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The more likely reason that bit.y gets this honor is that it is backed by startup accelerator Betaworks which can also count other Twitter related and owned companies like Summize among its lineup. Also, two early Twitter investors, Chris Sacca and Ron Conway are bit.ly backers. I am pretty sure that anyone can connect the dots on this one.
Nielsen defines “Power Moms” as women aged 25-54 with at least one child. These women represent almost 20% of the online population.
Don’t go rushing to YSM to activate your own favicon. Yahoo is appears to be running the test with just a small set of well known brands–which likely isn’t your company.
“We’ll try some new products that are going to be a disaster,” he said, pointing to Microsoft Bob as the canonical example from the company’s past. “It wasn’t terrible . . . it flopped miserably, but I am glad we did it.”
If Ballmer stays true to his word, this should be an exciting year for Microsoft—let’s just hope they start getting a few more ideas that stick.
Call reporting numbers are being discontinued in AdWords Business Pages on or shortly after May 5, 2009.
So if you have been using these toll-free numbers, make sure to swap them out to new numbers.
As Sarah and Rand pointed out, most SMM is perfectly okay. It’s only when we start to pose as consumers while trying to generate buzz, leads and sales for our clients that we run into serious ethics problems—and now the law.
For Glu, Google and Yahoo took a back seat to three little-known companies: Jumptap, AdMob and Millennial Media. They all operate their own ad networks — broker and place ads — on mobile devices.
Between May 4 and May 18, AdMob is giving our publishers an extra incentive to advertise their site on other sites in our network of more than 7,000 mobile Web sites.
BusinessWeek is reporting on over 50 CEO’s that are usingboardroom Twitter to some degree or another. Last August the magazine covered just 18 folks of this ilk but apparently there is a lot more to choose from these days.
During the same period in April, Yahoo Search, MSN Search and Ask.com received 16.27%, 5.68% and 3.95% of searches, respectively. The remaining 49 search engines in the Hitwise Search Engine Analysis Tool accounted for 1.36% of US searches.
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