U.S. Internet advertising revenue checked in at $10.9 billion for the first six months of 2009, down 5.3 percent from a year ago, according to the Internet Advertising Bureau and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
As usual, search and display advertising dominated the standings. Search advertising totaled $5.1 billion for the first six months of the year, up slightly. Display ads were $3.8 billion for the first half, down 1.1 percent from a year ago. Video ads surged 38 percent in the first half from a small base.