Online adoption behaviour.
Real estate marketplace.
Australians spent $15.7 billion online.
A fast game is a good game.
It's not pretty.
It seems like all businesses are moving online...
Site under construction.
Boutique brews, delivered.
Estimated $15.5 billion on online retail over 12 months.
Design-your-own shoes have become conventional.
Don't post status updates about your employer.
Party time in Queensland, bikini bottoms in Adelaide.
There's very little data about how many people...
Think before you click
And the rate of growth is slowing.
Now a $4 billion market.
2.3 million registered users.
And no risk to businesses.
Do you trust him?
Today is the last day to get a piece of Andy Warhol for as little as $US800. The late blue chip artist recently broke auction house records with a $US105.4 million sale from his oeuvre. Now Christie’s has collected 99 original Warhol photographs, prints, Polaroids and drawings, which are currently […]
Price leadership through efficiency.
Meet Sweetie. She’s a 10-year-old girl living in the Philippines. Only, she’s not. Sweetie isn’t in the Philippines. She’s not 10 years old. She’s not a girl either. In fact, “Sweetie” doesn’t exist. She’s a computer-generated avatar, created by a charity called Terre des Hommes. She’s controlled by a man […]
In a relatively short amount of time, the Internet has moved from an occasional tool to one of the principal ways we communicate, entertain ourselves, and do work. And all that time we spend online has to come at the expense of something else. A new NBER working paper from […]
Now he's prepping his sons to take over.
Wanted 50 per cent stake.
Several years of education students' records.
Lithium's clients include Telstra and Commonwealth Bank.
Better protect yourself online.
$237 billion via the internet in 2011-12.
There's a plan.
Stellar savings rates.
Introducing the "Chameleon" botnet.
The numbers are INCREDIBLY small.
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[credit provider=”Shutterstock”] The Internet was supposed to make cheating easier.In the early 2000s, anonymous chat rooms, the birth of adultery website Ashley Madison, and social networks like MySpace seemed to promise the dawn of a new era of affairs.
[credit provider=”flicrk: Jose Kevo” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jose_kevo/2931239697/”] Digital ad agency managers saw their pay decline in 2012, according to a salary survey by SoDA, the Global Society for Digital Marketing Innovators.The survey looked only at top-level managers in agencies, according to Ad Age, and found:
[credit provider=”Flickr/earlysound”] While online banking continues to expand rapidly, financial advising has just begun transitioning to the Web.The gravitation toward online wealth management represents an interesting shift in the financial services industry, but the question on many consumers’ minds is whether they feel comfortable entrusting a program—or a person they’ve […]
[credit provider=”Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images”] Groupon’s founder and executive chairman, Eric Lefkofsky, just took on the role of temporary co-CEO as the company searches for a replacement for Andrew Mason in the top job. Lefkofsky shares the role with Ted Leonsis, a Groupon board member who is a venture […]
[credit provider=”Shutterstock”] Is it OK to lie in order to protect your personal information online?Apparently plenty of people think so. In one survey, 22% of “savvy” 8 to 17 year olds claim, “I don’t give out my details online, I make up fake ones” according to Intersperience.
If you want to get your tax refund as soon as possible, forget about paper.
[credit provider=”Flickr/sam_churchill” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/samchurchill/7584078554/”] A new NerdWallet study examined the trading patterns of online investors and found that they are overpaying by more than $1.8 billion per year.NerdWallet Study Key Findings:
For the longest time, Microsoft’s online division has posted gigantic losses. And for the longest time, we’ve run the chart below which documents those losses.
A controversial new global treaty on telecom regulations was signed on Friday by 89 International Telecommunication Union member states despite US objections to potential regulation of the Internet.
[credit provider=”Harlee Nicole via Statigram ” url=”http://statigr.am/p/344233339423402535_195702921″] Negative online reviews can put a ding in your business’s reputation, but one small-business owner has decided to sue a dissatisfied customer over negative statements she made online.Christopher Dietz and his Washington, D.C.-based company, Dietz Development, filed suit in October against Jane Perez alleging […]
Law enforcement in South Korea is having a hard time battling online pornography.
