Facebook blasts through $1bn ad barrier, MySpace left trailing

The mighty Facebook is set to blast through the $1bn ad barrier this year with researcher eMarketer predicting ad revenue of $1.38bn, way ahead of News Corporation’s struggling MySpace on $347m. Next year Facebook should exceed Yahoo’s $1.6bn while MySpace ...

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Philips reviews $100m digital account at Tribal DDB

It’s getting to be a trend, win a big award for your creative work and the client promptly reviews the account. Dutch electronics giant Philips was no doubt delighted to pick up this year’s film Grand Prix at Cannes for ...

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Twitter launches own tweet button, offers new deal to TweetMeme

In its short life Twitter has been a remarkably generous company, seemingly happy to allow other companies to use its existence and data to build their own businesses. One such is TweetMeme whose retweet button, in effect a way of ...

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UK’s Advertising Standards Authority produces definitive ruling on f**k

Namely that everybody knows what you mean so you can’t use the disguised version in an untargeted mailing (or presumably any other paid-for communication) as everyone knows what it means (clearly true) and some people might find it ‘irrelevant, gratuitous ...

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Apple disappoints Playboy fans

Playboy magazine enthusiasts who have excitedly signed up for its new premium-priced iPad app have been bitterly disappointed by the absence of certain fundamental content traditional to the magazine. The online tech and media forums have been full of complaints ...

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Tim Bell defends PR industry against Guardian attack

Anyone who knows Lord Bell, the communications Svengali who masterminded Margaret Thatcher’s rise to power, will be well aware that he could talk for the UK in the Olympics. top internet security software So it’s a strangely laconic response from ...

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Amazon, Tesco and M & S top email table

The most popular companies to email consumers are Amazon, Tesco and Marks and Spencer, according to new research. More than a quarter of the survey said they would most like to receive emails from these companies. Apparently they score the ...

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Is Google running out of (its own) ideas?

The company’s hardly on its uppers of course with about $30bn available to spend but Google, like other tech giants before it including Microsoft and Yahoo, is hitting problems trying to diversify out of its core area of search. Its ...

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