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Amazon to scoop up video processing company Elemental Technologies to likely rank as Amazon's fifth-largest acquisition in its more than 20 year history.    READ FULL ARTICLE >>

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PopularMedia Gives E-Commerce Marketers a New Acquisition Channel in Time for the Holidays

SAN FRANCISCO /PRNewswire/ - September 13, 2007 – PopularMedia, the leader in online viral marketing solutions that drive customer and lead acquisition, announces today a 'Quickstart' e-commerce solution to debut at's Annual Summit in Las Vegas Sept. 17-19. The quickstart solution enables retailers and other e-commerce players to quickly establish a new acquisition channel in time for the holiday season, and build ongoing brand engagement through the critical post-holiday months when online consumer activity is highest. READ FULL ARTICLE >>

The Mossberg Solution: An Easier Way to Make and Share Videos - New Versions of Tiny Flip Cameras Offer Quality Clips

The Wall Street Journal - September 12, 2007 – When I was a kid, my parents captured many moments of my childhood – including dance recitals, birthday parties and one unforgettable backyard circus – using a video camera called the Magnavox VHS Movie-Maker. It was heavy and large enough to hold full-size VHS tapes. I marvel at how Mom and Dad hoisted that thing on their shoulders for so many events. READ FULL ARTICLE >>

Greystripe Hits 14 Million Downloads Of Free Mobile Games – August 21, 2007 – GreyStripe has passed the 14 million downloads mark on its free mobile gaming content site in just over 12 months.'s model provides downloadable mobile gaming content ad supported and free in a market where paid downloads are the norm. Ads are displayed before and after each game. READ FULL ARTICLE >>

Passenger Secures $8.3 Million in Series B Funding Led by Steamboat Ventures

LOS ANGELES, CA - August 7, 2007 – Passenger, the technology leader in on-demand customer collaboration, today announced that it has secured $8.3 million in Series B funding led by Steamboat Ventures, a venture capital firm affiliated with The Walt Disney Company. In addition, Shelter Capital Partners, which led Passenger's Series A funding, and StarVest Partners also contributed to the round. Concurrent with the investment, Dan Beldy, Managing Director of Steamboat Ventures and Larry Bettino, General Partner at StarVest Partners, will join the company's board of directors. READ FULL ARTICLE >>

Move Networks to Provide High Quality Online Video Player for Discovery Communications

AMERICAN FORK, UT /PRNewswire/ – August 2, 2007 – Move Networks announced today that it will provide its state of the art publishing platform for Discovery Communications' new, expanded online initiative featuring full-length episodes of select series and specials. Move Networks, based in Utah, has become the premier publishing platform for many leading media companies that want to deliver near-HD or HD video content online. READ FULL ARTICLE >>

MerchantCircle, the Largest Online Network for Small Businesses

(PRWEB) – July 26, 2007 – MerchantCircle today announced the availability of new and improved features designed to help local business find more customers online. "I am absolutely floored by the service MerchantCircle provides," said Shelley Wherry. "I signed up over a year ago, and the response has been nothing short of phenomenal. READ FULL ARTICLE >>

PopularMedia Improves Email Delivery Rates With StrongMail

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - (BUSINESS WIRE) – July 23, 2007 – StrongMail Systems, Inc., the innovation leader in email infrastructure software, today announced that PopularMedia, the company that introduced the science of analytics and optimization to the art of viral marketing, has improved its service offering and email delivery rates by standardizing on the StrongMail email platform. READ FULL ARTICLE >>

Time Inc. and Quigo Enter Into Long-Term, Exclusive Agreement

New York - June 25, 2007 – Time Inc., one of the largest content companies in the world and the largest magazine publisher in the U.S. and U.K., and Quigo, a pioneer and leading provider of performance marketing solutions for advertisers and premium publishers, today announced that they entered into a multi-year, exclusive agreement. READ FULL ARTICLE >>

Steamboat Sails from the Magic Kingdom to Asia

Asia Venture Capital Journal - June 18, 2007 – Steamboat Ventures, The Walt Disney Company's VC affiliate, has become a significant investor in Asia, especially China, since it built out its Asian presence and raised its first Asia fund in 2006. READ FULL ARTICLE >>

Quigo Expands AdSonar's Sports and Fitness Vertical by Adding and

NEW YORK, NY – (MARKET WIRE) - June 7, 2007 – Quigo, a pioneer and leading provider of site and content-targeted, auction-based, pay-per-click advertising, today announced that, a leading sports community site and, a leading online destination for active lifestyles, will deploy private label versions of Quigo's AdSonar platform. READ FULL ARTICLE >>

Greystripe Secures $8.9 Million in Series B Funding Led by Steamboat Ventures

SAN FRANCISCO –(BUSINESS WIRE) - May 24, 2007 – Greystripe, the leading distributor of ad-supported mobile games and applications, and creator of the largest mobile in-game advertising network, today announced that it has closed $8.9 million in Series B funding. READ FULL ARTICLE >>

Better Than YouTube

Forbes - May 21, 2007 – Big Media strikes back with Web video almost as good as real TV. Until recently the internet strategy for broadcasters like Disney's ABC, Fox, Time Warner and Televisa was to promote shows online so people would go watch them on a TV set. READ FULL ARTICLE >>