British user-generated content network moblogUK will provide the backend to a promotional website for the forthcoming Warner Pictures movie, The Science of Sleep.
The Michel Gondry film will ask people to people to capture their dreams in video, audio or still image, and post them to a moblog (mobile phone photo weblog) used to support the release. DreamBlog.co.uk is linked to from the movie's official website.
Vodafone has cut a deal with News Corporation's MySpace to allow users of its mobile network to access the social network via their mobiles.
The service will launch first in the UK, followed by other major European markets, believed to be France, Italy and Germany.
European mobile phone networks could start their own mobile search service as they consider how to increase revenue from search advertising, according to a report.
The companies will use the 3GSM World Congress, the world's largest mobile industry exhibition and conference, in Barcelona next week to consider a joint initiative aimed at replacing lost revenue from falling access costs with that from on-the-move ads.
PayPerPost, the company that caused controversy by paying bloggers to write about clients' products, is to roll out the same model in the video blogging arena.
Advertisers in the network's client base will next week begin paying bloggers to create videos about their goods, according to a report.
They will also get to place their own messages at the start or end of clips, ensuring a positive message even if the blogger offers a bad product review.
Emap's consumer media department has acquired YoSpace, a technology firm which specialises in user-generated content.
The deal is worth £8.7m, with a further £5.7m payable based on performance targets. YoSpace's clients include O2, Vodafone, Orange and 3.
A video podcast hosted by a balaclava-wearing geek has become "the best-paid online video show in the business" after scoring a $300,000 advertising deal.
Ask A Ninja, a regular online piece-to-camera comedy sketch which debuted in November 2005 and is currently pulling in 154,000 unique visitors a month, signed to have its ads handled by Federated Media.
Three-quarters of YouTube viewers would visit the site less often if the video behemoth placed ads before clips, according to a poll.
YouTube founder Chad Hurley, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, told BBC News the site was mulling placing three-second commercials ahead of uploaded videos and sharing the revenue with producers.
says it will have secured a controlling stake in mobile ringtone and animation provider
The Rupert Murdoch empire has formed a joint venture with VeriSign, which bought Jamba for $270m in 2004.
Mobile pay-per-click advertising intermediary AdMob has delivered 1bn ads to mobile devices in its first year, according to the company.
The firm, which numbers former ZagMe marketing director Russell Buckley as a managing director, launched in January 2006 as an equivalent of Google AdSense for mobile.
A video purporting to show users how to become a tester for a forthcoming TV service to be launched by Google has split the web over claims it is a hoax.
A clip posted to YouTube by tech tutorial channel Infinite Solutions on Friday told viewers they could access high-quality US network TV shows as part of a private test by repeatedly logging in and out of Gmail.