• FTC, Myspace Settle Privacy Complaint About 'Leaked' Names

    Myspace has agreed to develop a comprehensive privacy program to settle charges that it violated its privacy policy by leaking users' personal information to advertisers. The agreement, announced on Tuesday by the Federal Trade Commission, also calls for MySpace to submit to 20 years of audits. ...Read the whole story

  • Google, Microsoft Develop Separate Video Technology

    Google has developed a technique that mimics professional camera movement and applied it to videos recorded by handheld devices, such as smartphones. While professionals use tripods and dollies, panning a swiftly running cheetah at the San Diego Zoo and getting a clear picture could become quite frustrating on an Android or an iOS phone. ...Read the whole story

  • Reports: Google To Invest In Machinima, Other YouTube Content Partners

    During its Digital Content NewFront presentation last week, Google said it would spend $100 million helping original video content producers set up channels on YouTube, in addition to committing $200 million to market these channels to consumers. Now, according to reports Monday from All Things Digital and The New York Times, Google is considering investing directly in some of YouTube's Web video producers, including the video game content maker Machinima. ...Read the whole story

Dear SEOs: Google Owes You Nothing

I have to admit it - yesterday's column by Ryan DeShazer got my dander up a little bit. Just the headline -- "Doesn't Google Owe SEOs Something?" -- caught me and wouldn't let go. So, I decided I'd present the other side of this discussion today on why Google does not owe anything to SEOs. ...More