While Apple's iTunes Store and App Store were down, Romanian consumers were able to get free KFC meals as part of the chicken chain's new "Don't panic, man" campaign.
Those who win in the email marketing world are devising different sets of rules and tactics for every segment of consumers. By the end of the year there won't be one set of best practices - there will be many.
Although it's still invite-only, it's only a matter of time before Gmail's Inbox becomes the norm, so email marketers need to prepare themselves.
In the second part of this series on Google's newest email innovation, Google Inbox, email marketing experts weigh in on how the new product will affect marketers.
The new product hopes to make email more interactive by allowing users to group messages by subject and highlight important information while providing supplementary information based on message content.
Advertising on Outlook.com is now available in Hong Kong, in addition to the existing seven markets in Asia-Pacific.
With all the changes coming to the email channel, it's easy to lose sight of what you need to focus on to both optimize what you're doing today and strategically plan for continued optimization tomorrow.
Several leading email strategists and deliverability experts weigh in with their thoughts and advice on email engagement and deliverability.
Google Plus is a great set of technologies and is very well integrated into Google's overall set of services, including YouTube and Gmail, so it shouldn't be going anywhere anytime soon.
Facebook is reportedly planning an e-money service in Europe, which would allow users to make transactions directly through the social network.