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Can Amanda Congdon prove 'Rocketboom' was no fluke?

Former host of Rocketboom is back doing video blogging after failing to make the jump from quirky video blog to mainstream media.

By May 19, 2008


Interview: Former CNET hostess Ella Morton lands Rocketboom job

The most fiesty of red-headed CNET TV hostesses has landed one of two roles as anchor on the daily video podcast Rocketboom. We chatted to her about the new position

By July 7, 2009


Sony picks up Web series Rocketboom

Rocketboom creator Andrew Baron eschewed the norm by going for a distribution deal rather than raising venture capital, which he says hasn't helped video start-ups anyway.

By August 5, 2008


Buzz Report: Rocketboom goes boom?

Did Amanda Congdon really get fired? And if so, where will she end up? And in other news, the Internets is confusing.

May 21, 2008


Rocketboom creator vows never to sell Twitter account

After going back and forth about whether to sell the account, Andrew Baron decides, finally, not to.

By April 22, 2008


Rocketboom creator pulls plug on auction of Twitter account

Auction on eBay and ad to sell guest-hosting spot on Craigslist have been deleted. Andrew Baron shares his rationale, but not what he says is an even better idea.

By April 17, 2008


Rocketboom creator selling Twitter account on eBay

Andrew Baron is offering up his account, with more than 1,500 followers. At the same time, he's selling guest hosting of his Twitter account on Craigslist.

By April 13, 2008


Rocketboom sans Amanda

The Rocketboom video blog is on hiatus and hopes to relaunch on July 10 with a new presenter. While Amanda Congdon says on her Amanda UnBoomed blog that she was forced to leave the partnership, of which she owned a 49 percent stake, and is currently living in Connecticut, Rocketboom claims that she has left to pursue an acting career. CNET interviewed Congdon at San Francisco's Vloggercon in June. She hinted then that she was drawn to acting.

November 1, 2007


Rocketboom and beyond

Amanda Congdon's surprise departure from the show has caused quite a buzz in the blogosphere. But the news also shined a spotlight on both the perils and potential of video blogging. Will v-blogging do to network television what blogging did to mainstream media? Join Charlie Cooper, Michelle Meyers, Jim Kerstetter and Daniel Terdiman as they debate all the angles in this week's edition of the CNET News.com Roundtable.

November 1, 2007


ABC hires former Rocketboom host

By November 14, 2006