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Ad firm Spot Runner lands $51 million in funding

B2B Long Tail company Spot Runner has secured a ‘war chest’ of $51M to fend off challenges from deep pocketed competitors Google and, yes, Microsoft. It’s an interesting model they’ve got. Democratize production and distribution of television advertising through pre-fab TV spots (Customized with a business’s photos, logo and Voiceover) and localized (inexpensive) TV buys. […]
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In Play… New Media Consolidates (again)

Yahoo is still in play, according to Jerry Yang, Cringely has suggested that Adobe is in the cross hairs of Apple’s sights, Adobe has opened up Flash (and Air) as a service-based platform, Amazon & Apple both have rich-media pervasive devices, Microsoft is ‘meshing’ up Live, and Google is holding Verizon’s feet to the fire. […]
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And Bringing Up The Rear…

Live Mesh, announced today, is Microsoft’s version of the strategy I described in yesteraday’s post. I’ll reserve judgement until I’ve had a chance to read more, but from what I’ve seen thus far, it’s likely that MS will not be great at the one thing that they’ll need to do to make this work: Make […]
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