[credit provider=”Flickr / Anoto AB” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/anotogroup/3464773467/in/photostream/”] Could we be seeing the end of routine doctor visits?Scientific American reports that researchers are testing a new system for electronic doctor visits that could potentially eliminate the need for patients to see a doctor for routine illnesses.
[credit provider=”kengz” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/kengz/1807614622/lightbox/”] We’ve been publishing some of Google’s old (now banned) interview questions this week.The first set: 15 Google Interview Questions That Made Geniuses Feel Dumb
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Google used to ask its applicants to solve really difficult, borderline obnoxious interview puzzlers.
Google used to ask job applicants ridiculously hard brain teaser interview questions. Yesterday, we posted these questions to show just how hard they were.
I’ve written before about the changing digital advertising landscape, the shift in consumer behaviour and the explosive advances in technology. These have all contributed greatly to the massive increase in data volume, the need for marketers, publishers and vendors to access information and create insights regarding actions and activities of consumers. There […]
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Google used to have really embarrassing hiring practices.
[credit provider=”Rikard Steiber”] A majority of Google’s users will access the search giant’s products via mobile devices in 2013, according to a note to investors from Morgan Stanley which describes three Google executives who presented at the 2012 Open Mobile Summit in San Francisco.Rikard Steiber, Google’s global marketing director for […]
Over the last year there’s been much discussion of the many issues plaguing our industry that prevent us from truly accelerating growth. One of the biggest ongoing challenges for buyers and sellers is the maddening onslaught of new companies and technologies that promise to make digital advertising more efficient and effective, […]
[credit provider=”Aaron Fulkerson/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/roebot/5763561209/”] Revenue growth has stopped at Groupon. And, for a second straight quarter, billings from merchants declined.The company is only profitable because it swung an ax at its marketing costs in Q3 2012 — resulting in a bunch of layoffs.
Many job seekers are overlooking the importance of online networking skills during their job search. Networking isn’t just about clicking the “follow” or “connect” button. A beneficial networking relationship is born out of a strong interest in gaining valuable information and feedback from someone you consider to be important in […]
Google has started testing a same-day delivery shopping service in San Francisco, according to the New York Times.This could be huge for Google’s mobile consumer intent targeting strategy (dominated by search, currently).
[credit provider=”Aeropostale”] Brick-and-mortar retailers are making some big changes to prepare for competition from online in the next year. Gary Lombardo at Demandware, a provider of cloud e-commerce solutions, sent us a few of his predictions for how shopping will change for customers this year. He’s worked with companies like Kate Spade, Crocs […]
[credit provider=”Google.com”] Google Ad Network is the top network by unique visitors who saw ads, according to comScore’s September 2012 Top 50 Web Properties report.Google had a total of 203,739,000 unique visits, and 92.5 per cent online reach in the U.S. throughout the month.
[credit provider=”By Justin Sullivan/Getty Images”] Last month, Microsoft vp of advertising/online Frank Holland told Adweek, “We are absolutely committed … We are very serious about advertising.”Now, however, Microsoft is in talks with AppNexus to sell its ailing aQuantive online ad business, according to Ad Age.
Microsoft has been burning money online since December 2005. (Longer than that really, but its been consecutive quarters since 2005.) This quarter it lost $364 million online, which sounds bad, but it is actually its best quarter since December 2008. So there’s that.
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[credit provider=”Exit Through The Gift Shop” url=”http://movies.netflix.com/WiPlayer?movieid=70132200&trkid=4414746″] The web advertising industry is amazing. It is quite possibly the only industry where innovation can actually create more confusion, set back progress and defy logic.Take viewability for instance. We recognised a challenge in getting brand dollars from traditional media and instead of […]
[credit provider=”Scott Olson/Getty Images” url=”http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/andrew-mason-founder-and-ceo-of-groupon-attends-the-allen-news-photo/118450146″] Groupon, once again, is attempting to dance down Madison Avenue with an ad agency, according to Ad Age.A source tells me that the report is somewhat premature, and that Groupon is actually only very casually flirting with the idea of hiring an agency.
