San Francisco-based Ajent is all about curation, and feeds its users just one “look” per day.
Finally, someone at a major television network gets it: unreasonably restricting access to great content drives piracy.
Unfortunately, the major television network is in Australia.
Google is shuttering its TV ads product in favor of online video ad solutions.
WhatRunsWhere, the innovative service that allows you to track your competitors’ online advertising, has just acquired U.K.-based startup Mobile Ad Spy, which essentially does the same thing for mobile.
Terms were not publicly announced, but VentureBeat has learned from chief operating officer Max Teitelbaum that the deal was worth north of seven figures … a significant exit for a start-up launched just last year which is still in beta.
ComScore released its July 2012 online video rankings for the U.S., and the news is that there is no contest. Google (read YouTube) is number one, and you’ve got to look a long way down the graph for numbers two, three, and four.
Beyond that, Facebook is now number two, and Hulu is quite obviously Queen of Ads.
Obvious Corp, the incubator owned by Twitter founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone, has pushed Branch out of the nest. Branch, which aims to help the world have better, deeper, and more human conversations online, launched out of private beta today.
Retailers typically measure online ads with online results: cost per click, cost per action, cost per sale. But Helsinki-based shopping analytics firm RapidBlue recently tested the effects of online ads on offline sales. And, surprisingly, it found a strong correlation: double-digit increases in both the number of shoppers and the amount of time they spent in store when stores ran Google AdWords campaigns.
What can 100 million online shopping experiences teach you about e-commerce in 2012? Apparently quite a bit.
KupiVIP, the Gilt of Russia, has secured a $38 million investment led by Intel Capital. The company now has now received over $100 million in total investment, positioning it well to take advantage of a Russian e-commerce market that’s expected to grow to $40-60 billion by 2020.
Nintendo could be looking for third parties to provide the online infrastructure for its upcoming Wii U console, according to a report released this week.
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Search provider Yahoo’s revenue slipped slightly, with revenue from search results falling 27 percent, its U.S. operations continuing to falter and minor growth in Asia keeping the company from posting significant losses.
Guest Post (Editor’s note: Kevin Sproles is the CEO of Volusion. He submitted this story to VentureBeat.)