Friday, June 29, 2012
  • LinkedIn Testing Ads in iPad App

    LinkedIn has begun testing display ads in its recently introduced iPad app, marking the professional network's first step toward monetizing its rapidly growing mobile audience. LinkedIn is trialing the in-app ads with Cisco and Shell. ...Read the whole story

    Around The Net

    • BBC Throws Hat Into Olympics Social Media Ring TechCrunch

      Last week, Facebook staked out its claim as a prime destination for people looking for this summer's Olympics coverage online. Today, the BBC announced it's putting its sports coverage into a new Timeline app. The app, which is only usable by UK users, is currently in beta form and live already: people can currently access streams of Wimbledon. That will get ramped up in coming weeks for Olympics coverage, when it will be some of the most comprehensive Olympics coverage yet seen on the social network - 24 streams in all - and will mark the first time that the ... ...Read the whole story

    • Tweeting Comedian Appeals Conviction Red Rocket Media

      In January 2010, following a bout of heavy snow, Robin Hood Airport posted long delays and cancellations. Paul Chambers, who was due to fly from the airport shortly afterwards, tweeted the message: "Cr*p! Robin Hood Airport is closed. You've got a week and a bit to get your sh*t together, otherwise I'm blowing the airport sky high." Chambers was charged and the case went to court the following November. Crown Court Judge Jacqueline Davies, however, said the message was "clearly menacing" and so sentenced him to a GBP1,000 fine. This week, heheaded back to court in order to appeal the ... ...Read the whole story

    • Video Startup Chill Receives $8 Million In FundingReuters

      Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, talent firm William Morris Endeavor and others on Wednesday pumped $8 million into social video startup Chill, an online video service that allows people to watch and comment on videos in groups on Facebook. ...Read the whole story

    The Kids Are Tuned Out -- Of Your Branded Messages

    In the big, grand world of MediaPost conferences, the session that usually proves most illuminating is when we get actual people, who don't work in this business, on stage. (No, none of us who read -- ...More

    • 4 Things Brands Can Learn From Social Millennials

      It's widely known that Millennials are early adopters and high utilizers of social media. And many brands have tried to build social experiences to engage them...some more successfully than others. To find out what drives success, ...More