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  • Simpler Video Ads (for advertisers) With Adap.tv

    Simpler Video Ads (for advertisers) With Adap.tv

    2007 has been a milestone year for video advertising with a gamut of companies attacking the opportunity from every which way. Today Adap.tv, a relatively new entrant into the contextual video advertising space, is announcing a new initiative with potential to propel it to the front of the pack. Adap.tv is letting advertisers without any video advertising experience jump right in with practically… Read More

  • Facebook To Launch Friend Grouping. Competition Can Suck.

    Facebook To Launch Friend Grouping. Competition Can Suck.

    So Facebook will finally allow users to group friends and control information flow based on friend type. For guys like Robert Scoble, who have 5,000 friends (the limit), this may be a way to finally sort through the real friends from the fans. It’s a much needed feature that people have been requesting for a long time. It also shows the steady maturity of Facebook from a college network to a… Read More

  • $15 Million For VideoEgg As They Redefine Their Business

    $15 Million For VideoEgg As They Redefine Their Business

    VideoEgg has just closed a $15 million series D round of funding led by Focus Ventures with WPP, Maveron, and August participating. VideoEgg cites plans to accelerate the development of their ad products and international sales network as the reasons behind the investment. VideoEgg started off as a white-label video host, powering some notable web properties such as AOL sites, Bebo, hi5, Piczo… Read More

  • Ok, Ok. All Of You (even YouTube) Invented Video Overlay Ads "First"

    Ok, Ok. All Of You (even YouTube) Invented Video Overlay Ads "First"

    When I wrote a post earlier today suggesting that YouTube was not the first to use a Flash overlay advertisement for online video, I didn’t realize I’d be getting so many emails and comments disputing exactly who first invented the unit. VideoEgg has certainly been doing this for a year or so. In a comment to that post, though, an (unconfirmed) ex-YouTuber says the idea was… Read More

  • VideoEgg And Lots Of Others Call B.S. On YouTube

    VideoEgg And Lots Of Others Call B.S. On YouTube

    VideoEgg’s overlay advertising system has been in the market for a year and is driving “significant” revenue for the company. it’s so successful, in fact, that they recently launched a Facebook advertising network based on the same technology. The idea is to use a Flash overlay advertisement with some basic information and graphics that takes up a small part of the viewable… Read More

  • VideoEgg: Suddenly They're A Facebook Ad Network

    VideoEgg has been exceptionally good at thinking ahead in their business and changing strategies when it made sense. They launched in September 2005 as a way to publish video to the web from mobile and other devices. Soon they were allowing people to publish videos directly on the site, like YouTube. And they then aggressively pursued partnership deals to power the video feature on social networks… Read More

  • Video Ads: Every Startup Has A Different Solution

    Video Ads: Every Startup Has A Different Solution

    It may seem weird, but I’ve been eagerly awaiting the day when I see ads in my viral video. eMarketer expects online video advertising to nearly double in 2008 to $1.3 billion, but no one’s really nailed a scalable ad platform for video. However, Google’s been quietly testing their own system and there are a bunch of other startups tackling it as well. There are a couple key… Read More

  • VideoEgg Hits 3 Million Uploads

    VideoEgg Hits 3 Million Uploads

    VideoEgg and its content delivery network Akamai Technologies have announced this morning that the two companies have passed 3 million video uploads together.  Akami provides the webcam capture and video uploading service for users of some AOL sites, Bebo, hi5, Piczo, myYearbook, Dogster, Tagged and others.   VideoEgg says it’s now serving 15 to 20 million video streams each day. US… Read More

  • Piczo Announces Partnerships – Growth Still Strong

    San Francisco based Piczo, a social network for young teenagers, continues to add 35,000 new registered users per day, and claims 2 billion monthly page views. We first covered them back in September, where we compared them with the other major social networks. The UK continues to be Piczo’s biggest market, accounting for 40% of users and 50% of page views (see TechCrunch UK coverage of the… Read More

  • VideoEgg bringing video recording to Bebo, Dogster and more

    The very cool video capture service VideoEgg is announcing today that they have entered into agreements to provide their easy video creation tool to a wide range of social networking sites including Bebo, Dogster, Tagged, Hi5, Current.tv and AOL. The VideoEgg client captures and transcodes video from almost any device you can find and makes posting it to the web really easy. VideoEgg is to video… Read More