Print Reads: Search Ads & YouTube Deals

Regular readers know we have a fondness for startups exploring use of smart video search to serve ads that aren’t irrelevant. The Wall Street Journal tackles the topic today, with added detail about closely held startup ScanScout and YuMe Networks.

YouTube has signed more than 1,000 content partnerships (including today’s deal with the BBC), adding more than 200 of them per quarter (but of course still lacks bigger deals like NBC, Viacom, and an extension with CBS) according to the New York Times.

Yesterday WSJ tech columnist Walt Mossberg wrote about his love for online video shows, including Goodnight Burbank and Alive in Baghdad. Oh Walt, we have so much in common!

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