Michael Shields

Kid-Friendly Browser KidZui Ramps Up Advertising

KidZui, which offers a downloadable kid-friendly Web browser, is ramping up its advertising business.Over the past few months, the San Diego-based company has been testng KidClicks, a new platform that…

Analyst: Publishers Need Ad Wall to Supplement Pay Wall

Forget the pay wall. What Web publishers really need to reinvigorate their business is an ad wall.The concept of an ad wall, according to researcher Scout Analytics, is to make…

Twitter Ad Rates Skyrocket

Twitter is starting to jack up its ad rates.According to, Twitter is pulling in $100,000-120,000 per day for its "promoted trends" ad placements—one of a handful of ad products…