Oliver Luckett, co-founder of video site Revver, talks with CNET's Neha Tiwari at the Digital Hollywood: Building Blocks 2006 conference in San Jose, Calif. Luckett talks about how he stumbled upon the famed Mentos video, the future of Revver, and how money is made in the user-generated content business.
August 16, 2006 10:10 AM PDTWatch this video
CNET's Neha Tiwari talks with Facebook Director of Business Development Jed Stremel at Digital Hollywood 2006 about plans to change the social networking scene with a new platform that integrates exterior sites to track trends. Stremel also discusses changes made during the last year in an effort to make the user experience more seamless and what makes Facebook different from Myspace.
August 15, 2006 10:44 PM PDTWatch this video
Cyworld officially launched in the U.S. on Tuesday, and CNET News.com was there to speak with CEO Henry Chon about what to expect from the company. Are we going to see the wildly popular Cyworld mobile in the U.S. anytime soon?
August 15, 2006 9:59 PM PDTWatch this video
Kevin Rose, the former "Dark Tipper" of TechTV fame, chats with CNET's Neha Tiwari at Digital Hollywood Building Blocks in San Jose, Calif. Rose, whose blog-based site Digg helps users browse and find interesting stories on the Net, speaks about the increasing popularity of video and predicts what his site's next gold mine could be.
August 15, 2006 8:47 PM PDTWatch this video
Steve Chainey bought his dream home using Zillow.com, a Web 2.0 site\r\nthat combines satellite mapping imagery with home valuation analysis.\r\nThis site and others like it provide consumers with research tools that\r\nhave been difficult to access in the past, potentially disrupting the\r\ntraditional real estate paradigm.
August 15, 2006 2:58 PM PDTWatch this video
Cyworld.com will officially be released in the U.S. on Aug. 15, 2006. The site recalls "The Sims" or "Second Life" with the incorporation of avatars, but is similar to MySpace.com in its more basic functions (photo uploading, journaling, networking). CNET's Neha Tiwari, a self-proclaimed social-networking site addict, explores Cyworld to see how it stacks up to MySpace. Read Neha's blog on the subject here.
August 14, 2006 9:00 PM PDTWatch this video
Scientists are setting out this month to answer some questions concerning the large growth of moss at the bottom of Crater Lake in Oregon. CNET News.com's Vincent Tremblay reports that a remotely operated vehicle system will be used to gather video footage, as well as test samples, to determine how this natural community fits into the lake's ecosystem. The research is being carried out by representatives of Oregon State University, the National Park Service, USGS and Southern Oregon University.
Material contributed by Robert Collier, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University:
August 14, 2006 3:33 PM PDTWatch this video
After this week's big security flub at AOL, the answer to the privacy question is a lot less clear. Tune in to a discussion between Elinor Mills, Declan McCullagh and Charlie Cooper on this week's edition of the CNET News.com Reporters' Roundtable.
August 11, 2006 4:30 PM PDTWatch this video
The worm alarm is being raised over a "critical" vulnerability in Windows, with even the U.S. Department of Homeland Security urging Windows users to patch up now. CNET's Joris Evers and Robert Vamosi discuss the matter in this week's Security Bites.
August 11, 2006 3:16 PM PDTWatch this video
CNET's Rafe Needleman talks to executives from Browster and Cooliris about their respective products and what the future holds for click-free browsing.
August 10, 2006 6:00 PM PDTWatch this video
CNET's Neha Tiwari talks with Jenny Marketou and Katie Salen about their interactive art piece ": A game of flying perspectives." The work was inspired by the popular "99 LuftBalloons" tune by Nena, and by "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and balloons that were used historically to take bird's-eye photos as a spy tactic. Using large helium balloons with wireless cameras attached while playing a route-finding game has produced some "interesting images," according to the artists. For more information on the project, and where you can play, click here.
August 10, 2006 3:59 PM PDTWatch this video
Several pigeons, were equipped with pollution measurement and GPS devices, were released at the ZeroOne Festival in San Jose, Calif., on Aug. 8. The birds, tracked live via a Google Maps mashup at http://www.pigeonblog.mapyourcity.net, will be feeding data to the site via SMS. The data provides the location, carbon-monoxide levels and identification for each bird. CNET News.com's Neha Tiwari was on hand for the official takeoff.
August 9, 2006 7:30 PM PDTWatch this video
Radio frequency identification tags in passports may make it possible to determine from a distance whether somebody is carrying a passport and even tell the nationality of a passport holder. Taken to an extreme, such identification could make it possible to detonate explosives only when someone from a particular country is nearby, Flexilis shows in this video. Researchers addressed e-passport concerns at the 2006 Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas.
August 8, 2006 11:30 AM PDTWatch this video
CNET News.com's Michael Kanellos was on hand for the public unveiling of the Tesla Roadster in Santa Monica, Calif. Hear from one of the designers about the look and feel of the car, and strap in for test drive. Hitting 60 mph in four seconds never sounded like this before.
August 3, 2006 5:15 PM PDTWatch this video
How is Adobe's multimedia software dealing with the YouTube effect? CNET News.com's Neha Tiwari talks to Adobe Systems' Mike Downey to find what we should expect from Flash--including reaching beyond the PC.
August 3, 2006 1:43 PM PDTWatch this video