Kudzu Integrates Video From TurnHere

Cox Communications' regional local search site Kudzu today became the latest to resell video production capabilities to its SMB advertisers. The company had already offered the ability to show video along with business profiles or listings, but SMBs had to…

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Online Video Boom Carries On

ComScore Video Metrix announced today that December saw 10 billion online video views -- the largest number to date. There were meanwhile 141 million total unique users to video sites. Google sites led in both categories. This general trend has…

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The Rise of ‘How-To’ Videos

Lately there has been a noticeable rise in the amount of attention and investment paid to online video sites that specialize in generating "how-to" videos. These include: ExpertVillage (acquired by Demand Media last June) VideoJug (received $30M last May) HowCast…

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TurnHere Gets Funding

In what amounts to yet another vote of confidence for local merchant video producer TurnHere, the company has announced a $7.5 million cash infusion from Venrock and Hearst Interactive Media. It's also a vote of confidence for the red hot…

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ELocal Listing Launches Video Ads

Local search based marketing specialist eLocal Listing today became the latest in a growing wave of companies to offer video advertising to SMBs. As pointed out in last week's post "Universal Search Paves the Way for Local Video," an opportunity…

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Spot Runner Gets Up Close and Personal

Local and national video ad producer Spot Runner announced today that it will acquire video production network GlobeShooter. This will bring the company better scalability and capability to deploy up to 1,200 professional videographers to far-flung locales, and shoot video…

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