Tuesday, July 29, 2014
  • Consumers Urge Court To Approve Google $8.5 Million 'Referrer Header' Settlement

    A group of consumers is asking a federal judge to grant final approval to a settlement requiring Google to pay $8.5 million to nonprofits in order to resolve allegations that the company wrongly "leaked" information about search users. ...Read the whole story

  • Yelp Launches Video In App

    Ahead of its second-quarter earnings report this week, Yelp on Monday introduced the ability for all users to post short videos of restaurants and other venues via its mobile app. The new feature allows people to upload three- to 12-second videos that help show off aspects of local businesses, such as ambience, lighting and noise level. ...Read the whole story

  • Retargeting On Facebook: Mobile Gives More Bang For The Buck

    Much has been made of Facebook's success with mobile ads -- they helped the social network boost revenue by 61% year-over-year -- and AdRoll, a retargeting firm, has released new data about retargeting on Facebook that further highlights the importance of mobile. ...Read the whole story

  • Hotel Brands Can Do Better With Mobile Booking

    A new report suggests prestige hotels are missing opportunities to better compete with online travel agencies like Priceline and TripAdvisor when it comes to mobile booking. While nearly 90% of hotel brands have mobile Web sites, only a third (32%) provide booking engines directly on the home page. ...Read the whole story

  • Havas Inks Deal With AOL To Use New Programmatic Platform

    Affiperf, the global trading desk of Havas, on Monday announced it has partnered with AOL and will use AOL's forthcoming "ONE" platform for programmatic buying. Havas is the first media group to sign on with ONE, an amalgamation of AOL's tech stack first announced in March. ...Read the whole story

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