• Hulu Upfront Pitches Strong Viewership, 'Battleground,' 'Day' Shows

    "Online video is exploding," said Jean-Paul Colaco, Hulu's head of advertising. It's a "tremendous time of transformation ... and Hulu is the catalyst for that growth." Complementing fresh content -- and enough star power to rival any network event -- Hulu revealed a slew of performance metrics at its upfront ...Read the whole story

  • Viacom Bets On 'Skinny Leaderboard' To Up Tablet Content, Ads

    One major media player has created its own standard tailored to the tablet screen. Viacom has been using what it calls a "skinny leaderboard" on the tablet version of sites for key brands like MTV, VH-1 and "The Daily Show." Instead of the standard 728 x 90 leaderboard for desktop sites, the tablet-optimized equivalent is 768 x 50, leaving more space for content and ads. ...Read the whole story

  • Consumers Spending More On Gadgets, Services

    "It goes all over the place," Jordin Amin, chair of the AICPA's national CPA financial literacy, tells Marketing Daily. "One of the concerns we have is that it's very easy to make these purchases without a budget or an overall financial plan." ...Read the whole story

  • BoA, Citi and USAA Rated Top Banks on iPad

    Banking on tablets promises to be an important activity for financial institutions, Javelin Strategy & Research finds. Tablet owners not only still skew affluent, but they already have a taste for banking on mobile devices. ...Read the whole story

Andreessen's Market Focus Pays Off For Instagram

The importance of being market-ready was first driven home to me back in 2009, when Marc Andreessen was busy writing the best business blog in the world. In a post titled "The Only Thing That Matters," he said, "market is the most important factor in a startup's success or failure," ...More

  • Verizon's Conditions For Spectrum Sale Draw Opposition

    Verizon Wireless this week said it would sell portions of the spectrum it acquired in 2008, but only if the Federal Communications Commission and Justice Department approve a separate deal between Verizon and cable companies. The news was met with concern by public interest groups, who say that Verizon's proposed alliance with cable companies will result in less competition. ...More