Noteworthy from the past couple days…
Google, Skype, Apple among the most impactful brands of 2005. Results from BrandChannel’s Reader’s Choice Awards.
A Generation Serves Notice: It’s a Moving Target. Mainstream media brings us one of these stories per quarter it seems, all about the elusiveness of young people to marketers. As David Card notes, this one does a good job of describing the implications of media fragmentation in market research terms.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer kills dayparting on its site. The move has only to do with content layout, but the thinking behind the decision certainly has ad implications. (via)
Big Film Festival Focuses on Small Screen. A Sundance panel on mobile distribution of films.
180solutions Spyware Practice Far From Perfect. The Center for Democracy & Technology complains to the FTC that the company has “deliberately and repeatedly” engaged in illegal and unethical spyware practices.
Despite the fact that it faces growing competition from Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, Google-owned YouTube is still one of the most popular ... read more
Amazon prides itself on being the most “customer-centric” company in the world, but according to investigative journalism non-profit ProPublica, Amazon’s algorithms are often anything but ... read more