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Regulators Ready to Kill Comcast / TWC Merger: Report

Regulators Ready to Kill Comcast / TWC Merger: Report

By Josh Wolford 15 hours ago

One of the regulatory agencies looking over the proposed Comcast / Time Warner Cable merger may be about to give it the thumbs down, citing concerns over potential harm to customers. Bloomberg cites the ubiquitous “people familiar with the matter” …

Does Your Business Have The Time To Get Online Marketing Right? Does Your Business Have The Time To Get Online Marketing Right?

The fewer people a business has, the harder it is to do marketing right. Most small and medium-sized businesses don’t think they have the time or knowledge to manage their digital media efforts effectively, according to a new report from …

Should Yahoo Buy Foursquare? Should Yahoo Buy Foursquare?

Yahoo may or may not be in talks to acquire Foursquare. Two pretty reputable tech publications (each likely with numerous insider sources) have conflicting reports about this. TechCrunch has a lengthy report written by two of its veteran journalists, claiming …

Orange Is The New Black Already Renewed for Season 4 Orange Is The New Black Already Renewed for Season 4

Season three of Netflix’s original series Orange Is The New Black is still a couple months away – but the show’s immense popularity has led to an early decision regarding its future. There will be a season four, so you …

Significant Marketing Efforts Still Needed For gTLDs Significant Marketing Efforts Still Needed For gTLDs

It appears that the both the domain name industry and businesses opting to use new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) may have a great deal of marketing to do to spread awareness about gTLDs. Most consumers are not familiar with the …

Not Everyone Reads Your Emails The Same Way Not Everyone Reads Your Emails The Same Way

We talk a lot about how to improve email campaigns, whether it be writing better subject lines, increasing signups or open rates, or adjusting frequency. What isn’t brought up quite so much is how you’re talking to email recipients in …

Will Companies Pay For LinkedIn Elevate? Will Companies Pay For LinkedIn Elevate?

LinkedIn just announced a new product called Elevate for companies to get their employees engaging in social media on their behalf. It comes in the form of an app that’s separate from LinkedIn itself, and actually requires payment from businesses. …

Google Revamps AdSense Performance Reports Google Revamps AdSense Performance Reports

Google is giving AdSense publishers a new dashboard for performance reporting, where they can quickly get a better grasp on insights into how much they’re earning, and what is impacting that for better or worse. Here’s what it looks like: …

Google Wallet Expanding As Checkout Option Google Wallet Expanding As Checkout Option

Google Wallet is growing as a payment option as it has now been adopted by both Dunkin’ Donuts and Seamless, which have integrated it into their checkout experiences for Android users. “People are ordering food and drinks through their smartphones …

Uber Driver Accused of Rape Spent 14 Years in Prison Uber Driver Accused of Rape Spent 14 Years in Prison

A Houston Uber driver accused a raping a passenger has a criminal record, and had just been released from prison three years ago, according to reports. 57-year-old Duncan Eric Burton has been arrested and charged with sexual assault after allegedly …

Some Brands Are Absolutely Dominated By Social Spam Some Brands Are Absolutely Dominated By Social Spam

It’s not news that spam plagues social media, but Networked Insights (via Marketing Land) recently put out some research looking into how it affects brands, and the conclusion is that data is pretty “dirty”. According to the report, 9% of …

Square Gives Small Businesses Attractive New Email Marketing Option Square Gives Small Businesses Attractive New Email Marketing Option

Square just announced a new service that might make email marketing service providers a little nervous. It’s called Square Marketing, and comes with an email marketing solution for small businesses, who use Square for payments. It’s unclear exactly how many …

Getty Images & Microsoft Bury Hatchet, Partner Getty Images & Microsoft Bury Hatchet, Partner

It appears that Getty Images and Microsoft have buried the hatchet after legal issues last fall, as the two just announced a new partnership, which will see Microsoft taking advantage of Getty’s imagery. The two companies will work together to …

Using Personalized Data Critical To Brand Loyalty Using Personalized Data Critical To Brand Loyalty

As more consumer data is available to brands than ever before, you might think that brands would be able to capitalize on this, and know their customers better than they know themselves, and in turn inspire increased brand loyalty. You’d …

Brands Don’t Know Their Customers As Well As They Think They Do Brands Don’t Know Their Customers As Well As They Think They Do

IBM and Econsultancy have some new research out suggesting a “massive perception gap” between how well brands think they are marketing to their customers and how well customers actually think brands know them. Businesses think they’re doing a pretty good …

Your Online Customer Service Needs To Get Better ASAP! Your Online Customer Service Needs To Get Better ASAP!

Thanks to technology it’s now easier than ever for consumers to connect with businesses and vice versa. Still, businesses aren’t doing the best job of taking advantage of this to provide their customers with the best service possible. What do …

5 Potential Ways To Increase Email Signups 5 Potential Ways To Increase Email Signups

After all these years, email is still the most effective online marketing channel. Chances are you’re spending a lot of time trying to improve your search and social campaigns, but don’t forget how valuable email subscribers are. You need more …