Mahalo Loses High Profile Video Blog Host

Santa Monica-based Mahalo, the human-powered search engine run by Jason Calacanis, has lost its high profile video blog host, Veronica Belmont. According to Belmont in a message on her blog, she is leaving Mahalo to embark on unnamed other projects. Mahalo--which is venture backed by Sequoia Capital, Elon Musk, News Corp, CBS Corporation, and Burda Media--launched the video blog Mahalo daily back in November of 2007 with great fanfare around Belmont. Belmont was previously at, where she produced and co-hosted CNET's Buzz Out Loud podcast. Mahalo operates a human-powered search engine, focused on developing human-crafted search results for the most popular queries and topics on the Internet.