Go to lunch, get blogged, buy company, huh, whoa!

Hey, we go to lunch with some interesting people and it causes news to break out.

Whew, lucky that Valleywag is too busy covering all the Rocketboom news.

Yeah, it’s true, Geek Entertainment TV is joining PodTech. How did we get them to join? We’re buying them their own camera (they were doing their work on a borrowed camera). We’re doing a Fry’s trip tomorrow.

Irina and Eddie are lots of fun. Irina grew up in Moscow and has an amazing set of family stories.

Having lots of fun, will tell some more first-day stories later.

Comments

  1. “Yeah, it’s true, Geek Entertainment TV is joining PodTech” Wow Podtech is expanding already good time to join the team then.

  2. “Yeah, it’s true, Geek Entertainment TV is joining PodTech” Wow Podtech is expanding already good time to join the team then.

  3. “Yeah, it’s true, Geek Entertainment TV is joining PodTech” Wow Podtech is expanding already good time to join the team then.

  4. [...] Scott Beale blogged about Irina (photo with Robert and Maryem Scoble) and Eddie of Geek Entertainment TV have joined PodTech.  Irina and Eddie and a strong community of talent like Eric Rice and others have changed the face of videoblogging.  Videoblogging will quickly evolve to a mainstream medium for professional video and entertainment content.    Robert confirms on his blog.  Wow this is fast.  We’ve been talking for a few weeks and actually signed the contracts today.  The word sure gets out fast.  PodTech will put out a formal blog post and announcement tomorrow. [...]

  5. Please, please tell us that you are just giddy because it’s your first day, otherwise I’m really nervous that Robert “PodHuh?” Scoble is going to be a lot less interested to hear from than Robert “I work for Microsoft but really don’t seem like one of those guys” Scoble was.

    Today’s posts sounded too much like “random blog postings from some Web 2.0 startup with a 2% chance of lasting more than 24 months”…

  6. Please, please tell us that you are just giddy because it’s your first day, otherwise I’m really nervous that Robert “PodHuh?” Scoble is going to be a lot less interested to hear from than Robert “I work for Microsoft but really don’t seem like one of those guys” Scoble was.

    Today’s posts sounded too much like “random blog postings from some Web 2.0 startup with a 2% chance of lasting more than 24 months”…

  7. Please, please tell us that you are just giddy because it’s your first day, otherwise I’m really nervous that Robert “PodHuh?” Scoble is going to be a lot less interested to hear from than Robert “I work for Microsoft but really don’t seem like one of those guys” Scoble was.

    Today’s posts sounded too much like “random blog postings from some Web 2.0 startup with a 2% chance of lasting more than 24 months”…

  8. [...] In Web 2.0 + Start-Ups Written By Katie FehrenbacherJohn Furrier didn’t listen to various speculation to snap up ex-Rocketboom’s Amanda Congdon for PodTech’s video content, he found something better. I just chatted with Geek Entertainment TV co-founder Irina Slutsky–a friend and former co-worker of mine–and she said that she and co-founder Eddie Codel start work tomorrow for PodTech. Reporting to new boss Robert Scoble at 9AM sharp no less! That was fast. [...]

  9. [...] It’s in quotes because that’s exactly how it reads on LaugingSquid, where we saw it.  The way it comes out on Scobleizer, Mr. S basically says he was at work hammer and tongs while everybody else was agog over Amanda Congdon’s trajectory. We think this is more interesting that Cong-Spam, and the synergy between Geek TV and their new partner is legit.  More–and recent–buzz on synergy between podcasting and other venues.  Mobilecasting, plus Pop2Life and Juice Wireless.  [...]

  10. Yes, our good friend Jennifer will be happy to have her camera back, I’m sure. It’s through amazing friends and resources that we were even able to get GETV off the ground. Irina and I are excited to be working with you, Robert. The future is bright and I need my own pair of shades. :)

  11. Yes, our good friend Jennifer will be happy to have her camera back, I’m sure. It’s through amazing friends and resources that we were even able to get GETV off the ground. Irina and I are excited to be working with you, Robert. The future is bright and I need my own pair of shades. :)

  12. Yes, our good friend Jennifer will be happy to have her camera back, I’m sure. It’s through amazing friends and resources that we were even able to get GETV off the ground. Irina and I are excited to be working with you, Robert. The future is bright and I need my own pair of shades. :)

  13. [...] Scott Beale is reporting (and Scoble and PodTech confirming) that Geek Entertainment TV has been acquired by PodTech. Congrats to Eddie and Irina- you’re the first members of the Bubble 2.0 Snark Group to effectively monetize your snarkiness. [...]

  14. [...] The first couple of weeks of unemployment were kind of interesting on the blog.  Scoble discovered HDTV, got excited about California, and covered a bunch of Web 2.0 stuff. Okay, build some excitement, cool, I get it. Yesterday, Scoble wrote a few posts, including this one about buying a company over lunch. Maybe I’m the only one, but I am seeing a bit of a downward spiral in the quality of content, what seems to be a sucking into the Web 2.0 hype machine.   So I posted a comment on his blog.  Last night he posted, and in it called out my comment (he also completely missed the point on a great post by Mark Cuban): Oh, but talking about this stuff is making the natives, er, at least the skeptics, restless. Hey, Skeptic, didn’t ya hear that the Internet is boring? [...]

  15. [...] “We’ve been talking for a few weeks and actually signed the contracts today,” according to PodTech. “How did we get them to join?” asked PodTech’s Robert Scoble. “We’re buying them their own camera (they were doing their work on a borrowed camera). We’re doing a Fry’s trip tomorrow.”Geek Entertainment TV is described as “an emerging global media empire” and has featured interviews with Digg’s Kevin Rose, Steve Wozniak, Mitch Kapor and others. Rate This Post: Related Topics: Digital Video Downloads, PodTech, Video Podcasts Related articles: TiVo Intros Series3 HDTV Digital Video Recorder, Apple Introductions Fail to Wow, But iTV Looks Promising, New iPod Adds 80′s Video Games; No Sexy Widescreen :(, Are You Ready For Some Downloadable Football?, Apple iTunes 7 Adds Movies, Video Games [...]