Foursquare Announcements Coming at SXSW

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, […]

Eminem Chrysler Ad Wins YouTube Blitz

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 […]

Easy Mobile Marketing for Every Business

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 […]

Who Will Win in Holiday Mobile Sales? [POLL]

Here at Mashable, we’ve got quite a few mobile devices of all stripes on our various holiday wishlists and shopping lists, too. And now, we want to know what’s on yours. Whether you’re hoping for — or planning to buy…

If TEDTalks Ran Out of Smart People [COMIC]

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 […]

10 Terrific iPhone and iPad Musical Performances [VIDEOS]

Anyone who has been watching the growing musical scene surrounding iOS devices probably wasn’t surprised to hear that Damon Albarn is going to release an album recorded entirely on the iPad. Thanks to some rather spectacular apps, Apple’s mobile devices…

Smartphones Will Get a Workout from Holiday Shoppers

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 […]

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

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 […]

LiveStream on Facebook

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 […]

Google Tests AdWords, Call Metrics Integration

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 […]

Banks and Technology

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 […]

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

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 […]

Can YouTube Make the Jump to Your TV With Leanback?

YouTube is not only expanding its reach on mobile devices, but it has its eye on your living room, too. Today, the company is launching the beta version of YouTube Leanback, the company’s biggest attempt yet to…

Brightcove and FreeWheel Team Up For HTML5 Ad Solution

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 […]