Personal Networking: Better Sites than Facebook

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Google added several new sources into its real time search results this week. Those looking for opportunities to increase exposure need look no further than towards sites such as Quora, GoWalla and Plixi. Google’s list of sources has expanded gradually over the past few months but what many Web professionals might be missing are the personal… [[ This is a …

Landing Page Watchdog from Kenshoo

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Search marketing and online advertising technology provider Kenshoo released an interesting new product today called Landing Page Watchdog which, through real-time monitoring of landing pages used in search advertising campaigns, aims to provide greater brand protection and ultimately better effectiveness. The Kenshoo Watchdog is based on a… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, …

OpenX Wants to Maximize Your Yield

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Ad technology provider (ad server) OpenX announced a new version of OpenX Enterprise, the company’s Software as a Service product for large publishers. What makes the new system unique is that its technology now combines the ad serving prowess OpenX is known for with real-time bidding on ad inventory. OpenX is positioning the platform as… [[ This is a content …

Report: Ad Startup Rejects Google Acquisition Bid

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As a rule, Google doesn’t put out press releases when it fails to acquire companies, making a new rumor difficult to confirm.  But the search giant may have tried to purchase an advertising firm called Admeld, and, despite having a solid reputation and more cash than many countries, been unsuccessful. Of course, Google probably didn’t bring every penny of its …

Loyalty A Better Measure of Mobile App Success?

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Real-time app analytics provider Localytics is offering up some interesting information on loyalty as it relates to phone and tablet apps.  While customers seem willing to give new apps a try (perhaps due to the number of US smartphone users growing from 42.7 million in November 2009 to 61.5 million in November 2010), Localytics data reveals… [[ This is a …

Optify Enhances International SEO, Real-time Lead Scoring

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Optify, a leading provider of hosted, enterprise search engine optimization (SEO) and social media software, has introduced some upgrades to its real-time marketing solution. New features include the extension of Optify’s international SEO capabilities, the addition of marketing ROI dashboards for Salesforce.com, and improvements to… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, …

Google Has a New Social Experiment

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A new experiment has appeared in Google Labs. It’s called Google Shared Spaces.  It’s hard to provide too much info about it at this point, because when you try to access it (after signing in with your Google account, which it requests) it only gives you a 404. Several people commenting on the site indicate that they are experiencing the …

State of Cloud Computing [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Today, everything seems to be moving into the cloud. In 2005, investment in cloud computing was about $26 million. But in 2009, the investment grew to $370 million, more than 10 times of what was invested in 2005. What is most impressive is Gartner’s prediction that investment will soar to a whopping $148 billion by 2013. So why […] Related posts: …

Facebook Can Be Anything It Wants to Be

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Facebook is a shape shifting Internet monster. With more than 500 million users, it really can be anything it wants to be. Whenever a new startup pitches an idea, one of the questions an investor might ask is if Facebook could do the same thing. That is definitely a valid question that every start-up should consider […] Related posts: AppBistro …

When Facebook becomes a Real Book

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How should we boost ‘like’ count of a newly set up Facebook page? DDB Paris has a unique suggestion – create a real book out of Facebook. A Facebook application was developed to pull and organize relevant information from the user’s profile to create the book. Unfortunately, only the first 1,000 submissions were accepted. This […] Related posts: Facebook Search …

Twitter to Provide Analytics Tools

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Currently, there are many third-party applications out there that provide analytics to allow you to check out how influential a Twitter handle is, namely TweetGrade, Twitalyzer and TweetStats. Expected to launch by the end of 2010, Twitter will also provide users real-time analytics and data so users can find out which of their tweets […] Related posts: Know Your Numbers: …

State of Cloud Computing [VIDEO]

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Cloud computing seems like a new concept. But it really isn’t. In this video, it is shared that the idea of cloud computing first originated in the 1960s. It wasn’t technically possible back then. It was only until the rise of the Internet, that the concept of cloud computing started to see light. Unless you have […] Related posts: The …