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Industry Buzz & Snippets: 10/28/09

Media Strategies:

Online Marketing Scams:

  • Gawker scammed by malware crew pretending to be Suzuki.

Social Networking News:

  • More on Facebook's redesign and how it impacts 'influencers.'
  • Facebook offers feature to memorialize the deceased.
  • Is your Facebook profile as private as you think?
  • Google Music: iTunes Killer or Bing Breaker?
  • MSN Music to add content From MySpace?

Mobile News:

  • iPhone second in market share survey.
  • Barnes & Nobles to sell Plastic Logic e-reader as well.
  • Google Android 2.0 arrives for developers.


  • Blinkx adds music videos to search.
  • Similar images now standard in Google image search.
  • AdWords campaign supports Google Translator Toolkit.
  • Google unveils custom search skin for Wikipedia.
  • YouTube offers paid search in Australia.

In the Cloud:

  • Los Angeles City Council votes to use gmail.


  • Cisco buys cloud security company for $183M


Regulatory/Legal Update:

  • Facebook poses challenge to financial regulators.
  • Comcast: FCC enforcement action illegal.
  • Self-regulation could solve net neutrality issues.


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