“Rocky and Bullwinkle,” once $1.99 an episode, is now free on Google Video. The ad sponsorship model offers a text ad permanently atop the video, rather than the standard pre-roll deal. I still don’t get why consumers would pay that much for a lot of these videos. Granted, a lot of this content would otherwise be gathering dust, so there’s little harm in offering it for a fee. I’m still convinced that publishers will make more on most of these videos by running ads than selling the content. Check out all the once-premium content that’s now free (at least for the trial).
This was originally published Medium and LinkedIn – seems like it's worth sharing here too… Product Hunt debuted in mid-2014 at the perfect time to give startups a way to promote themselves to a populace that seemingly can’t get enough of them. But maybe some of us can get enough after all. Below, data from Product […]
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I’ve never played around much with Firefox browser themes, but I found one that’s actually useful: Littlefox. As I’m one to experiment with lots of buttons and toolbars, the clutter’s usually unbearable. Littlefox shrinks all of that so that each button and toolbar takes up the least amount of vertical space while still being readable. […]
Courtesy of TechCrunch, Geni.com is one of my new online obsessions. It allows you to create family trees and collaborate with other family members. It’s hardly perfect. For instance, it’s slow, and you can’t put that a couple wasn’t married (the closest you can do is "divorced"), so it needs some fine tuning. I also […]
I’d pay the price of an average magazine subscription just to be able to change all my magazine addresses in one shot. There are currently about 8-10 I read regularly and a few others I often leaf through, and as I’m preparing to move, changing each of these one by one is a tedious headache. […]
I haven’t had a chance to try this yet, but Google just release a Google Earth plugin for US election info. From their release: Today Google Earth celebrates the election season with the launch of the 2006 Google Earth Election Guide. Conceived by Google Earth engineers who found it difficult to find aggregated election information […]
Google Gadgets now allows anyone to add them to any page, not just your Google personalized homepage. Here’s a sample; try it out for yourself and get the code for your blog, MySpace page, or whatever site you have. More info at TechCrunch.
Okay, the $100 dog’s not here yet, but the salmon dog is, and the $25 dog, according to a USA Today article (thanks for the link, Dr. Adelglass). Give it time – someone will make a $100 hot dog as a great PR stunt, like the $1,000 omelette. A few will eat it, but many […]