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Verizon plans to rebrand AOL and Yahoo as ‘Oath’

Posted in advertising, digital media, Internet Activity & Sites, world wide web, Yahoo! with tags , , on April 3, 2017 by gadler

“After announcing the acquisition last July, Verizon got a discount on the dot com icon after Yahoo revealed it had suffered a major data breach not once, but twice. Overall, 1.5 billion users may have been compromised leading Verizon to ask for a discount of up to $1 billion off the original purchase price.”

Read the rest of the article here: https://thenextweb.com/business/2017/04/03/verizon-plans-rebrand-aol-yahoo-oath/#.tnw_WCjSa5O5

Hilton’s HHonors app redesign unlocks mobile chat, digital key expansion – Mobile Marketer – Strategy

Posted in app, mobile, Travel/Entertainment, world wide web on August 12, 2016 by gadler

“Hilton’s forthcoming redesign of its HHonors loyalty application will enable users to receive push notifications at various points throughout their travel journeys, use real-time chat to communicate with front desk personnel and share digital room keys with more family members.

The hotel brand is ushering in an updated HHonors app this fall, which will include full iOS compatibility as well as the option to mark a favorite hotel room so that customers can book the same space for future visits. The redesign also brings about additional features for Hilton’s digital key program, such as the ability for consumers to use multiple digital keys on several smartphones for the same room.”

 

Source: Hilton’s HHonors app redesign unlocks mobile chat, digital key expansion – Mobile Marketer – Strategy

Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

Posted in digital media, internet, LinkedIn, social media, world wide web, www with tags , , , on June 13, 2016 by gadler

Microsoft announced a $26.2 billion deal on Monday to acquire professional social platform LinkedIn for $196 per share.

Shares of LinkedIn surged 48 percent after the announcement, while Microsoft’s stock was down 4 percent. Trading in Microsoft had been halted briefly for news pending before the announcement of the all-cash deal.

Jeff Weiner will stay on as CEO of LinkedIn and will report to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. The deal was unanimously approved by both companies’ boards, and is expected to close by the end of the year. The acquisition is still subject to approval by LinkedIn shareholders and regulators.”

Read more here: Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

 

Google’s Subscription Ad-Blocking Service Arrives In Beta 04/24/2015

Posted in advertising, Google, interactive advertising, world wide web with tags , , on April 24, 2015 by gadler

Google Contributor invites began arriving in email inboxes this week. The company’s paid subscription service reduces the number of ads an individual sees on a Web page when visiting participating publisher sites. …

Mashable, the Onion, Imgur, ScienceDaily, wikiHow and Urban Dictionary have signed on to participate. In fact, Google tells us, millions of sites — from small blogs to large news sites — have joined.

Participating Web sites see a percentage of the money contributed by subscribers.”

 

Google’s Subscription Ad-Blocking Service Arrives In Beta 04/24/2015.

FCC Won’t Issue Public Notice On Net Neutrality Options | Broadcasting & Cable

Posted in internet, net neutrality, world wide web on December 15, 2014 by gadler

The FCC will not put out a formal public notice (PN) seeking additional comment on any of the proposed hybrid variations on new Open Internet rules offered up by various parties.”

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FCC Won’t Issue Public Notice On Net Neutrality Options | Broadcasting & Cable.

Tablets Owners Buy More Consumer Electronics

Posted in Consumers, iPad, mobile, Retail, tablet, world wide web with tags , , , , on September 4, 2014 by gadler

“It’s an all-digital world for most tablet owners. According to new research from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), just over half (54%) of online consumers have purchased tablets for themselves. This research shows a 4% rise in overall tablet ownership and a general tendency on the part of this audience to purchase more electronic devices than other consumers.”

Read the rest here: Tablets Owners Buy More Consumer Electronics.

Net Neutrality – Simply Explained, in Simple English

Posted in internet, Internet Activity & Sites, video, world wide web, www with tags , , , , , on April 24, 2014 by gadler

Business Insider does a good job of explaining the issues and developments surrounding net neutrality. It seems certain that consumers will be paying more for Internet services requiring greater bandwidth (i.e. video, such as Netflix, etc).

Net Neutrality – Simply Explained

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