Local Video Gets Play at SES San Jose

Today at SES Steve Espinosa, director of product development for eLocal Listing, stressed the importance of video to gain better search rankings and conversions in local search results. Specifically, SMB videos on eLocal Listing have seen a 3.34 X increase…

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Better YouTube Ads: The Holy Grail

Google CEO Eric Schmidt spoke out once again about the company's need to better monetize YouTube, during a call following the company's under-performing second-quarter earnings announcement. "I personally do not believe the perfect (YouTube) ad has been invented," he said,…

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YouKu: The Chinese YouTube?

If you haven't heard of YouKu, you're not totally alone. But the leading Chinese video site is proving itself worthy of broader attention. The site raised $40 million this week from new and existing investors including Brookside Capital Partners, Sutter…

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AgendiZe Releases Video API

AgendiZe today announced it will launch an API for Yellow Pages publishers to enhance the videos they are shooting for small businesses, and hosting on their sites. The "video to action" API lets publishers create overlays for videos that bring…

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Jivox Raises $10 Million

Self-serve video ad provider Jivox announced a $10 million round today. We wrote about the company, which lets advertisers create short ads using stock video, a few months ago. It also distributes these ads through a publisher network, which has grown…

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