I’m calling it right now: Policy is the new black. Everyone is talking about it, from the hallways of tech startups to the stuffy offices of Washington DC (where I’ll be most of the week). Sure, perhaps I’m seeing what I’m paying attention to, but our industry has woken up to the fact that we’re in an important moment – and it all centers around data and relationships. To the links:
Open vs. closed: What kind of internet do we want? (GigaOm) This is important framing for much of the debate in which much of our industry is now engaged.
U.S. Lawmakers Demand iPhone App Data From Twitter and Facebook (CZ) Yep, they are paying attention, close attention now.
The JOBS Bill (AVC) Fred writes about the darling legislation of the past week, which looks like it will become law. Let’s just hope it doesn’t end up hurting small investors.
Why “Don’t Be Evil” Is Evil, and Why Google Isn’t So Bad (Pando) Perhaps the Valley’s most famous “unofficial” policy is, once again, called into question.
Facebook says it may sue employers who demand job applicants’ passwords (Ars) A well received move that made me scratch my head – Facebook can’t sue them, can it? But it can tell its users to. Skeptics included….
Update: Facebook’s Privacy Day Diversion (PC) …Paid Content, which thought perhaps something else was up.
Factual’s Gil Elbaz Wants to Gather the Data Universe (NYT) All that data, wanting for new policies, mores, and relationships that might regulate it…
In Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus,’ the Advertising Is Part of the Picture (AdAge) “TED2023 is evidence of the blurring line between creative content and marketing.” Yes, and…watch the clip. It’s either the most brilliant send up of the dark side of TED, which is the indulgent overproduction of thought into a seductive package that fails to truly inform, or it’s unaware of the fact that it could be read as a send up. Either way….it does get us talking.
Display Gets Its Own Interface, New Keyword Targeting In AdWords (SEL) It’s odd that Google hasn’t done this before, I expect a lot more of this soon.
Get Fit…The Techie Way (DBTech) This is going to be big, I believe.
FM’s program of the day is our CM Summit in New York, this May14-15. It’s the kickoff event to Internet Week, and will feature some of the best minds in Internet media and marketing.
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