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New IAB Standards released. Think L.E.A.N.

Posted in advertising, digital media, interactive advertising, online marketing, video, world wide web, www with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2017 by gadler

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. …"

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

 

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

MediaPost Publications Catching The Drift: Online Video Views Up Almost 50% Over A Year Ago 04/15/2014

Posted in digital media, internet, Internet Activity & Sites, television, video, world wide web, www on April 15, 2014 by gadler

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% over the year before, and counted within the $12.8 billion spent in online display advertising, which was up 30%

Those are great numbers, still, that seems to suggest an obvious trend. Indeed, television’s overseers and other content makers seem to be tripping all over themselves to get more solidly positioned for an online future.

Read the full story here: 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

Posted in football, Internet Activity & Sites, sports, video, world wide web, www on February 8, 2012 by gadler

NBC: 2.1 Million Stream Super Bowl.

A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Monday, April 25th

Posted in Generic Jibberish, Google, world wide web, www with tags , on April 25, 2011 by gadler

As we’ve reported before, our good friends over at Google are starting up a daily puzzle challenge. Each day’s puzzle will task your googling skills a little more, leading you to Google mastery.

And much to our enjoyment, they’ve decided to share the puzzles with us at GeekDad (hmm… Google a Day? GD? GeekDad?), so each morning at 12:01am ET you’ll see a new puzzle, and the previous day’s answer (in invisitext) posted here.

SPOILER WARNING: As a test, we’re going to leave the comments on so people can work together to find the answer. As such, if you want to figure it out all by yourself, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS!

Also, with the knowledge that because others may publish their answers before you do, if you want to be able to search for information without accidentally seeing the answer somewhere, you can use the Google-a-Day site’s search tool, which will automatically filter out published answers, to give you a spoiler-free experience.

And now, without further ado…

TODAY’S PUZZLE:

In the century following Columbus’ trip to the New World, people began playing an organized sport on a frozen surface. Where did that sport begin?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (HIGHLIGHT TO SEE):

No answer for today, as we did not carry a puzzle yesterday.As we’ve reported before, our good friends over at Google are starting up a daily puzzle challenge. Each day’s puzzle will task your googling skills a little more, leading you to Google mastery.

And much to our enjoyment, they’ve decided to share the puzzles with us at GeekDad (hmm… Google a Day? GD? GeekDad?), so each morning at 12:01am ET you’ll see a new puzzle, and the previous day’s answer (in invisitext) posted here.

SPOILER WARNING: As a test, we’re going to leave the comments on so people can work together to find the answer. As such, if you want to figure it out all by yourself, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS!

Also, with the knowledge that because others may publish their answers before you do, if you want to be able to search for information without accidentally seeing the answer somewhere, you can use the Google-a-Day site’s search tool

Original Link: http://feeds.wired.com/~r/wiredgeekdad/~3/fr2_MtpfN5w/

1994: The Today Show and the Internet

Posted in Generic Jibberish, internet, world wide web, www with tags , on January 30, 2011 by gadler

How far we’ve come…

Today Show January 1994—What is the Internet?!

http://j.mp/gU80rT

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