Quantcast releases bigger, faster, stronger Hadoop file system

It’s not for everyone, but if you’re storing petabytes of data Hadoop, Quantcast thinks it has the cure to your woes. Its newly open sourced Quantcast File System promises smaller clusters and better performance, and it has proven itself over exabytes of data inside Quantcast.

U.S. Mobile Web Usage a Win-Win for Google

Google Android continues to gain mobile browser share in the U.S. as all other platforms, including Apple’s iOS, are declining. Thanks to smart partnerships on other platforms, Google has had the mobile search market sewn up for years. And with Android, that’s not likely to change.

Vid-Biz: Brightcove, Adap.tv, Visible Measures

Turner Broadcasting Selects Brightcove to Expand Online Video Business; Turner taps Brightcove to support online video content in the UK, Spain, France, Italy, Germany and other countries throughout Europe. (press release)

Adap.tv Launches a Video Ad Exchange; the video ad-serving company has opened the doors on the first-ever online video ad exchange, working with Gannet, Demand Media and dozens of local TV stations, as well as Publicis Groupe’s Vivaki and Omnicom Group’s OMG Digital. (AdAge)

New Trends Application From Visible Measures Is Invaluable; the new product offers access to videos in three different data sets: social video, film trailers and all the recent 2010 Super Bowl ads. (VideoNuze)

Court Denies DirecTV Temporary Restraining Order Against Dish; a federal court denied DirecTV’s request for a temporary restraining order against Dish Network seeking to block Dish’s “Why Pay More” ad campaign. (Multichannel News)

Video Ad Networks Embrace Retargeting; video ad retargeting is emerging as a new way for direct response advertisers to leverage in-stream video advertising. (ClickZ)

MTV Networks Joins Quantcast Media Program; MTV will partner with Quantcast to offer advertisers capabilities to better reach their audiences on sites in its domestic portfolio. (Quantcast blog)

PubMatic Introduces PubMatic Premier; the new offering enables publishers to increase revenue from existing ad strategies and find new ad revenue opportunities, while allowing them to maintain total control of their brand and data. (PubMatic blog)

Intel and Cineform Create 3-D Video; Intel and Cineform have come together to make it possible to make your own 3-D video by putting two cameras on a single tripod. (WebProNews)

Today in Social

The new year begins with two deals in the hot, hot web analytics space: Thomson Reuters’ acquisition of Discovery Logic and a big $27.5-million funding round, led by Cisco, in Quantcast. This sector is sure to dominate headlines throughout 2010.

Cisco Leads $27.5M Investment in Quantcast

Quantcast, a San Francisco-based web analytics company, says it has raised $27.5 million in Series C funding. Cisco Systems is leading this round of funding which also includes funds from previous investors Polaris Venture Partners, Founders Fund and Revolution Ventures.

Vid-Biz: RapidShare, DoubleClick, Qualcomm

RapidShare Fined $34M; German court orders file-hosting service to filter content in ruling on lawsuit by music publishing group. (TorrentFreak)

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Rich Media Ads with Video “Overwhelmingly” Outperform Other Formats
; Google’s DoubleClick conducted study that found purchase intent dramatically increased by video. (MediaPost)

Qualcomm Flo to Lower Prices; will sell mobile TV directly to consumers for less than $10 per month, will also launch add-on device for phones like BlackBerries and iPhones that don’t have receivers. (New York Times Bits Blog)

TNS Research Calls for TV Measurement Upgrade; says traditional ratings should incorporate available details about audience behavior. (release)


Nokia Trials Full-Length Content Delivery in UK
; users can download video from BBC Worldwide, ITV, Sky and Paramount over 3G or Wi-Fi. (New Media Age)

BitGravity CTO Replaced; co-founder Barrett Lyon’s role now appears to be filled by Edward Crump, promoted to VP of technology from director of engineering. (Contentinople)