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Apple activates increase in share of iAd revenue to developers from 60% to 70%.
New Apple iPad tops Consumer Reports' tablet ratings.
Will there be a big iPad?
Why Google isn’t worried about Android revenue.
Nokia kicks off US advertising campaign... continue reading »
AdCenter is removing over 10,000 cities from its targeting options. The policy will go into force in May. AdCenter advises advertisers to identify any non-supported cities and replace them with cities relevant each campaign or ad group. Refer... continue reading »
Building up an email marketing contact list is not an exclusively online activity, a new post from Mailer Mailer points out. By offering ways for users to sign up to receive email marketing at offline events or points of... continue reading »
Evidence is accumulating that companies are shifting more resources into their mobile marketing budgets. Matt Miller, senior vice president of strategy and analytics at Performics, told Mobile Marketer that this past holiday season was an inflection point for many... continue reading »
The new ad options introduced by Facebook earlier this year are starting to become part of the online ad landscape, with varying degrees of adoption–depending on the company's size.
There has been some dismay, for example, over the price tag of... continue reading »
More developments for Amazon’s in-app payment system for Appstore, but more work needed.
iPhone outselling all other smartphones combined at Sprint and AT&T.
Google Wallet co-founding engineer departs Google for Square.
Square hires Tesla executive amid effort to double staff.
Pinterest co-founder... continue reading »
Google has acquired TxVia, a payments technology company. It made the acquisition to complement its payments capabilities and accelerate innovation with this product, the company says in a blog post.
Certainly Google Wallet needs a boost, AllThingsD writes: thus far... continue reading »
Gray Television and Meredith grew online ad revenues by 50% in the last half of 2011, leading a trend highlighted by Borrell Associates in its new Benchmarking Local Online Media survey. Other local television stations that performed well with... continue reading »
Google is testing a new collapsible side bar where the search options and filters are after you conduct a Google search. The blog Websonic.nl was among the first to spot the experiment but it is now popping up in... continue reading »
Starbucks is planning to offer $5 off a $10 Starbucks gift cards through Google Offers on Wednesday, Mashable reports. Conventional wisdom—not to mention the recent history of similar offers—suggests this will be a very popular offer and give... continue reading »
Munster: How Apple becomes the first $1 trillion company.
How Groupon accounts for its deals.
Instagram for Android.
BlackBerry maker RIM sued by NXP over patents.
Facebook accuses Yahoo of patent infringement.
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Paramount, Google link up for movie rentals.
Google AdWords ad extensions get conversion tracking.
Palo Alto rolling out 'social energy' app.
Silicon Valley has Facebook's back in Yahoo knife fight.
How AT&T, Nokia pulled Windows Phone into 4G LTE world.
It's big,... continue reading »
Buddy Media just unveiled a partnership with Google’s YouTube that customizes a brand’s video pages. It is the latest in a series of tools that Buddy Media has debuted for Google’s social network.
Google+ Versus Facebook
There has been a number of... continue reading »
Next Issue Media, a joint venture formed by Condé Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp. and Time, has launched a tablet app featuring top magazine titles, including Better Homes and Gardens, ELLE, Esquire, Fortune, Glamour, Parents, People, Real Simple, Sports Illustrated,... continue reading »
The Forrester Wave Email marketing vendors 2012 report found that the industry is in robust health, according a summary by the Email Guide. However, the industry does face challenges.
Few email marketers will be surprised to learn that among... continue reading »
A 2010 Colorado law that requires online retailers such as Amazon to collect state sales taxes has been thrown out by the federal court, the Denver Post reports.
The judge concluded that the law did not treat in-state and out-of-state retailers... continue reading »
Google CEO Page: social networking service surpassing predictions.
Signs of What's to Come:
Google’s Project Glass turns science fiction into reality.
The problem with Yahoo!'s layoffs.
Facebook focus guides Google CEO's 1st year on job.
Why the coming patent crisis is inevitable.
