“By ‘Premium’ We Just Meant the Ads We Couldn’t Sell”

By Andrew Frank | August 12, 2009

On July 29, 2009, Yahoo! and Microsoft announced that “Yahoo! will become the exclusive worldwide relationship sales force for both companies’ premium search advertisers.” They also announced that “Self-serve advertising for both companies will be fulfilled by Microsoft’s AdCenter platform,…


What’s Google On To?

By Andrew Frank | August 05, 2009

It must be a slow news day because I’ve received an inordinate number of calls about Google’s purchase of video compression provider On2 Technologies for about $106.5M, a relatively small sum in the heady world of Internet valuations, for a…