Mobile TV Comes Into Focus

Online streaming video provider Ustream is making a stronger push into mobile. The recently released iPhone app we wrote about now has almost a million downloads. This isn't pure mobile television because it's pulling from Ustream's online feed (via Wi-Fi)…

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Spotzer Rolls Out New European Market

Netherlands-based Spotzer has launched its online video product in Sweden with partner Lokaldelen i Sverige AB, which is a local print and online directory player that competes with the market leader Eniro. Lokaldelen is a unit of European Directories, which is…

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Collateral Damage

Today's Wall Street Journal has an article titled, "Hotels Say, We're Businesses, Too." The article points out that "under the rules of the Government's Troubled Asset Relief Program companies are required to adopt policies on spending, private jets, events and…

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Jivox Extends Access to Online Video Advertisers

Online video ad network Jivox today extended its ability to reach advertisers by launching an affiliate publisher program. This will give Web publishers a white-labeled version of its platform to offer their advertisers, including video ad creation and distribution. According…

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Mixpo Signs More Channel Partners

Video creation platform provider Mixpo today announced partnerships with five local media organizations: NBC Local Media, Tribune, Freedom Communications, TownNews.com and Fisher Communications. The deal will equip each new partner with Mixpo's VideoAd platform, which will let advertisers create and…

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Watch: TKG Interviews at SES

The Search Engine Strategies conference series has set up a YouTube channel filled with short interviews that are done before and after sessions. They're typically good snack-sized videos that can give you a general sense of some of the biggest…

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SpotMixer Extends Distribution via Google

SMB video ad creation company SpotMixer announced a partnership today with Google to push its videos into Google's content network, and TV Ads programs. This essentially makes SpotMixer a designated AdWords reseller and gives its advertisers the ability to push…

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Jivox Picks Up New Channel Partner

Local online video ad provider Jivox strengthened its ability to reach small-business video advertisers today by partnering with Examiner.com. The online news network will offer Jivox’s self-serve online video creation tool to its advertisers on a white-label basis. Jivox has…

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YouTube Goes Widescreen

I noticed today when watching a YouTube video that the viewing window has switched to a 16:9 aspect ratio. For videos in 4:3 ratio already on YouTube, they simply sit in the middle of the widescreen window (see example below).…

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What’s Next for Google TV?

One of the prevalent themes at last week's ILM:08 conference was how the economic environment is forcing businesses of all sizes to pay closer attention to their advertising ROI. With that will come an acceleration of the existing trend toward…

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