- Todd Friesen
Kanye West headlined a surprise concert at the heart of New York to mark the World AIDS day. West performed along with other big-name stars like U2, Bruce Springsteen, and Carrie Underwood at the (RED) charity event that was streamed live all over YouTube. Fans present at Times Square cheered as U2’s Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr. introduced “ …
The Super Bowl is known for it’s entertaining commercials. While this specific ad isn’t for the latest stye of beer bottle or headphones, this ad does offer something many of the other commercials don’t. The commercial starts with a close-up shot of U2’s Bono singing for a packed crowd. Turns out, the commercial isn’t only a preview of an awesome …
Taylor Swift has won countless awards, and has even been nominated for several Grammy awards, this year for her fourth studio album Red. While Red was a huge success, Swift talks about how she wants to make her next album, due out next year, even better. During recent interviews with Billboard and Entertainment Weekly, Swift opened up about her ideas …
Bruce Willis made his way to fame after his starring role in the movie series “Die Hard”. “Die Hard” hit the movie screen in 1988 and was instantly an all-time favorite for the viewers. Willis co-starred, in 2010, with Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Jean-Claude Van Damme, in the action-packed movie, “The Expendables”. Then, in 2012, he reunited with his …
Do we need to change our entire campaigns to capitalize on universal search? Find out what you can do to better dominate the universal SERPs and grab searchers’ attention.
TheFind.com offers “shopping search reinvented,” but with a fresh $15 million in its pockets, we may soon wind up with something that’s been re-reinvented. Then again, that $15 mil could be a sign that the company’s investors (who were led by Bain Capital Ventures) like things just the way they are.
Ralph Girkins was literally minding his own business, selling tube and pipe machinery, when it happened – wayward traffic intended for YouTube began to crash his site, uTube. Mr. Girkins wasn’t happy – after all, those “Evolution of Dance” fans weren’t going to buy any rollformers – but he’s since salvaged the situation.
SEO is a difficult topic for anybody new to the game. It’s proved especially difficult for Forbes, where an article about "Google Hell" had the experts shaking their heads. Not to rag too much on Forbes, the article did present an opportunity for clarification about Google’s supplemental index.
Once a year, Conan O’Brien gives a “State of the Show Address” address, and for a certain audience, it’s great – but not everyone cares about this late-night comedian’s realm. As Dave Sifry gave a “State of the Live Web Address,” as opposed to a “State of the Blogosphere,” some onlookers feel he’s addressing a similar problem.
Aaron Stanton had a plan. A crazy plan, some might say, but still a plan: In a nutshell, he wanted to pitch a business idea to the folks at Google — the world’s largest search engine, a $130-billion colossus with 10,000 employees, etc., etc. — so he decided to get on a plane, fly from his home in Indiana to the massive, sprawling “Googleplex” in Mountain View, California and sit in the lobby of the Google headquarters until someone agreed to listen to his pitch.
Wikio, which is basically a European version of Digg (more on that later), just received a considerable amount of funding to continue its growth. Reports indicate that Lightspeed Venture Partners and Gemini Israel Funds have endowed the company with $5.3 million.
Nearly seven years after its initial proposal, the controversial .XXX domain, intended as an online “red light district” for pornographic websites, is soon to be reconsidered by the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which voted not to approve (but did not reject) the proposal in May of 2006.
Hitwise will announce in an upcoming press release that for the week ending October 14, over 66% of users who accessed the Join RED website continued on to visit the campaign’s merchandising partners. The Product RED campaign raises money to support the Global Fund to fight AIDS.
The overall accuracy of Alexa rankings aside, the traffic tool can be a nice predictor of what is to come, or at least what is popular among the Webmaster guilds. One of the newest additions to Alexa’s Top 300 reinforces a notion that is as unpopular as it is undeniable: the Internet is for porn.
On the anniversary of the Hurricane Katrina disaster, Microsoft announced an upgrade to its KatrinaSafe.org website, created through an extensive partnership with the Red Cross. A new site, called Safe and Well, allows disaster survivors to post information about their condition, and allows loved ones separated from it to search for information as it is available.
A rainy Friday afternoon and I’m in the mood for a movie. I can’t easily recall any recent movie previews and I am not really sure what’s out there.
Everybody’s spittin’ mad over at WashingtonPost.com over the launch of a conservative blog called (what else?) Red America, hosted by prominent political blogger Ben Domenech, who runs his own blog called RedState (think red state vs. blue state from past election coverage, not fascist vs. commie).
San Francisco based Linux dudes Red Hat announced a “Integrated Virtualization” strategy on Tuesday. This new tool should simplify deployment in a new virtualization environment. They claim this will allow customers to deploy resources at minimal cost while maximizing utilization.
AOL is combining with Survivor creator Mark Burnett for “Gold Rush”, a reality game that will challenge players to use clues buried in AOL Network websites to find 13 caches of gold buried around the United States.
Metasearch offerings from Yahoo and Lycos sift through a number of missing person sites that arose after Hurricane Katrina.
The Distributed Computing Industry Association (DCIA) and a trade organization for peer-to-peer software providers, content rights holders, and service-and-support companies will offer P2P users a chance to help Katrina victim by buying and sharing music.
Intel’s philanthropic division, the Intel Foundation, channeled a $1 million donation to the American Red Cross in support of Hurricane Katrina disaster relief efforts. The foundation will also match employee contributions in support of the relief effort during the month of September.
Google News is reporting 243 news articles about Microsoft’s RSS announcements on Friday, including the Associated Press, BBC, Reuters, and many newspapers around the world (a coworker reports reading about the announcements in an Indian newspaper over the weekend).
Open source solution provider Red Hat announced its strong commitment to patent reform to remove barriers to innovation at the Red Hat Summit yesterday.
The Canadian Red Cross admitted in court to distributing tainted blood to thousands of people throughout the country and infecting them with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. The tainted blood was responsible for the deaths of over 3000 people.
Eddy Cheever’s Red Bull Cheever Racing team will have its two drivers backed by wireless IP at The Brickyard.
Shel Israel has a great profile piece on Sun COO Joanathan Schwartz and his approach to corporate blogging.