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ADOTAS – VoloMedia, an advertising network for downloadable media, has brought Ellen Farber on board as its East Coast director of advertising sales. Farber hails from PlanetOut Inc., where she was the national sales director. PowerMark, a marketing and PR company focused on technology, has hired Kevin Strehlo as senior...

Twittergate snooze

ADOTAS -- Leaked documents, half-baked plans, pompous Techcrunch editors and clueless Twitter executives. Too bad this is not about something important. Maybe you heard it already, but some hacker accessed confidential corporate and personal documents of Twitter and Twitter employees and released some. The files ranged from executive meeting notes,...
According to a Reuters report, online auction leader eBay will purchase sports ticket reseller StubHub for $310 million in cash, which will include StubHub's net cash at the closing of the deal, expected to occur at the closing of the first quarter. Specific details of the acquisition will be revealed...
According to the "2006 Local Search Advertising" report released by Borrell Associates, dollars spent on local search advertising will grow to almost $1 billion this year. While local businesses placed $420 million into search advertising last year, the report predicts that spending will double this year to nearly $1...

Marriott Turns To Twitter

ADOTAS - The Marriott is turning to Twitter. The company is finding loyal guests on the social network and recruiting them for the brand’s newest campaign called “The Driven.” The Driven is said to break through the clutter of hotel advertising by focusing on real guests and their reasons...

AOL has relaunched Games.com

AOL has has relaunched the gaming site Games.com to broaden its advertising capabilities and demographic reach by creating a new look, easier navigation and a more diverse library of games. The retooled site, which will add twenty new games by year's end, will also facilitate collaboration among players by...
ADOTAS - It's bound to be another tough holiday season for retailers with as the economy continues to limp its way toward some kind of recovery. However, a recent survey suggests that while spending will be down, a super-majority of consumers will be searching online for the best deals. In...
ClipSyndicate, a video syndication service, has announced the addition of Bloomberg Television to their roster of partners on their site. ClipSyndicate allows web publishers and video content producers across various industries to broadcast advertiser-sponsored news segments. The site enables these publishers to monetize their content and...
ADOTAS has learned that Chinese web portal Sohu.com has inked a deal a subsidiary of Shanghai Media Group (SMG), SMGBB.cn, to provide FIFA World Cup 2006 online video content in China. SMGBB.cn has received the first ever authorization from FIFA to provide video content of the 2006 World Cup...
ADOTAS – Facebook veterans Dustin Moskovitz and Justin Rosenstein are leaving Facebook to form their own venture, the details of which have not been disclosed. (Sketchy details have emerged though. Their new company will focus on an open-source software development kit that would be compatible with Facebook). Facebook co-founder Moskovitz...