(image) I spent a fair amount of time on the phone with a reporter yesterday discussing the question of whether we were in a bubble, and as I’ve written elsewhere, I said we were not. However, we are certainly in an “Interest Bubble” – there is far more interest in the story of the Internet and its various inhabitants than there is real news to satisfy that interest. Of course, I also pointed out that there are massive conceptual scoops to be had, deeply interpreted and considered reportage … but no on seems to be focusing on that at the moment. Man, if someone would just write about that…to the Links:
A Mad Man and a Venture Capitalist Walked Into a Bar … (AdAge) I’m sorry, but this article is just plain wrong. Or, the Internet isn’t bigger than TV. You tell me which you think is true. It really does not matter if VCs are writing checks with no idea how the companies are going to make money. That’s why they’re VENTURE capitalists. They take risks. No one is getting hurt here.
Apple announces iPad 2 with new design, faster A5 processor & two cameras shipping March 11 (Apple Insider) And that’s all I’m going to point to around this story. Honestly folks, it’s just another f*cking tablet.
Watch The paidContent 2011 Live Stream (PC) Worth your time, they put on a good show.
Smarter search looks for influence rather than links (ORR) I agree that influence will be a very important signal, once we have a clearer understanding of it.
Threatened Much? News-Subcription Vendor Tries To Stick It To Apple (PC) The graphic is priceless, even if this is rather petty.
Blog: Stat of the Day: Mobile Ad Spending to Reach $1.1 Billion in 2011 (eMarketer) As I’ve said consistently for ten years, about every digital ad platform, this stat will be proven to be way too low.
Will Facebook’s iFrames Kill Brand Sites? (ClickZ) Folks, don’t bet your brand identity on a platform you don’t control. OK? Just saying.
At IAB, Microsoft’s van der Kooi Talks Privacy, IE 9, And Do-Not-Track (AE) I had lunch with Rik yesterday. I like this guy, he’s thoughtful and progressive.
FM’s campaign of the day is again EcoPressed from FM, WordPress.com, and our partner and underwriter GE. Waaaay cool.
If it suits your information consumption goals, sign up for Signal’s email newsletter on the FM home page (upper right box). You’ll get an exclusive, email only weekly roundup of Signal.