Marketing Day: May 13, 2013

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:

  • The Hilarious In-Person Tour Of A Facebook Update [Video] The folks from sketch comedy group Extremely Decent have personified the frustration many users have felt upon seeing yet another update to the Facebook UI. Ready for your friends and friends-of-friends to have access to your music and photos? Want to find out about all the events you’ve been invited to? Take the tour! Here [...]
  • Online Sales Tax: Why E-Commerce Companies Are On Both Sides Of The Debate If passed by the House, the Marketplace Fairness Act, which aims to level the playing field between online retailers and brick-and-mortar businesses, could go into effect as soon as this fall. As it stands now, the bill would require remote sellers, including online businesses, with gross receipts over $1 million to collect sales tax in qualifying states [...]
  • Google: We’re Okay With Facebook Home … For Now One of Google’s top executives says the company is okay — for now — with Facebook Home’s presence on Android devices, but it may change its mind in the future. Sundar Pichai, who recently took over Android in addition to leading Google’s Chrome and Apps efforts, spoke about Facebook’s new Android experience in an interview [...]
  • Google+ Adds Content Recommendations For Mobile Websites Website owners with a Google+ page will soon be able to add content recommendations to the user experience on their mobile websites. Google just announced the new feature today, which blends both Google+ activity (such as +1s and shares) and search authorship to determine the best related content to show to users as they browse [...]
  • Twitter CEO Leaves Role As UK Director Two Days After Dissolution Of TweetDeck Two days after the May 7 dissolution of TweetDeck, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo resigned from his role as UK Director. TweetDeck’s failure to file 2011 accounts led to its forced dissolution by Cardiff-based Companies House, followed by Costolo stepping away from the role of UK Director on May 9. Dublin-based accountant Laurence O’Brien was selected [...]
  • Report: Brands Continue To Overlook & Neglect Google+ Pages While Google+’s numbers continue to grow, it appears that brand engagement has faltered, at least according to a new article from Reuters. Of the top 100 brands that Reuters analyzed, 72 had a Google+ page, but roughly 40% of brands have never posted content or have done so infrequently. McDonald’s, one of the largest advertisers hasn’t even [...]
  • Microsoft Calls On “SNL” Alum Schneider To Bash Google Docs In a new series of ads, Microsoft is trying to cast doubt on the reliability and productivity of Google Docs. The spots featuring Saturday Night Live alum Rob Schneider (and in one case, retired baseball great Pete Rose) argue that Google Docs is too much of a “risk” and “not worth the gamble.” Of the [...]
  • Hints About The Future Of Mobile Search At Google I/O 2013 This week, Google will have its 6th annual developer conference, Google I/O, where the theme will be “Innovation in the Open.” Mobile Search, in particular, looks to be a focus in this year, and we can already pick up some pre-conference clues that indicate where the search giant is headed. Unfortunately, we won’t hear from [...]
  • Google Glass Diary, Part 2: Positive Public Reactions & The Importance Of Google I/O This Week There’s a hint of truth in Peter Shankman’s recent article, the one where he says Robert Scoble is so over the top about Google Glass that he’s damning the device to be nerds-only for eternity. But, the reality is that most of America (much less the world) doesn’t know or care who Scoble is, and [...]

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