Pilgrim’s Picks for February 15
I know we were light on Picks yesterday, so today we’ll make it up to you.
- Yahoo has updated its Yahoo Video service. Upgrades include support of 16:9 format videos.
- RWW received an email from Business Wire that suggest the newswire service is trying to convince companies they can send a press release and circumvent bloggers and journalists.
- Microsoft’s head of online advertising Steve Berkowitz (yes, the ex-Ask.com CEO) is leaving the company. Taking his place is Brian McAndrews, the former CEO of the aQuantive digital advertising company that Microsoft bought last year.
- The CEO of a large porn video company claims Google and Yahoo aren’t doing enough to protect children from adult content. Isn’t that like a spammer claiming AOL’s not doing enough to protect its email users?
Valleywag claims Yahoo’s “click fraud czar” is getting the boot. So much for cracking-down on click fraud then. Vallywag doesn’t know crap, Reggie Davis is still in charge of Yahoo’s click fraud efforts–according to a Yahoo spokesperson.