Affiliate Bites: Bill Gates Is a Great Sport, Marketers Are Afraid of Day of the Dead, + More

» Aw. Bill Gates is a great sport. He dismissed criticisms Steve Jobs made about him via his authorized biography while praising the late innovator’s contributions to the world. [ABC News] » Leave it up to Halloween to inspire a gimmicky site designed to help you waste time: Costume DB… Read more“Affiliate Bites: Bill Gates Is a Great Sport, Marketers Are Afraid of Day of the Dead, + More”

Affiliate Bites: Users’ Klout Clout Plummet, Should Affiliates Attend ad:tech?, + More

» Many users are vexed this week that after the implementation of a brand new algorithm, their Klout scores have plummeted. [Betabeat] » Well hey there! Are you attending ad:tech New York in a couple weeks? If not, you should and Pace Lattin has a pretty solid case as to… Read more“Affiliate Bites: Users’ Klout Clout Plummet, Should Affiliates Attend ad:tech?, + More”

AM Affiliate: When Is Something Good Enough?, Don’t Let Your Content Rot, + More

» Products and projects are never “done”, but simply “meeting an acceptable standard before shipping.” So what’s your measure of “acceptable”? [Seth Godin] » The blackhat melodrama surrounding LulzSec is almost cartoon-like. [Ars Technica] » The Winklevoss twins have finally given up their Facebook feud…after seven years of lawsuit (and… Read more“AM Affiliate: When Is Something Good Enough?, Don’t Let Your Content Rot, + More”

In 2011, Social Media Companies Have Raised Over $1 Billion

About ten days into the new year and already, many social media companies–heavyweights and newcomers–have managed to raise a total of at least $1.3 billion in funding. Of course this is in no a wholly representative figure as social media applications are all over the place and funding initiatives are… Read more“In 2011, Social Media Companies Have Raised Over $1 Billion”