Marketing Day: December 18, 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:

  • Are New Terms Driving Instagram Users Away Before Marketers Can Reach Them?

    If you go by my Facebook and Twitter feeds, you’d think Instagram is finished — users are packing their bags (downloading their photos using services like Instaport) and migrating to other services like Snapchat or even the venerable Flickr. This because the Facebook-owned photo-sharing service announced changes in its terms of service due to take [...]

  • Twitter Flutters Past The 200 Million Active User Mark

    Today Twitter announced their newest milestone. The 200 million active user mark. The announcement was made in a Tweet earlier today: There are now more than 200M monthly active @twitter users. You are the pulse of the planet. We’re grateful for your ongoing support! — Twitter (@twitter) December 18, 2012 The most recent user update [...]

  • EU Takes 10 Days To Question Google Privacy Change; After Two Months, Finally Looks At Microsoft’s

    Two months after Microsoft introduced the same type privacy policy changes that Google did, and was attacked by the European Union over, the EU is finally getting around to questioning the Microsoft move. Microsoft’s change happened on October 19. It was announced with little notice to consumers. Despite allowing for cross-platform sharing in the way [...]

  • Apple’s $1 Billion Patent Infringement Verdict Against Samsung Could Turn Out Largely Symbolic

    Earlier this year Apple won a billion-dollar US patent infringement case against Samsung. On almost every single claim Apple succeeded, including claims of willful infringement by Samsung. Samsung lost on all its counterclaims. It was a staggering victory for Apple and apparent vindication of its contention that Samsung had “slavishly copied” the iPhone for its [...]

  • Report: Apple Talking To Foursquare About “Data Sharing”

    Yesterday the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple and Foursquare were talking about a “data sharing” deal. According to the article: The talks, which took place in recent weeks and involve Apple senior vice president Eddy Cue, are the latest sign of Apple’s plans to more tightly integrate local services into the iPhone and iPad. [...]

  • So Long, 2012: Analyzing The Evolving Mobile Landscape

    As we prepare for a new year in the online marketing world, it’s interesting to reflect on where 2012 has brought us. The Web experienced another year of fantastic growth. In the US alone, over 240 million consumers now access the Web – a market penetration of 78%. This overall growth is driven by an [...]

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