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  • Oct 18, 2015
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In battle with ad blockers, ad industry fesses up to alienating users

  18 October 2015 – In a post on the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) website Thursday, Scott Cunningham, senior vice president of technology of IAB and general manager of its Tech Lab, issued what amounts to an apology for “[losing] track of the user experience” and called on advertisers “to do better.” But based on a detailed report that explores […]


  • Feb 18, 2014
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Nick D’Aloisio is at it again, bless his heart, with another “buzz” company

  18 February 2014 – Last year, Nick D’Aloisio came to public attention when at the age of 17 he sold his start-up, Summly, to Yahoo for an estimated $30m (of which he is thought to have raked in more than a third). With backing from a glittering array of investors, including the Chinese billionaire […]


  • Oct 9, 2013
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Amazon, challenged by pay disputes in Germany, sets up distribution centers in Poland. Oh, and faces more flack in France.

By:  Catarina Conti 9 October 2013 – Amazon, battling a pay dispute in Germany, is set to open three logistics centers in neighboring low-cost Poland. The company said the new sites would help meet growing customer demand across Europe and would not affect its eight German logistics centers.  But … at the outset the new Polish sites […]


  • Sep 19, 2013
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Quartz is doing its first big event … and packing it with some major thinkers

  By:  Gregory P. Bufithis, Esq.   Founder/CEO 19 September 2013 — Quartz … the business site launched last year by Atlantic Media and the digital-only publication clearly with the tablet in mind… is holding its first event in November in New York: The Next Billion: A forum about the connected world. Quoting from some of […]


  • Feb 21, 2013
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Porque Apple, Google y Samsung apuestan al éxito de BlackBerry (ideas previas al Mobile World Congress 2013)

  Publicado desde el Mobile World Congress 2013 en Barcelona, España. 21 De febrero de 2013 – Uno de mis eventos favoritos del año tendrá lugar entre el 25 y 28 de febrero: El Mobile World Congress (MWC) organizado por GSMA Organization.  Y ya el domingo previo al congreso empiezan los preparativos y tendrán lugar algunos […]


  • Oct 18, 2012
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Felix Baumgartner’s dive was a giant leap for live online viewing

15 October 2012 — Remarkable footage of a man free-falling from the edge of space has set new records, not just for daredevil stunts but for live online viewing, as more than 8m people watched the Red Bull Stratos stunt on YouTube. Felix Baumgartner, 43, became the first skydiver to break the speed of sound […]


  • Jul 12, 2011
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EU Court of Justice backs brand owners in eBay decision

12 July 2011 — Online marketplace eBay is likely to have to increase measures to stop the sale of counterfeits, following today’s judgment from the Court of Justice of the EU.  The Court’s ruling on questions referred from the UK High Court in a case between L’Oréal and eBay has just been released and it makes grim […]


  • May 29, 2011
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Publishing: the digital product line as a complement, not a replacement (take-aways from BookExpo America)

29 May 2011 —  You could not have asked for a better “buzz prelude” to last week’s BookExpo America (BEA) in New York:  the Amazon/Kindle news, the bid for Barnes & Noble and the Waterstone’s purchase were all rocking the industry, points I touched upon earlier in the week (click here).      But there was also a revelation:  technological […]


  • Nov 16, 2010
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Starbucks gets its groove back: branding and innovation at its best

  16 November 2010 — Slightly off-topic but two areas I like to follow:  branding and innovation. So here is how it works (with Steve Jobs somewhat in mind):  inspirational founder leaves business (or is kicked out) in the hands of mere managers.  Overambition and innovations muddy a company’s clear cultural waters. The founder returns, […]


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