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HP Combines Printers And PCs Divisions Into The Printing and Personal Systems Group

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HP announced today that the two of the company’s largest divisions will be combined into one, if you will, super division. The Imaging and Printing Group (IPG) and Personal Systems Group (PSG) are joining together to be called The Printing and Personal Systems Group. This is a long time coming....
HP Combines Printers And PCs Divisions Into The Printing and Personal Systems Group
Amazon pulls 5,000 titles from Kindle Store after IPG refuses new contract

HP Confirms Merger of PC, Printer Units but Analysts Question Savings

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Hewlett-Packard Wednesday announced the merger of its Imaging and Printing Group (IPG) and its Personal Systems Group (PSG) in what it called an effort to drive......
HP Confirms Merger of PC, Printer Units but Analysts Question Savings

This MIT Startup Figured Out A Way To Code Facial Expressions

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Marketers already know way to much about us thanks to online tracking, and now they have yet another powerful way to understand consumers. MIT startup Affectiva has created a webcam that codes facial expressions and a sensor that measures changes in body temperature. Both could be a huge way for...
This MIT Startup Figured Out A Way To Code Facial Expressions

As Amazon and IPG's Fight Continues, One Client's Sales Fall By 40%

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It’s been a few weeks since Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) removed the Kindle versions of 5,000 titles from distributor Independent Publishers Group, but IPG has not capitulated to Amazon’s demand for better terms. Now one IPG client, who is losing sales fast, has launched a Change.org petition to “stop Amazon’s...
As Amazon and IPG's Fight Continues, One Client's Sales Fall By 40%
Google and the French press: a new entente?

There's a Storm Ahead for HP's Printer Business

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When the troubled IT giant Hewlett-Packard reports its quarterly results tomorrow, most analysts expect it to come through and meet — and perhaps even beat — some already diminished expectations. Yet HP is facing a significant problem in a key market: Printing. HP’s Imaging and Printing Group, or IPG, accounts...
There's a Storm Ahead for HP's Printer Business
Is Facebook killing HP’s printer business?

Why Amazon's Kindle Battle With IPG Matters

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Amazon’s decision to yank almost 5,000 Kindle titles from distributor Independent Publishing Group after IPG refused to give the retailer better terms may be a harbinger of things to come. A few thoughts: Will Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) try to grab distributors’ digital business for itself? Key sentence in IPG...
Why Amazon's Kindle Battle With IPG Matters

Kiip mobile rewards platform arrives in Japan with campaign for Ponta loyalty program

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Kiip, a reward service for mobile apps, has kicked off its first entry into Japan, partnering with local loyalty program Ponta for its first campaign. Ponta is a useful partner to have in Japan, as it already has a relationship with 20,000 retailers across the country. Kiip’s reward offers 5,000...
Kiip mobile rewards platform arrives in Japan with campaign for Ponta loyalty program
IPG announces DRM-free option for client publishers
PAC-12 iPad App streams live broadcast of college football (and other sports) to your iPad

ABA to DOJ on e-book settlement: Punish collusion, not indie bookstores

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In his letter to the Department of Justice on the proposed e-book settlement, American Booksellers Association president Oren Teicher calls Amazon a “classic free-rider” and argues that settling publishers Hachette, Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins should not have to drop the agency pricing model as a requirement of the settlement....
ABA to DOJ on e-book settlement: Punish collusion, not indie bookstores
Can We Bridge Data to Humanity? We Best Talk About It.
Is HP getting ready for a big split?

WPP's Buddy Media Deal Could Signal Era Of Consolidation In Facebook Ad Buying (WPPGY, IPG, OMC)

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WPP's new deal with Buddy Media—in which the company will become the "preferred social ad management partner" for GroupM, WPP's media-buying arm—could signal an era of consolidation in the social media ad buying world. It is the second recent deal in which a large ad agency holding company has locked...
WPP's Buddy Media Deal Could Signal Era Of Consolidation In Facebook Ad Buying (WPPGY, IPG, OMC)

After 2 months, Amazon restores IPG’s Kindle titles

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Two months after Amazon yanked book distributor IPG’s 5,000 titles from the Kindle store in a fight over terms, the two companies have come to an agreement and Amazon has restored the titles, Publishers Lunch reports. Here’s IPG’s letter to clients: Dear Publishers, IPG and Amazon have agreed on terms;...
After 2 months, Amazon restores IPG’s Kindle titles

Invisible Phone Guard protects your gear from rogue hammers and knives

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LAS VEGAS--How many times has this happened to you? You're focusing on the perfect phrasing for your tweet, when some random jerk comes running by and smashes your phone with a claw hammer? Well, probably never, but a new material called Invisible Phone Guard (IPG) can protect your mobile...
Invisible Phone Guard protects your gear from rogue hammers and knives

