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Monday, August 11, 2008
DoubleClick Powers NBC Olympics Online Ad Insertion......No Overlay Ads Permitted by the IOC
For those of us who don't like to see overlay ads pop up or stream while watching video, you won't see any on the NBC Olympics coverage on MSN. That's a mandate from the International Olympic Committee, which keeps tight control of the way the Games are presented.
Microsoft's Eric Schmidt is one of the key executives in the MSN/NBC Sports joint effort for online coverage of the Olympics in the United States. He came by the Beet.TV studios on Friday to fill us in on various technical and advertising-related topics around the Olympics.
The ad formats are much like on television, with pre-roll ads and in-stream ads inserted between pauses in events.
All the ad inventory is managed by Google's DoubleClick. This is the first insertion of DoubleClick ads into Silverlight, the new Microsoft rich-media platform. The agreement to integrate DoubleClick and Silverlight was announced just last week.
-- Andy Plesser, Executive Producer
Windows 8 Consumer Preview is out and I give a quick overview. Plus, Google and Justin Bieber news!
Even the big guys in tech make big blunders some times.
We count down the biggest.
"The Valley Girl Show" is a talk show featuring some of the biggest names in business, technology and THE WORLD including Ted Turner, MC Hammer, Elon Musk and Eric Schmidt to name a few.
* MEDIAVEST to shift some TV advertising to movie theaters.
* JEFF ZUCKER isn't a fan of mobile TV.
* NBC bumps up Quarterlife premiere.
* QTRAX to launch free P2P music service with major label support.
* BRIGHT HOUSE launches large Start Over service.
* PLUS: The L Word, Lance Armstrong and more.
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1. Video Search Engine Blinkx Rolls Out Red Label Program, 2. Google Reaches Deal With Lions Gate For YouTube
Apple announced today that Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google is resigning from Apple's Board of Directors due to conflicting interests. If you follow me on Twitter, you saw on Saturday that my iPhone was shattered, so I've been thinking about which phones I might like to replace it with. The LG-BL40 is one option, which we've talked about a couple times on the Brief. Now there's a commercial that shows us the potential of the widescreen. Will you embed this video on GBTV and then link to it? *******www.youtube****/watch?v=bvjBRLdyYo4 Nikon may be releasing the S1000pj Coolpix camera soon. It'll have a projector and sell for around $700. Toyota has built a humanoid robot that can run. The challenge they face, by working on his balance control, is getting him to walk and run smoothly on uneven ground. If you want a great looking Web site without spending loads of money or dealing directly with code, check out SquareSpace****. It's one of the easiest ways to get yourself, your business or a project online and my promo code GEEK will save you 12% when you sign up for an account.
Arianna Huffington asks Google CEO Eric Schmidt about the priorities for America's new "Chief Technology Officer" in the Obama administration.
Google's CEO, Eric Schmidt, told reporters at a press conference he was reluctant to start developing software applications for consumers, and had resisted the eager Google founders' wishes for six years before Chrome saw the light of day. Did he have it right then? Should Google be focusing more on developing software, or defending its core business (search) from its competitors? We ask Ross Rubin from The NPD Group and Kevin Tofel from JKOnTheRun****. Distributed by Tubemogul.
* GOOGLE comes out against Microsoft-Yahoo deal.
* CABLEVISION to announce VOD-DVD hybrid service.
* WGA and AMPTP make progress in talks. Deal seems close.
* ESPN opens "360" walled garden to .edu and .mil domains.
* NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC launches new genre-based broadband site.
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The United States is lagging behind many nations in high-speed Internet connectivity, coming in at eighth place with 26 percent of broadband of users on connections greater than 5 Mbps, Akamai's "State of the Internet" report shows. South Korea has maintained its top position with 58 percent of broadband users surfing on fast connections, and Romania soared up the list to third place with 43 percent, nearly twice as high of a percentage of high broadband connectivity as last quarter. I posted an image of the country list below.
