Marketing Day: January 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:

  • Q1 Now The Deadline For Decision On EU Antitrust Complaint Against Google

    According to Reuters European regulators are going to decide by the end of Q1 2012 (March) about the filing of a formal antitrust case against Google. Apparently this timing is much sooner than expected. The European investigation began a little more than a year ago in November 2010. The European Commission investigation arose out of formal [...]

  • Why The Web Is Going Dark Over SOPA & PIPA

    Major web sites have gone dark to protest the anti-piracy bills in the US Congress known as SOPA and PIPA. Internet companies fear they potentially could “break” the internet by giving out powers to broadly to ban or censor web sites. Status Of The Bills SOPA — the Stop Online Piracy Act — is the bill in [...]

  • As Jerry Yang Steps Down, Remembering The Yahoo Priority Queue

    With Jerry Yang stepping down from Yahoo’s board of directors today, I couldn’t help but think back to one of my first encounters with him, a fond memory shared by the shrinking pool of veteran internet marketers. It was the day Jerry started the Yahoo Priority Queue. Yahoo The Gatekeeper Think of how big and [...]

  • Google Adds Meme Generator & Hashtag Auto Complete To Google+

    Today Google announced the addition of two new features to Google+. One of the features is quite helpful and time saving, the other … not so much. Hashtag Autocomplete The first item coming to Google + is an auto-complete feature for hashtags. This will allow popular hashtags to appear when a user enters the ‘#’ symbol.. This looks [...]

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