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Facebook Hacker Awarded $11,000 via Crowdsourced Campaign

Apple conspired to raise e-book prices, federal judge rules

Google has developed an interactive doodle for their search results page to mark the 66th anniversary of the UFO incident in Roswell, New Mexico.What’s a little different about this doodle is that it is actually a simple point-and-click adventure with gameplay similar to the popular mobile game SuperBrothers Sword & Sworcery. If you beat the game, Google brings up the search results for “Roswell UFO incident.”

Google has developed an interactive doodle for their search results page to mark the 66th anniversary of the UFO incident in Roswell, New Mexico.

What’s a little different about this doodle is that it is actually a simple point-and-click adventure with gameplay similar to the popular mobile game SuperBrothers Sword & Sworcery

If you beat the game, Google brings up the search results for “Roswell UFO incident.”

Yahoo buys Tumblr for $1.1 Billion. Promises “not to screw it up”

Yahoo buys Tumblr for $1.1 Billion. Promises “not to screw it up”

Technology in 1993 vs 2013

Technology in 1993 vs 2013

A look at the first 1,000 visitors to hit a social media fueled photo contest that I launched this morning shows 75% of traffic coming from people on mobile devices and most of those users are on iPhones.

A look at the first 1,000 visitors to hit a social media fueled photo contest that I launched this morning shows 75% of traffic coming from people on mobile devices and most of those users are on iPhones.

The rumored Facebook Phone isn’t really a phone at all; it’s just a software layer that controls the apps on existing phones. As if you didn’t spend enough time hating your successful, happy friends - now they will be front and center.The big announcement: “Facebook Home”. 

The rumored Facebook Phone isn’t really a phone at all; it’s just a software layer that controls the apps on existing phones. As if you didn’t spend enough time hating your successful, happy friends - now they will be front and center.

The big announcement: “Facebook Home”. 

DOH! Burger King Gets Served on Twitter
How many people have your Twitter password? How often do you change it? My guess is Burger King gave it out to one too many and changes it not too often.

DOH! Burger King Gets Served on Twitter

How many people have your Twitter password? How often do you change it? My guess is Burger King gave it out to one too many and changes it not too often.

In case you haven’t noticed, Facebook has been using your friends names and faces in paid advertisements…which means…Facebook has been using YOUR name and face in advertisements. Yay! Two things to do:
Decline to be included in these ads by going to SETTINGS (gear icon in upper right) » PRIVACY SETTINGS » ADS, then change both options to NO ONE and hit SAVE.
Apply for compensation. A $20M class action law suit entitles some users to a whopping $10. Here is the official facebook settlement claim form.

In case you haven’t noticed, Facebook has been using your friends names and faces in paid advertisements…which means…Facebook has been using YOUR name and face in advertisements. Yay!

Two things to do:

  1. Decline to be included in these ads by going to SETTINGS (gear icon in upper right) » PRIVACY SETTINGS » ADS, then change both options to NO ONE and hit SAVE.
  2. Apply for compensation. A $20M class action law suit entitles some users to a whopping $10. Here is the official facebook settlement claim form.
Brands are spending more time—and money—engaging with consumers outside of their brand sites on the likes of YouTube, Tumblr, Facebook and many other channels. As marketing efforts move to social networks and to content sites such as BuzzFeed, what happens to the brand’s dot-com?

Brands are spending more time—and money—engaging with consumers outside of their brand sites on the likes of YouTube, Tumblr, Facebook and many other channels. As marketing efforts move to social networks and to content sites such as BuzzFeed, what happens to the brand’s dot-com?

Home Depot is going guerilla with a lightly branded meme campaign for the holidays. It is heavily supported by paid media, including Tumblr’s pilot advertising offering, “Tumblr Radar”.

Home Depot is going guerilla with a lightly branded meme campaign for the holidays. It is heavily supported by paid media, including Tumblr’s pilot advertising offering, “Tumblr Radar”.

Oprah’s attempt to use her social clout to promote the Microsoft Surface backfires - she used an iPad used to send the tweet

Oprah’s attempt to use her social clout to promote the Microsoft Surface backfires - she used an iPad used to send the tweet

Promoted posts aren’t just for business pages any more. Now individual users can push personal posts up to the top of their friends Facebook feeds.
Seems like a delicate balance between identifying new revenue channels and contaminating the user experience. Interested to see how far Facebook can push their ad channels before users move on à la MySpace.

Promoted posts aren’t just for business pages any more. Now individual users can push personal posts up to the top of their friends Facebook feeds.

Seems like a delicate balance between identifying new revenue channels and contaminating the user experience. Interested to see how far Facebook can push their ad channels before users move on à la MySpace.

Two Powerful Organizations Tell Web Publishers to Ignore Microsoft's 'Do Not Track' Setting

A coalition of advertising trade associations gave publishers and advertisers license to ignore the “do not track” preference from Microsoft’s upcoming web browser because the option is checked by default.