Old Spice Somehow Created A Scratch 'N Sniff Web Banner Ad [THE BRIEF]

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Good morning, AdLand. Here's what you need to know today: According to the Denver Egotist, Old Spice created the world's very first -- and maybe last -- online scratch 'n sniff banner ad. While you won't be able to smell the scent immediately off of your computer screen (because that's impossible), consumers...
Old Spice Somehow Created A Scratch 'N Sniff Web Banner Ad [THE BRIEF]

Mobile Rewards Startup Kiip Gets A Strategic Investment From Ad Giant Interpublic

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Kiip just announced that it has received funding from ad holding company Interpublic. Brian Wong, the startup’s co-founder and CEO, said the investment was actually included in the $11 million round that he announced last year, and it’s part of a partnership between the two companies. Kiip and IPG were...
Mobile Rewards Startup Kiip Gets A Strategic Investment From Ad Giant Interpublic

ADVERTISERS: Facebook Is Now Teaching Classes On How To Use The Site

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Facebook is providing a new resource for advertisers that are confused about the best way to utilize the site for clients--a grumbling that has gotten increasingly louder since the Facebook IPO. First announced in June, Facebook Studio Edge is finally rolling out to ad agencies around the world and will...
ADVERTISERS: Facebook Is Now Teaching Classes On How To Use The Site

How Google Helps Fuel A Cesspit Of Conflicts Among Web Ad Buyers (GOOG, WPPGY, IPG, OMC, PUB)

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The incentives Google gives to ad agencies who buy media space on its properties are, in part, fueling a cesspit of conflicts of interest among those agencies, and hurting clients as a result, to hear the trade press tell it. Ad Age, DigiDay, and TechCrunch normally treat adtech executives like...
How Google Helps Fuel A Cesspit Of Conflicts Among Web Ad Buyers (GOOG, WPPGY, IPG, OMC, PUB)
HP rumored to be combining printer and PC groups
Amazon Yanks 5,000 Kindle IPG Titles In Fight Over Terms

Google v the French press: how to avoid a lose-lose scenario

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Why the two parties need to come to an agreement within 10 days or face legislative interventionGoogle and the French press have been negotiating for almost three months now. If there is no agreement within 10 days, the government is determined to intervene and pass a law instead. This would...
Google v the French press: how to avoid a lose-lose scenario

Facebook's New Mobile Ads Highlight Zuckerberg's Big Strategy Dilemma (FB)

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Facebook's decision to allow advertisers to buy "Sponsored Stories" in users' News Feeds, that appear only on their mobile phones underlines the major cultural battleground inside Facebook right now. On one side you've got founder Mark Zuckerberg, whose prime concern is the user experience, and who famously wrote before the...
Facebook's New Mobile Ads Highlight Zuckerberg's Big Strategy Dilemma (FB)

HP Earnings Better Than Expected, But PC Sales Are Still Awful (HPQ)

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HP's earnings came in ahead of expectations, but revenue was lower than expected. The company reported non-GAAP EPS of $0.92 on revenue of $30.0 billion.  That's a drop of 32% and 7% respectively from last year, but it's better than what Wall Street expected. Analysts were expecting EPS of...
HP Earnings Better Than Expected, But PC Sales Are Still Awful (HPQ)

Kiip, Interpublic enter strategic partnership

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Mobile rewards platform Kiip today announced it entered a strategic partnership with global advertising holding company Interpublic (NYSE: IPG). The partnership includes an investment by IPG during Kiip’s latest $11 million round of funding, which included additional investments from Relay Ventures, Hummber Winbald, True Ventures and Digital Garage. Kiip...
Kiip, Interpublic enter strategic partnership

Waterstones CEO: Amazon partnership great, except for the "bear traps"

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As UK bookstore chain Waterstones prepares to start selling Kindles in its stores next month, CEO James Daunt admitted yesterday that the chain’s Amazon partnership has been a bit fraught. “There are substantial difficulties for us around working with our major competitor,” Daunt said at the Independent Publishers Guild Digital...
Waterstones CEO: Amazon partnership great, except for the "bear traps"

HP Pounds Another Nail In The PC's Coffin

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Remember when computers were cool and printers were boring peripherals? Well, these days there seems to be fewer and fewer difference between the two devices. At least HP seems to think so. Reports are circulating today that the hardware giant plans to combine its not-all-that-profitable PC division (you know, the...
HP Pounds Another Nail In The PC's Coffin
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