Heard on the Street, Episode 21: Lowering Friction for Video Ads, with Waymark

Video has always been a coveted ad medium for local businesses. It carries a certain vanity factor and a high perceived ROI (and real ROI, depending on other factors). But one barrier has always been the creative production, which often results in low quality. We’ve all seen those cheesy auto-dealer ads. Fortunately, technical barriers are lowering, says Waymark CEO Nathan Labenz in the latest episode of Street Fight’s Heard on the Street Podcast.

Street Fight Daily: Verizon Buys AOL, Facebook Tests Search

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Verizon to Buy AOL for $4.4 Billion (New York Times)… In Hint of Ambition, Facebook Tests Search Engine to Share Links (Wall Street Journal)… After Several Public Google Maps Hacks, Google Forced To Suspend Map Maker To Prevent More Fake Edits (Search Engine Land)…