StumbleUpon new and fun videos with this new service

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We sit down with StumbleUpon’s chief architect, Garrett Camp, and David Feller, VP of marketing, and talk about the success Stumbleupon has seen (about 1.5 million users in just a few months) as well as get a look at the new video version of Stumbleupon that opens tonight.

Check out the demo here.

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108 Responses to “StumbleUpon new and fun videos with this new service”

  1. Startups.in/India Says:

    Got here through Robert’s comment on TC post to see if there were any questions on the business model in the interview.
    Doesn’t look like it’s covered.
    So, here I go –
    Is it legal to pull content from external video sites and make money off of it? Does SU have any revenue share agreements in place with You Tube et al? Would appreciate any insights.

  2. Startups.in/India Says:

    Just a comment reg. the video. When interviewing two people as in this case, it’d have been nice to have both of them in focus or use two cams rather than moving back and forth which seemed quite annoying. ;-)

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  4. Robert Scoble Says:

    Yes, that would be nice. But, two cameras costs a LOT more and needs an operator. You’ll notice that I’m interviewing AND doing the camera — all at the same time.

  5. Robert Scoble Says:

    Startups: yes, it is legal. Just like it’s legal for Google to cache your stuff and/or take your stuff and put ads next to your headlines in a search engine.

    Note that they don’t rehost the content. They just point to it.

    They don’t need revenue sharing agreements. This kind of site is already allowable under the Terms of Service of these sites.

  6. Startups.in/India Says:

    Right, thanks for the response Robert. I did notice that you were multi-tasking and yet got out an excellent one from it. But it was just a request, if and when possible. BTW, another thing I noticed is that the video doesn’t play all the way to the finish. Keeps getting cut-off and I’d have to refresh to replay it again. Not sure if id due to load on your servers. I’m on a 768Kbps DSL and using FF2.0 and Quicktime7.1.3 plugin running on WinXP.

  7. Startups.in/India Says:

    Well, I’m still not sure about its legality. Most of the ToS we referred to indicated something like the following which is what we see on YT’s ToS:
    (i) your use of the Website as permitted is solely for your personal, noncommercial use; (ii) you will not copy or distribute any part of the Website in any medium without YouTube’s prior written authorization;

    It clearly states that the website (and its videos?) are meant only for “non-commercial” use.

    As for Google pulling news feeds and displaying ads, I guess there were already some infringement cases - Reuters, was it?? in addition to few more.

    Similarly with videos, there could be some problem with the content producers and distributing/sharing platforms such as YT.

    I can’t seem to find a clear message in this regard.

  8. Robert Scoble Says:

    Good point. I didn’t know that YouTube says for non-commercial use.

    As to our video playback. I find I get best results when I download them to my local drive first, then watch them. I use a news aggregator like Fireant.tv to do that.

    But, we’ll have a better system soon (Flash-based, which will be better for streaming).

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Hey Robert,
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    […] Robert Scoble was the first (as far as I know) to get a live demo, so check out the ScobleShow if you’re interested in seeing the product in action. Robert is consistently making the best videos around these days; they’re always interesting, especially when they revolve around anything involving photography. He really needs to film another photowalking series with Thomas Hawk, because I’ve worn out the old ones trying to take notes and learn cool new tricks. […]

  11. First Look: StumbleUpon Announces New Video Surfing Site, StumbleVideo | Marketing Pilgrim Says:

    […] UPDATE: Robert Scoble has two video interviews with the Stumble crew, including this one on StumbleVideo. […]

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    […] StumbleUpon new and fun videos with this new service: We sit down with StumbleUpon’s chief architect, Garrett Camp, and David Feller, VP of marketing, and talk about the success Stumbleupon has seen (about 1.5 million users in just a few months) as well as get a look at the new video version of Stumbleupon that opens tonight. […]

  13. Noah Bulgaria Says:

    Another superb video!

    The first time a heard of StumbleUpon was after some people had Stumble’d a couple of posts made to my blog, but I haven’t joined or closely looked at it until now.

    The new video feature is awesome.

  14. Michelle Says:

    Hey Robert,

    Suggestion:

    It might be cool if you could tell us ahead of time who you’ll be interviewing and maybe your viewers can submit questions to ask the interviewee. During the video you can be like “JaneDoe20 would like to know blah blah blah.”

    You can select questions which keep occurring, is appropriate and not too intruding and maybe it’ll be more ‘customized’ towards what viewers would like to know.

    Otherwise, nice video

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  16. Pete Says:

    I love SU and their new video service rocks. Thanks for the video interview. I don’t care how you shot it, the content was good.

    RE: Legality

    It’s funny to think that YouTube limits their clip syndication to non-commercial use while they are violating everyone else’s rights. It will all get worked out when they strike deals with the music companies and studios but I wonder how they will react to successful sites like SU video after they are done paying 9 figure licensing fees. They will probably just buy them.

    pete

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  90. Stumbleupon acquisition by eBay: ridiculous? « Scobleizer - Tech Geek Blogger Says:

    […] I’m also noticing another trend. Quite a few of the people I’m interviewing are getting rich. Here’s an interview I did at Stumbleupon a few months ago. One of my friends says I should ask for some equity before doing an interview. I think that’s an interesting idea, but for now everyone who gets on my show hasn’t paid to be on (except for my sponsor, Seagate). […]

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