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After Growing Revenue 270% Last Year, Personalization Startup Sailthru Raises $19M From Benchmark, Adds Bill Gurley To Board

The Accidental Mobile Ad Clicks

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The Accidental Mobile Ad Clicks: Allen Huang, a mobile display ad PM at Google: This is only the beginning. As devices continue to converge there will be new challenges in the fight against what many have called the 'fat finger' problem. But implementing confirmed clicks is an important step that...
The Accidental Mobile Ad Clicks

Kindle for iOS gets cool X-Ray feature previously reserved for Amazon hardware, but just for Textbooks

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The Kindle app for iOS has just gained one of the best features of the hardware Kindle devices in X-Ray, the subtext service that gives you contextual info on the book you’re reading with a single tap. But it’s reserving the feature for textbooks only in this release, which is...
Kindle for iOS gets cool X-Ray feature previously reserved for Amazon hardware, but just for Textbooks

Placed Launches Placed Affiliate to Let Developers Monetize by Sharing App Location Data

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Seattle-based Placed is an analytics service that ties consumers’ smartphone behavior to brand insights, helping companies understand how their customers shop in retail locations, and showcasing to developers how users behave in their apps. Today the company is launching Placed Affiliate, a way for developers to make money by sharing information...
Placed Launches Placed Affiliate to Let Developers Monetize by Sharing App Location Data

Federated Media CEO Deanna Brown steps down, company founder John Battelle assumes leadership

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Federated Media’s CEO Deanna Brown announced today that she will be leaving her position within the company. In her place, founder and Executive Chairman John Batelle will succeed in an attempt to keep the company competitive in a evolving industry landscape. Brown has not announced her next plans, but she...
Federated Media CEO Deanna Brown steps down, company founder John Battelle assumes leadership

What the DOJ settlement means for ebook prices now

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On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote approved a proposed settlement put forth by the Department of Justice to resolve allegations that three publishers had colluded with Apple to fix ebook prices. Here’s what will happen next. Now that the settlement is approved, when will we see changes? According to...
What the DOJ settlement means for ebook prices now
Small tablets = big engagement: 20% more pageviews, more time on site for e-readers

TechStars Spotlight: Apptentive lets app lovers talk to app developers inside apps

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[Editor's note: GeekWire is running a series of profiles on the startups participating in this year's class in the TechStars Seattle incubator program. Check back each day at 1:30 p.m. for a new profile, leading up to Demo Day on Nov. 1] Mobile app developers usually publish their apps, and...
TechStars Spotlight: Apptentive lets app lovers talk to app developers inside apps
Twitter launches 'Certified Products' to further encourage the apps it wants

Pay-As-You-Read E-Bookselling Won't Make It Off The Shelves

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Entrepreneurs have often used technology to bring us services we didn't even know we needed. Who would have thought a billion people would be willing to share their lives on Facebook and hundreds of millions more would change the news industry by microblogging on Twitter? But oftentimes entrepreneurs get it...
Pay-As-You-Read E-Bookselling Won't Make It Off The Shelves

Facebook replaces 'brand resource center' with new website and assets

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Facebook has launched Facebookbrand.com to replace its previous brand resource center. The new site is more visual and offers additional guidance about how to use Facebook’s logos and trademarks in print, film, broadcast and online. The social network redesigned its “f” logo earlier this month, but as of last week...
Facebook replaces 'brand resource center' with new website and assets
Facebook's Answer To Pay-to-Play: The "Following" Feed

Apple & DOJ submit closing arguments as e-book price fixing trial comes to a close

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After a three week debate between Apple and the U.S. Department of Justice, the controversial e-book price-fixing case concluded today with final summations at the U.S. District Court in Manhattan. As part of its last remarks, Apple presented a 136-slide deck describing its case against the DOJ in full detail underscoring its argument...
Apple & DOJ submit closing arguments as e-book price fixing trial comes to a close

Sales growth outpacing audience growth at world's biggest online newspaper

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Last week, Mail Online – which overtook NYTimes.com’s readership in December – hailed passing the 100 million monthly uniques milestone. On Tuesday, its publisher DMGT said digital revenue in its Associated Newspapers division, which contains MailOnline and Metro.co.uk, grew 72 percent in the last 11 months. That is against the...
Sales growth outpacing audience growth at world's biggest online newspaper

Apple heads to court in 'unusual' antitrust trial over e-book prices

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Today the U.S. Justice Department will take Apple to court over allegations that the computer maker illegally conspired with publishers to fix the prices of electronic books, in order to sell them to users of its iPad and other iOS devices at a higher cost.    ...
Apple heads to court in 'unusual' antitrust trial over e-book prices

Help make the news with GuardianWitness

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GuardianWitness is a new iOS app developed as a partnership between the publishers of the prominent British news periodical The Guardian and the telecommunications company Everything Everywhere, aka EE. It’s available now as a free download from the App Store. The GuardianWitness app supports the web service of the same...
Help make the news with GuardianWitness

Adly Raises $2M More As It Expands Tools For Social Media Celebrity Endorsements

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Adly, a startup that connects advertisers with celebrities willing to post promoted messages on social networks, recently raised $2 million in additional funding. The new funding came from previous backer GRP Partners and new investor Siemer Ventures. Adly has now raised a total of $7.5 million. The company also launched...
Adly Raises $2M More As It Expands Tools For Social Media Celebrity Endorsements

BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Is 2013 The Year Of Mobile Payments?

