Friday, May 21, 2010
  • Intel, Sony, Best Buy, Dish Get Google 'Halo' In Deal

    The partners with Google on its TV plan have the advantage of a halo effect of all things Google. Look for them to run with it for as long as they can. "They're going to brand the hell out of it," says one analyst. "If I'm Sony, I'm going to play that Intel and Google association for everything it's worth." ...Read the whole story

  • Google TV Opens Doors For Advertisers Through SEO, Search, Display Ads

    Google unveiled Google TV at the Google I/O conference Thursday in hopes of capturing some of the $70 billion dollars spent on ads in the U.S. annually. The open platform will run on Android 2.1 with an update soon to 2.2, a version announced today. Sony will provide a line of TVs; Logitech, companion box and controller with keyboard; Intel, Atom processor; and Dish Networks, connectivity. ...Read the whole story

  • Google's Schmidt Correct, No Need To Invoke Multimillion-Dollar Kill Clause In Ad Mob Deal

    Google got the green light Friday from the Federal Trade Commission to close on the acquisition of AdMob, the mobile ad display company. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission voted 5-0 in favor of closing the investigation into the deal. Google CEO Eric Schmidt has remained confident the deal would go through. The $750 million deal announced in November 2009 had a multimillion-dollar kill clause that Schmidt told investors last week the company would never have to use. ...Read the whole story

  • AdWords For Google TV And Other Unanswered Questions

    Google's announcement of the television platform Google TV left a slew of unanswered questions that should have search engine marketers and advertising execs scratching their heads. While Google appears to have solved the problem for cable, satellite and telecommunication providers that want to seamlessly connect the TV to the Internet, it also opens the door to a variety of issues surrounding search engine optimization, PageRank, viruses, behavioral targeted ads, and more. ...Read the whole story

  • Blinkx Continues Growth

    Driven by strong traffic numbers, online video search company blinkx on Wednesday posted a narrower loss year-over-year. For the year ended March 31, the company posted a pretax loss of $8.9 million -- compared with a loss of $9.3 million a year ago. Revenue, meanwhile, increased 140% to $33.7 million. ...Read the whole story

    SEO In The Fast Lane

    The other day I had to spend about an hour driving on the freeway. Usually I get into the fast lane and set the cruise control at about 70 mph, and away I go. This day ...More

    • Did Google TV Just Eat Boxee and Roku?

      As I watched the Google TV promotional trailer yesterday my first impression was that I had seen this somewhere before. In fact, I can pull in most of the TV shows, movies and video programming that ...More

    • A Brave New World That's Not So New After All

      What the hell is happening? Everything is changing, and it's changing much too quickly. We keep hearing that the game has changed, that nothing we knew before is still applicable. Ironically, I'm seeing a different trend. ...More