Facebook, Twitter, iPad Ads and More: What Mattered in 2010

From Facebook’s Like button expansion to Twitter’s first ads, the stories that drove the industry in 2010, as reportd by ClickZ News:

  1. Facebook Plants Like Button Across the Web
  2. Facebook dramatically increased its presence on the Web by syndicating its well-known “Like” button to numerous third party sites.

  3. The FTC Calls for Do-Not-Track
  4. The Federal Trade Commission upped the ante on industry self-regulators, calling for a stringent do-not-track mechanism.

  5. Online Advertisers Unveil Big Self-Regulatory Push
  6. More than 50 of the largest publishers, ad networks and third party data firms agree to participate in the industry’s potentially far-reaching behavioral ad choice initiative.

  7. Google’s AdMob Buy Approved
  8. Google’s $750 million acquisition of the mobile advertising company passes government muster, launching the race to own the mobile ad space.

  9. Apple Buys Quattro
  10. Apple’s Quattro Wireless acquisition represented its first foray into digital advertising, and led to an explosion of mobile ad spending in 2010.

  11. The First iPad Ads
  12. ClickZ reviews the ads appearing in four apps for Apple’s iPad in a video.

  13. Twitter Finally Unveils Its Ad Model
  14. The earliest Twitter ads were used by Best Buy, Sony Pictures, Virgin America, and others.

  15. Foursquare Builds Audience
  16. The company garnered thousands of new users at Austin’s South-By-Southwest interactive conference, adding fuel to hype around the emerging geo-social platforms.

  17. Facebook Launches Places
  18. Facebook enters the location-based business, partnering with would-be rivals.

  19. Ads on FarmVille
  20. Microsoft’s Bing makes a splash on popular Facebook app FarmVille.

  21. Old Spice Takes Web Video By Storm
  22. ClickZ went behind the scenes of Wieden+Kennedy’s beloved social media campaign for Old Spice.

  23. Yahoo Moves to Bing
  24. Yahoo completed its transition to Microsoft’s Bing, representing a last-ditch effort to gain search market share from Google.

  25. The Facebook Takeover
  26. A timeline tracking the rapid expansion of Facebook’s open graph in its first six months.

  27. The 2010 Digital Election
  28. ClickZ’s top 7 digital trends that made the 2010 election tick.

  29. And, in the “just can’t resist” category:Remember Chatroulette?
  30. One brand’s foray into the untamed world that quickly became a forgotten fad.

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