Friday, January 11, 2013
  • Online Poised To Break 25% Budget Milestone, Mobile Fueling Half Its Growth

    Online advertising will pass a symbolic milestone this year, becoming one out of every four dollars spent by U.S. advertisers, according to new projections from the equity research team at J.P. Morgan. The growth, writes Internet sector analyst Doug Anmuth, is being fueled by advertisers shifting budgets from analogue media to follow consumer time spent with digital media, especially Internet-connected mobile devices, as well as the continuing momentum of social media platforms like Facebook. ...Read the whole story

  • Search: Higher Budgets Proving Better ROI

    Online sales revenue driven by paid search in the U.S. rose 23% in 2012, compared to last year -- along with a 16% increase in clicks and 20% in sales transactions, according to Kenshoo. ...Read the whole story

  • Pandora Expects To Generate $422M In 2013

    Music lovers tuned into Pandora, the Internet radio service, in December 2012 for more than 1.4 billion hours -- up 54% compared with the prior year. There are 67 million U.S. users, about 20 million listeners daily. And 1 million are paid subscribers. ...Read the whole story

  • Ad Shop Marc Ramps Up Digital Efforts, Wins

    Pittsburgh-based Marc USA has been selected to handle digital media duties for health insurer Capital Blue Cross, one of Pennsylvania's largest health insurers. ...Read the whole story

  • Google Faces New Lawsuit About Buzz

    Google's Buzz debacle is still causing legal headaches for the company. Three Gmail users this week filed a new potential class-action lawsuit accusing the company of violating their privacy when it launched the now-defunct Buzz. ...Read the whole story

  • Rockbridge Buys Triad Retail, Ups Online Ad Reach

    Showing continued investment interest in online ad networks, Rockbridge Growth Equity has acquired Triad Retail Media. Triad has made a good business of placing ads on retailers' Web sites, including those operated by Walmart, Sam's Club and eBay. ...Read the whole story

  • Kindle Fire HD Surges In December

    The Kindle Fire was on fire in December, seeing the biggest gain in usage among Android devices during the holiday season. Localytics said ad impressions generated by the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD shot up 322% between November and December. ...Read the whole story

  • WPP Merges Forward Into Tenthavenue: Expands Content, OOH

    WPP has merged its publishing content marketing agency Forward with Tenthavenue, which was formed in 2011 to oversee a number of the holding company's global out-of-home and related assets. ...Read the whole story

The Seinfeld Chronicles

This week, Sony Pictures Television announced that Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" was renewed for a second season. Wait -- "season" and "renewed?" Them's TV words, alright, although the series -- 10 episodes in ...More

  • There Is No 'We' In Me

    Among the many announcements emanating from CES this year -- in addition to technology for plants to tell you they need a sip of water and tablets that are so huge you have to hire an ...More

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