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Wait! What’s This? A Different Search Engine?

Quintara has launched.  Quintara is a new search engine that generates ‘clouds’ of results for your requested terms. I love it.  Too bad they don’t have an ad management...

Welcoming our Media Overlord: Google Launches Ad-Management Platform

For some reason, this article conjured up images of Spaceballs, with Rick Moranis doing a checklist of how to rule the universe. 1.  Launch easy to use search engine 2. ...

Music: Surrge offers referral distribution system

I love hearing about new distribution models for music, if only because it will prove repeatedly that industry proposals to legislate ISP levies are nonsense. Surrge.com launched this week at...

Virtual Worlds: Still More Questions than Answers

Full Story Here. A number of creative folks have made solid use of virtual worlds to promote their products (see rabble.ca on Second Life, as developed by w8nc), but the...

Future Bright for Widgets

Full Story Here. I haven’t spoken much about ‘widgets’, so no time like the present to jump on the band-wagon. The term ‘widget’ is the label for any application that...

Ad Networks Article

Please read the attached contribution that I made to Canadian Magazines: http://smallmagazines.blogspot.com/2008/03/ad-networks-explained.html I had some great input from a few folks, including Kristie Painting with Olive and Reeshma Esmail at...

Is “social” not working out?

At least according to Business Week. Advertising is growing fast on social networks. User hours are plummeting. Response is going down. Surprise, surprise. To date, I haven’t been wowed by...

More Americans turn to Web for News

Story here. Major sources of news: Internet = 46% (up from 40% last year) TV = 33% Radio = 11% Print =...

Numbers I Like: Interactive Ad Revenues to Reach $147 Billion by 2012

Story here. From $45 billion projected for the final number in 2007 to $147 billion in 2012.  Wow! This is for the US, of course, but in Canada, if we...

Marc Andreessen: NYT on Deathwatch

From the article:  I hereby inaugurate my New York Times Deathwatch, which will continue until the last Sulzberger has left the building. – Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Netscape. OK.  I’ve...

 
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