LinkedIn Posts $534 Million In Revenue For Q2 2014, Up Nearly 50% Over Last Year

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LinkedIn posted its 2014 Q2 revenue yesterday, earning $534 million for the quarter, a 47 percent increase over last year’s second quarter earnings. The professional networking site says it now has more than 300 million members. At $318 million, 60 percent of LinkedIn’s total revenue came from the US, while the remaining $216 million – […]


Google Faces Thai Criminal Case For Not Shutting Down Blogger

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Google’s founders, Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and its entire board have been named as criminal defendants in a case in Thailand. The case arises under that country’s “Computer Crimes Act.” David Hanks and Brian Goudie filed the criminal complaint after Google was non-responsive to requests to remove defamatory material from a blog hosted by the […]


EU Readying New Android Antitrust Complaint Against Google

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According to a Reuters article, which is consistent with earlier news reports, European competition authorities are laying the foundation for a new antitrust case against Google focusing on Android. It appears partly designed to appease European critics who believe that the proposed “rival links” PC search settlement lets Google off too easily. That settlement hasn’t […]



 

The Fundamental Checklist For Website Navigation Design and Architecture – Part 2

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An optimized website is easy to navigate. In fact, one of the main reasons that people switch to a competitor site is navigation difficulty. So I created this navigation checklist to help web professionals ensure that their site’s navigation system is effective for both humans and technology. In Part 1, I went over the following […]

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Lifting The Veil On Audience Modeling: It’s Not Just Retargeting

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Over the past two years, I’ve been focused on applications of the remarketing toolset. Each time I have a conversation about my work, the response can be summarized by “Oh, you’re doing remarketing.” But I’m not remarketing. I’m building audiences. After the umpteenth conversation about how remarketing is a single form of audience-based advertising, I […]

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5 Simple Steps For Defining Uber-KPIs For Multiple Objectives

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Nowadays, marketing channels no longer map easily to a single objective. Display continues to evolve on all fronts, covering everything from premium inventory to highly-focused retargeting ads. With the addition of custom audiences and FBX, Facebook is becoming viable for direct response in addition to awareness and advocacy. Now even paid search, the quintessential direct […]

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3 Mobile Search Warnings Google Still Needs To Add

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No one applauded louder than I did when Google introduced their warning in search results for faulty redirects in June of this year, and then, warnings for Flash earlier this month. It’s definitely a step in the right direction for Google — and for searchers, who have had to endure less than usable mobile search results […]

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Collaborating To Win Marketing: Faster, Cheaper, Better Creative

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In just a few short years’ time, the collaborative economy has grown from novelty to formidable reality. In the collaborative economy, goods and services are shared and sourced through peer networks (usually via an online marketplace), and access trumps ownership. Collaborative platforms have disrupted business models across nearly every industry, from hotels (AirBnB), to transportation […]

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BMW’s #Driftmob Unleashes World’s First Vehicular Flashmob

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Not all epic creative has to be focused around interactivity. Sometimes epic can just be appreciated for its epic-ness. Like this Epic Driftmob feat from BMW which marries a little Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift with the flashmob trendlet of several years ago. Mic Rodgers, a director who has worked on The Fast and the […]

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