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Google, Twitter and Faster Mobile News

New from me on Voce Nation… The program, which reportedly involves a handful of publishers at first, will create articles that immediate pop up on mobile screens when they click on a link. Unlike Facebook’s very similar “Instant Article” program (which seems to come and go in fits and starts) neither Google or Twitter will … Continue reading

Bump gets bumped off

Bump will always hold a special place in my heart. While I haven’t used the app in over a year, it was the first app I downloaded to my first iPhone years ago. But anyone who doesn’t bet on Google offing the apps/services they acquire just isn’t paying attention. 2014 is not dawning as a … Continue reading

The Internship is to Google as Top Gun is to the Navy

Last week the trailer for The Internship was released. It’s terrible on a number of levels, from the ridiculous levels of cultural ignorance shown by Vaughn and Wilson’s characters (they know The Hunger Games but not X-Men? Really?) to the tired generational jokes on display here. But in an odd way it appears that this … Continue reading

Google ties Google+ and Blogger closer together

There’s now some tighter integration between Google+ and Blogger with new functionality introduced today that prompts you to share the new Blogger post you just published with your Google+ network. This is mildly interesting – the only thing that’s surprising about it is that Google is continuing (for now) to support Blogger instead of completely … Continue reading

Just awesome

One of the reasons FeedBurner has always been among my favorite companies – even post Google purchase – is that the people who work there are obviously insane. Log into FeedBurner and check out what appears after the “My Feeds…” and you’ll know what I mean. So in addition to being thrilled that Google Analytics … Continue reading

Marketing Madness in 60 Seconds: 7/31/09

Advertising/Marketing The upfronts are finally beginning to move forward and the networks are finally starting to log some sales. It’s not like commercial time is flying off the shelf though, and the take for networks might be in the $1 – $1.5 billion range, down from over $9 billion last year – even though they’re … Continue reading

Marketing Madness in 60 Seconds: 6/26/09

Advertising/Marketing Yes, the FTC is looking into paid placements of online mentions that aren’t fully disclosed by the author. But I’m hoping that what Andy Beal says is right and that most writers won’t have to worry about it since there’s nothing wrong with what they’re doing. For those worried, a simple bit of disclosure … Continue reading

Marketing Madness in 60 Seconds: 6/12/09

Advertising Izea is readying a Pay Per Tweet program that should come as a surprise to absolutely no one. The details are somewhat similar to what the company offers bloggers and which has been the subject of a ton of discussion over the years. I’ve never been a fan but the company has never been … Continue reading

Marketing Madness in 60 Seconds: 5/8/09

Advertising/Marketing YouTube is reminding some of its top content producers that placing their own ads in their videos violates the site’s terms of service. YouTube and owner Google obviously don’t want producers selling their own ads for a variety of reasons, ranging from the simple fact that it cuts them out of the ad dollar … Continue reading

Marketing Madness in 60 Seconds: 4/3/09

METRICS TiVo says it will accommodate advertisers looking for more of its data on who watched what sort of programming – including advertising – by doubling the amount of households whose set-top boxes are included in the sample audience. Selling ratings data is seen by TiVo as being a big source of additional revenue. PRNewswire … Continue reading

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