Marketing Day: April 19, 2013

Here’s our daily recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the Web.

From Marketing Land:

  • Boston Manhunt Pushes CNN, Police Scanner Apps Into iTunes Top Ten As law enforcement officials continue their manhunt for one fugitive that’s suspected to have been involved in the Boston Marathon bombing this week, consumers looking for the latest news and information have pushed several news and scanner-type apps into the iOS top apps charts. As of about 11:30 am PT, CNN’s app has taken over [...]
  • Survey: 92% Agree Ad Supported Online Content Is Important To The Overall Value Of The Internet In a poll commissioned by the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA), 92 percent of 1,000 Americans surveyed agreed that free news, weather, email, blogs and video content was either somewhat or extremely important to the overall value of the Internet. Less than 10 percent of the people polled would prefer an ad-free Internet where users paid [...]
  • AdSense Announces Upcoming Changes to Terms & Conditions Google has announced upcoming changes to the AdSense Terms and Conditions. Starting April 23rd, AdSense users in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, or North America will get a notification to accept the new T & Cs. Publishers in the Asia-Pacific region will get a notice at a later date as the roll-out continues. In [...]
  • Countdown To Mother’s Day: A Four-Week Affiliate Marketing Plan As the second biggest shopping season behind the winter holidays, more than $18 billion is spent annually on Mother’s Day gifts in the United States. Of that, 25 percent is attributed to purchases made online. This represents a steady increase over the years when you consider that in 2011, 21 percent of Mother’s Day purchases [...]
  • Facebook Mobile Gets Major Upgrades Including Mobile Open Graph, Better Logins & “Facebook Technology Partners” Today at Mobile DevCon (Facebook’s Mobile Developer Conference) some major announcements were unleashed that will change the way that apps interact with Facebook. Of course, Facebook integration within mobile apps is more important than it ever has been. According to a statement released from Facebook, over 81% of top 100 grossing iOS apps and 70% of top 100 [...]
  • YouTube Beats Viacom In Copyright Suit (Again); Viacom To Appeal (Again) To borrow a famous quote from Yogi Berra: It’s like deja vu all over again. YouTube beat Viacom again today in the long-running copyright battle the two have waged, and Viacom is again saying that it plans to appeal the ruling. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news and has posted the court’s decision, too. In [...]
  • Microsoft Posts $20.49B Quarterly Revs: Online Ads Worth $784M, Rev Per Search Up Earlier today, Microsoft reported $20.49 billion in fiscal quarterly revenue (Q3 13). That figure was just shy of analysts’ consensus estimates of $20.5 billion; however, earnings-per-share beat estimates. Despite the “miss,” revenues were up across the board, even in the Windows division though PC sales are in decline. (At the time of this report, the earnings [...]

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