Web Ads Still Thriving

5:30 PM -- Today on Contentinople:

  • As the rest of the economy slumps, Internet advertising is still on the rise, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Interactive Advertising Bureau. Web ads rose 15.2 percent in the first half of 2008 compared with the same period last year.

  • BitGravity's content delivery network is powering The Daily Beast, the new site by Tina Brown, former editor of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker.

  • Velocix is installing caching infrastructure in U.S. and U.K. Internet service providers, said CMO John Dillon at Contentonomics. But there's one catch: There are Net neutrality concerns about ISPs enabling these new services.

And in today's News Bits, Hulu launches an election channel.

— The Staff, Contentinople

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