• Condé Nast Discovers Its Content Falls Into Categories, Restructures

    In the wake of a broad McKinsey review and company-wide layoffs, Condé Nast Digital on Thursday announced the restructuring of its sales force into five distinct brand categories. Under the new sales structure, three advertising directors who are responsible for overseeing revenue for specific brands will report to Josh Stinchcomb, who has just been named publisher, Condé Nast Digital. ...Read the whole story

  • CNN.com Shows Off Latest Facelift

    Striving to more seamlessly merge its TV and online properties, CNN Thursday unveiled a revamped Web presence with a bigger emphasis on video and personalization features. At a splashy launch event at the Time Warner Center in New York, KC Estenson, svp and general manager of CNN.com, previewed the new version of the site where users on Oct. 26 will find a more visually striking, less text-heavy home page. The overhaul also extends to other sections of CNN.com, including entertainment, the addition of a new opinion page and a tool that lets people search the most popular stories by different ... ...Read the whole story

  • RT @Pew Study: More Americans Update Status On Social Sites

    Pew Research handed some good news to Google and Microsoft's Bing this week after both search engines announced Wednesday they would start to index real-time updates from Twitter and other social network sites. It appears that more people these days tweet or use social networks to gain updates or inform others about what they are doing. ...Read the whole story

  • Search Engines Move Into A Zen Moment

    Being "in the moment" could possibly emerge as a Zen marketing and advertising strategy as search engines move toward pulling in real-time status updates from Twitter and other social network sites. Overshadowed by the hype that Microsoft's deal with Facebook and Twitter generated, Google made a move into the space Wednesday by introducing Google Social Search. ...Read the whole story

  • Controversy Continues As FCC Votes Unanimously To Consider Net Neutrality Rules

    The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to consider Chairman Julius Genachowski's proposal that the agency enact net neutrality regulations. But the two Republican members of the commission said they disagreed with much of the substance of the rules, which would generally prohibit broadband service providers from impeding traffic online. ...Read the whole story

  • Coke Ambassadors Taking Social Media Old School With Around The World Trip

    Giving new meaning to the term social media, Coca-Cola is enlisting a team of three young brand ambassadors to visit all 206 countries where the company's products are sold. Dubbed "Expedition 206," the adventure throughout 2010 is expected to cover 150,000 miles in just 365 days." The adventures of these so-called "happiness ambassadors" will play out online with content for fans to follow through the site, as well as on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr and other social networking sites. ...Read the whole story

  • Judge Dismisses Harassed Teen's Lawsuit Against Facebook

    A judge in New York has dismissed a teen's defamation lawsuit against Facebook, ruling that the site isn't responsible for false posts by users. "Facebook is entitled to the liability shield conferred by the Communications Decency Act," wrote New York County Supreme Court Judge Debra James. That law says that Web sites are immune from defamation lawsuits based on user-generated content. ...Read the whole story

  • Dailymotion Raises Additional $25 Million

    Paris-based video-sharing hub Dailymotion said Thursday that is has raised another $25 million. The round was led by the French Sovereign Fund, and included original investors Advent Venture Partners, AGF Private Equity, Atlas Venture and Partech International. ...Read the whole story



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