Today’s Daily Deals Explosion

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It seems as if every time you turn around there is some new announcement in the hyper-local daily deals space. Groupon expanded its Groupon Now service to New York and San Francisco and partnered with Expedia to launch a travel deals site. Google announced last night that its Google Offers product will start today in Portland, Oregon (adding to a… …

Appia's PPD Ad Network Arrives

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App marketplace Appia today launched a new performance based advertising network for app developers. The service is launching today at the 2011 AppNation conference in San Francisco as a “pay per download” opportunity. Appia’s new ad network enables developers to promote their apps by targeting ads by country and platform to… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my …

All About Conversion – Conversion Conference ($250 Discount!)

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Just a quick note for the Website Magazine community – particularly for fans of the Conversion Cache column in Website Magazine written by Tim Ash. The upcoming Conversion Conversion is fast approaching – March 14-15 in San Francisco. If you're interesting in learning how to make your website and its landing pages produce more… [[ This is a content summary …

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 …

Mashable Launches the Bing Local Twitter Trends Map

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Mashable and Bing are releasing a new feature today — the Local Twitter Trends Map. The map displays the top ten Twitter trending topics in major US cities. Once clicked, each local trend displays a listing of the latest Tweets about that topic in the surrounding area. You can also find Mashable articles about the top topics in your locale. …

Facebook’s New Social Plugins: 50,000+ Websites in One Week

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Phase one of Facebook’s strategy for world domination: complete. Facebook has announced that over 50,000 websites have integrated Facebook’s new social plugins in just one week. The plugins are a core component of the company’s new Open Graph initiative. Last week, Facebook launched the Open Graph API and social plugins during its F8 conference in San Francisco. The complex protocol …

H&M Organizes Flash Mob to Promote Children’s Clothes [VIDEO]

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Here’s a nice foil for Philly’s recent spat of violent flash mobs: A bunch of adorable children spontaneously breaking out into a sick dance routine in San Francisco’s Union Square. Yeah, they’re basically shilling for H&M — but the dance is rather impressive and deserves a look. Utilizing flash mobs — which began as a kind of performance art – …