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Facebook e-commerce: the next big thing?
Signs of What's to Come:
Google takes wraps off Web-based digital glasses.
Biggest Apple botnet discovered: 600K+ Macs infected.
Anonymous hacks hundreds of Chinese government sites.
The rise of e-reading.
Apple investigating new iPad WiFi issues, tells AppleCare to... continue reading »
Walgreens has launched several mobile initiatives in recent months. The most far reaching has been a push to link its brick-and-mortar inventory with its e-commerce operations.
The goal, according to an interview Ron Kelly, vice president of customer and pharmacy service,... continue reading »
Following its launch of PayPal Here, PayPal has confirmed that the mobile payment offering was just one piece of a larger initiative aimed at small businesses.
The company has debuted PayPal Payments, a product line up with three tiers of payment... continue reading »
Facebook is rolling out three new tools for developers to monitor the progress of their applications, Inside Facebook reports. The new tools will show data in such categories as “growth accounting” “triangle heat maps” and “drill down.”
“These charts... continue reading »
Figures for the Harry Potter ebook site, Pottermore, were released almost simultaneously with new stats capturing the rise of the e-reader. Both bode well for the digital book publishing industry’s long-term prospects.
Pottermore, a fan site first outlined last year by... continue reading »
Google CEO: 'Great devices' with Motorola.
The cold hard stats from Google CEO Larry Page's manifesto.
Yammer's $25K Yahoo bounty finds first takers.
Signs of What's to Come:
Will Google glasses make you more annoying than sidewalk texters?
LightSquared: The wireless industry's biggest... continue reading »
Mobile search ads: What makes them click?
Twitter sues 'spamming' websites.
Apple preparing to defend e-book pricing.
Games companies agree to close sex offenders' accounts.
A behind-the-scenes look at Facebook release engineering.
Google’s Brin: Project Glass will be self-contained.
Anonymous hackers pledge to continue... continue reading »
Glad, the maker of trash bags, has launched a Facebook- and YouTube-based campaign for its Black Bag line. The campaign is a reflection of industry research on how people are using the product—as well as the larger trends in social... continue reading »
Google has improved its indoor mapping functionality via a new app.
Google released its indoor maps for Android last November, along with Google Maps Floor Plans–a tool for business owners to upload the floor plans for their venue and have them... continue reading »
Twitter announced it has filed suit in federal court in San Francisco against five companies it says are behind much of the spam that appears on Twitter—that is, companies that build tools designed to distribute spam on Twitter, as well... continue reading »
New statistics about Google’s search and related ad products made headlines in recent days, giving marketers more insight into how to better use these tools.
One news item came from a report by Global Equities Research, which believes that click-through-rates on... continue reading »
Google Glasses face serious hurdles, augmented-reality experts say.
Social 'second screen' TV is all about the apps.
YouTube founders working on a service called Zeen, to let you 'discover & create beautiful magazines'.
Facebook Timeline draws love, hate … and... continue reading »
Studies have show that QR codes are best aimed at certain demographics–usually male, upper income and beyond the teen and twenty-something years. Another category, some retailers are discovering, is the harried commuter.
Well.ca, an online retailer of health and beauty supplies,... continue reading »
Mobile ad networks are evolving as major players make changes in pricing, partnerships, policies such as privacy and feature sets to remain competitive.
Apple continues to make concessions on pricing with its iAd network. In February, AdAge reported, it reduced... continue reading »
3D technology was seemingly a trend that peaked in 2010 when the movie Avatar was released. Subsequent titles scrambled to film movies in the technology–or enhance those already in production–because of the popularity. Marketers watched the activity with interest, and... continue reading »
A House cybersecurity bill, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), is the target of the same social media forces that defeated the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, earlier this year, The Hill newspaper reports. The publication notes... continue reading »
Facebook snaps up Instagram app for $1 billion.
How Google is using OpenFlow to lower its network costs.
