"Schmidt believes Google should be “using our advertising system, our targetability, for every form of advertising.”
"The rumors were true: Sony Pictures has made its first Internet acquisition in a long long time, and officially enters into the social media arena: it has bought video sharing site Grouper, for $65 million. The company had about $5.25 million in funding,
"What Google can go with MySpace, Microsoft can retaliate with Facebook: in a hastily reached deal, MSFT will be the exclusive provider of advertising to Facebook. For now, unlike Google-MySpace, the three-year agreement will start with banner advertising
"The study, “Moving to the Mainstream: Web-Based Political Communications on the Road to 2008? shows that the percentage of political consultants devoting more than 20 percent of their campaign budgets online will rise from 12 percent to 32 percent be
"Online marketing budgets are expected to increase 20 percent in 2006, according to a survey of marketers, 45 percent of whom also cited rich media as the fastest-growing online ad format..."
"Campus Media Group publishes college textbooks online and lets marketers subsidize the cost through advertisements..."
"In a first-of-its-kind for U.S. television viewers, Home Shopping Network is allowing shoppers to purchase the goods they see on the network using their television remote controls."
"JupiterResearch has discovered that consumer-created content (blogs, forums etc) are having an increasing impact on consumer's online purchasing."
"ABC has begun selling archived news clips on Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes Music Store, betting that users will pay $1.99 to watch the network's coverage of such news events as the O. J. Simpson car chase and President Nixon's resignation."
"Home Depot is among the nine advertisers that have joined forces to create and test an online marketplace for buying TV advertising time -- a move that has the potential to dramatically shake up the decades-old TV ad-sales system."
"Posted to Shopvogue.com and iTunes"
GTDGmail is a Firefox extension that integrates the highly effective methodology of "Getting Things Done" into the popular email service Gmail.
"For a good example of how an organization listens to informal feedback to help them quickly understand the potential benefits of a new-media tool like podcasting, take a look at what swimwear brand Speedo is now doing."
"Unfortunately, what's absent from the piece is any accountability directed at the powers that supply these spam blogs with their funds: advertising networks. It seems to me that the splog problem needs to be attacked by not just the publishers and the se
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