Bonus Points: It’s Snowing On Halloween! Edition

Well, hey there! Welcome to the weekend. We’re glad you could join us. Did you know that if you live in the greater New York City area, you can expect the season’s first snow. That might put a damper on your Halloween plans unless your plans involve sitting at home… Read more“Bonus Points: It’s Snowing On Halloween! Edition”

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”

Affiliate Bites: Netflix’s Value Sinks, iOS Impressions Rise, + More

» Netflix is having the worst day ever with its market value plummeting. [Reuters] » Outspoken Media’s Lisa Barone makes a keen observation about trending topics on Twitter beginning to look a lot like search strings. [@LisaBarone via Twitter] » With a growth of 456%, maybe it’s not a bad… Read more“Affiliate Bites: Netflix’s Value Sinks, iOS Impressions Rise, + More”

Affiliate Bites: Facebook Faces Euro Penalty, Gmail’s Massive Reinvention, + More

» Facebook could have to pay a €100K penality for holding onto data that its users have deleted. [The Guardian] » According to this accidentally-leaked video clip, a new Gmail is headed our way. [Mashable] » We’d be lying if we said we weren’t curious about reading this fancy new… Read more“Affiliate Bites: Facebook Faces Euro Penalty, Gmail’s Massive Reinvention, + More”

Affiliate Bites: Netflix Drops Qwikster Quickly, Bevo Media vs. Tracking202, + More

» Well, there goes that hare-brained idea to split Netflix into its namesake and an instantly-unpopular off-shoot called Qwikster. [Netflix] » Here’s another tribute to Steve Jobs, championing his ability to simultaneously be a digital maverick and a marketing traditionalist. [AdAge] » Pace Lattin has a sit-down with the CEOs… Read more“Affiliate Bites: Netflix Drops Qwikster Quickly, Bevo Media vs. Tracking202, + More”

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

AM Affiliate: TechCrunch Dissolution Imminent?, Affiliate Marketing Shatters Glass Ceilings, + More

» Everyone (who works in a very small subset of Manhattan media) is closely following what may result in the dissolution of TechCrunch. [TechCrunch] » The future of interactive advertising: Moving beyond cynicism to collaborative? [Adotas] » Netflix loses a critical Starz contract, just as its new price hike settles… Read more“AM Affiliate: TechCrunch Dissolution Imminent?, Affiliate Marketing Shatters Glass Ceilings, + More”

AM Affiliate: How Much is Facebook Fan Worth, When to Remove an Affiliate, + More

» We’re all a little flummoxed by the worth of a Facebook fan. But that’s okay, because their true worth is determined by how many friends they have. [AdAge] » Wal-mart launches its own answer to Netflix. [TechCrunch] » Which is bad news for the streaming content provider as Q3,… Read more“AM Affiliate: How Much is Facebook Fan Worth, When to Remove an Affiliate, + More”