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The 404 1,012: Where we bring our Ella, Ella (podcast)

Leaked from today's rundown: our guest is Ella Morton, former editor at CNET currently working on a book with Atlas Obscura. We'll discuss her visit to Sesame Street, RecordSetter.com, burlesque, and more!

By March 16, 2012


Cheezburger Network buys Know Your Meme

With money from a $30 million funding round, the Cheezburger Network last Monday closed a reported low-seven-figure deal to buy one of the leaders in Internet meme etymology.

By March 28, 2011


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


YouTube politics: A quest for victory or notoriety?

Many political campaign ads now toe the line between actually trying to win an election and simply trying to get famous. Which is which, and which works?

By October 15, 2010


YouTube takes on telly with live streaming trial

YouTube is taking another step towards replacing your telly with a two-day trial of live video, including Rocketboom and Tony Hawk.

By September 13, 2010


YouTube tests live video streaming

It's been talked about for years now, but now YouTube is actually testing a live-streaming platform with sites including Rocketboom and Young Hollywood.

By September 12, 2010


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


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


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