[credit provider=”austin.vicarious.ly” url=”http://austin.vicarious.ly/”] We got flamed the other day for suggesting that Foursquare was winning the battle to the death between Foursquare and Gowalla — because we counted a lot more Foursquare check-in Tweets in Austin, TX, than Gowalla check-in Tweets when we checked our Twitter feeds.Gowalla investor Chris Sacca […]
We gather Ev Williams’s SXSW keynote interview was so dull it made attendees “want to scratch their eyes out.”In any event, courtesy of Ev’s partner Biz Stone on Twitter’s blog, here’s what he was trying to say:
[credit provider=”Hitwise”] Facebook has notched another traffic victory over Google, according to Hitwise data.Last week Facebook was the most popular site on the web. Facebook has done this on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day as well as the weekend of March 6th and 7th, according to Hitwise.
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. Clean water. The Interstate highway system. It’s easy to forget that the advantages of modern American life result from basic infrastructure investments made by earlier generations. Tomorrow the FCC will release a national broadband strategy. The plan will set goals for expanding broadband to unserved and under-served areas, promote […]
On the same day that the New York Times launched an ad campaign targeting the Wall Street Journal’s demographics compared to the Times’ stats, the Journal punched back with a full-page and quarter-page ad in its print edition with a headline: “Stay ahead of the Times.”
One of the Valley’s most famous CEOs, Gina Bianchini, is stepping down from Ning and joining Andreessen Horowitz as an Entrepreneur In Residence (EIR).
Google appears to have stopped censoring its China search engine, at least for some searches, says Beijing resident and MarketWatch founder Bill Bishop.Bill says these search results, for the student movement in “89,” include pictures of tanks and student protesters, which the censored results didn’t. Other searches are still censored, […]
Facebook will start offering developers access to a firehose of user activity next month, ReadWriteWeb reports.Developers will be able to see aggregated stats on the contents of users’ public Facebook feeds. ReadWriteWeb is unsure exactly what will be included in the data stream.
From the Huffington Post: Today, ladies and gents, is too special a day to let us pass by. March 15, as it happens, is the 25th birthday of the revolutionary dot.com. Yep, the big 2-5.
We heard whisperings back in early February that David Perpich, the nephew of New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr., was leaving his post at consulting firm Booz & Co. and joining the Times to help build its paywall. Now, according to the company’s annual proxy statement, Perpich has been hired […]
Project for Excellence in Journalism’s annual state of the news industry study has a few depressing stats for the news sites looking to charge online.
Bloomberg LP is the most successful tech company ever started in New York City.
[credit provider=”Del Harvey/Twitter” url=”http://twitter.com/delbius”] NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — In the past year, Twitter grew up, became mainstream and finally admitted it had a problem: a spam problem.Some of the same characteristics that helped Twitter grow like a weed have also made it vulnerable, not just to spammers but unscrupulous or […]
Google’s CEO went to Abu Dhabi this week and preached. He sermonized about Google’s exceptional virtue — its indifference to profit and supreme trustworthiness. His speech should have been shocking. Except that delusional self-righteousness is now routine at Google.Eric Schmidt‘s comments at the Abu Dhabi “media summit” certainly sound especially […]
Google is “99.9%” certain to close down its Chinese search engine, the FT reports after speaking with a source at the company.
Finally, someone in the government is suggesting steering some tax dollars where they should have been steered all along: Toward building a national digital infrastructure that will make America less of an embarrassment relative to the rest of the developed world.Of course, telecom companies and TV broadcasters are already fighting […]
We’ve been hearing noises that AOL has re-worked its hiring process to be more like Google’s.
“We do pay for content on the Daily Beast but,” Daily Beast’s Tina Brown told Charlie Rose last night, “you’re not gonna get rich on what we pay.”Brown was on Rose’s PBS show to push the Beast’s Women in the World Summit, which starts today.
Yahoo announced the latest in a series of enhancements to its results pages for media and celebrity related searches today, hoping to staunch the steady bleeding of its search traffic.
