“The Federal Trade Commission has fined online fashion retailer Fashion Nova $4.2 million, saying that for years it blocked negative reviews of its products from being posted to its website. The agency said in a complaint Tuesday that the California-based retailer misrepresented that the product reviews on its website as reflecting the views of all … Continue reading For the first time, FTC fines retailer for blocking negative reviews on its website.
Google’s exact “birthday” remains a mystery, but the official line is that September 27, 1998 was the day the startup launched. Today marks the 21st anniversary of the company that has grown into one of the world’s largest companies, now considered by most to be a tech titan. — Read on searchengineland.com/on-googles-21st-birthday-a-look-back-in-time-322721
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal law that bars gambling on individual sporting events in most of the country, in a ruling likely to unleash a race among the states to attract billions of dollars in legal wagers. Ruling in a New Jersey case, the court said the 1992 law unconstitutionally forced states … Continue reading Supreme Court ruling opens up legal sports betting | CMO Strategy – Ad Age
Can Augmented Reality Breathe New Life Into Banner Ads? The very first banner ad on the Internet—for AT&T on Wired in 1994—had a click-through rate (CTR) of 44 percent. Now that the novelty has worn off, that rate is more like 0.05 percent. Add augmented reality (AR), however, and it may be a different story. Taking … Continue reading Can Augmented Reality Breathe New Life Into Banner Ads?
Radio listening remains strong; Nielsen’s Comparable Metrics Report reveals radio reaches 93% of the U.S. each week. The audience relies on us at work, at home and in the car. They trust we’ll curate the best music, and keep them entertained and informed. We also know they have other choices. And some of those choices … Continue reading 2018 Update: What Happens In An Internet Minute by Lori Lewis | Merge | AllAccess.com
The 'N' in LEAN: Non-Disruptive Ad Experience "Disruption of the content consumption by advertising has been a major complaint from users as well as a motivation to use ad blocking tools. This guidance lists current ad experiences and identifies disruptive ad experiences that MUST NOT be used as well as provides guidance on acceptable experiences. … Continue reading New IAB Standards released. Think L.E.A.N.
“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 … Continue reading Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion
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
The new comScore Video Metrix report for February comes out just as the IAB touts that the Internet advertising reached $42.8 billion in 2013, which is more than was been spent on television, for the first time. But let’s be clear about it. Of that amount, online video only accounted for $2.8 billion, a sizable 19% … Continue reading MediaPost Publications Catching The Drift: Online Video Views Up Almost 50% Over A Year Ago 04/15/2014
NBC: 2.1 Million Stream Super Bowl.