Google Labs debuted a playful new feature called Mail Googles, whose job it is to prevent hapless late-night users from drunkenly sending emotional emails — and potentially alienating colleagues or networking partners.
The feature switches on during late evenings over the... continue reading »
Major online companies suffered when the Dow tumbled below 10,000 yesterday — for the first time in four years.
Most notably, Google fell 4.6 percent ($17.84), hitting $369.07 before trading ended Monday. Last week AmTech's Rob Sanderson lowered his Google estimates,... continue reading »
In light of the current credit crunch, more British adults are choosing to haggle over the price of goods such as cars and televisions, though many are still not prepared to negotiate over financial products, according to research by Experian's... continue reading »
Tina Brown, former editor of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, launched The Daily Beast, a "speedy, smart edit of the web from the merciless point of view of what interests the editors."
This is the print icon's first foray in... continue reading »
Although websites of newspapers are typically more developed than those of radio and television and have greater value, local radio and TV station sites are poised to achieve rapid growth - and strong multiples for their website values, a new... continue reading »
Blog network Gawker Media, the parent company of flagship celebrity gossip site Gawker, is cutting down staff and revising payment options for existing bloggers, according to an open letter from founder/owner Nick Denton.
19 editorial positions out of 133 will be... continue reading »
The number of unique visitors to online sports destinations from work increased 26 percent over last year, growing from 33.4 million in August 2007 to 42.3 million August 2008, according to figures from Nielsen Online, writes MarketingCharts.
The increase was driven... continue reading »
Yesterday Ask.com rolled out the 11th version of its search engine, which it claims is 30 percent faster than the previous version.
The search engine now indexes content from a broader pool of sites, draws more material from those it... continue reading »
Cause-related marketing can increase sales as much as 74 percent in certain consumer-goods categories, and consumers spend twice as long looking at cause-related ads than generic corporate ones, according to a study by Cone and Duke University's Fuqua School of... continue reading »
Ad Networks and Analytics:
In the style of AdWords, Social Actions Blog created a blog widget that reflects text ads exclusively for social causes.
Ad network Jellycloud calls it quits after eight years and two name changes.
Tech blog network GigaOmniMedia — parent... continue reading »
Electronic Arts (EA) plans to sell dynamic in-game ad space in "Sims 3," which comes out in February 2009.
Ads will appear as movie theater posters and billboards in the virtual world Sims characters inhabit. View Sims 3 screenshots on... continue reading »