Posted by Sheila Shayon on January 19, 2011 04:00 PM
In addition to seeing unofficial biopic The Social Network sweep the Golden Globes on Sunday night, it's been a busy week for Facebook-related news:
• A Texas District Attorney plans to use Facebook to screen potential jurors.
• Facebook Voice Updates on India's Aircel wireless network now let people connect with family and friends in their own voice via mobile, with or without internet access. Users dial a short code to record a VM, post it as a status update, and friends can reply with their voice updates. More than 15 million active FB users are in India, where mobile is ubiquitous.
• Advertising spending on Facebook is projected to more than double in 2011 over 2010, projected to reach $4.05 billion this year, according to eMarketer. FB accounted for 4.7% of last year’s $25.8 billion U.S. online ad market; that percentage is expected to increase to 7.8% for 2011.
• Windows Live Messenger bumps CityVille as fastest growing Facebook app.Continue reading...
close of business
Posted by Sara Zucker on January 21, 2010 07:08 PM
Bloomingdales plans to open a discount warehouse on the East Coast. [Crain's]
Oracle purchase of Sun Microsystems officially approved by the EU. [NY Times]
Nickelodeon's iCarly television show is named "America's Most Popular." [Gawker]
Diner chain Johnny Rockets now available on Royal Caribbean cruises. [BrandFreak]
Posted by Stephanie Startz on December 15, 2009 08:20 AM
Gatorade will undergo a $30 M facelift in 2010, again. [AdAge]
H&M strives to keep the fashion fresh and the margins profitable. [NY Times]
Wal-Mart goes after Amazon's weakness: the distribution chain. [WSJ]
Asda steals Sainsbury's slogan: "Good food costs less at Asda." [Times of London]
Google in talks with T-Mobile to sell the Nexus One at a discounted price. [WSJ]
Clear Channel's slowing decline tempers hopes for an advertising recovery. [WSJ]Continue reading...