Items I think are interesting:
- More and more ad agencies are creating digital units (Y&R announced theirs yesterday). For digital to really work in any agency setting they need to integrate completely. I've seen it fail many times and I wonder why mega agencies aren't getting it.
- I talk about digital's importance all the time. When Rupert Murdoch says the same thing it carries a little more weight. He certainly seems to get it (via DigitalHive)
- Apple claimed the sale of 10% of all notebooks sold in the US in March. Are you developing and testing for Macs? You should be.
- Delta is bringing its emergence from Chapter 11 to the masses and trying to reinvigorate their brand. A recent site launch and possible Twittering are helping to move them along, but time will tell if they take it to heart or not. Check out Joseph Jaffe's take.
- Facebook is set to offer classified ads soon. Could this be the first real contender to Craigslist?
- A new search engine called 50 Matches poses a new model in the search realm. The site only indexes content which was tagged or voted on in social networking sites. All the more reason for companies to make sure they get involved in the right ways.
- Kevin Rose of Digg fame is rumored to be starting another company to compete with Twitter. It's going to take something special to dislodge Twitter's first mover advantage.
- Yahoo and Microsoft may not be sitting in a tree as was rumored last week, but the two companies are working more closely together to take on Google.
- Firefox is rumored to be working on a mobile browser, but company sources say it's a while off. My questions is WHY? They need to make their mark now and make the phone more usable. The growth potential is huge here.
- Joost looks to be getting $45 million more in funding...I still don't get it. We'll see if a) they can scale up to the current user load and b) if the cable companies catch up quickly.
- Google has taken the first small step towards meging offline and online buying. This is where the company's real power will show itself if they can move fast enough.
- SOBCon is this weekend in Chicago and I am really bummed that I can't attend. I hope the event becomes an annual one. The speaker list holds some of my friends and the attendee list is just as impressive.
- Valeria raises some interesting points in her post about piracy. Is copying the sincerest form of flattery or trechery? You decide.
- Cam Beck built off one of my earlier posts and added some new value to the idea of data collection and use. Check it out.
- As much as I like mobile technology, here is a reason NOT to use your cell phones in movie theatres.
- When social networking is on pace to pass porn as the most popular activity on the net, you know this is not a fad. That's what the Economist is saying. Check it out via Smart Mobs.
- A late entry to the list, David Armano has a great post about persona ecosystems. It's a fantastic way to visualize (this is Armano what do you expect) the entire breadth of people's persona identities. Enjoy.
Top 10 Technorati Searches
- ron paul
- galilea montijo
- paris hilton
- michael buble
- american idol
Top Five Web2.0 Movers of the Week (using Alexa data)
Top Ten Marketing Blogs from Viral Garden
- Seth's Blog
- Creating Passionate Users
- Duct Tape Marketing
- Gaping Void
- Marketing Shift
- Drew's Marketing Minute
- Daily Fix
- Influential Interactive Marketing
- New School of Network Marketing
Honorable mention to Greg Verdino for making the top 25 list this week. Way to go Greg!
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Top 5 "Viral" Videos This Week
- David Hasselhoff Intoxicated
- Mario: Game Over
- Tony Blair felicite Nicolas Sarkozy
- Domino PCs
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