Tuesday, December 21, 2010
  • Facebook Asks Appellate Court To Let Beacon Settlement Stand

    Facebook has asked an appellate court to dismiss a privacy activist's challenge to the company's $9.5 million settlement of a class-action privacy lawsuit stemming from the Beacon ad program. The trial judge "correctly found the settlement to be fair, reasonable and adequate," Facebook argues in papers filed last week with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. ...Read the whole story

  • Cricket Launches Music-Centered Mobile Plan

    Cricket Communications, a unit of prepaid service provider Leap Wireless, has introduced what it calls the first music service from a carrier to be offered as part of a new wireless rate plan. Rolling out in January, the Muve Music service will feature a catalog of music from the four major record labels: Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and EMI Music. ...Read the whole story

  • Advertisers This Year Will Spend More Online Than On Newspaper Ads: eMarketer

    For the first time ever, advertisers this year will spend more online than on newspaper ads -- including both print and online -- according to new data from eMarketer. While perhaps inevitable, the projection marks a major milestone for online advertising, and the waning age of broadsheets. ...Read the whole story

  • Apple Job Listing Suggests Mapping Tools On The Way

    Apple, Google, Microsoft and others may have to find another way to recruit for jobs if companies want to prevent media and analysts from dissecting open posts. The Internet makes it easy to list jobs, but also just as easy to view. ...Read the whole story

  • AOL Appoints Head Of Programming

    AOL on Monday appointed Amber Lawson to the newly created position of Head of Video Programming. With a special focus on the company's consumer audience, Lawson will be responsible for procuring, programming and promoting all of AOL's original video content. In the second half of 2010, AOL has closed deals with more than 20 premium content partners and digital studios to deliver a mix of programming. ...Read the whole story

    OMMA Names 2010 Agencies of the Year, Wieden + Kennedy, SapientNitro Take Top Honors

    OMMA magazine has named its 2010 agencies of the year, with Wieden + Kennedy and SapientNitro taking top honors (Gold and Silver, respectively). Other agencies recognized include HUGE, Mullen, Pereira & O'Dell, Phonevalley (which cited for ...More

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