Marketing Day: May 30, 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:

  • ICANN’s Domain Name “Reveal Day” Is June 13

    The world should get its first look at the new batch of proposed top level domain (TLD) extensions on June 13. That’s the target date that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has set for what it’s calling “Reveal Day.” ICANN shared its planned timeline yesterday — a timeline that includes a [...]

  • Tim Cook: “Stay Tuned” For Possible Apple-Facebook Integration

    Echoing comments that he made earlier this year, Apple CEO Tim Cook said again on Tuesday that a deeper integration of Facebook into Apple products might be on the way. Cook appeared at the D10 Conference last night and told Walt Mossberg and KaraSwisher that Apple has “great appreciation” and “great respect” for Facebook. When [...]

  • Once Deemed Evil, Google Now Embraces “Paid Inclusion”

    Back when Google was an upstart search engine, one way it distinguished itself was to fight against a pay-to-play business model called “paid inclusion.” Indeed, paid inclusion was one of the original sins Google listed as part of its “Don’t Be Evil” creed. But these days, Google seems comfortable with paid inclusion, raising potential concerns for [...]

  • New Google+ Local Tab Unveiled, Will Replace Google Places

    A new product option will soon be appearing in Google+ navigation titled Google+ Local. Today, Google announced that Google Places is being phased out in exchange for a Zagat infused Google+ Local tab that can be found underneath the Games button. Upon clicking on the tab, users will be delivered to recommendations based off [...]

  • Seasonal Tips For Engaging Email Subscribers

    It’s almost summer, and that means it’s time to change up your emails. Why’s that? Tailoring your emails to the season will help you meet your subscribers’ current needs and acknowledge you care about what’s on their mind. We’ve got some content ideas that will help you with meeting seasonal needs, but you can also [...]

  • Twitter Cuts Load Time By 80% & Gets Rid Of Hashbangs In URLs

    While Twitter’s performance is leaps and bounds above their previous “fail whale” days, it will only get faster. In a blog post yesterday, the Twitter engineering team announced that they have reviewed their entire technology stack in a mission to optimize the site’s speed. With the “New Twitter” the UI rendering occurred via JavaScript on users’ browsers on both [...]

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