Oodle Taps Into College Market

Classified aggregator Oodle has partnered with increasingly popular social network Facebook. A post on the Oodle blog last night from CEO Craig Donato goes into detail. This distribution channel for Oodle makes sense, given the classified activity that happens in…

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Virginia Tech and MySpace

We all share the grief in the tragedy at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, but it is especially gnawing on me. Over the years that I lived in Virginia, I watched with pride as the Hokies became a first-rate school and…

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@SES: Social Networking and Local

This morning I attended an interesting session on advertising on social networks at SES New York. Much of the subject matter here has implicit ties to local, and some explicit. The conversation around social networking in this session was, correspondingly,…

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Facebook Gets a Job(ster)

In a move that resembles MySpace's partnership with SimplyHired (to create MySpace Jobs), fast moving social network Facebook has partnered with career site Jobster. CareerBuilder and Monster were in the running for this deal, according to GigaOm, but Jobster won…

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Online Video News Roundup

The online video space continues to see a lot of action. This is not to be confused with the IPTV space, talked about in the previous post, which involves telco-delivered video service packages (akin to cable). Online video is rather…

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A Conversation With vSocial

Recently I had the chance to catch up with Mark Sigal, CEO of online video distribution platform provider vSocial. The company provides a platform for advertisers and video publishers to publish and brand videos on existing Web sites, social networks…

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