Friday, June 20, 2008
  • More Execs Bolt Yahoo, Reorganization Expected

    Brad Garlinghouse, who led Yahoo's communications and communities group and authored the infamous "Peanut Butter Manifesto" that critiqued the company's business strategy, is among the latest to exit the Web portal. ...Read the whole story

  • Giddy Up, Revenue Science: Hirsch Takes The Reins As CEO

    Revenue Science has named Jeff Hirsch its new CEO. Hirsch succeeds Bill Gossman, who was the behavioral targeting firm's CEO for more than five years, and will stay on as a member of the board. The move comes less than two months after Hirsch was promoted from chief revenue officer (a role he'd held since his start with the company in 2006) to president. ...Read the whole story

  • New iPhone Will Prompt Price Rollback In Rivals

    Expect the new $199 iPhone 3G to push down prices on rival devices, says a new report by technology research firm Current Analysis. The cheaper, faster version of the iPhone will put a $99 price ceiling on entry-level smart phones while putting downward pressure on handsets such as Motorola's Q9, Pantech's duo and T-Mobile's HTC Shadow. ...Read the whole story

  • Law School Profs Back Defendant In Kazaa Case

    Single mother Jammie Thomas, ordered to pay $220,000 for allegedly sharing 24 tracks on Kazaa, is getting some help from law professors and a major digital rights group. A law school and a group of copyright scholars from around the country have filed separate friend-of-the-court briefs on behalf of Thomas, arguing that a federal judge wrongly interpreted the law during Thomas's trial. ...Read the whole story

  • Study: Workplace Peers Influences Shopping Habits

    Word-of-mouth is highly influential on purchases made by at-work consumers, with 95.6% advising peers on products and services, according to new study conducted by consumer intelligence firm BIGresearch. The BIGresearch study examines the shopping behavior of consumers during the workday, including the role of online search . ...Read the whole story

  • Isobar Acquires Globlet, Brings iProspect To Thailand

    Aegis Group's Isobar division this morning announced the acquisition of Globlet in Thailand, and said it would be integrated as part of its burgeoning iProspect search advertising network. Globlet, already Thailand's leading search specialist, provides search engine marketing consultancy and technical execution for a range of local clients across the retail, technology, healthcare and real estate sectors. ...Read the whole story

  • Ad Network For Weather Channel Interactive?

    Will the Weather Channel Interactive be the next high-profile publisher to launch a vertical ad network? Joe Fiveash, executive vice president and general manager of the cable channel's online arm, seemed to welcome the idea at OMMA's Publish conference this week. "Certainly a vertical network makes a whole lot of sense to us," said Fiveash, when asked about the topic following his presentation on online media fragmentation. During his talk he also cited "Martha's Circle," the home-focused ad network started by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, as an innovative response to audience fragmentation. He also noted that his company's core subject--the ... ...Read the whole story

  • Benchmark Capital Hires Facebook Exec

    Matt Cohler, vice president of product management at Facebook, will join venture capital firm Benchmark Capital as a general partner this fall. Afterward, he will continue to serve as special advisor to Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the social network's senior management team. Cohler was one of the first five employees hired by Facebook's founders in 2005 and previously was vice president and general manager at LinkedIn, the social network for professionals that raised a $53 million round of venture financing this week. In his new role at Benchmark, Cohler will focus on identifying investment opportunities in Internet-related ... ...Read the whole story

  • AOL's Moviefone Enhances Site
  • Google Remains Internet's Top Draw
  • Gorilla Nation To Rep Gawker Media In Canada
  • Broadspring, And Ad Chap Select Click Forensics Technology
  • JustLuxe Partners With RedButler
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