Amanda Congdon, Fired From Rocketboom?

So it looks like Amanda Congdon (who owns 49% vs. the all important 51% of Rocketboom) has been asked to leave the show by her partner. Not much details on it, but Amanda has a videoblog post of it on her Amanda Unboomed personal blog.

I have to say that this seems really odd. I have no idea why the split as Amanda didn’t provide this level of detail, but she had a great personality for a hugely succesful niche media venture. She was probably the most famous video blogger on the internet.

I always found Rocketboom entertaining. It will be interesting to see what they plan on doing without her annd it will be equally interesting to see what she ends up doing on her own. Best of luck to you Amanda! And we’ll be watching you wherever you end up at.

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  1. Dave Zatz says:

    Am I the only one on the Internet who wasn’t entertained?

  2. I have no doubt we will still see a lot of her, regardless of what has happened

  3. GaryL says:


    It doesn’t sound like she was really fired, but that they couldn’t come to an agreement on the future of their partnership.

    Video Podcasting News has a transcript of Amanda Congdon’s announcement, and she says “apparently my partner, Andrew Baron, is no longer interested in being my partner.”

    Baron has posted a message to the Yahoo vlogging group that amounts to “it’s news to me…”

    The real question, is what will become of both of them now that Rocketboom, at least in its original incarnation, is done…..

  4. kip says:

    Talk about shooting yourself in the foot. I watched Rocketboom daily on my tivo and I have to think that were thet to get some further backing that they could make the show signifigantly better. With that being said, somebody along the lines of good morning americ a, the today show, CNN, or CNBC should grab her as their tech goddess.