UPDATE III: In an email today, Dan Frommer, Sr. Editor of Silicon Alley Insider, confirmed that they do not want small blogs like this one embedding their video in posts like this. So it turns out it is an Alley Insider thing. They’re well within their rights, but in this age of open content what do you think about their policy?UPDATE II: Thanks to commenter David, it looks like this might not be an Alley Insider thing, but a Vimeo thing. Apparently, on Vimeo, you can’t have embedded HD videos without upgrading to a Vimeo Plus account for $60. Hmm…UPDATE I: Apparently, Silicon Alley Insider has embedding turned off on this video, so you’ll have to click through to see it. Which brings up another topic…Is it a good idea to stop little tiny blogs like this one from embedding the videos you worked hard to make? Even if there’s a link? Discuss.Product placements on TV and in movies has long been held as an effective way to break through the clutter and guarantee that nobody is TiVo’ing through your high falutin’ fancy ad agency’s latest 30 second masterpiece.  But it doesn’t always go well.  Over on Silicon Alley Insider today, they’ve got a look at 10 product placements that are “emabarassing.”  My vote for the worst is LonelyGirl15, but I’ll let you be the judge…

10 Embarrassing Product Placements from AlleyInsider on Vimeo.

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