São Paulo made history by banning ads on billboards, neon signs and electronic panels, and now Rio de Janeiro is considering a similar measure.
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A German court has fined Google for using the Gmail.com domain in Germany despite not being allowed to use the trademark in that country.
The court ordered Google to pay $14,000 (10,000 Euros) because the use of the domain, even though Google calls it Google Mail there, means that Google is only partially complying with the law and infringing on the true owner of the Gmail name.
At least it wasn’t a lot of money.
Reuters reports on a new iPhone killer (Verizon’s claim, not mine) that’s coming soon from Verizon. Sounds great. Can’t wait to try it. I doubt people will wait in line, but who knows?
Ahh, maybe this is why Steve Jobs lowered the price to $399 for the iPhone. Now that seems like an even more brilliant move.
Some things I’d like to see here:
While you were working, an interesting exchange happened over the blogosphere. It seems TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington and Silicon Alley Insider’s Henry Blodget are having a war of words.
You might ask what this has to do with internet marketing, but I think you’ll find the exchange of interest.
First up, Blodget put up his thoughts on Google’s share price hitting $2000, giving it a market cap of $750+ billion.
Google’s North American president of advertising, Tim Armstrong, is quoted in a Globe and Mail article today as seeing a proliferation of ad agency jobs as a result of Google’s dominance of the online ad market. Armstrong is in town to "meet with his Canadian team," according to the article.
To know how, one has to enter IAC sister company Entertainment Publications, Inc, which is known as a company that puts out the annual Entertainment coupon books.
The site never came out of Beta before this sudden plan to end the service. The reason for ending this service is not yet very clear. There is simply a message on the site that reads “Yahoo! apologizes deeply, but we will be closing down the Podcasts site on Oct. 31, 2007.”
Can you couple audio with white paper landing pages and improve online registrations?
Read on to find the answer.
Brian brought up an idea I had not heard and frankly I think it is brilliant. He said:
Who is the biggest search engine in the market? That’s the one thing everyone agrees on: Google. But beyond that, there are some significant differences in the data. For instance, Nielsen says that Google accounts for 54% of US searches, whereas Hitwise says they account for 64%. That’s a big difference, although part of it might be explained byNielson separating out Google-based AOL’s marketshare at almost 6%.
Sam Sethi at Blognation UK has a scoop: apparently, he got a preview of a new instant messaging app for Facebook — and according to his description, it doesn’t require you to download or install anything, or to register, as many Facebook apps do.
You just sign in and use it. At the risk of sounding like a Facebook fan-boy, I think this could be huge.
Here’s an interesting tip that you probably haven’t thought of yet. In fact, this will increase the number of links to your StumbleUpon blog, and will automatically increase the “link juice” to every page that you add, review, or “Stumble” using the StumbleUpon service.
I’m still not seeing anything more than a handful of clicks from the BlogRush network and the service is still struggling to deliver the syndication credits it owes us. At least BlogRush has emailed its users acknowledging their concerns and also admitting that ”bozos have come out of the woodwork and are trying to cheat the BlogRush system.” No, really?
How does the Stumbleupon algorithm really work.? I have no idea, and I doubt anyone else really does know for sure, other than core programmers at Stumbleupon.
I do know one thing though, Tim is probably the person who has spent the most time studying Stumbleupon, analytically.
Whilst I really appreciate facts, where there are a lack of facts I appreciate discussions that at least try to create models based upon extensive research data
The Inside AdWords blog has a post called, "Websites that may merit a low landing page quality score" which mentions the kinds of websites that will be penalized with low landing page quality scores:
A court in the eastern city of Sivas, Turkey, ordered the country’s telecom company to block YouTube access from the country, according to AP.
The ban comes after the video site hosted a video insulting Turkey’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, as well as President Abdullah Gul, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the army.
Click a link to submit a link. The link open a form where you need to login.
MySpace isn’t the only one experimenting with a new ad network. AOL, the long-beleaguered red-headed-step-child of the TimeWarner family, has announced a new advertising network—sort of.
After a long gathering of online advertising companies, they’ve finally created a full-fledged advertising division. Or, perhaps they’ve just revamped all of their old ones and cobbled them into a new, single unit with a new headquarters.
This week I am attending my very first Salesforce conference (DreamForce) and must admit it’s one of the largest conferences I have ever been to. Apparently there are over 7,000 people attending this conference and the Moscone Conference Center is a perfect venue to accommodate that many attendees.
As expected, Google has finally launched its long-awaited PowerPoint-style presentation app — Google Presently — which was discovered by the ever-resourceful Ionut Alex Chitu earlier this year. It’s the final piece of Google’s online Office-style suite, which it is now pushing to sell to corporations in direct competition with Microsoft’s Office.
