In today’s Signal, Marissa Mayer sends a message to Yahoo! employees; Google scores big with Nexus 7; a new tech development that will help scientists cure mystery diseases; and a mid-FY look at the state of mobile advertising, among other tidbits….
To the links…
“Yes, Keep Moving”: Marissa Mayer’s First Memo to Yahoos (Natch!) (AllThingsD) Mayer thanked everyone for the “warm welcome” and asked that they “continue Yahoo!’s tradition of bold innovation, encourage creativity, and ultimately inspire and delight users and advertisers.”
Nexus 7 Sees “Incredible Demand,” Sells Out at Major Retailers (ZDNet) Gotta hand it to Google; the Nexus 7 is a hit. Stores such as Costco, GameStop, Sam’s Club, Office Depot, and Staples can’t keep up with the demand.
Stanford and Venter Institute Simulate an Entire Organism With Software (NYTimes) The key word here is simulation. For medical researchers and biochemists, simulation software will vastly speed the early stages of screening for new compounds. This development is a giant step toward cultivating computerized laboratories that could carry out thousands of experiments aster than is possible now, helping scientists penetrate the mysteries of diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s.
The Customer as a God (WSJ) Doc Searls spins up a scenario that one only hopes will come true: Where the customer is in charge of data, not the platform.
The State of Mobile Advertising, Q2 2012 (Opera) In the first edition of its State of Mobile Advertising report, Opera takes an in-depth look at the monetization of mobile advertising from four perspectives within the ad delivery value chain: Devices, Publishers, Ad Networks and Advertisers. Great use of graphics here.
How real-time bidding works (iMedia) A useful overview.
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