San Jose Mercury News partners with PodTech as its video distribution network

The San Jose Mercury News is Silicon Valley’s newspaper. I used to read it back when I was a kid. I remember hanging out with Merc photographers and trying to beat them at what they did (I got a photo of Ronald Reagan that won a few awards doing just that).

That history is why I’m so proud that the Mercury News choose PodTech for their video distribution network partner. It’ll be interesting to watch how the Mercury News continues to change its business from a print-oriented one to one that’s more blog and multimedia focused. First visit is to Yahoo’s brickhouse in San Francisco.

Elsewhere on the Internet is a good article in the Wall Street Journal about how to be a video star in a YouTube world.

More to come from PodTech, we’re just starting to roll on the video distribution space.

Comments

  1. Gawd that’s beyond unwatchable….

    So Mercury getting into the fluff up new media infomericalisms? Out with the hard news, in with the start-up fluff? Cheesy lame intro, surely for the first hit, you want something that really captures attention, not some droning Yahoo exec (with loud background noise bad audio), trying to make the ‘we can do Web 2.0 too’ case. Boring. Just what audiences need, more insider baseball Valley games.

    And the jerky weird-angle swtich off’s, MTV shaky jump cuts trying to do a two-person Wall Street Week, with stock footage inserts? Didn’t (hasn’t) and won’t ever work. Just break down and get a Steadicam.

    They should have done something on the level of Cranky Geeks…

  2. Gawd that’s beyond unwatchable….

    So Mercury getting into the fluff up new media infomericalisms? Out with the hard news, in with the start-up fluff? Cheesy lame intro, surely for the first hit, you want something that really captures attention, not some droning Yahoo exec (with loud background noise bad audio), trying to make the ‘we can do Web 2.0 too’ case. Boring. Just what audiences need, more insider baseball Valley games.

    And the jerky weird-angle swtich off’s, MTV shaky jump cuts trying to do a two-person Wall Street Week, with stock footage inserts? Didn’t (hasn’t) and won’t ever work. Just break down and get a Steadicam.

    They should have done something on the level of Cranky Geeks…

  3. Yahoo – Mojo = Yah***underflow error***

    Too much stuff going on in Silicon Valley *and* SF area. And it all still going on there makes about as much sense as everyone driving to work every day. Meanwhile Open Source efforts are being developed around the world with almost zero travel. I think that is the model for the future, and I bet there is already more Google work going on in more places than is the case for Yahoo. Anyone got numbers on that?

  4. Yahoo – Mojo = Yah***underflow error***

    Too much stuff going on in Silicon Valley *and* SF area. And it all still going on there makes about as much sense as everyone driving to work every day. Meanwhile Open Source efforts are being developed around the world with almost zero travel. I think that is the model for the future, and I bet there is already more Google work going on in more places than is the case for Yahoo. Anyone got numbers on that?

  5. Congrats!
    Even thought I am here in Kentucky now, I still get the Merc in my email box and read it everyday, this is great news all the way around!

  6. Congrats!
    Even thought I am here in Kentucky now, I still get the Merc in my email box and read it everyday, this is great news all the way around!