Last night I attended the CNNIC 10 Year Anniversary celebrating 10 years of the .cn domain which was held to a packed crowd at the Beijing New Century Hotel ballroom in the Haidian district of Beijing, China.
I met a bunch of great people and learned quite a bit about the history of China’s internet ventures. Dot CN is the most common domain in Asia, and like many things in China has experiencing meteoric growth in the past few years.
I would like to invite all of our new friends and colleagues in China to view our Get Engaged Quickly site. The site is the same as the US version, but is served off of a different site than in the US. In China the functioning URL is http://getengagedquickly.com/local.
Thanks for taking a look. I look forward to learning more about the innovations taking place here in the China!
Videoclix just demonstrated their software at the FOOA. It allows a user to click anywhere in a video and get a relevant link. The software itself appears to be very powerful. Coming from a graphics background, I’ve done a lot of video tracking in my time, and their tracker is more advanced than some $5,000 compositing software that I’ve worked with.
There are two things that really impress me about Videoclix. The first is that it works seamlessly with existing technology. It will work in a normal quicktime or flash video without any special plugins or software. Even more importantly, it will allow for even more creative uses of online video. It’s not the kind of thing that gets in the user’s face, and since I personally like to click things a lot I could see myself just clicking through their videos to see what happens.
I’m looking forward to seeing more use of Videoclix in the future and I always get excited about technology that allows for more creativity.
I’ll be attending the Future of Online Advertising Conference on June 7th and 8th in New York City. I’m looking forward to other people involved in this industry. If you’re going to be there, please let me know.
While it’s all interesting, I’m looking forward to these talks:
- How to guarantee the success of your online ads
- Adapting Advertising Models to Evolving Web Experience
- Ads in Online Video: Which Format Will Work and Why?
If I hear any any great insights I’ll post them here.