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Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. What Were The Top Trends In Mobile In 2012? (Econsultancy)Was 2012 the year of mobile? No, and in reality trying to say that any 12 month period...
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Is 2013 The Year Of Mobile Payments?

Apple at Disadvantage in E-Book Trial

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The U.S. Justice Department appears to have an early edge as Apple heads to court Monday to face civil accusations that it conspired with five publishers to drive up the price of e-books....
Apple at Disadvantage in E-Book Trial

AOL's new publisher tool to compete with Google, Armstrong says its back in "ad tech game"

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AOL today announced a new product for publishers called Marketplace, which integrates various elements of its ad tech platforms. The move comes as AOL redoubles its efforts to bring in revenue unrelated to its legacy copper wire business. “This gets us back into the ad tech game in a serious manner,”...
AOL's new publisher tool to compete with Google, Armstrong says its back in "ad tech game"

Sandy Soaks Gawker, Huffpo, BuzzFeed

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Instagram user @luch313 Tons of great Sandy coverage on the Web last night and this morning. Largely absent from the conversation, though, are three New York-based news/aggregation sites: BuzzFeed, Gawker and the Huffington Post. All three publishers relied on Datagram, a Manhattan-based ISP, according to a BuzzFeed post published late...
Sandy Soaks Gawker, Huffpo, BuzzFeed

W3i rebrands as NativeX, launches new advertising platform

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Monetization and user acquisition provider W3i today announced that it has rebranded the company, changing its name to NativeX. The company’s name change comes alongside its other announcement, pivoting the business to providing native ad units for its customers, a form of in-app advertising where publishers can integrate ads into...
W3i rebrands as NativeX, launches new advertising platform

Study: WordPress Grabs More Share Of Top 100 Blogs

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WordPress continues to gain in popularity among top blog publishers. The blogging platform’s market share rose to 52 percent, up from 48 percent last year, according to Royal Pingdom, which uses the Technorati Top 100 blogs list for its annual study. To get a sense of WordPress’ growth... Please visit Marketing...
Study: WordPress Grabs More Share Of Top 100 Blogs

Explainer: what the ebook settlement means for publishers, Apple and you

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The states unveiled a deal this week that, if approved, would see consumers collect a refund of 25 cents to $1.32 for each ebook they bought from big publishers. It’s splashy news but the reality is more complicated. Here’s an easy-to-read explanation of the latest twist in the fight over...
Explainer: what the ebook settlement means for publishers, Apple and you

Here's A Taste Of What Publishers Will Do If First Sale Rights For Foreign Goods Disappear

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As Techdirt reported a few months back, the Supreme Court Justices seem rightly concerned about the "parade of horribles" -- things that would happen if the decision in the Wiley v. Kirtsaeng copyright case over whether or not you have the right to resell a foreign-made product you bought were...
Here's A Taste Of What Publishers Will Do If First Sale Rights For Foreign Goods Disappear

Why Magazines Are Using Digital To Boost Prices, Not Bolster Innovation

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Well, this is disappointing. As magazines make the transition from print to pixels, some publishers are using the move as an opportunity to jack up their prices - in some cases, to more than they were charging for print editions. And that's for tablet versions that are too often crappy...
Why Magazines Are Using Digital To Boost Prices, Not Bolster Innovation

Meebo to retire toolbar on June 6th, plans to focus on Google+ instead

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Just over a year ago Google snapped up a little social outfit called Meebo, quickly dismantling most of the firm's services. The lone survivor? The Meebo Bar, an unobtrusive social toolbar that offers Facebook, Twitter and Google+ connectivity as well as minimal advertising. Nothing lasts forever though -- Meebo...
Meebo to retire toolbar on June 6th, plans to focus on Google+ instead

New: Google AdSense Ad Code For Responsive Design, A/B Testing & More

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With the latest update to the “Modifying Ad Code”, Google now allows publishers to make some changes to their AdSense ad code. Google has provided code snippets to help publishers implement the following techniques with their ads: Responsive design: Create a single webpage that will... Please visit Marketing Land for the full...
New: Google AdSense Ad Code For Responsive Design, A/B Testing & More

Heyzap Introduces Ads To Its Mobile Gaming Network

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Heyzap, a Y Combinator-incubated social platform for mobile games, is releasing a software development kit allowing developers and publishers to introduce Heyzap ads to their games. Basically, it’s turning Heyzap’s social network into an ad network too — developers can use it to promote their games in other Heyzap games,...
Heyzap Introduces Ads To Its Mobile Gaming Network

Balanced releases its Payouts API as a standalone offering giving access to next-day ACH deposits

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Marketplace payment service Balanced has announced the official release of its Balanced Payouts, a standalone API that allows developers to tap into next-day ACH deposits . While not a new feature for the company, it is the first time it has been released on its own — previously it was part...
Balanced releases its Payouts API as a standalone offering giving access to next-day ACH deposits
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