A UK company has launched what it claims to be the first search engine that lets you not only search for specific moments within a video, but click on and interact with moving objects during online playback. [URL="http://coull.tv"]Coull.tv [/URL] has adopted a community approach, which we thoroughly approve of here at DaniWeb, that brings true user-generated interactivity to video footage. OK, so video search itself is nothing new, the likes of [URL="http://www.blinkx.com/"]Blinkx[/URL] and [URL="http://video.google.co.uk/"]Google Video[/URL] have long since offered video searching, not to mention [URL="http://www.youtube.com"]YouTube[/URL] of course. The difference being that these engines find the complete video clip containing your …

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According to reports from both the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 2006 is proving to be a bumper year as far as online advertising spend is concerned. Showing a 37% increase over the same period last year, US Internet advertising revenues were up to $7.9 billion. In itself this is a new record, but the fact that the second quarter figure alone was $4.1 billion, a 5.5% increase over the first quarter and representing the seventh consecutive quarter of growth, is pleasing news for anyone in the advertising revenue driven web business. Moreover, that includes Microsoft. Not only …

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I have long been a fan of [URL="http://www.blinkx.tv"]Blinkx[/URL] the video search engine that, as far as I am concerned, pretty much prompted the whole genre and introduced the idea of live video search and stream done properly. So I was interested to receive word from Blinkx founder and CTO Suranga Chandratillake today that they have entered a partnership deal with Lycos. Now usually, I admit, such news bores me senseless. But this is different, because it doesn’t involve coughing up millions to serve up web search and listings to Face Party, as Microsoft have done, or $900,000 to do the …

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Please forgive me if I am a little slow in flagging this up, but it has only just floated across my radar: you can now implement Google AdSense for search results on your own page, displaying the all important revenue generating adverts alongside the search results without directing readers off-site. There are two distinct pieces of code involved, one for the search box and the other for the results, and by doubling up like this you get full control not only over where the search is conducted but also where the results appear. Am I alone in finding this a …

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The cost-per-click model for Google ads could soon be complimented by a cost-per-action one, if the testing for this click fraud busting technology proves successful. The concept is simple enough: advertisers would only get charged when a particular action is performed rather than simply clicking on the thing. Already a growing band of volunteers advertisers have been putting the system through its paces, with a positive reaction if my sources are to be believed. However, if it is so good at combating click fraud, why is Google not going to replace the current system outright? My sources tell me that …

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Web Developer. Webmaster. Web Designer. What do these terms mean? Which one are you? In fact, these terms have been used and misused so much that they are in danger of losing any distinct meaning. This article attempts to define and defend these labels and their meanings. "Webmaster" in particular has been diluted to the point where it hardly means anything at all. In the proverbial "early days" of the web, it meant a person who had both the hardware and software knowledge to - setup and configure a web server - register a domain - find a good ISP, …

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Advertising a website just got a whole lot cheaper. A new trend has emerged in Washington, where an entrepreneur has begun offering bums food and small amounts of money, in exchange for them advertising his poker match up site. The bastard behind the scheme is Ben Rogovy, a 22 year old aspiring capitalist trying to cheaply promote his new poker match up website. According to [url=http://www.bumvertising.com]bumvertising.com[/url], Rogovy’s website outlining the campaign – he’s merely tapping into using wasted homeless labor. “Bums use a business model that takes advantage of high volume traffic, with the expectation that, on average, a certain …

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Today, Yahoo! introduced their new Publisher Network, a "new self-serve platform that will provide small- and medium-sized web publishers with easy access to yahoo! advertising and content." In other words, it's a direct alternative to Google AdSense. The program, which the webmaster community initially caught wind of nearly a year ago, is currently invitation only. It's a program that I would love to participate in, if I could ;) Unfortunately, I don't have much more information to share at the moment. Are you listening, Yahoo?!

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