Friday, August 28, 2009
  • FCC Launches Full-Scale Probe Of Wireless Industry

    After months of controversy surrounding wireless companies, the Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to launch a wide-ranging probe of the wireless industry. "We are transitioning from a voice-centric world to a world of ubiquitous, mobile Internet access," said FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. "This transition promises to increase the pace of innovation and investment, but only if we have an open and competitive marketplace that gives every great idea a chance to make its way to consumers so that the best products or services win." ...Read the whole story

  • Predatory Marketing Law Opposed By AOL, News Corp., Yahoo, Others

    A new privacy law in Maine is facing a court challenge from media organizations as well as a coalition of online companies including AOL, News Corp. and Yahoo. The new law, officially titled "An Act To Prevent Predatory Marketing Practices against Minors," prohibits companies from knowingly collecting personal information or health-related information from minors under 18 without their parents' consent. ...Read the whole story

  • Study: The Whole World Is Watching (Online Video)

    A whopping 158 million U.S. Internet users -- or 80% of the nation's online population -- watched online video in July, according to new data from comScore Video Metrix. A total of 21.4 billion videos were viewed during the month. ...Read the whole story

  • Google Opens Content Network To Ad Networks

    Google has opened its Content Network to other ad networks, allowing them to serve up ads. The Mountain View, Calif. company made the move after receiving requests for new ways to generate revenue in AdSense, and gain more control over the ads that appear on sites. The service will roll out in the coming months as choice networks get certified. ...Read the whole story

  • Time Warner Exec Named AOL CFO

    AOL on Thursday named one of its former financial directors, Arthur Minson, as the company's new EVP and chief financial officer. Minson joins AOL directly from Time Warner Cable, where, as EVP and deputy CFO, he helped manage that company's separation from Time Warner. ...Read the whole story

  • Struq Launches Dynamic Retargeting Platform

    Struq officially launched a real-time behavioral retargeting platform Thursday in the United Kingdom that customizes ads in real time as consumers click from one site to the next. Tests have been underway for more than a year. Virgin Games and Genie Ventures have been testing Struq's behavioral targeting technology, delivering tailored ads to consumers based on online interests and activity. Although the U.K. remains the company's focus, discussions to determine a rollout date in the United States are underway. ...Read the whole story

    2009 MediaPost Online All Stars

    The 2009 MediaPost Online All Stars have been announced, to see who they are and find about attending the event honoring them visit the MediaPost Online All Stars Web site. Congratulations to this years honorees. ...More

    • Dancing On Stanley Bing's Grave

      Gil Schwartz, the other PR guy who writes a weekly column (in Fortune under the pen name Stanley Bing) says that one of his Internet pals declared magazines dead. "Dead? Magazines? Who says so? The Intern ...More

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