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I enjoy publishing the Silicon Valley Blog and managing my Marketocracy stock fund. I am a sports fanatic. I watch NBA games and am a lifelong Laker fan. Boxing is also one of my favorite sports. I especially enjoy the welter- and middleweights. There hasn't been any good heavyweights since the... More
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  • Google Plans "Cost Per View" for Online Video Ads
    The model for online advertising will be shifting to one in which advertisers only pay for ads that are watched, says Google's Barry Salzman. The transition will begin later this year on YouTube. Read more

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    Tags: GOOG, YouTube
    Oct 01 2:56 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Startups Launch Tablets for Students
    Kno, a Silicon Valley startup that makes tablets especially designed for students, plans to release a single-screen device to compliment its previously announced 14.1-inch dual-panel tablet.
    Student feedback has forced Kno and a key competitor and fellow startup, Entourage eDge, to design more compact tablets. Seven months after unveiling a 10-inch, dual-screen Android tablet, Entourage is planning a seven-inch, pocket-sized version.
    Both Kno and Entourage face stiff competition from Inkling, a San Francisco startup with an iPad app which also targets the textbook market.

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    Sep 29 10:50 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Greystripe opens new mobile ad frontier
    San Francisco startup Greystripe has just released a mobile advertising feature that could challenge the entrenched Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) ad platforms, reports the Silicon Valley Blog.

    Proprietary advertising platforms such as Apple's iAd have created problems for advertisers by forcing them to choose between them or incur the expense of creating separate ad campaigns for each.

    "The trend we're seeing is a need to reduce fragmentation," says Greystripe CEO Michael Chang.

    Greystripe's new RevMax for Mobile Web allows advertisers to develop cross-platform mobile ads for the iPhone, iPad or Google Android devices either as apps or web banner ads. The company takes ads created with Adobe's (NASDAQ:ADBE) Flash format and converts them so that they can be used on non-Flash devices.

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    Tags: Greystripe, iAd, Flash
    Sep 15 3:30 PM | Link | Comment!
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