#newtwitterceo (Twitter Blog) Congrats to both Dick and to Ev (see video of my interview with Dick here). I think this is a great move, and after speaking to Dick today, it’s clear it’s a very genuine one. Then again, I’ve found Dick to be one of the most genuine folks I’ve ever encountered in this crazy business. Related: Twitter Launches ‘Promoted Accounts’: Twitter Users React To Twitter’s New Money-Maker (HuffPo)
Skype lands Cisco’s Tony Bates as new CEO (Engadget) An unfortunate photograph, I must say, but maybe Engadget did that on purpose. Seems however like a very solid Wall St. friendly hire as Skype prepares for an IPO.
Another new hire: Zynga Hires Yahoo’s David Ko As SVP Of Mobile (TC)
And while we’re at it, Google: Ad revenues already cover Android costs (intoMobile) It’s just the beginning here too. Ads are one model. The next model for Google beyond search is here on Android’s shoulders: Music, Games, and Content. This is Google’s moonshot – the future of the company.
Help! My Smartphone Is Making Me Dumb — or Maybe Not (Wired) No it is NOT making you dumb. Perhaps, however, your use of it is. Then again, maybe you are a “supertasker”.
Google, Yahoo, AOL Join Self-Regulation Push for Behavioral Ads (ClickZ) Important that the industry continue to listen and respond to the market. Given how hard it is to get this group to agree on anything, I’d call this progress.
The world’s worst digital marketing advice (iMedia) You know, I’d love to read this. But iMedia has become the one place that irritates me the most, in that every piece they write is broken into as many clicks as possible. It’s really, really bad. Just thought I’d point out the irony here.
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