Wednesday, November 26, 2014
  • Amazon Focuses On Local Services To Expand Marketplace Offerings

    Amazon has introduced a service in three cities aimed at connecting customers through search to local service providers like plumbers and electricians. The service, similar to Angie's List, will roll out in New York, Los Angeles, and Seattle. ...Read the whole story

  • Newspapers' Online Audiences Set New Record

    October was a record-setting month for newspapers online, with 166 million U.S. adults consuming newspaper content delivered via digital platforms. That is an increase of 24 million, or 17%, over October 2013, when 142 million adults consumed digital content from newspapers. ...Read the whole story

  • Twitter Invites Advertisers To Create Offers

    Expanding its ecommerce efforts, Twitter is inviting advertisers to create credit-card-connected promotions, and share them with users directly in their timelines. With their credit cards, users can redeem the new "Twitter Offers" in stores without the need for a coupon or numerical code. ...Read the whole story

  • 'NYT' Hires Innovation Editor

    The New York Times took another step in its continuing reinvention of itself as a digital publisher with the appointment of Kinsey Wilson as editor for innovation and strategy, a new role within the organization. ...Read the whole story

  • Deutsch L.A. Settles Astroturfing Charges

    Deutsch L.A. deceived consumers with an ad campaign that involved asking employees to promote Sony's PlayStation Vita on Twitter, the Federal Trade Commission alleged in a complaint unveiled on Tuesday. The FTC's astroturfing charges stemmed from a January 2012 email sent by Deutsch L.A. to employees, requesting that they tweet about the $250 gaming console. ...Read the whole story

Around The Net

  • Twitter Eyes "Shots" AcquisitionCNBC

    Twitter has reportedly engaged in acquisition talks with Shots, the “selfie” app best known for its Justin Bieber backing. “Twitter is attracted particularly to Shots’ user base -- more than 3 million users, nearly two-thirds of them women under 24,” CNBC reports, citing a source. “The company is run by John Shahidi, known to some as the ‘King of Twitter’ for his broad popularity on the social media service.”  ...Read the whole story

  • EU Wants Google To Expand "Right To Be Forgotten"The American Genius

    The European Union is pressuring Google to extend its “right to be forgotten” search policy globally. “In a new set of guidelines agreed Wednesday in Brussels, the body representing the EU’s 28 national privacy regulators said that search engines should apply the bloc’s new right to be forgotten to all of their websites,” The Wall Street Journal reports. “The guidelines escalate a disagreement between regulators and the search giant over how to implement a May decision by Europe’s top court.”  ...Read the whole story

  • Sony Designing Stylish SmartwatchBloomberg

    Sony is reportedly developing a highly original smartwatch, which will be made out of “electronic paper,” which will allow its entire surface to serve as a digital display. “The watch’s face and wrist band will be made from a patented material that allows the entire surface area to function as a display and change its appearance,” Bloomberg reports, citing sources. Expected sometime next year, “the device will emphasize style, rather than trying to outdo more technological offerings like Apple Inc.’s watch and Sony’s own SmartWatch.”  ...Read the whole story

  • Betaworks Bows "Homescreen" AppTechCrunch
Tapping Into The Fun Side Of NFC

Mobile payment is not the only -- or even the most interesting -- use of NFC. The technology virtually eliminates the friction inherent in other forms of mobile activation, including beacons. Australian firm Tapit has been ...More

  • Targeting The Mobilized Fan

    Sports fans have always been on the leading edge of mobile use. Targeting them effectively requires a deeper understanding of just how diverse and personal their mobile behaviors are. ...More