Friday, January 21, 2011
  • Google Appoints Co-Founder Page CEO, Paid Clicks Rise 18%

    Search engine marketing remains Google's primary revenue source, but execs dropped a bomb Thursday on the corporate structure of the company before diving into fourth quarter 2010 earnings. Co-founder Larry Page will replace Eric Schmidt as chief executive officer in a reshuffle of senior management. ...Read the whole story

  • comScore: Web and Mobile Email Headed In Different Directions

    Mobile email use is on the rise even as Web-based email use continues to decline, according to new data from comScore. The Web measurement firm found that traffic to Web-based email sites dropped 6% to 153 million in November 2010 compared to a year ago, while the number of people accessing email via mobile devices increased 36% to 70 million. ...Read the whole story

  • Verizon: FCC Neutrality Regulations An 'Abuse'

    Following through on its threat to challenge net neutrality rules in court, Verizon on Thursday filed suit against the Federal Communications Commission. In court papers filed with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Verizon alleges that the FCC exceeded its authority by voting to promulgate open Internet rules. The telecom giant also argues that the new rules are "arbitrary, capricious, and an abuse of discretion." ...Read the whole story

  • Razorfish Names Hounsell to SVP Post

    Digital agency Razorfish on Thursday appointed Patrick Hounsell as SVP and General Manager of Media for North America. In this new role, Hounsell is being asked to create a new national structure for Razorfish's media and search practice, while making better use of the agency's existing resources. ...Read the whole story

  • Pandora Hires Mobile Chief

    Internet radio service Pandora has hired a Draftfcb executive as its first director of mobile and emerging media, reflecting the company's growing focus on mobile platforms. Kim Luegers, who led emerging media strategy and planning for Draftfcb's Chicago office, will fill a similar, newly created role at Pandora. ...Read the whole story

  • Ascentive Sued For Tricking Consumers With Scareware

    A Minnesota resident has sued owner Ascentive for false advertising for allegedly using pop-ups and other online ads to trick consumers into purchasing unneeded software. "In essence, Ascentive falsely identifies computer problems and characterizes them as 'severe' in an attempt to scare consumers into purchasing its software," Douglas Ledet alleges in a complaint filed with the U.S. District Court in the Central District of California. ...Read the whole story

    Pull That Knife Out Of The Back And Pull Together

    Access to the Internet makes you more inclined to be involved with voluntary groups or organizations, says research from Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project. ...More

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