Partners Articles

TV Guide Partners With Video Search Engine

CastTV is licensing its video search technology to entertainment and media company, Gemstar-TV Guide.

SupplyFrame Gets $7 Million In Funding

SupplyFrame doesn’t try to fight with Google, Yahoo, and the rest; instead, it provides “search and interactive quoting tools for electronic components.”  Yet there’s apparently big money in that aspect of the search business – SupplyFrame just received a fresh $7 million in funding.

Truveo Grabs Video Traffic, Partners

Tim Tuttle and his Truveo video search site, now part of AOL, have been making a lot of deals while boosting their monthly unique audience.

Clearwire Partners With Satellite TV Companies

Clearwire Corporation has entered into a distribution agreement with DIRECTV and EchoStar Communications.


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Not All Goodmail Partners Have A Whitelist
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Goodmail Systems announced last week that four major Internet service providers will be adding CertifiedEmail to their repertoire of email filters. The sweeping partnerships give Goodmail automatic access to some 65 percent of US inboxes.

Microsoft Partners With Games For Change

Microsoft announced it is partnering with Games for Change to examine new ways to promote social awareness on issues through digital gaming.

NBC Partners With Clearspring
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NBC Universal has selected Clearspring Technologies to provide widgets for their digital division for one year.

The Ghost-blogging Debate

I’ve been pondering the “ghost-blogging” debate for some time, listening (via podcasts) and reading (via blogs) the growing chorus of voices that proclaims ghost-blogging an acceptable and legitimate practice. People I respect are among those who argue…

The Month of Acquisitions

There were numerous partnerships and acquisitions in the month of May, which included a lot of dollars changing hands. Let’s look at some of the major deals that went down this past month

News Corp And NBC Add Content Partners

News Corporation and NBC Universal have added new content partners for their video site, which will launch later this summer.

CBS Interactive Adds New Partners

CBS Interactive said today they are partnering with 13 different Web sites in an effort to add more functionality to the CBS Audience Network.

Google, VW Become Partners In Crime

Google and Volkswagen have been pals for over a year, but that once-pure relationship appears to have recently devolved into a criminal partnership.  It turns out that the Volkswagen home page – which is powered by a Google Search Appliance, and was also recently featured in the Google Enterprise Blog – contains some hidden text.

Confusing Search Engine Bots?

There are two primary factors to getting a page ranked – discovery and relevancy. By and large, search engines are clever creatures, but the very best webmasters will always send out the right signals to gently guide the search engines, and in return receive great rankings for their content.

Search engines discover content using their bots (or ‘crawlers’), and determine relevancy (and by extension ranking) using advanced algorithms.

Yahoo, Job Network Partner
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Yahoo’s HotJobs division and the Job Network have entered into a partnership designed to aid newspapers in posting employment advertising to the HotJobs Web site, the third largest job site on the Web.

"We believe this agreement will help the nation’s community newspapers protect and enhance their leadership role in recruitment/employment advertising," said Marc Wilson, president of The Job Network. "Newspapers hold the traditional role of serving their communities’ advertising needs. This alliance should strengthen that role."

GoFish Adds Two Partners

GoFish Corporation, an online video company has struck a licensing partnership with Undergroundfilm and Big Film Shorts to offer independent short films on the GoFish Network.

"Our goal is for GoFish to be the lightning rod for creative talent on the Internet," said Michael Downing, founder and CEO of GoFish. "Whether licensed content, user-created, or our unique made-for-Internet programming, we will continue to populate the GoFish Network with the Web’s highest-quality video content."

Microsoft Student Partners Applications 07/08 Now Open

As you probably know I have been a UK Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) for this Academic Year 2006/2007 at The University of Kent and well what can say, I absolutely love it. It’s everything I expected and a hell of a lot more!

Google To Share Content Partners

Big news today is that Google are planning on openly listing content sites where adverts display for Adwords advertisers. I have criticised Google about this in the past, so its great news to hear that they will finally be introducing more transparency in their ppc network.

Akimbo Partners With Reveille

Reveille, an independent production and distribution company behind NBC’s “The Office”, “Ugly Betty” and other popular shows will provide consumers with TV series for digital download and viewing on TV through the Akimbo Service.

Social Network Gains New Partners

Social networking site Gather.com has partnered with three publishers and a record label to provide exclusive content for the site. The partners are Harvard Health Publications, Publishers Weekly, McGraw-Hill Professional and Columbia Records.

Ogilvy Partners With Technorati
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Ogilvy North America is partnering with Technorati to offer clients blogs, vlogs, videos, photos, and other online user-generated media. The hope is for their clients to better understand the blogosphere and improve in building their brands.

Performancing Partners Crashes Out

The blog advertising network operated by Performancing will shut down by the end of January, with lack of funds for investment cited as the cause.