11th, 2008 at 11:02 by Jim Louderback in Announcements, Press Releases

TransperaAt Revision3, we believe that you should be able to watch our great programming on any device, anywhere, at any time. Today I’m proud to announce that we’ve finally delivered on the promise: you can now watch our shows on your mobile phone, along with iPods, Zunes, computers and TVs.

Through our landmark deal with Transpera, not only can you stream and download shows (network and device permitting), you can share them with a friend’s phone too.

While, our new mobile site works with every mobile provider, it may not work with every phone. Most smartphones and the iPhone are supported. You’ll also need some sort of high-speed data plan, because we are talking video, after all.

Head here for more details on our new mobilized Transpera site. If you want to check it out yourself, point your phone to http://m.revision3.com/.

Just a few words on Transpera: This is a very cool company. They are really breaking new ground in mobile deliver of video, and we couldn’t have found a better partner to mobilize Revision3 video. Enjoy the service, and let us know how it works for you. Remember that we’re just at the beginning of the mobile video revolution, so you might see a hiccup or two here and there.

— Jim Louderback


Revision3 Launches New Show Starring Sarah Lane, Jessica Corbin and Kirsten Sanford

March 9th, 2008 at 08:02 by Jim Louderback in Announcements, Shows

OK, let’s cut right to the chase: I’m pleased to announce the launch of our newest show here on Revision3, popSiren!

Sitting at the intersection of culture, science, technology and lifehacks, popSiren presents a decidedly personal view of the world we’re all living in. Inside you’ll learn how to make amazing new things, pick up tips for optimizing your daily grind, discover new technologies and websites that will make you more efficient, and be fascinated by the amazing world around us. It’s a heady, exciting, and ultimately practical immersion into the worlds of science, the web, technology and DIY projects.

But I’m even more excited about the amazing collection of experts who will be sharing their passions with you. popSiren signals the return of Sarah Lane to regular show hosting – she’ll be uncovering useful new internet sites and services, along with co-hosting the show with Revision3 fixture Jessica Corbin. But even though getting Sarah and Jessica to host popSiren is epic, I’m even more excited about the addition of Dr. Kirsten Sanford to popSiren and Revision3. I’ve been a fan of Kirsten’s audio podcast, This Week in Science, for ages, and I’ve been equally entranced with her show Food Science. So I’m overjoyed to announce that she’ll be bringing her passion, genius and engaging personality to Revision3, via a weekly segment called Rad Science.

Neha Tiwari and Heather Frank round out our star-studded lineup. Neha’s our resident geek, and will bring the show a collection of DIY projects, cool gear, and basic nerdiness. Heather Frank, who also produces the show, will be contributing a weekly segment from the fringe.

Along with our five popSirens, expect a steady stream of amazing guests, bringing you practical advice on getting more out of life, both in webspace and in meatspace. Our first guest, Jen Trolio, comes from the amazing magazine ReadyMade, and she shows us how to make stationary and envelopes out of your favorite comics.

WOW. I know you’re going to love this show! Give it a watch, and let me know what you think. The first episode debuts today, Monday March 10th. Even better, you’ll get a new episode on Thursday – and another new one every Thursday from now on.

Welcome popSirens! We couldn’t be happier to have you join our stellar Revision3 show lineup!

— Jim Louderback


Diggnation braves the St. Louis weather!

February 22nd, 2008 at 04:38 by David Prager in Uncategorized

You’ve probably noticed that the release of Diggnation 138 – Live from St. Louis has been delayed. We’ve been reading the forums while stranded here at the airport, and just like radzack, todd, dstrack007 and many more, we’ve been stuck in St. Louis due to the ice!

Glenn was able to get a flight back to San Francisco this morning, and he’s been frantically editing and encoding throughout his travel – even on the plane. Though I’m stuck in Chicago right now, I can tell you the episode will be released as soon as humanly possible and it’ll be worth the wait, so sit tight and enjoy this St. Louis teaser Revision3 has put together for you.

Kevin, Alex, Glenn, Jim, Brad and I really enjoyed meeting everyone and were amazed at the turnout, especially those who made time to travel in. We hope you had as much fun as we did.

Cheers,
David Prager