Google announced its "Doodle 4 Google 2009" competition Tuesday. According to the company, all kindergarten through 12th grade U.S. students can design a Google logo based on the theme, "What I wish for the world." Applications will be accepted until March 31 and the winner's doodle will be displayed on Google's homepage on May 21. The winner will receive a $15,000 college scholarship and a $25,000 technology grant for their school. Google will also award a school district $10,000 for the "greatest quality participation." Student drawings will be … Read more
Local.com, a search site that helps people find places in and information about their community, said Thursday it will start integrating local video ads throughout the company's site in an attempt to increase ad relevance and revenue.
According to the company, it has inked a deal with Jivox, an online video advertising company catering to local businesses, to use its geo-targeted ads for now. Local.com hopes to sell its own local video ad units through its own list of advertisers at some point in the future.
"We believe that video advertising provides consumers with relevant, timely … Read more