• 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… Read More

  • PodZinger Thinks It Can Solve Web Video Piracy With Search Algorithms

    Nobody likes piracy. Well, we do, sure, but content providers aren’t as cool with it as we are. Enter PodZinger, a start-up whose main widget—true video search—could finally save YouTube and the like from constantly being sued by the Viacoms of the world for copyright violations. With its video search technology, users are able to pinpoint, with a 70 percent accuracy so… Read More

  • Podzinger to listen for ad opportunities

    Audio and video search engine Podzinger will launch a new advertising platform for podcasters and online video publishers tomorrow. The first write up was in ClickZ this evening. I think the strategy for video ads could be unpleasantly annoying but the audio ones are more likely to work well for everyone. Showcase appearances of Podzinger ads will be in This Week in Tech and in… Read More

  • Podzinger Launches, Moves Podcast Search Forward

    Podzinger, which I wrote about briefly last month along with two other services, officially launched a couple of days ago. Podzinger is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts In my post last month, admittedly when Podzinger was still deep in development, I could not make it work. I am still having problems with core funtionality. Podzinger uses speech recognition technology that is supposedly also… Read More