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Digital News Roundup: May 21, 2010

This week brought big news from Google that might just change how consumers think about television — as well as new stats on Foursquare’s growing user base, the launch of a different kind of location-based network that turns check-ins into a game and a new iTunes feature that incorporates reviews via Rotten Tomatoes. Get the […]

Google Amps Up Answers to One-off Queries — What This Means for Marketers

If you’ve conducted a simple search within Google lately – which, let’s face it, you probably have – you may have noticed a new and different variety of result type.  This type of result, one that has been labeled as “One Box”, “Snippets” or “Short Answers,” is becoming more persistent within the engine.  And no […]

With SCVNGR, All the World’s a Game

Do you wish there was another mobile application where you could check in at a location? There’s no shortage of options. Yet another contender just launched very publicly with a different approach, turning the whole act of checking in into a game. Meet SCVNGR, which is as long on ambition as it is short on […]

Digital News Roundup: May 14, 2010

Headlines from this week included promising news about the online ad industry, the launch of Twitter’s Business Center and a new mobile strategy from Starbucks that utilizes location-based social network Brightkite. We recap these stories and more below. Report: Online Ad Market Rebounds in First Quarter of 2010 New comScore data signaled a display advertising […]

Facebook Redesign Brings Page Spam with Extra Helping of Fans

Amidst heavy coverage of the effects of Facebook’s recent Open Graph and Social Plugin releases, one unforeseen side effect arose that no one predicted, not even Facebook. In order to link more users to Pages , Facebook connected fans’ Likes and Interests on their profiles with corresponding Facebook Pages. However, by doing so, Facebook inadvertently […]