[credit provider=”Flickr/Wired Photostream” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/wiredphotostream/6302995233/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Within the space of just 10 months, Microsoft appears to have achieved the exact opposite of what it wanted for Internet Explorer 10, which launches in a default “do not track” (DNT) position intended to shield users from the advertisers that track them.The major ad lobby […]
[credit provider=”Getty Images / Wikimedia Commons”] Fandango’s on a roll right now. The company just came off its best quarter in its 12-year history in July, reported record traffic on its site during the summer, and made three huge announcements since the end of last month.
[credit provider=”OpenX”] Tim Cadogan, the CEO of OpenX, declined to rule out filing for an IPO, saying that “it could be a good step.”OpenX supplies platforms for web publishers to optimise ad revenue from networks, real-time bidding exchanges and premium sales. Three of his big publisher clients include Vox, SouthWest […]
[credit provider=”Polycart via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/polycart/5783407804/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Time just shared a neat trick for getting extra markdowns from Internet retailers…Enter your items in the site’s shopping cart, but don’t buy anything.
Note: We’re working on a revised version of the Digital 100 list based on the flurry of feedback we’ve received from the companies. It will be published shortly.
[credit provider=”All3rgic / Flickr, CC” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/all3rgic/313414009/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Here’s how unpopular Microsoft’s “do not track” policy for Internet Explorer 10 is: Yesterday, the Digital Advertising Alliance — a trade lobby group of which Microsoft is a member — wrote a letter of protest, decrying the anti-ad targeting plan that Microsoft supports as […]
[credit provider=”AP”] The chief marketing officers of Procter & Gamble, Walmart, Ford, Verizon, Coca Cola, Unilever, General Electric, American Express, Kraft, and 30 other companies signed a letter to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, complaining about the “do not track” (DNT) function planned for Internet Explorer 10. UPDATE: D’OH! Even Microsoft’s […]
[credit provider=”gruntzooki / Flickr, CC.” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/doctorow/”] Adweek published a deep, detailed look at Microsoft’s ad business and concluded:According to interviews with a dozen current and former Microsoft executives and others, this may be the beginning of the end for Microsoft Advertising.
[credit provider=”Getty”] Target meets Hollywood?The retail chain is releasing a three-episode online mini series “Falling for You” starring actress Kristen Bell as an ad exec.
[credit provider=”Frank Addante”] Frank Addante, CEO of display ad giant The Rubicon Project, declined to rule out taking his company public in an IPO even though he’s currently in New York with a deck of slides for investors.Addante previously said an IPO might be in Rubicon’s future, but over lunch […]
[credit provider=”Gustavo Devito/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/devitogustavo/6756325851/sizes/m/”] Big brands spend tens of billions on television advertising every year because it’s the ultimate medium for reaching a large audience with a message for the masses.The TV audience, however, is changing. Today’s TV audiences catch their favourite shows on screens of every size and schedules […]
[credit provider=”Flickr / #96″ url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelduxbury/5824469025/in/photostream/”] You already know how timing a purchase right can save you money.Plane tickets? Take the red-eye.
[credit provider=”Screenshot”] Apple’s launch of the new iPhone 5 has been a huge success … for Samsung.Due to some clever media buying and good timing, Samsung appears to be diverting millions of viewers toward its videos for the Samsung Galaxy Note II and the Galaxy S III phones, while Apple’s […]
LUMA Partners CEO Terry Kawaja — whose startup investment group makes those crazy-complicated charts describing the digital ad marketplace — has created a monster.
[credit provider=”USA Today”] This Friday, USA Today will begin distributing the completely, redesigned print version of its newspaper. For the first time since its inception, the 30-year-old publication has entirely overhauled the creative of both the print and web versions of the newspaper.Go directly to the new look >
Searching for Megan Fox online could put you at risk for malware.
The feminist blog Jezebel was quick to notice that some ad copy selling a “temptress” dress in the J. Peterman online catalogue basically described a rape fantasy scenario. (For the uninitiated, Peterman is famous for the occasionally bizarre vignettes it spins to describe its clothing.)
