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Referral Source Messages on WordPress

Personalization comes in many forms on the Web these days. While you may not know everything about the user(s) visiting your WordPress weblog, you might be surprised to learn that you actually have a lot more data than you think about...

bit.ly Pro Going Self-Service (Open Beta)

URL shortening service bit.ly announced last week that since the launch of its Pro-level service, the demand has been so high that they will soon be releasing a self-service website for companies interesting in setting up their own...

Microsoft Gets Facebook Search But Loses Ads

Microsoft announced three quite significant modifications to Bing’s search deal with Facebook. The two companies first announced the collaboration back in 2006 and the relationship has been expanding since. This latest extension...

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Are Businesses Drinking the Social Media Kool-Aid?

E-mail marketing firm Exact Target, in conjunction with Econsultancy, has released results of a report on digital marketing budgets that shines some light on what businesses are planning to do this year - and not do. What's very...

Modular Video Optimization in Practice

Websites today are finely tuned conversion machines driving users toward clear conversion goals. There is no room for luxuries, “nice-to-haves” or Internet fads … except when it comes to online video. While sites...

Automatic Video Banners, Treepodia

Automated video technology and services provider Treepodia announced the availability of a solution designed to enable e-commerce and information-rich web sites to automatically showcase videos in the form of a banner on any page they...

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The Most Popular Browser... in the World?

NetMarketShare, which monitors market share and usage of major Web browsers, has released their January 2010 report . They report reveals that IE (holds a solid 62.12% of all browser usage) followed by Firefox (24.13%), Chrome (5.22...

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Affiliate Tax Battle Heats Up in Colorado

The affiliate tax (or Amazon tax) just gained some momentum in Colorado, passing through the House. The bill (HB-1193) is now moving to the Senate. The argument against the tax is the same - that taxing out-of-state retailers who use...

Deadline for IAC Awards Extended

The Web Marketing Association has extended the deadline to enter the 8th annual Internet Advertising Competition to midnight on February 12, 2009. If you’re not familiar with IAC, awards are presented for industry categories...

Slideshare Gets Channels

Online sharing community SlideShare launched a new service dubbed Channels which provides custom-branded microsites. Several companies including agencies Razorfish and Ogilvy have already secured their brands on the website –...

You Stink at Personalization

Recommendation service provider ChoiceStream , which provides its technology to many leading Internet retailers including Tesco, Zappos, Borders, Blockbuster and Ticketmaster, announced part 2 of the findings of their 2009 Personalization...

Drooling Over Droolr - WM Site of the Day

Stateless Systems , a web development company focused on building user driven sites (and creator of RetailMeNot.com), the web’s most popular online destination for coupons, today announced the release of Droolr.com , the wishlist...

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Ustream - The Next YouTube?

Ustream (ustream.tv) is making a push to become the Web's live broadcast leader, and perhaps the next online video revolution. Recently they released Ustream Producer; a desktop app that helps users create more professional live...

The Planet Slashes Prices

IT hosting provider ThePlanet announced some significant price reductions across its product line. Prices on new server orders are reduced from 7 to 30 percent, while RAM and hard drives are reduced by 50 percent. Couple that with...

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Twedemption Twitter Tool

Once you pass a certain number of followers on Twitter, the direct messages you receive can be overwhelming. That’s why when I saw Twedemption this morning I was immediately intrigued. The application, developed by Blast Applications...

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