Walt Mossberg: Much of U.S. Broadband is "Crap"
Even the high-speed Internet users in the U.S. can't compare globally: The 5 Mpbs high-speed benchmark is still slow compared connections of up to 1 Gbps in other countries. At the Beet.TV Roundtable in Washington, D.C. April 1, All Things D co-executive editor Walt Mossberg discussed the sad state of broadband in the U.S.
"We really suck at broadband. We have terrible, terrible broadband," he says. "...768 kb per second is not broadband by world standards and our government has no broadband policy, and even if the FTC would adopt a regulation not allowing Verizon to call that crap broadband, it would help."
Mossberg also called on the future administration to take a hand in the matter. "We need some serious action from the next president to say that this is just as strategic as the Interstate highway system," he says.
President-elect Obama has pledged to do exactly that with the creation of the cabinet-level Chief Technology Officer post. The new CTO will oversee a national broadband buildout to stimulate the economy, Tom Lowry reported in BusinessWeek last month, and Dan Farber posted the official job description on his blog earlier this month:
"Obama will appoint the nation's first Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to ensure that our government and all its agencies have the right infrastructure, policies and services for the 21st century. The CTO will ensure the safety of our networks and will lead an interagency effort, working with chief technology and chief information officers of each of the federal agencies, to ensure that they use best-in-class technologies and share best practices."
The possible candidates for the position are causing a lot of buzz in the tech world, and quite a few names are being thrown around as possibilities. The BBC has a story today naming Eric Schmidt (even though he has publicly said no to the job several times), Tim O'Reilly, Ray Ozzie, Steve Ballmer, Jeff Bezos and Bill Joy as potential candidates for the job. Who do you think is likely to wind up as the nation's first tech czar? Let us know in the comments section.Geography_figure_10
Note: Akamai based this report based on connections to its global server network which carries around 20 percent of the world's Internet traffic a day. This is our second story about the Akamai report; our first post discussed global attack traffic.
Things Are Speeding up Slowly in Some Parts of the U.S.
Some people are getting truly high-speed Internet. Andy has a 25 mbps connection via FiOS in his Manhattan apartment, and yesterday Comcast announced a plan for a 50 mbps connection on its cable network.
--Kelsey Blodget, Associate Producer
*******www.notaproblog**** Im presenting you with the original Google Super Bowl commercial that was produced by the super awesome ninja marketing team at Google headquarters. Ok, maybe it was just me Googles advertising department had nothing to do with it
The video was unceremoniously rejected by Google CEO Eric Schmidt obviously, being that he doesnt know who I am and has never seen the ad but I was able to procure this original Google Super Bowl ad Thai Love from the video editing room floor.
I think this parody would have made for a much better commercial dont you think?
A Search Story about why Google needs to advertise
Heard of iPhone apps “tap, tap revenge” and “bump”? The cell phone connects users to games and one another. Now, with the help of Google -- a little tap -- and you can buy your groceries -- and more. Google CEO Eric Schmidt showed off his new phone at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Fransisco. The Washington Post reports, the phone contains the Near Field Communication Chip -- or NFC.
“The transactions will be completed by tapping a physical point, such as a payment terminal or other objects encoded with the information needed to complete the purchase.”
This system means phones might soon replace credit cards. Schmidt says, it’s more secure than traditional credit card transactions. And this could create a huge niche industry.
“And ultimately the money that brings us all to this wonderful venue comes out of commerce one way or another. Advertising in Google’s case. My guess is that there will be 500 new start ups in the mobile payment space as the platforms emerge...”
Did he say -- advertising? Oh yeah. A New York Times Business Day article says Schmidt is confident the NFC software will constantly give the consumer information.
“Imagine I’m walking down the street and instead of typing my search, my phone is giving me information all the time; it knows your store preferences... It is likely to drive a very, very large mobile e-commerce business.”
Daily Tech reports, the new phone will do more than just tell you your location; it will also “help you shop.”
“When searching for a product in the Shopping tool, Google will now display stores near your location that carry the item, in addition to online retailers. The new capability should boost traditional brick-and-mortar retail sales.
So what do you think? Bump and buy? Or, are you already tapped out?
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