Poking Fun at Local Video

There has been lots of talk about local merchant video ads this year, a trend pushed forward in the most meaningful way by Citysearch's May integration of video ads. We've also seen every major U.S. IYP do the same this…

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A Holiday Wish

One of the many reasons the Internet has bloomed in the U.S. is that the administration, under the leadership of Ira Magaziner, former head of U.S. Internet policy, allowed the World Wide Web to grow without putting unnecessary restrictions on…

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More on Local.com/Citysearch Deal

As promised, today I had the chance to talk with Local.com's VP of bus dev and sales, Peter Hutto, who took time away from his vacation to provide some more color on yesterday's partnership with Citysearch. Hutto confirmed that the…

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JibJab Parodies 2007, Online Video Style

From the Stupid Fun on a Pre-holiday Friday department, here is a year-end-recap spoof from the folks at online video production studio JibJab. It takes some questionable jabs (SoCal fires), but also has lots of funny highlights from 2007 in…

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Our Favorite (Local) E-Cards

Thanks for all the holiday cards, and good wishes. It is kind of inspiring that many companies are donating to some wonderful charities. It is great to work with such thoughtful people. Here are some favorite e-cards. Zillow and AdMission probably…

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Citysearch and Local.com Partner Up

Local.com announced today that it will pull in and display content from Citysearch in its local listings. This will enhance Local.com's own content and bring in more ad revenues from Citysearch advertisers. Citysearch will meanwhile get more distribution for its…

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Putting Some Numbers on Online Video

WebVideoReport has started to put some numbers on the growing online video space. It joins GigaOm's NewTeeVee in exclusively covering this space, and has put out some interesting articles in the past few weeks. Choosing a Video Services Provider Web…

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Yahoo! Maps Get More Interactive

Yahoo! announced a series of features for Yahoo! Maps today, the most notable of which is "drag & drop" functionality for routes. The feature, which Google already launched in a similar form, lets users drag a route to any number…

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