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David Taintor

TouchCast Launches Contest For Original Web Video Series

The startup TouchCast, which has plans to reinvent Web video, is putting out a casting call—a "TouchCasting Call," to be exact. The startup, which publishes a free iPad app with video…

Watch This Epic Reel of Halloween-Themed News Bloopers

Local news broadcasts tend to be pretty uneventful: there's the weather report, sports highlights and a few news stories of note. So every once in a while it's fun to…

Forbes Estimates BrandVoice Will Generate 20 Percent of Total Ad Revenue This Year

Publisher adds analytics tools for marketers

Forbes has undoubtedly been one of the most ardent proponents of native advertising in publishing—and the company's BrandVoice offering represents a growing area of its business. The company announced that it…

DanceOn Raises $4 Million in Series A Financing

The multi-channel network DanceOn—one of YouTube's original premium content partners—has received a vote of confidence in the form of a $4 million Series A round of financing. Plus Capital and AMC…

Watch Miley Cyrus Perform 'We Can't Stop' a Capella With Jimmy Fallon and the Roots

Just when you thought you were getting a break from Miley Cyrus on VideoWatch—probably not likely anytime soon—she's back on the blog with an a cappella version of her song "We…

5-Hour Energy Ad Promoting Breast Cancer Awareness Resonates on YouTube

To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 5-Hour Energy is donating a portion of the proceeds from its new raspberry-flavored energy drink to Living Beyond Breast Cancer. And a new 30-second spot…

AOL Taps ESPN for Sports Video Content

SportsCenter is coming to AOL—in a way. AOL inked a deal with ESPN that allows the online portal to distribute the sports broadcaster's highlights and other video content—including SportsCenter clips—on its network…

IAB Study: Online Ad Revenue Continues Double-Digit Growth

Report shows explosive mobile growth

Here's some good news for the digital media industry: revenue from online advertising saw double-digit growth in the first six months of 2013, compared to the same period last year,…

SessionM Says It Has a Better Solution for Mobile Targeting

Company touts value of consumers' first-party data

Mobile advertising is growing rapidly, but the jury is still out on its effectiveness for brands. And targeting consumers with mobile ads is inherently tough, since there aren't cookies to…

Layoffs Hit The Daily Beast

About two dozen employees get the axe

The Daily Beast may be spared from shuttering for at least another year, but it will continue to operate with a staff that's about two dozen employees lighter, according to…

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