From TechCrunch: Aol launched Lifestream, a social aggregator and publisher, as part of their AIM platform Last Fall. Since then it has gained nearly 2 million users, say Aol. Based on that success Aol is now launching Lifestream as a standalone product at .
Bill Mitchell over at Poynter.org takes a look at Roger Ebert’s premium club plan, which offers members exclusive RSS feeds, threads and newsletters for $4.99 per year.
Last week, we reported that, as a sophomore at Harvard, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg used Facebook members’ login information to break into their private email accounts and read their emails.
Earlier this week Eric Schmidt said he expected Google’s negotiations with China to wrap up “soon.”
Facebook has opened up registration for its F8, it’s developer conference in April. Tickets for professionals are $325. Students get in for $50.
, but that doesn’t mean you can’t own a piece of it right now.
FCC chairman Julius Genachowski
Nilofer Merchant is CEO and Chief Strategist of Rubicon Consulting. She’s also the author of “The New How.” This post was originally published on her blog, and is republished with permission.
From PBS.org’s MediaShift:
Digital advertising company Eyeblaster is the next digital startup to test the public markets, filing for a $115 million IPO yesterday.
[credit provider=”AP”] Mark Zuckerberg’s hacking of email accounts and user profiles in 2004 could be felonies under Federal and state law, according to privacy lawyers.As we described last week, Mark used login data of early Facebook members to break in to the private email accounts of two Harvard Crimson editors. […]
Magazine publisher Condé Nast said it won’t turn to pay walls to help deflect its 2009 $1 billion loss in ad revenue, despite the fact that one of its magazines, The New Yorker, currently hides its article archives behind a pay wall.
What is Google hiding? When asked pointedly, “Does Google think the world will end in 2012?” Google’s Matt Cutts ducks the question, simply answering “Google has no official position on that.”
Reuters released their new social media policy for their Reporting from the Internet handbook. One rule in their “Twitter policy” section addressed posting breaking news tidbits on Twitter–which would threaten the news services’ grip on scoops.
From Newser: The Internet is a cruel, cruel business in which if you’re not going up, you’re going down, a decline which nobody has yet been much able to reverse. But over the last few days PR people have been frantically staging a roll-out of a new plan for MySpace […]
Fox is the most pirated broadcast network on YouTube, according to new data from TubeMogul.
[credit provider=”Associated Press”] [preserve] [/preserve] [preserve] [/preserve] The tech bubble popped 10 years ago today.
Microsoft is blowing millions of dollars in the UK on advertising. Here, via Search Engine Land, is one of those ads.
Last night, Google announced the launch of the Google Apps Marketplace, an online store for third party add-ons to the company’s enterprise service, Google Apps.
New eye-tracking studies reveal people are ignoring the Twitter search results being funneled into Google, the Guardian reports. Users eyes glance all over the page before landing on the streaming Twitter results.
From Media Memo: Beset by phishing attacks and other scammy behaviour, Twitter is taking a step I don’t think I’ve seen anywhere else before: The social messaging service says it may change the text of its users’ messages in order to protect them.
From TechCrunch: More bad news for an already bullet-riddled MySpace: three key employees have left the company to join Gravity, a cross-town startup founded by former MySpace COO Amit Kapur, SVP Steve Pearman and SVP Jim Benedetto.
In mid-February, an ex-AOLer named Jason Munson threw a big party for for his former colleagues at Jackson’s in the Reston Town centre in Reston, Virginia.
[credit provider=”AP”] Another month, another weak search performance from Yahoo.
Viacom’s chief executive Philippe Dauman said Comedy Central’s top TV shows may return to Hulu if it is willing to change its business model.
It seems the New York Times and Gothamist have reunited, on the business side.
We told you Hulu was going to beef up its football content thanks to a new NFL network partnership. Now all that new content is online!
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When Walmart announced it had acquired VUDU, quite a few discussions were taking place on the web suggesting that Walmart would now need to setup a data centre to be able to handle the delivery of videos, or that Walmart wasn’t going to want to support VUDU’s P2P based technology.
