7M Downloads: Why Angry Birds Is Free on Android (Phandroid) That’s a lot of downloads, and plenty of inventory to make money with via advertising. Imagine if they figured out intelligent brand integration…(link to video at left)
For DecorMyEyes, Bad Publicity Is a Good Thing (NYT) Read this piece to recall that all is not always well in our little world. It’s filled with a**holes and shysters who take advantage of platforms like Google. And in some cases, platforms fail to respond.
Yelp Launches ‘Check-In Offers’ For Businesses (ClickZ) Bound to happen, and it’s about time. Yelp is converging with GroupOn and Foursquare (oh, and Google and Facebook). It will be bloody by the time this all is over.
Why Social Media Is Top Priority for Search Marketers (eMarketer) How social drives search which drives social. Etc.
Study Finds That Social Media Strengthen Relationships. (Physorg.com) Who knew, but as we connect, we connect more deeply.
The unbearable lameness of web 2.0 (blog.koehntopp.de) A wonderful piece on what’s wrong with how stuff is made in our current social media world. I love this quote: “Can you build that, please, instead of wasting your venture capital on espresso makers or the next groupon clone? Thanks.”
Top 50 Online Properties by Ad Reach and Visits in October (MarketingProfs) Always fun to see who’s who here.
Black Friday Sales Figures Soar for Online Retailers (Mashable) Why deal with crowds when you can nurse your Turkey hangover online?
Don Draper’s Revenge (BusinessWeek) Large agencies, the article argues, are not dying. They are figuring it out and thriving.
William Gibson on Why He Loves Twitter (NYMag) Gibson thinks very deeply about branding and marketing. Read him…
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