• Is This Bud For You? Cannabis Grows Online
    This being a weekend and all, you might be ready to chill. And for a long time now, that’s meant marijuana. As you have noticed, even if you are stoned half the time, marijuana is turning into quite a hot, legitimate business. For a while now it has had Kindland, a surprisingly very good site that neatly straddles the fun part of marijuana with the medical part and the countercultural part with  the legislative part. “We’re a little bit about what’s inside the joint, and a lot about the person behind it,”  it announces on its Website. ...
  • We Watch What Somebody Tells Us To Watch
    The IAB's new study of how we discover content says our content choices most of all, come via word of mouth, or just exploring. For TV, those on-air promos do the trick.
  • Mobile Ads Record Big Boost, Video Helps
    On all kinds of devices, digital video garnered $9.1 billion last year, 53% higher than the year before. But mobile ad revenue topped 50% of the total for the first time.
  • When It Comes To Viewer Habits, Ad Folks Are The Stranger Things
    The Video Advertising Bureau queried ad buyers and marketers about their viewing habits and how they'd guess those match up to average American viewers.' It's two worlds.
  • VideoBlocks Takes On The Stock Photo Biz
    VideoBlocks helped reinvent stock video acquisition with its one-price membership. Now it's expanding to still photos.
  • Streaming Still Brings A 'Load' Of Problems
    You’ve heard the line--the food’s not good, but the portions are large. A report from the growing San Francisco performance analytics firm Mux that charted viewer attitudes about video streaming comes up with a similar finding: Viewers are not so very critical of the quality of the video they receive. But they hate to be kept waiting or be buffered to death. Mux quizzed over 1,000 consumers from 18 to 44, and determined that the quality of the video is the least likely reason they’ll quit watching.  I should quickly point out more than half ...
  • ColorTV Buys Guidebox To Mesh Discovery Tools
    ColorTV, which helps content providers personalize search suggestions to viewers acquired Guidebox, a metadata provider that helps consumers find OTT content. Together, they strengthen their discovery chops.
  • Is Programmatic Causing A NewFronts Rethink?
    AOL now says it will conduct "closed door client meetings" instead of hosting a NewFronts event, joining a short list of presenters that aren't going to present after all. What's up with that?
  • Is Programmatic Causing A NewFronts Rethink?
    AOL now says it will conduct "closed door client meetings" instead of hosting a NewFronts event, joining a short list of presenters that aren't going to present after all. What's up with that?
  • 'Infield Chatter' App Lets MLB Players Get Social
    The Major League Baseball Players Association launched a social app for MLB players to interact with their fans. Two outside vendors are also helping the players connect.
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