Friday, June 22, 2012
  • Google Voice: Larry Page Loses His, Analysts Express Theirs

    In a development that is causing Wall Street analysts to speculate that there might be more to the story, Google held its annual meeting Thursday, and the most striking news about it was the fact that co-founder and CEO Larry Page was not present. ...Read the whole story

  • Mindshare, Google Partner To Promote Mobile

    WPP's Mindshare is teaming with Google in a new global venture designed to educate companies about mobile technology and expedite their use of the medium in their marketing plans. The venture, called the "Mobile Garage," will start with teams of Mindshare and Google specialists in New York, London and Singapore, providing expertise in all aspects of the sector. ...Read the whole story

  • Twitter's Move To TV Could Face Overload Challenges

    Every image tells a story on television, but not a complete picture without real-time tweets connecting TV with online, says Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, speaking at Cannes Lions. The biggest challenge, it seems, is that broadcast TV needs a dependable partner -- but by Thursday the added tweet volume from the ad festival appears to have sent the site offline. ...Read the whole story

  • Bing, Yahoo Redesign Image Search

    Microsoft Bing rolled out an update to its image search feature on Thursday, just weeks after redesigning its search results page. The company said images make up about 7% of searches. Bigger pictures now replace tiny thumbnails. ...Read the whole story

  • Google's AdSense Places Major Brands Next to Neo-Nazi YouTube Videos

    Several high-profile brands including Virgin Media, BT and O2 have inadvertently bought advertising placed in front of neo-Nazi content on Google's video-sharing site YouTube. ...Read the whole story

Around The Net

  • Google Investors Vote, The Irony Of It AllThe New York Times

    Google held its annual shareholders meeting on Thursday in which the majority voted in favor of a plan to split the stock that does not give the new shares any significant voting rights. The outcome, of course, was never in doubt, as noted by The New York Times, because Larry Page and Sergey Brin have voting control. Aside from wading through the irony, investors wanted to know about YouTube captioning for the deaf, viability of ads on mobile devices, and the acquisition of the low-margin hardware maker Motorola. Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said the company bought Motorola for its patents, products and ... ...Read the whole story

  • 'Jelly Bean' Next Google Android OSWired

    A post in Google’s online storefront noted that the next Android operating systems would go by the name "Jelly Bean." The 4.1 version appeared in Google Play. As Wired points out: "It also seems to have been a mistake." A developer saw the description and name in the store and posted the information in the XDA Developers forum. Wired tells us Google quickly removed the mention and declined to comment on the mishap and nickname. ...Read the whole story

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  • Getty Helps Yahoo Gussy Up Search ExperienceVenture Beat
The Death Of The Purchase Funnel

A recent series of three posts on the Harvard Business Review blog by Karen Freeman, Patrick Spenner and Anna Bird explored some of the myths about how consumers make decisions. I think each of these has ...More