Article: Can Twitter Turn a Revenue Trickle into a Stream? (eMarketer) Missed Promoted Trends entirely, which, by my calculations, is a $30-40mm run rate business already, and that’s before it goes to a bidding system.
Mophie and Intuit partner to create Complete Card Solution for iPhone, try to make Square look square (Engadget) My my, this is getting interesting.
The Government Can Use GPS to Track Your Moves (Time) Issue turns on “expectation of privacy.” So what’s yours?
Neurophilosophy (TPM) Because you need a curveball, this is a long Signal. From what I can tell, this pretty much proves that we have no idea who we are, because we decide things before we’re aware of even making a decision. Or something. Probably why marketing works, in some form. Read this, or try to. Let me know if you get past the first two grafs.
Why Privacy Is Not Dead (Danah Boyd) ”…privacy is not simply about controlling access. It’s about understanding a social context.” Yep. As I call it, instrumentation.
It’s Still Too Early to Value Location Services, Businesses Say [Voices] (ATD) And in 1998, it was too early to value search. In 2004, too early to value social media. Sometimes, you have to make a bet on something you just know is important.
Goldman: Google Voice about Facebook, not telcos (Fortune) Well, that’s interesting. I wonder what effect the Google Voice move will have on Skype’s IPO? With money markets at near zero, bonds most likely overbought, and “normal” stocks unpredictable, it’s about time for some “WTF” money to go into IPOs. America loves them some long odds, especially if they come in once or twice. That could bode well for the IPO market in the next few quarters.
Apple and Google prepare for mobile ad war (CNN) WTF? *Prepare?!* More like reload!
How to Respond When Social Media Attacks Your Brand (Open Forum) Regrettable headline – social media does not attack, of course – but good advice.
Stephen Colbert Takes on Google CEO’s “Change Your Name” Comments [VIDEO] (ATD) Because we need humor, as much as we can get.
Google Realtime Search: a new home with new tools (GoogleBlog) Sorry. This Will. Not. Work. No one will go to a separate site to get real time results. Mark my words. I’m pretty sure Google knows this. So what’s really up here? Hmm.
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