Marketing Day: September 17, 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:

  • Report: Outside Image Services Next On Twitter’s Hit List

    If you’re one of those third-party image services that works with Twitter, it might be time to start thinking about a pivot. Having already circled its API wagons to the detriment of LinkedIn users, Instagram users, and angering many with its new developer ecosystem vision, Twitter appears set to drop the hammer next on companies [...]

  • Report: Google+ Hits 400 Million Accounts, But Monthly Active Users Drop By 33%

    Today Google’ Senior Vice President, Engineering, Vic Gundotra, released a post welcoming Nik Software and updating current Google+ stats. According to Gundotra, 400 million users have “upgraded” to Google+ since public signup opened to all. Of the 400 million users, 100 million users are monthly active users of Google+. This number has dropped by 50 million since Google announced [...]

  • Now Filming At Google: “The Internship” With Vince Vaughn & Owen Wilson

    We wrote earlier about a new movie, “The Internship,” starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as slightly-older-than-normal Google interns. Some of the filming is now happening at Google itself. The comedy stars Vaughn and Wilson as 40-something salesmen who, after getting laid-off, begin anew as interns with Google. Filming began in August at the Georgia [...]

  • Five Steps To Integrate Visual Content Into Your Social Media Strategy

    “Blogs were one of the earliest forms of social networking where people were writing 1,000 words. When we moved to status updates on Facebook, our posts became shorter. Then micro-blogs like Twitter came along and shortened our updates to 140 characters. Now we are even skipping words altogether and moving towards more visual communication with [...]

  • Google Strengthens Mobile Photo Presence With Snapseed Acquisition

    Today Google has acquired Nik Software, the makers of popular mobile and desktop app Snapseed. Snapseed is a hybrid app that meshes Photoshop-like editing capabilities with Instagram like filtering. In addition to Snapseed, Nik Software has a handful of other photo editing tools. The purchase price was not disclosed. The iOS Snapseed mobile app had [...]

  • Acer, Skyhook And Google’s Android Self-Interest

    Danny has written two articles about Android, openness and the degree of Google’s control over the ecosystem. These were sparked by the recent controversy surrounding computer-maker Acer’s attempt to use a non-authorized version of Android (the Alibaba-made Aliyun OS) on mobile handsets: Google: Acer Can’t Work On “Non-Compatible Android” & Be Part Of Open Handset Alliance [...]

  • What Is The One True Android & How “Open” Is It?

    Ironically on iPhone 5 day, Google finds itself about to be embroiled in a fresh debate over how much it controls “open” Android as well as what Android actually is. It’s well past time for “Android” to mean the mobile operating system that Google largely controls while some other name is found for the entirely [...]

  • Google: Acer Can’t Work On “Non-Compatible Android” & Be Part Of Open Handset Alliance

    This week, Acer abruptly pulled out of a news conference about it produce a smartphone using the Aliyun mobile operating system. Alibaba, which makes Aliyun, said Google pressured Acer to drop out. Now Google is sharing its story. Acer pulled out because by being a member of the Open Handset Alliance, it had to. Here’s [...]

  • Report: Google Declines White House Request To Take Down Controversial Mohammed Video In The US

    The White House reportedly requested that Google reconsider its decision to keep up the controversial video of Mohammed that sparked protests, and a deadly attack on the US Embassy in Libya, in the United States. But the search giant, which owns and operates YouTube, declined, though it has already taken down the video in Libya, [...]

  • Apple Notches More Patent-Related Victories Against Android OEMs: Samsung And Motorola

    According to Bloomberg Apple has won another legal victory against rival Samsung, this time in front of the US International Trade Commission (ITC). Samsung had gone to the ITC to block the importing of iPhones and iPads (from China) into the US on patent-infringement grounds. Samsung claimed four patent violations by Apple. Administrative law judge James [...]

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