Will Apple Make Online Video Take Off?

Apple's introduction yesterday of a device that will wirelessly pull content from a computer to a television set, has an eerie relevance to my conversation last week with Jason Holloway, CEO of online video start-up Dovetail.tv. One of the challenges…

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Bright Spots for Traditional Media?

Flying in the face of reports and general conjecture throughout the media and blogosphere that newspapers and traditional media companies have done a lackluster job in establishing online ad models, is a report from private-equity group Veronis Suhler Stevenson described…

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Google and Intuit StepUp to the Plate

Intuit and Google announced a series of landmark deals today at 12 p.m. PDT that have the potential to transform Internet marketing for small and medium-size businesses. The deals involve several Google components that will be bundled in the U.S.…

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The Future of Yellow Pages

What do the largest Yellow Pages company in the world and an independent privately held directory business have in common? Quite a lot it seems. In seeking a way to convey the thinking of the keynote speakers at our upcoming…

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What’s Really Wrong With Newspapers

Two articles popped up in my Google or Yahoo! alerts for "Yellow Pages." Both were newspaper articles that related to the Yellow Pages business. They provide a good reason why newspaper circulation is falling: The columns are poorly written, inaccurate…

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Google Takes Aim at Local

Donna Bogatin had an interesting blog post yesterday based on comments made by Sheryl Sandberg, VP of global online sales and operations for Google. Ever since I attended the Google University in December 2002 with former Kelsey analyst Greg Sterling,…

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A Sneak Peak at DDC2006

As the lead organizer of The Kelsey Group's DDC 2006 event, I'm pretty proud of our lineup of keynote speakers and grateful for the help I've gotten from my colleagues in bringing them on board. In order to give the…

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Dovetail.tv and the ’Middle Tail’

Earlier this week I had the chance to speak with Jason Holloway, CEO of online video start-up Dovetail.tv. The company's sweet spot is the "middle" of the tail — between mass-market broadcast content (head) and the YouTubes (long tail) of…

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