YouTube could make $5.6B with ads this year

YouTube’s ad revenue is set to hit $5.6 billion this year, according to an eMarketer report relayed by the Financial Times. The same report estimates that the service’s net revenue after paying its partners is close to $2 billion, which would be significantly more than theĀ $1.65 billion that Google paid for YouTube in 2006. YouTube now gets about 20 percent of all U.S. online video ad money.

Could Twitter have saved Arrested Development?

Could Twitter have saved everyone’s favorite canceled show, Arrested Development? That’s one of the questions raised by a report released today that looks at the social engagement on TV viewers online. Turns out, viewers tweet because they want to help keep shows on the air.

Online ad spending poised for 20-percent jump this year

Strong demand for U.S. display advertising, especially video and banner ads, is helping pump up projections for the overall online advertising market, which is now set to grow by 20 percent this year to $31.3 billion, according to revised estimates from eMarketer.