Marketing Day: August 1, 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:

  • New “Twitter Political Index” Ranks Opinion Of Presidential Candidates Based On Tweets

    Who’s ahead in popular opinion in the US presidential race? Plenty of third-parties have tried to measure this in the past using tweets. Now Twitter is doing the interpretation directly through its just-launched Twitter Political Index. Twitter blogged about the new service today, saying that it’s based on analyzing two million tweets per week and [...]

  • Only Apple iOS And Android Growing In US Smartphone Market

    ComScore has released its latest US mobile market share report. Based on a survey of 30,000 users, the data show that only Android and iOS are growing. All other platforms are contracting, including Windows/Windows Phones. Samsung remained the largest handset OEM while Android was the largest operating system, holding a 51.6 percent share of the [...]

  • Google To Pay $22.5 Million To Settle “Cookiegate” In Latest Privacy Fine

    Reuters is confirming that the civil penalty Google will pay to settle the “Cookiegate” episode, in which it bypassed the default Safari privacy settings on the iPhone, is $22.5 million. This figure was previously reported and represents a fine of $16,000 per violation per day. In February the Wall Street Journal first reported that Google and other ad [...]

  • Dead On Arrival: New Curated Digg Launches Without User Profiles, History or Commenting

    When betaworks acquired Digg a month ago many folks were confident that they had the right attitude, team and environment to resurrect the failing site. Today that dream died when the new Digg was officially launched. The betaworks team worked for six weeks to rebuild the site form scratch, and it shows. New Digg v1 [...]

  • Report: iPad Still Dominates Web Traffic But Nexus 7, Nook On The Move

    Several analyst firms have recently released tablet market-share estimates; however these are based almost entirely on “shipments,” which are not reflective of actual device sales or usage. By contrast, ad network Chitika released data today showing the breakdown in actual usage by device type in North America. As the chart below illustrates, the iPad still [...]

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