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October 07 2011

19:20

Huffington Post to launch Detroit and Miami Sites, but what about Patch?

AdWeek :: The Huffington Post will launch two new city pages in November, Adweek has learned: HuffPost Detroit and HuffPost Miami. HuffPo has been launching a lot of new topic pages lately, enough so that the announcement of two additions might normally not be newsworthy. But the launch of these two local sites, confirmed by AOL's vice president of communications, renews the concerns about another AOL property: Patch, the company’s costly venture into citizen-generated local news.

Continue to read www.adweek.com

August 02 2011

20:19

Did you know: McDonald's and Pixar score most-shared tweets - Twitter's self-serve ad platform

Adweek :: Twitter’s monetization officer has an unenviable task. The micro-blogging company, valued anywhere from $7.7 billion to $10 billion, needs to, at some point, back into some revenue. To do so, Twitter has a suite of relatively new ad programs, including promoted tweets, promoted accounts, and promoted trends. In the last year, it’s scaled these programs from an initial six clients to more than 600. It’s hired client-focused professionals in regional offices, bringing headcount on its monetization team from three to 60, said Adam Bain, President of Global Revenue, at Monday's Conversational Marketing Summit.

Continue to read Erin Griffith, www.adweek.com

July 01 2011

05:36

Facebook and what friends watch - social TV is coming

Adweek :: Social TV is coming. Andy Mitchell, SVP of Strategic Partner Development at Facebook, pitched a crowd of media and branding honchos at the PromaxBDA conference on Wednesday on the various ways in which he thinks his company can help the broadcast media embrace the social world.

[Andy Mitchell, Facebook:] If you look at the program guide [as it stands now], you’re trying to figure out what to watch among five hundred channels. It’s really hard.

An obvious starting point was program filtering. David Levine, Adweek: "Social TV is coming".

Continue to read David (D.M.) Levine, www.adweek.com

May 24 2011

05:53

Manipulated AOL stock? - Arianna Huffington: "if you buy AOL stock right now ..."

TNW Industry :: Section 9 of the Securities Exchange Act (link to PDF download) of 1934 prohibits market manipulation, a deliberate attempt to interfere with the free and fair operation of the market and create artificial, false or misleading appearances with respect to the price of, or market for, a security, commodity or currency.

According to a Tweet (see below) from Dylan Byers, a reporter for AdWeek, Huffington, speaking to Michael Arrington, founder and co-editor of TechCrunch at TechCrunch Disrupt New York, stated the following,

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@DylandByers tweet: "Huffington to Arrington: 'Ithink if you buy some AOL stock right now, you're goint to make a lof of money.'"

That said, it could be argued that that Huffington is engaging in market manipulation concerning AOL’s stock.

Details - continue to read Jeff Cormier, thenextweb.com

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