Monthly Archives: September 2010

Kevin Rose To Leave Digg?

Digg used to be a leading social news site until recently. Now, the site has not been doing too well. This has been openly admitted by founder, Kevin Rose, whose own future in the company is now being questioned. Read more →

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Goodbye Propeller

AOL-owned social news site Propeller.com has recently announced that the site will soon be shutting down. Read more →

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Retargeting Generates Most Brand Lift

comScore and ValueClick Media recently released findings from a study titled “When Money Moves Digital, Where Should It Go?”, which investigates the effectiveness of various forms of online display advertising with regards to cost efficiency and return on investment. Read more →

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Bing Recommends Twitter Users Based On Search

Bing Social now recommends Twitter users that a user could follow, based on their search query. The new feature is known as ‘People Recommendation’. Read more →

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Google Adds More Online Services For BMW Cars

Google has provided in-vehicle online search services for BMW cars for some time now. They recently renewed their contract, and in the process have added some new features. Read more →

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Google Defends Shrinking Chinese Market

In spite of recent reports suggesting that Google has lost a substantial portion of their market share in China, the search giant has not given up the fight.  Read more →

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$8 Billion Spend Predicted For In-App Mobile Advertising

The number of mobile apps available is increasing rapidly, and so is the amount of money being spent on the delivery of in-app mobile ads. Read more →

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Facebook Now Allows Following By Default

Until now, whenever a Facebook user received a friend request they had the choice to ‘Confirm’ or simply ‘Ignore’ the request. The ‘Ignore’ button might soon be quietly replaced by a ‘Not Now’ button, whose default set of permissions is surprising. Read more →

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New Twitter Interface To Debut

Twitter has just introduced a new interface for Twitter.com. This new interface will not only make the site faster, but will also make it easier to use. Read more →

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StumbleUpon Launches Auto-Targeting For Advertisers

A few days ago, StumbleUpon has launched a new service for their advertisers, which will allow them to auto-target their ad campaigns. Read more →

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Microsoft Struggles To Gain In Mobile Search

Although Microsoft is doing quite well for itself in the desktop search market, they are still struggling to improve their position in the mobile search market. Read more →

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Google’s Share Drops To Half After China Withdrawal

While Google is the leader for mobile search with over 90% of the market share on a global basis, they have recently suffered a setback in China. Read more →

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Bing Overtakes Yahoo! In U.S.

A recent report from Nielsen indicates that Microsoft’s search engine Bing has overtaken Yahoo! in terms of popularity in the U.S. market. Read more →

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YouTube Tests Live Video Streams

YouTube is conducting a limited time test of live video streams on the 13th and 14th of September. Four channel partners will have the opportunity to broadcast live streaming video content during this test. Read more →

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Do Big Brands Spend Big Bucks On Google?

Advertising Age got their hands on acquire internal documents from Google that show how much money is currently being spent by the top advertisers on Google AdWords in the U.S.A. Read more →

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Google Provides Instant Search Results

A super-fast new search interface on Google.com, known as Google Instant, has set the Internet abuzz. While the idea seems cool, many are worried about the ramifications of throwing so much information at users. Read more →

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Mobile Gambling Wagers To Surpass $48 Billion By 2015

A recent study conducted by Juniper Research has found that mobile gambling is growing fast and should cross the $48 billion mark by the year 2015. Read more →

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3 Million Users On Foursquare

Location based service, Foursquare, recently crossed a new landmark, when they reached the 3 million user mark in the end of August. Read more →

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YouTube Allows Channel Exclusion

Last month, YouTube added a feature that allowed advertisers to age-restrict videos. Now, they have added a new feature that allows advertisers to restrict their ads from appearing on individual videos or channels. Read more →

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Google Trials Movie Rental Service

A recent report in The Financial Times indicates that Google is in talks with some big studios in Hollywood, to show their movies on YouTube on a pay-per-view basis. Read more →

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