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New Weekly Show Teaches Viewers How to Roll with the Techies
SAN FRANCISCO, June 22, 2010 – One of the premier tastemakers in technology joins Revision3 as the company announces the launch of Tom’s Top 5 featuring Tom Merritt, internet personality, top iTunes tech podcaster, former journalist at CNET and TechTV, and now TwiT Network host.
Want to get the low down on today’s geek culture in just a few minutes? Tom’s humorous yet highly insightful commentary will harness more than 10 years of discovering and uncovering technology trends. As a past guest on ABC’s Good Morning America and CNBC, Tom Merritt brings his vast experience to Tom’s Top 5, easily distilling today’s hottest gadgets and the weirdest internet memes into one easy, weekly show.
Tom’s first show kicks off today with the top 5 Must Have Geek Gadgets, followed the next week by Tom’s picks for the 5 Worst Syfy Shows. He has covered various topics of interest to mass audiences such as “Top 5 Google search terms for Winter 2010,” “Top 5 Worst Tech Product Names,” and “Top 5 Tech Practical Jokes.”
“I’ve always been a big fan of Tom both personally and professionally, but then, he pays me a lot to say things like that,” said Ryan Vance, Vice President, Programming & Production, Revision3. “Since his check did indeed clear, let me also say that Tom is going to bring a ton of credibility and humor to this new show and we’re really thrilled to have him officially join the Revision3 family.”
New episodes of Tom’s Top 5 will be released every Tuesday, available for viewing via download or streaming 24/7. As a bonus to Tom’s Top 5, Tom will interact with fans by giving away coveted prizes in “Tom’s Lame Giveaways.” First prize is an iPhone case touched by the smart and sassy Veronica Belmont herself, tech journalist and host of Tekzilla.
“I’m excited about working with a lot of folks I know and respect to do a show format I love,” said Tom Merritt. “Plus they’re allowing me to give away stupid prizes, which makes me very happy.”
Revision3 is the first media company that gets it. Born from the Internet, Revision3 is the home of Internet Television, creating and producing shows for a new audience: passionate, committed fans who want to watch shows about technology, modern culture, video games, entertainment, music and comedy that entertain, educate and help to expand their life experiences.
The company was founded in 2005 by technology visionaries Kevin Rose, Jay Adelson and David Prager because they couldn’t find anything they wanted to watch on traditional television. The company is now led by Internet TV pioneer Jim Louderback. Revision3’s programs can be found everywhere from Revision3.com to a wide range of platforms, including iTunes, YouTube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, TIVO, Roku, Blip.TV and many others. Shows can be watched on any device, from a cell phone to an Apple iPod to a computer or a TV.