Foursquare Announcements Coming at SXSW

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This week, we posted an article about some comments Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley made about competing with Facebook. He responded to this, and we exchanged a few tweets. Bottom line: expect multiple announcements from the company at SXSW.  In a recent interview on CNBC, Crowley said, "They’re [Facebook] a huge platform and a big competitor, but we look at the …

Eminem Chrysler Ad Wins YouTube Blitz

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YouTube announced that the winner of its Ad Blitz contest is Chrysler, for its Super Bowl commercial, which featured Eminem driving around Detroit. The contest was based on viewer votes.  "It’s been about two weeks since the Super Bowl aired, but our ears are still ringing from the noise of advertisers jockeying for position in Ad Blitz, YouTube’s contest to …

Easy Mobile Marketing for Every Business

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According to new data from comScore, people accessing email via mobile devices increased an impressive 36 percent, from November 2009 to November 2010. More than 70 million people accessed email on their mobile devices in the month. In this age where “mobile” is so often equated with apps – and their astronomical development… [[ This is a content summary only. …

If TEDTalks Ran Out of Smart People [COMIC]

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With so many talks and ideas spread, there is a small possibility that TED might run out of smart people. That could happen if the number of talks conducted outweighs the number of smart people produced and identified. It is hard to imagine but The Joy of Tech has illustrated a hilarious comic of what […] Related posts: 27 People …

Smartphones Will Get a Workout from Holiday Shoppers

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Nearly half of the consumers polled in an IDC survey said they will use their smartphones to compare prices while shopping this holiday season. Another 32 percent said they also plan on accessing online reviews from their mobile devices. In a separate study, Yahoo! found that two-thirds of all mobile users intend to use their devices to influence… [[ This …

Location-Based Services Too New to Know How They'll Be Abused

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Last week, Symantec’s MessageLabs Intelligence Sr. Analyst Paul Wood shared some predictions for online threats in the coming year with us. With the increasing emergence of location-based services, we wondered what kind of threats (beyond the obvious) come with this new territory.  "One attack that may be predicted is for malware faking location information in order to boost ranking or …

LiveStream on Facebook

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If you’re interested in broadcasting events live on the Web (not to mention mobile devices or your own website) this one’s for you. Video service and destination Livestream made a whopper of an announced today – users can now stream (live stream mind you) directly to Facebook – that’s pretty big news in the world of… [[ This is a …

Google Tests AdWords, Call Metrics Integration

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When creating a form for customers to fill out, it’s easy for business owners to slip in a question asking who referred them.  Finding out how someone got a phone number is a more delicate matter, though (it’s important not to waste customers’ time or act like they called a private line), and AdWords call metrics represents Google’s potential solution. …

Banks and Technology

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The process of rushing, queuing and waiting for bank tellers is slowly becoming history. Internet banking has brought us much convenience, especially when we need to perform an urgent transaction on the spot. According to ComScore, Canada is the world’s top country in terms of online banking penetration. 2 out of every 3 Internet users access […] Related posts: Citibank’s …

YYMI Newsletter Oct 26-A quick Update and a funny marketing fail

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Marketing Fail of the Week Courtesy of Failblog.org Something tells me that the good folk in Salt Lake Utah didn’t realize they had a branding issue. It pays to check out a proof before going to print. The Cats Out of the Bag… by Laura In our last newsletter I alluded to a well known internet marketer we have been …

Brightcove and FreeWheel Team Up For HTML5 Ad Solution

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Brightcove and FreeWheel are announcing a partnership today that will bring better ad-management and tracking data to publishers that want to utilize HTML5 video. This move further blurs the lines between Flash and HTML5, at least in the context of web video. We spoke with Doug Knopper, the co-founder and co-CEO of FreeWheel and Jeremy Allaire, the CEO of Brightcove, …