Marketing Day: July 16, 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:

  • Simpler LinkedIn Homepage Rolling Out To The Masses

    The world’s most popular professional social network is getting a fresh new look. Say goodbye to the abundance of white-space, large profile pictures and small post graphics. The new LinkedIn helps to make the content shared the focal point with a much cleaner, modern look. The design will utilize more greys and blacks (similar to the [...]

  • Senate Hearing To Examine Facebook’s Facial Recognition

    Facebook’s use of facial recognition technology will be discussed during a Senate hearing on Wednesday. According to The Hill, Facebook will send Rob Sherman, its Washington DC-based Manager of Privacy and Public Policy to meet with a sub-panel of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Senator Al Franken called for the hearing. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), chairman [...]

  • The Google Nexus 7 Tablet: Perfect For When The iPad Is Too Much

    Finally, there’s an Android tablet I like: the Nexus 7. More important, Google’s produced a device that’s a solid alternative to the iPad. If you can’t afford an iPad, don’t like the size of an iPad or for some reason just don’t want an iPad, the Nexus 7 may be the tablet — or should [...]

  • What We Can All Learn From The Slow Demise Of Flickr And Last.fm

    Picture the scene: a two-person team of entrepreneurs, made up of a business head and a developer, had pivoted their original business into the hottest photo sharing platform in the world. With growth of over 400% in its first twelve months it was snapped up by one of the giants of the web for a [...]

  • Leveraging Programmatic Media Buying To Expand Reach And ROI Of Retargeting Campaigns

    Over the last 24 months the display ad space has continued to see rapid acceleration of budgets moving through programmatic media buying platforms such as Demand Side Platforms (DSP). The forces behind this growth are well documented: Impression level price transparency Ability to “cherry pick” desired impressions with granular focus Hands-on control of campaign data [...]

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