Google+ Seems Adequate, But May Sneak Up on Us

Yesterday, we walked you through Google+. Today, we’ll offer a competing viewpoint that remains skeptical of Google+. How cute — TechCrunch and Mashable got sneak peeks at Google’s latest attempt at building a social network, something that has been rumored about for a year at least (remember Google Me?). I’ll Wave… Read more“Google+ Seems Adequate, But May Sneak Up on Us”

Can Facebook Monetize A New Layer of Customers with Skype Partnership?

Earlier today, Skype announced something that was already kind of old news as of late last year: Facebook integration. However, it added that Facebook integration would only get deeper and deeper with the video-based webcam service. And in a way, this might be Facebook’s own answer to getting looked over… Read more“Can Facebook Monetize A New Layer of Customers with Skype Partnership?”

AM Affiliate: Why You Should Go On A Vacation, Microsoft’s Wild Spend, + More

» Are you paying someone to give you instructions? Why? [Seth Godin] » Sure this particular pep talk is geared to business owners, but many affiliate marketers are just that. So if you’re working 48 hours a day–more than you may be able to–read this to learn how you can… Read more“AM Affiliate: Why You Should Go On A Vacation, Microsoft’s Wild Spend, + More”

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

AM Affiliate: 3 Ways to Finance Your Paid Traffic Campaigns, Content Farms A Blight On the Internet, + More

– Good morning, New Yorkers! Planning on working from home? Well you shouldn’t, because while road conditions are hazardous, they’re nowhere near as bad as the hundred other winter storms we’ve had! [Gothamist] – Speaking of working from home, there’s a heated debate going down whether affiliate marketers prefer working… Read more“AM Affiliate: 3 Ways to Finance Your Paid Traffic Campaigns, Content Farms A Blight On the Internet, + More”

Blue Phoenix Media Presents: Holiday Reads

In lieu of AM Affiliate, here’s a quick list of features and news items lately that you may have missed the first time around or just want to take a closer look at. Happy Holidays from all of us at Blue Phoenix Media! – Skype suffered a major outage. [CNET]… Read more“Blue Phoenix Media Presents: Holiday Reads”

AM Affiliate: Gmail Upends Skype, Evaluating E-mail Subject Lines, & More

– A godsend to those affiliate marketers who may not have the budget to bankroll expensive long-distance plans to communicate with overseas affiliates, Gmail’s new free calling feature is already looking like the sweeter alternative to Skype. [Lifehacker] – A heads-up to affiliate marketers looking to boost their friends counts… Read more“AM Affiliate: Gmail Upends Skype, Evaluating E-mail Subject Lines, & More”

AM Affiliate: iPhone 4G Offers Poor FaceTime, Mac Users Get Their Own Dating Site, & Google Gets a Jolt of Caffeine

As the commotion of Internet Week rolls on, the spectacle isn’t in seeing the shiny new objects being trotted out by overconfident developers, but rather, in seeing the chorus of second guesses from knowledgeable tech fans and bloggers who are never the easiest bunch to win over. – It seems… Read more“AM Affiliate: iPhone 4G Offers Poor FaceTime, Mac Users Get Their Own Dating Site, & Google Gets a Jolt of Caffeine”

AM Affiliate: Links From Around the Web

With so many exciting developments within and outside of the affiliate marketing world than we can feasibly blog about, here’s a round-up of some of the most exciting items circulating throughout the internet. – The “Kill Your Facebook Page” backlash gains some serious momentum after evidence was discovered of users… Read more“AM Affiliate: Links From Around the Web”

Why Skype Adding Ads Could Be Revolutionary

Not necessarily a bad thing: Skype’s plans to monetize its video chatting service through serving advertisements. While this move will inevitably provoke some backlash from Skype users–since they’ve enjoyed Skype’s free service with no advertising—it may revolutionize the way advertisers connect with customers. This shift will allow for banner ads… Read more“Why Skype Adding Ads Could Be Revolutionary”