Andrew Baron gets into videoblogging business

Ahh, I already get called out of my Christmas blog vacation by Andrew Baron (he started Rocketboom), who is building a content mall named Abbey Corps. He’s positioning it against PodShow and the company I work for, PodTech, saying he can demonstrate it’s a better business than either of them. Dave Winer’s blog is where I saw this and Dave has a few of the names he thinks are involved, many of which are my favorite videobloggers.

An entrepreneur once told me: hope you have great competitors cause they’ll inspire you and demonstrate your dreams have value.

So, thank you Andrew for the Christmas present! Now, off to see Mary Hodder at Dabble who has a killer video/social media search engine/platform.

UPDATE: PaidContent is reporting that Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg are starting a new site too, based on their highly successful “D” conference. Oh, I can’t wait to see Kara and Walt at CES again. Everything they do is quality.

Thanks John Welch, be off for a few days…

Well, it’s time to put the blog down for a few days. It’s Christmas for those who are Christian. A fun holiday for the rest of us. Anyway, hope things go well with your families, it’s been quite a year. I can’t believe Christmas is here again.

To John Welch, thanks for the nice goodies for Maryam and me from Amazon. That is so kind.

Oh, regarding Photowalking #5. We will meet on Wednesday, December 27th at the California State Railroad Museum at 1 p.m. — everyone is invited, you don’t have to be into photography. As it stands right now we’ll have some really great photographers there, including the co-founders of JPG Magazine. I have a stack of 8GB Seagate Flash Drives to give away as prizes. Should be a fun day. I’m not sure where we’ll have lunch, but Ajay is driving me and we’ll probably have lunch in Old Sacramento at noon. More will come next week after Christmas. Bring your tripod and your digital camera. It should be lots of fun.

UPDATE ON PHOTOWALKING: there’s a small chance the date and/or time will change. Check in on the evening of December 26th here to see what’s up.

Either way, happy holidays and Merry Christmas. Hope Amazon brought you some goodies too!