Marketing Day: January 10, 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:

  • Twitter: Google+ Integration In Google Search Is “Bad” For Everyone

    It’s only been a few hours since Google announced “Search, Plus Your World”, a deeper integration of content from two of its own products — Google+ and Picasa — into Google’s main search results. And one of Google’s major competitors in the social space is already speaking out against it. In a statement sent a [...]

  • Google Maps To Navigate Its Way To Google+ Games In February

    Google will be releasing a Google maps oriented game for Google+ in February. The preview features some fun music, and looks similar to the old Marble Madness game – except played on a Google Map: The game features some slick graphics that mimic the new Google maps site. The updated site uses elegant HTML5 and [...]

  • Google+ Gets Big Push With New “Search Plus Your World” Feature

    Google+, Google’s six-month-old social network, is getting a huge push with today’s announcement of “Search, Plus Your World” – a dramatic change to Google’s search results. With “Search, Plus Your World” (let’s call it SPYW going forward), Google will begin polling more content from Google+ (and photos from Picasa) into its main search results: content [...]

  • Sprint To Get Galaxy Nexus, Will Allow Google Wallet

    Yesterday US carrier Sprint announced that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was coming to its network — with Google Wallet: Galaxy Nexus will also be Sprint’s second smartphone enabled with NFC supporting Google Wallet, enabling the phone to be used like a wallet to make safe, secure purchases at hundreds of thousands of participating retailers. Verizon, [...]

  • Who’s Surgin’, Who’s Saggin’: iPhone Or Android?

    Some numbers released yesterday by NPD Group suggested that the iPhone was regaining some of the market share it had recently lost to Android. According to the firm’s data, Q4 US smartphone sales look like the following: NPD also said that iPhone incarnations constituted the top three devices sold in Q4, followed by Samsung and [...]

  • Twitter Launches Content Distribution Program For Verified Accounts

    Today Twitter announced they will be releasing an Verified Account data to partner companies that will disperse handles, Tweets and metadata to media and content services. This will allow Twitter content from musicians, actors and celebrities to accompany related media. Three different partners have been selected for this pilot program, The Echo Next, Gracenote and Rovi. The Echo Nest [...]

  • Return Path Acquires OtherInbox, Expanding Its Trove Of Email Data

    In a bid to expand its services, email deliverability firm Return Path has acquired OtherInbox, a start-up that helps consumers manage their communications with etailers and other bulk senders by organizing and filtering their messages — an aim similar to Gmail’s priority inbox feature. Financial terms were not disclosed. OtherInbox’s founder and CEO, Joshua Baer, will [...]

  • Affiliates Get A Win: Amazon Will Collect Sales Tax In Indiana

    Amazon has agreed to begin collecting sales tax in Indiana, marking a rare win both for affiliates and U.S. states. The company and state announced the agreement Monday, a deal that requires Amazon to collect sales tax on internet purchases on January 1, 2014 — or 90 days after any federal legislation on internet sales [...]

  • Steve Ballmer’s Last CES Keynote: Metro, Metro, Metro & Windows, Window, Windows

    If you were expecting big news from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s final CES keynote, forget it. “Windows Store” for applications is coming in February. Aside from that, his conversation-style keynote with Ryan Seacrest was more a recap than a big look forward. “In 2012, what’s next? Metro, Metro, Metro, and, of course, Windows, Windows, Windows,” [...]

  • SOPA Issues To Be Discussed At Upcoming House Hearing

    Members of the U.S. House of Representatives will conduct a hearing later this month to discuss the issues that the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) (and similar legislation) is trying to address. Rep. Darrell Issa of California, Chairman of the House’s Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, announced the hearing today. On January 18th, [...]

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