Marketing Day: August 20, 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:

  • Judge: “Google Failed To Comply” With Order To Disclose Paid Authors, Bloggers

    In the Oracle vs. Google litigation, which is winding down, Judge William Alsup ordered the companies to disclose authors, bloggers and journalists with whom they had financial relationships. Oracle previously disclosed that it had retained Florian Mueller, who writes the blog FOSS Patents. Google disclosed that it had paid no one. On August 17, 2012 Google filed a statement that [...]

  • Quora Reaches Out To The Web With Embeddable Content Widget

    Here’s a smart move: Quora has announced what it’s calling Embedded Quotes, which is essentially a widget that makes it easier for web site owners to include Quora content in their blog posts, articles and web pages. There are two options for webmasters: embedding a full answer or post, or embedding just a portion of [...]

  • Yahoo’s Mayer Nabs Another Googler For “Chief Of Staff,” Will More Come Over?

    According to Business Insider, Marissa Mayer has convinced at least one more Google employee to come over and work with her at Yahoo. That person is Andrew Schulte, who is now “Chief of Staff” at Yahoo. Previously Schulte held a number of positions at Google since joining in 2007. Most recently he was a product [...]

  • 5 Lessons From #London2012

    The Olympic Games in London were, I think most people would agree, a pretty stunning success. From the amazing opening ceremony, to the record haul of medals for the home team, it all went brilliantly. It was also, according to many, the first social media Olympics and so, as we pack away the memories of [...]

  • Google (As Motorola) Sues Apple Over Patents, Seeks US Import Ban On iPhones, Macs

    Apple has been waging a proxy war with Google and Android through its global litigation with Samsung. Now the companies will be directly battling it out in a new action filed by Google subsidiary Motorola before the US International Trade Commission (ITC). Motorola filed and partly won a patent case before the ITC, prior to [...]

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