Marketing Day: April 6, 2012

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:

  • Marketing Biz: Yahoo Layoffs, Facebook Countersuit & Groupon’s Fuzzy Math

    This week was full of drama. We’ve got Yahoo and Facebook in a schoolyard patent fight. Grudges? Look no further than TripAdvisor and their antitrust complaint. Betrayal? Check out Skype’s new ad campaign or track the Google Wallet exodus. Money problems? Groupon’s got that covered. So who needs the lame looking Silicon Valley reality show [...]

  • Google Cofounder Sergey Brin Spotted Wearing The “Google Glasses”

    When Google’s “X” team confirmed the rumors this week and disclosed that the company was working on Augmented Reality glasses (Project Glass), it came with the tag-line “one day.” That lead me and others to wonder if there were actually glasses or a working prototype or whether it was all hypothetical. It was reasonable to [...]

  • Inside Twitter’s Spam Lawsuit: Fighting Five Defendants Cost More Than $700,000

    Twitter’s costs in fighting the spam created by five defendants it’s suing are more than $700,000 — and that may be a conservative underestimate. The company is seeking full restitution of those costs and other damages, along with an injunction forcing each defendant to stop its activities, as it seeks a jury trial in a [...]

  • Twitter Takes Five Alleged Spammers To Federal Court

    Twitter filed a federal lawsuit in San Francisco today against five “bad actors” that it says provide tools that are designed to spread spam across Twitter. The five defendants are a mix of companies and individuals: TweetAttacks, TweetAdder, TweetBuddy, James Lucero of and Garland Harris of In a blog post announcing the lawsuit, [...]

  • Make Love, Not Evil — The New Google Motto?

    Google is well-known for its “Don’t Be Evil” motto, one that has lately somewhat plagued the company as it has come under fire over privacy, anti-trust and other issues. Was today’s public letter from CEO Larry Page an abandonment of that, in favor of a more achievable goal of wanting to be loved? The Problem With “Don’t [...]

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