Tuesday, October 27, 2009
  • Love Lost: Rocker Faces Designer In Court Battle Over Twitter Comments

    A designer who alleges that she was libeled by Courtney Love on Twitter has won a round against the celebrity in court. Judge Aurelio Munoz in Los Angeles Superior Court denied Love's motion to dismiss the case under California's anti-SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) law, which provides for speedy dismissal of lawsuits that aim to squelch people's right to speak about public matters. ...Read the whole story

  • Cross-Channel Attribution Model On Track To Replace The Last Click

    Say bye-bye to the last click as the de facto measurement tool. Tools are being developed that Forrester Research analysts believe will have an impact on the way that advertising allocates ad budgets across media channels, from online to offline. Online advertising has always held the promise of being the most accountable medium, but execs in the industry now realize that models need to measure much more across many advertising channels. ...Read the whole story

  • HTC Breaks Out Of Its Shell

    Seeking to better compete with high-profile brands like Nokia and Apple, Taiwan-based handset maker HTC Monday unveiled its first global ad campaign. The cross-media effort being rolled out in 20 countries including the U.S. in the coming weeks focuses on personalization, carrying the tagline "You don't need to get a phone. You need a phone that gets you." ...Read the whole story

  • Suit Alleging Facebook Monopoly Thrown Out

    A federal judge has rejected social networking aggregator Power.com's claim that Facebook aims to monopolize the social networking space by controlling users' information. U.S. District Court Judge Jeremy Fogel in San Jose, Calif. ruled that Power's legal papers didn't contain enough specific facts for the company to move forward with its monopoly allegation. ...Read the whole story

  • U2 Concert Streams Live On YouTube

    U2 continues to play larger than life on its latest tour, and streamed its show live from the Pasadena Rose Bowl on Google's YouTube Sunday night. The concert began streaming live worldwide just after 9 p.m. PST Sunday -- but before the show U2's Bono told a French news agency in an interview the band will play, but the focus should be on the audience for making history. ...Read the whole story

  • Google Officially Rolls Out Social Search In Labs

    Google Social Search officially rolled out Monday. People can test it in Google Labs, a section offering experimental search functions and other features. Google pulls publicly available Web content from a person's social circle through blog posts, status updates, tweets and pictures. The set of connections, or social circle, provides the network. Google says it's using a normal ranking algorithm to pick the content. ...Read the whole story

  • Verizon Profit Falls, Wireless Growth Slows

    Verizon Communications had a nearly 30% drop in third-quarter earnings as AT&T and the iPhone ate into the telecom giant's wireless growth. Verizon Wireless added 1.2 million customers during the quarter (for a total of $89 million) compared to 2.1 million a year ago, underscoring the company's lack of hot phones to rival the iPhone. ...Read the whole story

  • TopTen Creates TechMediaNetwork

    Tech review publisher TopTenReviews on Monday announced the acquisition of the Consumer Media division of Imaginova, including Space.com, LiveScience.com and comics and genre-related entertainment news source Newsarama.com. In turn, TopTen has established a TechMediaNetwork to incorporate these properties. . ...Read the whole story

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