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Begun Offers New Way To Monetize Photo Sharing Sites

Files under: News, Tech, Web 2.0
Posted by: Quintura @ 17:36 [29. 10. 08]

Having escaped from Google’s acquisition, the leading Russian contextual advertising company Begun continues offering new ways to monetize multimedia online content. In June 2008, Begun launched video contextual advertisements via Begun.VideoContext that were first introduced on video sharing online community Rambler Vision. Now the company is launching a new monetization option for photo sharing websites [...]

Why FAS Refused Google’s Acquisition Of Begun

Files under: Inside View, News, Tech
Posted by: Quintura @ 01:20 [24. 10. 08]

Rambler Media, which operates one of the most popular Russian internet portals Rambler, has announced that the Russian Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS) refused Google‘s application to acquire 100% of Russian contextual advertising company Begun. Rambler Media, which owns 50.1% of Begun, agreed to sell the company to Google for $140 million last July. Google had [...]