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Archive for June 2009

MySpace, “Forget Paris!”

Jun 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: Marketing

MySpace, which Rupert Murdock’s News Corp acquired for $580 million in 2005, has been eclipsed by Facebook, particularly overseas. In May, MySpace had 125 million users ages 15 and older, nearly half of them in the United States, according to ComScore, an online audience measurement service. Facebook had 316 million users, nearly four-fifths of them […]

Wordcamp San Francisco May 30

Jun 1st, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Wordcamp SF was the most fun I’ve had for $20 in a long time! The video of the presentation by Tim Ferris was the Kickoff Keynote and a highlight of the morning. I used to run conferences for the Univ. of Massachusetts and, man, was I impressed with the physical plant, conference planning, and content […]

Microsoft has another “bright idea!”

Jun 1st, 2009 | By | Category: Marketing

Like a lightbulb over your head, Bing is Microsoft’s new idea for search. With only 8.2% of searches in the United States, according to comScore, Microsoft plans to spend more than $100 Million to attract new users to Bing, their latest search engine effort. According to the New York Times, Bing will present detailed results […]

Google Sued Over Trademark Advertising

Jun 1st, 2009 | By | Category: Advertising

Google’s policy is to allow any advertiser to buy keywords that include their competitor’s trademark. This has triggered an class action suit against Google, according to the New York Times article by Michael Helft. In the past, Google has sometimes disapproved ads that use the competitors name in the text when the trademark holder has […]