Tuesday, November 25, 2014
  • Amazon Focuses On Local Services To Expand Marketplace Offerings

    Amazon has introduced a service in three cities aimed at connecting customers through search to local service providers like plumbers and electricians. The service, similar to Angie's List, will roll out in New York, Los Angeles, and Seattle. ...Read the whole story

  • Ask.com Searches Reveal Top Issues Now, Predictions For 2015

    Ask.com released its top searches for the year related to questions and answers, revealing terms like Ebola, ISIS and Malaysia Airlines headlining the list as the top three terms. The question-and-answer engine listed its top trending news, celebrity and politically themed search terms, as well as predictions for what will make the headlines in 2015. ...Read the whole story

  • Shopping Already Stronger Barreling Into Black Friday

    Those gains come at a time when retailers have done all they can to disrupt the traditional shopping calendar, with Thanksgiving Day openings and more Cyber Monday promotions stealing attention away from Black Friday. ...Read the whole story

  • Appeals Court Weighs Yahoo's Responsibility For Unwanted SMS Messages

    A Philadelphia man who allegedly received 27,000 unwanted text alerts from Yahoo asked an appellate panel on Friday to reinstate his lawsuit against the company. He said that Yahoo violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which prohibits companies from using automated dialers to send SMS messages to consumers. ...Read the whole story

  • Twitter Invites Advertisers To Create Offers

    Expanding its ecommerce efforts, Twitter is inviting advertisers to create credit-card-connected promotions, and share them with users directly in their timelines. With their credit cards, users can redeem the new "Twitter Offers" in stores without the need for a coupon or numerical code. ...Read the whole story

  • Zeotap Raises $1.3 Million, Launches Data Platform

    Berlin, Germany-based Zeotap on Tuesday announced the launch of a data platform for mobile advertisers. The platform launch comes on the heels of a $1.3 million seed round led by HitFox Group with participation from other angel investors, per a release. ...Read the whole story

  • Apple Earmarks Certain Sales To Global Fund

    Getting into the giving spirit, Apple plans to donate a portion of sales from its App Store to the Global Fund to fight AIDS initiative, over the next two weeks. For the effort, Apple has created an Apps for (RED) section within its App Store, which include 25 apps from Angry Birds to GarageBand. ...Read the whole story

Around The Net

Google Breakup Bid Is More About EU Politics Than Marketing

MEPs are considering whether Google is too powerful and needs to be split up. Sounds like something most people might agree with, until they actually stop to think about whether it truly needs to be done ...More