Amazon’s live shot

The growing interest in live programming among ad-supported online video platforms mirrors its growing importance to the traditional TV economy.

Amazon’s Twitchy ad finger

One area where Amazon could still gain an edge on Google in online advertising is video advertising, which could explain its reported interest in

Tubemogul raises $20M to grow its video ad platform

Online video advertising is hot, and attracting some serious venture capital: Video ad platform Tubemogul just closed a $20 million Series C round of funding to pay for more hires and and expand internationally. The round comes after Tubemogul decided to focus exclusively on advertising.