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Where Are All the Mobile Ads?

Google's AdMob recently released data about global mobile ad impressions, and where they are being seen. It turns out, the majority of mobile ads are viewed in North America (43%) followed by Asia (33%). What is surprising is that...

First Universal Video URL Service Launched in Private Beta

The world’s largest video encoding service provider has announced a private beta launch of the first Universal Video URL service, called Vid.ly. The free beta program from Encoding.com includes encoding, storage and delivery...

Local Consumers' Trust Earned by Having More Reviews

BrightLocal, a local SEO firm based in London, recently concluded its report based on the Local Consumer Review Survey it conducted in the fall of 2010 . Designed to gain a better understanding of consumer usage and trust in online...

Hulu Surpasses 1.2 Billion Monthly Video Ad Impressions

Americans viewed 5.9 billion video ads in December, with Hulu generating the highest number of video ad impressions at more than 1.2 billion, according to Friday’s release of the comScore Video Metrix. Tremor Media Video Network...

Google Says War on Spam Ranks First

Google principal engineer Matt Cutts posted a lengthy message on the company’s official blog Friday in response to recent complaints from users about the increasing prevalence of spam in search results. The war on webspam, Cutts...

Easy Mobile Marketing for Every Business

According to new data from comScore, people accessing email via mobile devices increased an impressive 36 percent, from November 2009 to November 2010. More than 70 million people accessed email on their mobile devices in the month...

Game On, Groupon. LivingSocial Makes a Splash

UPDATE : Looks like Google is about to get in on the game, too. This fact sheet uncovers Google Offers . That didn't take long, after Groupon famously rebuffed Google's $6 billion buyout offer. In one swift motion, LivingSocial...

A Banner Year for Online Coupons

Online consumers not only spent record amounts during the 2010 holiday season, they also saved more than ever by using coupons. Retailmenot.com, the most heavily trafficked coupon site offering more than 485,000 online and offline...

Eight Tips for a Viral Email Acquisition Campaign

Email marketers that follow the best practices for acquisition, relevancy and deliverability still lose about one-third of their subscribers annually due to bounces, unsubscribes and spam complaints, according to the Email Experience...

PayPal Revs Up its Mobile Payments Service

Mobile technology company Usablenet has announced a new integration with PayPal’s mobile payments product, Mobile Express Checkout, to enhance payment offerings on mobile websites. Usablenet can now extend PayPal’s Mobile...

Breaking: Google CEO to Step Down

CNN.com is reporting that Google CEO Eric Schmidt will step down in April, to be replaced by Google co-founder Larry Page. Schmidt will remain on staff, however, as and advisor. "We've been talking about how best to simplify...

38 Popular WordPress Plugins by Download Metrics

If you're using WordPress as the platform for your website it is wise to routinely check out (and perhaps test) some of the newly released plugins to make sure you're not missing out on the latest and greatest. But what if...

Facebook API Activity

The past four weeks have been an active one for Web and mobile app developers - particuarly for those in any way using Facebook's API's. Facebook has updated four of its API's in the last month: the Social Graph API and...

Marketers Slow to Socialize?

Alterian's 8th annual survey of 1,500 marketers, agencies, marketing service providers and systems integrators from around the world finds that less than one-third of them have a strong understanding of the conversations happening...

Starbucks Gives Mobile Payments Industry a Jolt

Starbucks, one of the most iconic corporations in the U.S., has rolled out a mobile payments program that will enable customers to make purchases with their smartphones. Never mind that the same near-field communications (NFC) technology...

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