I received an email a short while ago from Mirago (yeah, anyone else here remember them?) who aparently are launching a product (23rd of May) that would appear to be competing with Adsense..
Welcome to Context Stream® – the brand new revenue stream for your website.
What is Context Stream®
Context Stream® is Mirago’s contextual product. Put simply, it detects the ‘theme’ of the pages on your website and delivers targeted adverts (Mirago Featured Sites) straight to your visitors.
Put Context Stream® on your website and you’ll earn revenue from each click.
With very little effort on your part, Context Stream® will add a trouble-free revenue stream to your website and enhance your page content.
Unfortunatly at the time of writing this they don't have any linkable press releases yet (which does not supprise me..) nor does this product appear to be mentioned anywhere on Google, except for a small mention on the UK Patent office website, which means you are reading the story here first on threadwatch.
For those of you not familiar with Mirago.... their current partner product was the spam sites of 2000, basically an XML feed of PPC ad's that you put on your pages with PHP and whatever other sample code they give you :p
Unlike Google who send you a cheque at the end of the month with no extra work on your part.. with Mirago YOU have to send THEM an invoice to request your earnings.. kind of a shock if you're used to getting cheque's delivered to your door while sitting on your arse doing nothing :)
Still if you've been kicked out of every other network on the planet, this might be a useful last resort :)