Business Times — "Retailers see web ads as new revenue source"
SF Business Times profiles how RichRelevance helps retailers monetize their sites through shopping media
Amazon.com and Walmart.com are increasingly acting like traditional media publishers by selling display advertising on their websites, and estimates put their resulting revenue in the hundreds of millions of dollars a year.
Now other online retailers are following suit in hopes of monetizing the eyeballs their content attracts — regardless of whether they make a product sale.
A couple of San Francisco companies are riding the trend and are at the forefront of what experts say could quickly become a multi-billion dollar market: Connecting advertisers with retailers, designing and selling ads, and then delivering them to consumers....