Free DA to Improve Video Search?

The NewTeeVee blog has some interesting thoughts following comments made by Google's Marissa Mayer at the Searchonomics conference going on today. Google's free directory assistance product, Goog-411 (past commentary here), will assist in helping Google develop speech to text ability,…

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The Future of Local Search in Europe

The Kelsey Group and AMR International joined forces to hold a summit in London on the Future of Local Search in Europe. It was an invitation-only affair, which is why you probably didn’t hear about it. Not surprisingly, most of…

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Solving the Online Video Monetization Challenge

Summary Video search engine Blinkx has taken a considerable step toward monetization by developing an ad serving technology that contextually matches advertising with video clips. Known as Blinkx AdHoc, this will offer a few different ad formats including insertion of…

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Did We Mention Video Is Big?

ComScore recently released its March Video Metrix rankings showing the phenomenal growth and acceptance of video content on the Web. According to the release: Five out of every seven U.S. Internet users (71.4 percent) streamed video online. Three out of…

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Comcast Goes Hyper-Local

Summary Comcast has begun to serve coverage of local events on its on-demand programming menu. This includes things such as high school sports, local parades and local interest news stories. This is an interesting move for Comcast, and one that…

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TKG Dabbles in Online Video Advertising

Online video stood out a great deal as a theme and business opportunity at this year's Drilling Down on Local conference in March. Spot Runner's Nick Grouf keynoted, while other speaking slots were given to TurnHere and IYPs that expressed…

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Spot Runner Breaks Ground on a New Vertical

Spot Runner announced a deal today with LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell to distribute spot cable ad creation and buying capability to affiliated law firms. This can be compared to Spot Runner's deal with Coldwell Banker in the real estate vertical that gives…

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IAB Releases 2006 Ad Revenue Report

Summary The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) released their annual Ad Revenue Report yesterday. Though there were increases in many online ad categories compared with 2005, it's interesting to note that nearly every one declined in percentage of…

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Testing the Waters of Online Video Advertising

GigaOm's NewTeeVee blog has screenshots of YouTube's freshly integrated inline video ads. This is another example of the experimentation happening with online video advertising, to find a better and more seamless ad delivery method than the largely despised pre-roll ad.…

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IPTV Roundup

As we’ve expressed in past writing, the targeting abilities and architecture of IPTV could open up some interesting local advertising opportunities (also see TKG White Paper From Reach to Targeting: The Transformation of TV in the Internet Age). But it’s…

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