Yahoo Monetizes its Log-In Page

Yahoo has unveiled a new display ad unit for the Yahoo log-in page. "The new ad unit enables marketers to creatively spotlight their brands on one of the most-trafficked destinations on the Internet for the first time," a representative for Yahoo tells WebProNews.

Twitter Talks Excessive Service Outages

Twitter has acknowledged its latest increase of outages not only on its status blog (as usual), but on the Official Twitter Blog. The company says it has been Twitter’s worst month since October, from a site stability and service outage perspective.

Flock Taps Google’s Chromium to Bring Speed and Social to the Browser

Flock has announced a complete redesign of its browser, originally based on Mozilla Firefox. The new one is based on Google’s Chromium platform (the open-source project behind Google Chrome), and like Chrome, places a great deal of emphasis on speed.

White House Press Secretary To Take Questions On YouTube

Everyone who intends to watch President Obama speak about the Gulf oil spill on TV tonight may also want to be near a computer monitor 15 minutes later.  White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has said he’ll answer user-submitted questions on YouTube in front of what has the potential to be a more global audience.

Google Earth Becomes Available For iPad

iPad owners who are looking for a surefire way to draw more attention to their big, shiny screens should proceed straight to the iTunes store and download Google’s latest offering.  The company’s made Google Earth, which has been a popular sort of eye candy for years, available for the iPad.

This represents a quick turnaround on Google’s part, considering that Google Earth 5.2 was just launched yesterday.  The search giant didn’t cut any corners, though, as Peter Birch, a product manager, was sure to explain.

Facebook Taking Over The World

Not only has Facebook gathered huge numbers of members – half a billion at the last count – but the social network has also become the number one social presence in many countries, displacing some home-grown domestic social networks.

New Video Shows How Google TV Works

Google has posted a new video showing off Google TV. Those who watched the keynote at Google I/O won’t see much new here, but it does show some of the different things you can do with it that previous videos didn’t show. It shows actual footage, rather than animation, anyway.

Watch here:

Social Media Accounts For 22% Of Time Spent Online

The Web is a vastly more social place now than it was a year ago, according to new data from Nielsen.  Double-digit growth occurred in a couple of categories, and at this point, Nielsen believes an impressive 22 percent of all time spent online is spent perusing social networks and/or blogs.

Consumers More Likely to Buy From Ads on Media Sites Than Social Media?

The Online Publishers Association has revealed some findings from research on how brands are perceived across content in different online environments. Specifically, it looks at how environments like media publications (such as ESPN.com, iVillage, NYTimes.com, Wall Street Journal, etc.), portal channels (such as AOL News, MSN Money, Yahoo Sports, etc.), and social networks (Facebook, MySpace, etc.) impact content and its advertisers.

ForeSee Results Launches Social Media Measurement Tool

ForeSee Results has introduced a "Social Media Value Calculation" tool aimed at helping its clients understand the impact of their social media marketing campaigns on revenue.

Larry-Freed-ForeSee-Results "Most businesses have accepted the marketing value of social media without any real proof points," said Larry Freed, president and CEO of ForeSee Results.