Careful (OK, even casual) readers of Signal have most likely noticed that I’ve been rather distracted preparing for the CM Summit, which starts in one business day – it’s the kickoff conference to New York’s Internet Week on Monday. We’ve held that esteemed position for several years, and I take it very seriously, which is why I pre-interview nearly everyone who graces the stage, and I obsess in particular on the interviews I do on stage. Besides my day job(s), the CM has pretty much taken over my (and several other team members) lives in the past month or so.
So here are Friday’s links, leading with Facebook’s new head of global ad sales. And a note: Next week Signal will be on hiatus, as I’ll be running CM Summit, then participating in numerous other Internet Week events. And the week after that, I’ll be on what I hope will be an entirely offline vacation. So that’s two weeks without Signal. Will ya miss us? We’ll see….to the links.
Facebook’s Carolyn Everson: “We’re one percent done on our ad products.” (Searchblog) The final interview, very much looking forward to it.
Groupon Files For $750 Million IPO (BI) Well, we expected it, and here it is. I think we can officially say the Internet is back, in terms of public investments. Speaking of which…
Pandora Prices IPO At $7 To $9 Per Share At Valuation Over $1B, Raising $141.6M (TC) Pandora faces some stiff competition from Amazon and Apple, but I’m guessing this will go out well.
Blog: Quick Stat: 88.2 Million US Adults Will Redeem an Online Coupon This Year (eMarketer) Speaking of Groupon, think back to 2005. Did anyone even think “online couponing” was a real market? I love me the Interwebs.
YouTube introduces Creative Commons option for uploaders, remixers (BoingBoing) I wrote a piece so long ago I can’t find it, about the grammar of video coming into common usage. This is a step in that direction.
5 Technologies That Will Shape the Web (IEEE) A worthy review of the big trends in the web right now.
Is Twitter Laying The Ground Work For Better Targeting And An Ad Network? (adExchanger) Of course it is.
FM’s program of the day is again the CM Summit. Last chance to register, it starts Monday!
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