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Web 2.0 for Event Promotion

How do you leverage a the Web and Internet marketing to promote your upcoming event? There are so many channels of distribution, the possibilities are almost endless. Here’s a checklist of what I did to promote an upcoming workshop I’m teaching at flyte called "How to Plan, Build and Promote a Business Blog."

Link Purchasing or Website Network Building?

For a long time now Google’s Matt Cutts has made it clear that purchasing links will become a hazardous business both for the link seller and the link purchaser.

EFF Strikes Back Against ISP Interference
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The Electronic Frontier Foundation stepped up its criticism of traffic shaping practices by Comcast and others with a new initiative aimed at broadband customers.

Verizon Changes Heart, Opens Up
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Verizon reversed itself today by announcing the company will open its network to wireless devices, software, and applications not offered by the company. This comes just two months after the company sued the federal government to block openness requirements for the winner of the 700 MHz band of wireless spectrum.

News Corp Schemes An Online Ad Network
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The broadening growth of Fox Interactive Media’s many properties has prompted News Corp to prepare FIM Serve, an online ad network, for deployment in and out of the company’s Internet reach.

Fastest Growing Social Network

Quick, what’s the fastest-growing social network over the last year?

MySpace? Nope. Facebook? Nope. Bebo? Now, let’s be serious. According to Nielsen Online (and Fortune), it’s . . . LinkedIn.

Yahoo Adds New Blog To Developer Network

Jeremy Zawodny of Yahoo announced today that Yahoo will feature a blog on the Yahoo Developer Network focused on Hadoop.

Social Network for Artists

Every niche needs a network. With that, a Canadian publisher and philanthropist has launched a new social-networking site for artists. The name doesn’t sound like a social network – you’d think artists could be more creative. The site is called MyArtInfo and the man who started it does have a properly artistic (or should I just say French) name, Louise MacBain.

Martha Stewart Launches an Ad Network

Launching your own ad network is the rage right now. I read that this year is the year for launching your own social network and next year is the year for launching your own ad network.

I overheard a startup that is making it easier for you to do that (hopefully we’ll get more on this in the next few weeks).

Whisper: Papers Plot Online Ad Network

Five major newspaper publishers may be ready to create a national ad network that will let them keep all of their ad revenue in-house.

Ad:Tech – Snap.com Launches Snap Shots Ad Network

Snap.com will today announce the launch of its Snap Shots Ad Network. You may recall that Snap offers the link mouse-over pop-ups–briefly tested by us last year–designed to show you the location of a link before you actually click on it.

Ad:Tech – MySpace Ad Network

There are a lot of announcements expected at today’s start of Ad:Tech, so let’s kick off with MySpace.

FireEagle Geotagging Platform from Yahoo

A new social network isn’t Yahoo’s only announcement today.

Specific Media Ad Network Raises $100 Million

It’s not clear exactly how much money Specific Media got in a recent round of funding.  What is clear, though, is that the online advertising company intends to go on an acquisition spree.

Community Broadband Act To Reach Senate

The bipartisan Community Broadband Act, supported by some well-known US senators, was passed out the Senate Commerce Committee today and will proceed to the full Senate for a vote.

Saga Social Network Targets “Anyone Over 50″

When buying an entry-level vehicle, you’re almost lucky to get a tilt steering wheel.  High-end cars, on the other hand, have tilting and telescoping steering wheels, as well as adjustable pedals.  Similarly, social networks can get tailored to suit the wealthy, and in this case, the wealthy may be a little older than the rest of us.

Google Might Maka-Maka Social Network

In Hawaiian, it means "friend." It also describes an ethnic group from Cameroon. But in Japan, it’s synonymous with Manga cartoon semi-lesbian smut. For Google, say insiders, it’s the code name of their next bombshell, Maka-Maka, the social network.

“The Price is Right” Gets Site, Social Network

I like “The Price is Right,” and have spent countless lunches watching the show.  Enthusiastic fans can now effectively revisit it at any point in the day, though, thanks to a new “The Price is Right” site.

Why MSFT Needed Facebook & GOOG Didn’t

So, after weeks of speculation, Microsoft won the battle over Facebook, with Google second, and Yahoo embarrassingly nowhere to be seen.

Nielsen to Provide Google TV Ad Demographics

Google has partnered with the Nielsen Company to help the search engine better understand the demographics of those who view its Google TV Ads, reports the NYT.

The multi-year deal will start of small, but will likely grow as Google expands beyond the rather limited network of just 13 million viewers provided by its partner DISH Network.

Bluepulse Takes Mobile Social Network Forward

From camping gear to kitchenware, “all-in-one” can be a major selling point.  Now, with an update that’ll let users see their messages and updates on one screen, Bluepulse, a mobile social networking company, is hoping to capitalize on this trend.