* J:COM ups advanced advertising strategy
By Traci Patterson
Dentsu Inc. will acquire an equity stake in a consolidated subsidiary of Jupiter Telecommunications Co. (J:Com) – Jupiter Visual Communications Co. (J-VC) – and the two companies will jointly develop new advertising and media advertising techniques.
J:Com is Japan’s largest MSO, and it offers iTV and VOD services to its nearly 3 million subscribers. Dentsu is a Japanese advertising agency with more than 6,000 clients. Japan’s advertising market is second only to the U.S.
* United Online taps Ray as new CFO, executive VP
By Mike Robuck
United Online, which includes ISPs NetZero and Juno in its portfolio, announced on Thursday that Scott Ray is the company’s new CFO and executive vice president, effective Oct. 1. Prior to joining United Online, Ray was CFO for ValueClick. His resume also includes a stop at OpenTV.