Cisco is making a “significant announcement” that will “forever change the Internet and its impact on consumers, businesses and governments,” in just two hours. We’ll be covering it live here.
What is Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow’s height? Who is George Clooney’s arm candy? Why is Jeff Bridges’ Oscar acceptance speech so trippy?
Good news, college hoops fans: The NCAA March Madness iPhone app will support live streaming over both 3G and wi-fi this year.
Here’s a new obsession for the media world: The Techmeme team just launched a new site mingling algorithms and human editors–and this one is chronicling the most important print, digital and TV media stories of the day.
Congratulations, CBS sales reps!
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS) is getting into the competitive digital newsstand game. They hired Time Inc. executive Jonathan Shar as general manager of their new “Digital Newsstand and Emerging Content at Barnes & Noble.com.” Shar is leaving Time Warner as general manager of CNNMoney.com and will be in charge […]
Chatroulette, the creepy video chat site, is drawing investment interest from heavy hitters including Google, Yuri Milner of DST, Skype, and Yandex, Google’s Russian rival, Der Spiegel reports.
[credit provider=”AP”] The saga of music downloader Joel Tenenbaum continues.
[preserve] [/preserve] What’s the key to a good product? How can media companies improve their user experience? How important is it to have a mobile presence?
Microsoft will plow millions of dollars into a Bing advertising campaign in the UK, the Guardian reports.
[credit provider=”Facebook”] On Friday, we reported the results of a long investigation into the origins of Facebook that revealed startling new information about the company’s early days. Among other things, the investigation revealed that Facebook’s founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, took private Facebook member login information and used it to break […]
AOL CFO Artie Minson just told a conference audience in Florida that premium ad sales growth won’t start showing signs of life until Q3.
There is a widespread myth that search engines have taken profits away from news websites. A few months ago, Rupert Murdoch said: “Google has devised a brilliant business model that avoids paying for news gathering yet profits off the search ads sold around that content.”
I recently wrote about how New York lags behind the West Coast in terms of knowing all the tricks it takes to drive a web business.
Is CBS’s “Boss Button” for March Madness going to be an ad for its Facebook page this year? The sharp folks at Deadspin have a screen grab showing just that.
[credit provider=”CrunchBase” url=”http://www.crunchbase.com/person/andrew-trader”] Zynga has lost one of the members of its founding team, Michael Arrington at TechCrunch reports.Andrew Trader, EVP of sales and business development is stepping down. He was with the company since 2007.
The New York Times public editor Clark Hoyt takes a close look at the Zachery Kouwe plagiarism case in today’s Times. The DealBook reporter resigned in mid-February after Wall Street Journal editor Robert Thompson sent a letter to Times editors, noting “lifted” passages and language from WSJ material in his […]
The amazing things going on in New York’s digital scene have finally bubbled their way up to the New York Times.
Google’s stock has fallen 14% since January 4, when it was at a two-year high of $626.75. That provides investors a good opportunity to pick up some Google stock on the cheap, says Citi analyst Mark Mahaney.
From John Battelle’s Searchblog:
We told you before that CBS signed a deal with Justin Halpern to co-write a sitcom based on his Twitter account, shitmydadsays. The network recently announced that they tapped actor William Shatner to play the “dad.”
Google is buying DocVerse for $25 million, Jessica Vascellero at the WSJ reports.
There’s a new world order emerging around media and publishing. Producing original content is simply too expensive to sustain alone for all but the largest media companies. New models are essential — and emerging.
After we pulled an all-nighter last night getting our “origins of Facebook” package ready to go, I addressed the investigative journalism question on Twitter.
Jon Stewart took a shot at media coverage of web craze Chatroulette last night.
Roger Ebert is on a roll recently. He was profiled in Esquire. Appeared on Oprah. And got his voice back. Now the Pulitzer Prize winning film critic has stumbled back into the spotlight… and using it to launch a new web-based premium content service.
[credit provider=”deneyterrio” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/deneyterrio/2323729121/”] The origins of Facebook have been in dispute since the very week a 19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg launched the site as a Harvard sophomore on February 4, 2004.