Friday, August 21, 2009
  • Wenda Harris Millard: 'I'm Not Going To MySpace'

    Rumors of Wenda Harris Millard's imminent plans to join MySpace are categorically false, the former head of Martha Stewart Living Co. told Online Media Daily on Thursday afternoon. "It's not true, and I'm furious that this is being reported as fact," said Millard, who is presently vacationing on the Adriatic Sea. "This has ruined my vacation." ...Read the whole story

  • Google Releases Free Side-by-Side Search Tool

    An open source tool that Google created to test and compare site search results from two separate search engines has been made available for free. Side-by-Side, offered through Enterprise Labs, lets employees test and rate results from two different search queries on the same body of data while searching a company's intranet to determine the one that provides the better results. ...Read the whole story

  • Streaming 'Runway' Cornerstone Of Digital And Social Campaign

    Seeking as large an audience as possible, Lifetime Digital has decided to stream full episodes of "Project Runway" online. The show's sixth season -- its first on Lifetime Television -- is set to debut Thursday night, which will mark the first time the show's full-length episodes will be available online. ...Read the whole story

  • Facebook Opens Virtual Store To Developers

    Facebook has begun letting third-party developers sell virtual and physical goods through the Facebook Gift Shop, signaling a major expansion of the social network's virtual e-commerce business. Facebook last night began allowing a limited number of users to buy virtual -- and for the first time, physical -- gifts like flowers and stuffed animals, from a set of four app developers: American Greetings Interactive, GreetBeatz, Someecards and Real Gifts. ...Read the whole story

  • Defense Argues 'Cyberbully' Law Unconstitutional

    The lawyer defending the first person accused of felony cyberbullying in Missouri says his client intends to fight the charges on the grounds that the law is unconstitutional. ...Read the whole story

  • SMBs Put Deflated Ad Dollars Online

    Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) decreased the amount spent on advertising and promotions by 23.5% to $2,092 this past year, compared with the prior, according to a study released Thursday. Despite the overall decline during the past 12 months, on average SMBs increased spending on Web sites and profile pages by 26.8% to $769 in 2009, up from $608 in the prior year. ...Read the whole story

  • ComScore: Online Ads Lift CPG Sales 9%

    Online advertising raises retail sales of consumer packaged goods by 9%, one percentage point more than TV ads, according to comScore and DunnhumbyUSA, which monitored the online behavior and CPG purchases of 200,000 consumers (out of comScore's total panel of two million). ...Read the whole story

  • Social Media Analyst Owyang Exiting Forrester

    Forrester Research social media guru Jeremiah Owyang announced Thursday on his blog that he is exiting the firm after two years, promising to disclose his new gig next week. In an interview, Owyang said he's heading to a small consulting firm where he'll continue to focus on social media and emerging technologies. ...Read the whole story

  • Studio One Touts 'Decade of Delivery'
  • FCC Seeks Definition Of 'Broadband'
    Open 24x7, No Lines, No Waiting

    If you have ever been to Europe in August you are familiar with the notion of businesses locking the door for the month while the owners take to their vacation villas and cabanas. That you can't ...More

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