[credit provider=”Michael Seto” url=”http://www.michaelseto.com”] Pandora, the popular online music streaming service, filed a 10-Q this morning describing in more detail how it’s handling the massive influx of mobile advertising revenue it booked in Q2 2012.The context here is that Pandora has still not figured out how to sell ads profitably, […]
[credit provider=”Danilo Ramos / Flickr, CC” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/daniloramosweb/”] Twitter could be generating $350,000 in ad revenue per employee per year, if the report that Twitter expects to generate $350 million in ad sales this year is true.That’s significant because previous numbers leaked from Twitter suggest that the company spends about $233,644 […]
[credit provider=”Patrick Denker / Flickr, CC” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/pdenker/5386854686/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] Google has decided to pull the plug on Google TV Ads, its five-year attempt to convert the cable and broadcast TV industry into selling its available ad inventory on an online ad exchange.The news comes on the same day that Google was rumoured […]
[credit provider=”B.I. / Matt Lynley”] Pandora’s fiscal Q2 2013 earnings showed yet another quarter of robust revenue growth—and yet another loss on the bottom line. The market—buoyed by Pandora’s mobile revenue growth—boosted the stock on this news.We’ve made the case ad nauseam that Pandora’s business model is fundamentally flawed and […]
[credit provider=”Facebook”] Facebook’s new search ad product, “Sponsored Results,” are much cheaper and much more effective than its regular “Marketplace” ads, according to data from Nanigans, the Facebook media management company.Sponsored Results have a higher click-through rate and a lower cost-per-click than display ads, Nanigans found. The new search ad […]
[credit provider=”Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images”] Groupon’s founder and executive chairman, Eric Lefkofsky, takes not a dime in cash for his services on the board. He doesn’t need to, of course. Last year his investment group, Green Media, made about $314 million when it cashed out of the Groupon stock […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/Guillaume Paumier” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/gpaumier/6198197321/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] With its stock sinking following its Q2 earnings, which showed its profits under pressure from a ballooning employee headcount and investments in property and equipment, Facebook is testing yet another new product which will bring more ads to users’ feeds. A spokesperson told Mashable:”Starting soon, we […]
[credit provider=”akasped via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/akasped/4226647862/”] In addition to people cutting the cord on television, broadcasters face a new threat from two big online streaming sites. Aereo and copycat site BarryDriller.com allow viewers to watch broadcast TV online, and the big networks are fighting to put an end to them.
[credit provider=”www.flickr.com” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/booleansplit/3887516326/”] A heartwarming post about a sick grandmother and a warm cup of Panera soup has garnered more than 500,000 likes and 22,000 comments on Facebook—proving that organic and sincere social media activity trumps splashy, meme-driven cries for fan engagement.Two weeks after his grandmother was diagnosed with stage […]
[credit provider=”Dan Frommer, Business Insider”] Groupon, for the first time ever, made a real profit. It also turned in an income statement today that looks like it came from a grown-up company. On revenues of $568 million, up 45 per cent, Groupon made an operating profit of $47 million and […]
[credit provider=”Microsoft” url=”http://blogs.technet.com/cfs-filesystemfile.ashx/__key/communityserver-blogs-components-weblogfiles/00-00-00-82-95/3362.Brendon-Lynch_2C00_-Chief-Privacy-Officer_2C00_-Microsoft.jpg”] Microsoft chief privacy officer Brendon Lynch’s recent blog post recommitting the company to a default “do not track” setting for Internet Explorer 10 will be regarded by the ad industry as a death warrant for Microsoft Advertising.Lynch argued that, when asked, most consumers prefer to browse in private […]
A few weeks ago I suggested that Google’s Motorola Mobility acquisition was about more than just the patents—that in fact Google’s revenue growth was feeble in Q2 2012, once you removed Motorola from the numbers.
Pandora chief revenue officer John Trimble says the music streamer is interested in building an ad exchange, just as Facebook recently did, if the company could find the right partners.Ad exchanges take many forms, but basically they allow other advertisers within a given network to target users with tracking cookies […]