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Twitter Creates Promoted Tweets

Twitter announced its new program, dubbed Promoted Tweets, which will be the company’s first attempt at monetizing the network.  Advertisers will be able to purchase keywords and have their ads displayed in targeted user search results.  It’s still unclear how much companies are willing to pay to join this new advertising program.  Twitter‘s current model will be based on a CPM until they have more time to evaluate the program.

Third party applications that utilize Twitter’s API’s will not be showing […]

Apr 19th, 2010Comments Off on Twitter Creates Promoted Tweets

SponsorPay Acquires GratisPay

SponsorPay (www.sponsorpay.com) was established in 2009 and provides an innovative payment system which gives online gamers free access to premium content such as virtual currencies and items.  SponsorPay serves more than 30 countries with fully localized versions of its application and reaches more than 40 million active users in Europe.  “The acquisition of GratisPay is an important milestone for our company,” stated SponsorPay’s CEO Andreas Bodczek. The consolidation of the two companies creates Europe’s leading provider of ad-based payment systems.

Both […]

Apr 13th, 2010Comments Off on SponsorPay Acquires GratisPay
Yahoo! News Search Updates

Yahoo! News Search Updates

Yahoo! released a lot of new features on their News Search earlier this month.  On the left column, they added a tool that allows users to filter their search results by popular news sources, decreasing the search time and improving the quality of the search. In addition, users can now also filter by time (e.g. last hour, day, or week).

They are also releasing updates to the main News Search results area.  These include:

Scrollable image results
Enhanced News Topic shortcuts
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Apr 10th, 2010Comments Off on Yahoo! News Search Updates

Motorola Comments on Android 2.1 Delay

Motorola released a statement regarding their 2.1 update of the Android OS. Although Verizon has informed it’s subscribers that a release is coming soon, there’s still no word on when the update will actually be deployed. Verizon has distributed the update in limited quantities, testing the software in small samples before issuing a complete release.

“We know you guys are anxiously awaiting the upgrade from 2.0 to 2.1,” Motorola stated on its Facebook page. “We want to ensure you have the […]

Mar 26th, 2010Comments Off on Motorola Comments on Android 2.1 Delay
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