The answer most web designers will give without even a hint of thought is 1024 X 768. While on the surface that may seem like logical choice since according to most website’s analytics, it’s the resolution group with the highest amount of visitors.
Content scrapers and spammers beware! Reuters is upping its efforts to find unauthorized use of its original content.
The development of multi-channel marketing is one of the most impactful things happening in internet retail these days.
As I have written about before, the idea that customers want to order online but pick up their merchandise in a physical store seems counter intuitive. However, there is growing evidence that they want to do exactly that. This gives a tremendous advantage to multi-channel merchants because not only do they see an increase of online sales but they also see significant upsell revenue once they get their online customers into their stores.
“I’ve gotten a few tips about Live Search enhancements upon which Microsoft has been laboring — some of which might be discussed or shown at the upcoming Searchification event. Tipsters have said to watch for:
Surprise, surprise—comScore has found that the category of your blog can make all the difference in whether people are interested in it. With their media measurement panels, they observed that blogs about clothing and apparel, food and beverage and inexpensive products were among the best-received blog categories.
It seems that rascal Google wants to Moon the competition.
No, Larry’s not about to press his bare behind against the Google jet’s windows, but instead the company is continuing its space exploration kick.
First up, Google has announced a $30 million prize package to any one that can land a “robotic rover on the moon and beam back a gigabyte of images and video to Earth,” says AP.
If you were lucky you managed to see a Digg security hole get exposed on September 12th
Below is a screen shot of the digg home page with 2 votes. The screen shot shows 5 but that because it was taken after a refresh
I just read the JS post about the continuing rise of OpenOffice.org.
Why do vendors like Sun, IBM (officially now), Google, etc. support OO.o? Well, providing customer choice and openness are two of the key reasons quoted. These are definitely great reasons that we all want to see OO.o succeed.
Many web companies significantly profit from the appearance that they are open, but anything of value eventually needs to have some limitations placed on it. In spite of no longer having MovableType installed on this server, the mt-comments file is one of my most requested files. Registration moves you away from The Tragedy of the Commons to something more sustainable.
As of today Google Reader, Google’s RSS reader, is search-enabled. This was a long-awaited feature: now you can find posts from any of your subscribed feeds. Hits show up whether or not you’ve read the particular post. As usual with Google searches, you can not find word parts, but full words only, so “ipo” won’t find “ipod” (Gmail contacts search is one of the rare instances where Google returns parts of a word, too).
More bizarre news from Overstock. Now, Wikipedia has apparently banned them from editing on their site. This comes after a long history of alleged blantant advertising and other nefarious actions by Overstock on Wikipedia.
Amazon is set to launch its long awaited download store in mid-September according to the New York Post.
All tracks on the new service will be DRM-free including tracks from EMI and Universal and hundreds of independent labels including several we hear that have never sold DRM free previously. Absent will be copy protected tracks from WMG or Sony/BMG.
It appears Viacom hasn’t learned its lesson after its last abuse of the DMCA takedown notice. It’s now targeting a YouTube video that includes a clip of a VH1 show, which includes the unauthorized use of video created by the person who uploaded the YouTube clip.
Confused? This should help:
MSDN has a new blog: Hackers @ Microsoft. The new blog is written by and about the white hat hackers employed by Microsoft, who work on improving security in Microsoft’s products (as well as research, development, testing and even management). The first post explains the kind of hackers who work at Microsoft:
Nokia has a bunch of new devices that I want to try. I have both an iPhone and a Nokia N95. I am keeping track of how often I pick up either device. The iPhone is winning. Bigtime.
Did the new Nokia devices fix the problem the iPhone pointed out: that its software is unthrilling?
Based on first reports and videos I’ve seen today: no.
That said, Nokia’s hardware is much more advanced than the iPhone. Better cameras, GPSs, replaceable batteries, more open so you can choose your carriers, etc.
When it comes to user generated content in social networks, video sites, blogs, wiki’s podcasts etc.
I have often made the comment that motivation is probably the most important, and least understood aspect of the whole social media phenomenon.
This weekend I was reading about Shoemoney being extorted by a DMOZ editor. I thought: heck, I’m a DMOZ editor, I don’t want to be associated with stuff like that, let’s see if I can do anything to help. So I posted something like that in the commentthread to the above post, and I added a note to Shoemoney’s URL in DMOZ asking why the URL was removed.
Jeremy Shoemaker reports that he was blackmailed into paying for staying in the DMOZ.org open directory (which is usually free to be in):
Even though she’s moved on from Google to Zillow, Vanessa Fox still carries quite a bit of passion for her creation, Google Webmaster Tools. She was even spotted at the Google Dance giving advice to SES attendees at the Google Webmaster Tools product demo table.