Affiliate Bites: Groupon Goes Public, China Pioneers Future of Online Publishing, + More

» Much of the tech world is buzzing about Groupon’s big IPO today…and how had they filed it a year ago, it could’ve been even bigger. [ZDNet] » Floods in Thailand could put a cramp on cloud computing. [NYT] » The difference between how SEOs and PPC experts react to… Read more“Affiliate Bites: Groupon Goes Public, China Pioneers Future of Online Publishing, + More”

Affiliate Bites: Apple Takes Hollywood to the Cloud, Too Much Email, + More

» The Hills in the cloud? It could happen. Apple is looking to create a cloud-based movie provider. [LAT] » A woman is suing Match.com because one of their affiliates misappropriated a photograph of her. [Performance Marketing Insider] » Ushi is China’s answer to LinkedIn. It has also raised $3M…. Read more“Affiliate Bites: Apple Takes Hollywood to the Cloud, Too Much Email, + More”

Amazon.com Lost $3M On its Cloudy 99¢ Lady Gaga Promo

Remember when Amazon.com pulled out all the stops to get a major lead on Apple in the race to the cloud? It turns out that by selling just under 450,000 copies of Lady Gaga‘s Born This Way at at $0.99 price point, Amazon.com lost about $3 million (spending about $8-9… Read more“Amazon.com Lost $3M On its Cloudy 99¢ Lady Gaga Promo”

Amazon Bets on Lady Gaga to Give It Edge Over Apple

So in talking about tech spokespeople, Amazon hasn’t wasted anytime in snapping up Lady Gaga in the race for cloud computing supremacy against Apple. But we’re not talking about yet another bit of product placement; we’re talking about a smart deal that very directly offers consumers some pretty great value:… Read more“Amazon Bets on Lady Gaga to Give It Edge Over Apple”

AM Affiliate: Slow News Day Tells All, Affiliate Marketing For Moms, + More

– The most telling part of how we do business: The slow news day. [Seth Godin] – For many of us in affiliate marketing, the trickiest part is data storage. If we anchor our crucial pieces to hard drives and nowhere else, we might find ourselves in a bind when… Read more“AM Affiliate: Slow News Day Tells All, Affiliate Marketing For Moms, + More”