Facebook is surveying its users on their profile pages in an effort to gauge the damage from the Beacon fiasco.I couldn't resist the survey since I wanted to see how Facebook backed into the big Beacon question (it was near the end).
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I was waiting at an airport for a very long flight the other day when I came across the Search Results League Table.This was the one declaring that, for example, Jessica Alba was the 10th most popular search inquiry on Yahoo.
Coca-Cola is going virtual with an Internet island shaped like a Coke bottle were I presume Coke fans from the analog world can express their passion for the brand.In a New York Times story on the virtual island, called CC Metro, Carol Kruse, vice president for global interactive marketing for Coca-Cola, said, “It’s really bringing the offline world, where you’re drinking our products, and the online worlds together.
Mozilla's Chinese subsidiary has inked a search box deal with Baidu, the leading search engine in China (not to mention a white-hot stock).With the arrangement, recapped on Techmeme, Mozilla gets a little diversification.
Apple has $15.4 billion in cash lying around and folks are wondering what it should do with it.
Blogging within the firewall is evolving from barely supervised or unsanctioned to a formal marketing and internal communications practice. The Blog Council, with founding companies AccuQuote, Cisco Systems, The Coca-Cola Company, Dell, Gemstar-TV Guide, General Motors, Kaiser Permanente, Microsoft, Nokia, SAP, and Wells Fargo, has a mission to share advice and develop best practices, and to act as advocates for "responsible, ethics-based corporate blogging.
On November 1, Google laid out the plan for OpenSocial APIs, which will allow applications to tap into the "graphs" of different social networks (Orkut, Ning, MySpace, etc.) without modification, reaching about 200 million users.
The squeeze is on for Palm and patience with the company has to be wearing thin.After market close Thursday, Palm issued a profit warning for its fiscal second quarter (statement).
Notable headlines:Ryan Naraine: Talking malware with Eugene Kaspersky.David Morgenstern: Do switchers now rule the Mac?
The OpenID 2.0 specification was finalized at IIW this week.