Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft’

Affiliate Bites: U.S. Gov’t Looks Into Google Ad Rates for Microsoft, Privacy Perceptions, + More

» PRICE CHECK! Turns out Google’s ad rate for Microsoft is under some serious U.S. governmental scrutiny. [Bloomberg BusinessWeek] » Another piece showing that perhaps privacy online is simply in the eye of the beholder…and that data is not really as invasive as we might make it out to be. [Adotas] » Angling to exhibit […]

Windows 8 Gives the Blue Screen of Death a Facelift

The infamous Windows Blue Screen of Death–a sight on any PC unnerving enough to give most computers chills–is getting a warm and fuzzy make-over. Just in time for Windows 8. [ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | […]

AM Affiliate: Facebook Tries to Spotify, Most Entrepreneurs on LinkedIn Are 30ish, + More

» Facebook is chucking a music platform out into the world later this month. [Ars Technica} » Turns out thirtysomething Stanford grads from Cali might be the biggest segment of entrepreneurs on LinkedIn. [BetaBeat] » Is change afoot in the Daily Deals space? [Adotas] » Someone has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft saying that Windows […]

Bonus Points: ‘Harry Potter’ Fans Are Prime Targets for Cybercriminals

The Village Voice‘s Jen Doll (whose “Runnin’ Scared” posts we love reading on our lunch breaks) tweeted that New York City’s getting gusts of wind as high as 50 miles per hour. That’s a lot of wind. And with highs ranging from 70-80°F, that’s not entirely a bad thing! Anyway, let’s get to a bullet […]

AM Affiliate: Microsoft Working on Google+ Alternative?, Link Building Done Right, + More

» For content marketers looking for a new way to frame their work–consider forgoing immediate praise earned on social platforms for long-term praise generated through platforms like blogs or books. [Chris Brogan] » And then there were two: Google+ suddenly looks old now that Microsoft is mulling its own search-social product: Tulalip. [Search Engine Land] […]

AM Affiliate: Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5B, What You Need to Know About Facebook’s Ad Platform, + More

» At this point, if you’re already online, you’ve already heard Microsoft has bought Skype for $8.5 billion. [Wired] » This is how you can stay up-to-date on the changes rolled out weekly on Facebook’s ad platform. [AdAge] » The “Do Not Track Online” Act has finally been introduced in Senate. [MediaPost] » And in […]

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 we’re working remotely. The solution? […]

PM Links: Are Some Content Farms Viable?, The Way You Think About Marketing Might Be Outmoded, + More

– In the wake of Google’s mass slash’n’burning of content farms, this is an eerily valid question to ponder: Is bad content simply in the eye of the beholder? [TechDirt] – Apparently the very idea of “campaigns” and “flight dates” is outmoded. This is news to much of the B2B world which still continues to […]

AM Affiliate: Affiliate Marketing Hits the Bigtime, 7 Ways to Butcher Your Brand, + More

– Don’t try to build your brand by exclusively focusing on Google as a platform. [PPC Blog] – An affiliate marketing primer in the Huffington Post? Is this industry mainstreaming now? [Huffington Post] – 7 ways that you can kill your brand. [Outspoken Media] – Microsoft will be implementing tracking protection in Internet Explorer 9. […]

AM Affiliate: Microsoft and NYC Get Hitched, Digging for SEO Gold, + More

– A very useful how-to for all of us: How to avoid being a disaster client. [Mashable] – Microsoft and the entire city of New York have tied the knot. [WSJ] – It’s never to late to get into affiliate marketing. Here’s how you–if you came across this blog on a whim–can do so! [Andrew […]