Friday, June 26, 2009
  • The PC Video Game Platform Is Not Dead

    Contrary to popular belief that the PC video game platform is dead, research from Interpret released Thursday provides insight on the importance of the PC as a gaming platform for both complex and casual games. The study found that 23% of gamers still rely on PC-based games as a primary means of gaming. ...Read the whole story

  • The App Store Has A Mighty Long Tail

    A new report underscores just how long the long tail is in Apple's App Store. More than half of iPhone applications have less than 1,000 active users and only 5% had more than 100,000 users as of May, according to the latest monthly metrics report from mobile ad network AdMob. ...Read the whole story

  • Real-Time Web Puts Strain On Search Industry

    PulseRank could soon become a standard industry buzzword and practice for SEO professionals attempting to optimize Web sites, as engines move from static into real-time search. That's the promise of up-to-the-minute information streams -- the type that come from the microblogging site Twitter. Kimbal Musk, CEO at, believes PulseRank will fundamentally change the way an SEO professional provides services. ...Read the whole story

  • Google Loyalists Love Bing, But Won't Stray

    Bing gets to the point quicker more often than Google. Search engine query results are organized better by a series of filter options and a more welcoming design, according to a report released Thursday from Catalyst Group. ...Read the whole story

  • White Supremacist Talk Show Host Jailed For Inflammatory Blog Posts

    A federal judge ordered radio host and white supremacist Hal Turner held without bail Thursday on charges that he threatened federal judges in posts on his blog. Turner allegedly wrote on his blog that three appellate judges on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals "deserve to be killed," according to court papers filed by a FBI agent. "Their blood will replenish the tree of liberty," he allegedly wrote. ...Read the whole story

  • Study: Online A Teenage Wasteland

    Nielsen's study on the state of teen media usage find that teens actually spend less time online than mature adults. However, while teens spend 35% less time watching online video than adults 25-34, they recall ads better when watching TV shows online than they do on the tube. ...Read the whole story

  • Veeple and BitGravity Combine Streams

    Digital content delivery network BitGravity has partnered with Web video technology startup Veeple. Under the deal's terms, BitGravity will offer Veeple's technology to content owners and businesses, while Veeple has agreed to standardize its offering on the BitGravity network. ...Read the whole story

  • Verizon and Alltel Pay Up For 'Free' Ads

    Verizon Wireless and its subsidiary Alltel Communications have agreed to pay $1.5 million to the state of Florida to resolve an investigation by the state Attorney General into deceptive Web ads for "free" ringtones. The settlement marks the latest chapter in Attorney General Bill McCollum's longstanding investigation into Web ads that promise free mobile content, but actually are for paid subscription services. McCollum has previously settled with other players in the mobile content market, including AT&T and AzoogleAds. ...Read the whole story

  • Bing Gaining in Name Recognition
I'm Being Followed. And I Don't Care.

Omnicom Media Group is fixing to join Interpublic Group's Mediabrands, WPP (B3), Publicis Groupe, and Havas in rolling their own behavioral targeting joints. ...More

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