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Adobe online ad report: Search spending up 16%, mobile traffic quadrupled.
RIM: BlackBerry sales to US gov still on the rise.
Nokia... continue reading »
Mark Zuckerberg unveiled news of Facebook’s $1 billion acquisition of photo-sharing app Instagram on Monday afternoon—an announcement that quickly spurred a wave of speculation and analysis and predictions about where Facebook is headed with this deal. A consensus developed... continue reading »
Amazon has rolled out its Amazon Appstore for Android SDK and In-App Purchasing API to its developer community. The API allows developers to offer digital content and subscriptions–such as in-game currency, expansion packs, upgrades, and magazine issues–for purchase within apps.
High... continue reading »
The London department store Harrods is holding a contest on Pinterest that allows users to design their own store window, Luxury Daily reports.
Pinterest Users Spend More
The retailers cited the astounding traction of Pinterest as a reason for using it over... continue reading »
After announcing it would let go 2,000 employees, Yahoo has now announced a major organization of its business. CEO Scott Thompson told employees in a memo, which was republished in All Things D, that the new organization would... continue reading »
Maryland passes bills banning employers from seeking online passwords.
The latest chatter on iPhone 5.
T-Mobile breaks 1 million iPhone mark on EDGE.
Toshiba overreaches with 13-inch tablet.
HP's OpenStack bet to deliver what Amazon Web Services won't.
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Some big-six publishers refuse to sign new contracts with Amazon.
Are photos apps a business?
Spotify moves beyond Facebook with a “Play Button” for the rest of the web.
Apple’s Ipad will dominate tablets for four more years.
Nokia says Q1 financials... continue reading »
First it was the online sales tax that states insisted that retailers like Amazon start to collect. Now state attorneys general are getting involved in an issue the Justice Department has just filed suit: whether Apple and publishers... continue reading »
Sophos security researcher Graham Cluley has identified a new risk for Instagram users now that the photo-sharing app is being acquired by Facebook: the unexpected use of photos shared by users in Facebook, either in ads or for other purposes.
"What... continue reading »
Fandango's Timeline app dubbed "Movies with Friends," has helped drive a significant amount of new traffic and fan engagement, the ticket-selling site says. It recently posted its best first quarter in its 12-year history, with a 127% surge in year-over-year... continue reading »
LinkedIn has debuted new tools for its self-service ad platform, LinkedIn Ads. The platform, as most in this space do, allows marketers to create and place ads on its site. However, LinkedIn has stepped up its functionality with the... continue reading »
How TripAdvisor is avoiding the 'travel site echo chamber'.
Yammer buys OneDrum for office collaboration tools.
Google tops Apple, Facebook in popularity poll.
Can Google get its groove back?
What we think we know about the next iPhone.
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Google Plus social network tweaked for ease of use.
Google Plus Refresh: Just like Facebook, it’s all about the apps.
Facebook's Instagram buy: The new dot-com bubble.
Farewell, app store? Netizine turns magazines into social networks, runs on HTML5.
Amazon green-lights in-app purchasing... continue reading »
The Department of Justice has filed suit against Apple and several book publishers, alleging they have colluded on setting prices for e-books. Legal theorists believe it will be difficult for Justice to make a case against Apple. Even if it... continue reading »
Nordstrom is not only investing in a venture capital round for online retailer Bonobos but it is also planning to sell the clothing—specifically men's pants—in its stores.
Nordstrom is investing $16.4 million in Bonobos, TechFlash reports. As part of the... continue reading »
AdSense, like most of Google’s products, is routinely enhanced with the goal of delivering a quality service to its end users.
How Google Improves AdSense
To cite a few recent examples, last year AdSense began tracking the performance of specific domains and... continue reading »
Sephora, the cosmetics retailer, has just invested in a major makeover of its own. It has overhauled its digital operations with a new webpage, new mobile site and new iPhone app, Forbes.com reports. It is also testing iPads... continue reading »