Thursday, November 1, 2012
  • Icahn, Heavy Hitters Eye Netflix Stake

    A new report suggests activist investor Carl Icahn plans to use his new 10% stake in Netflix to engineer a sale of the streaming-video company and other shareholders would join him in his efforts. Netflix is resisting the overture. ...Read the whole story

    Around The Net

    • Old Spice Seeks Social Strategy

      Old Spice agency Wieden & Kennedy is looking for a "social strategist" to help out with that client. To find that person, W+K has created a series of Internet challenges, including the creation the best original Pinterest board dedicated to the sport of inline speed skating, posting an original piece of content to Reddit which needs to garner the most upvotes in a single week, creating a new Twitter account and using it to get the most followers in a week using only the following nouns: "BLUEFUDGE," "HAMMERPANTS" and "GREEK YOGURT," as well as creating an original YouTube video that ... ...Read the whole story

    • Social Commerce Boom Expected by '22 Red Rocket Media

      Social commerce and popular networks like Pinterest will another dimension to online shopping, triggering rapid growth in the UK sector. This prediction was made in the Economist Intelligence Unit's latest report, Retail 2022, which suggests that social media will play an integral role in warming physical retailers to the idea of a multi-channel strategy. According to, the group believes at least a third of all UK retail sales will be conducted online by 2022, up from the 10% of present. ...Read the whole story