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Friday: July 15, 2011

Mashable reports that Coca-Cola will be giving away free Spotify subscriptions.Mashable reports that Coca-Cola will be giving away free Spotify subscriptions.

The company announced the program Friday morning via @DocPemberton, one of its Twitter accounts. The brand also directed fans on its Facebook Page to the feed, which is named after Coca-Cola’s inventor. The Twitter feed directs followers to this Spotify invite page. Coke announced on Thursday that it was a partner in Spotify’s U.S. launch.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 11:48 AM | Tags (7) | coca-cola | offer | free | spotify | subscriptions | advertising | mashable |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 1, 2010

Nokia's N97 phone interface turns out to be a little different from the promo video.Nokia's N97 phone interface turns out to be a little different from the promo video.

The iPhone really has changed the landscape of smartphones and it's plain to see after you see the video from the source link. You'll see some attractive looking transitions and animations  that somehow skipped the actual device. You'll want to give your trusty iPhone a hug after watching this.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 6:54 AM | Tags (9) | advertising | dumb | interface | nokia | phone | truth | ui | video | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 11, 2010

CNN lists out the top ten geek anthems of all time.CNN lists out the top ten geek anthems of all time.

Slow news week eh, CNN? It's nice to see that they are tailoring articles that happen to be relevant to my specific interests. Coincidence or targeted advertising? All things considered (and to my surprise) this is actually a pretty well rounded selection of songs.  Go ahead, get your geek on.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 6:50 AM | Tags (8) | advertising | anthems | cnn. behavioral | geeky | music | nerdy | targeted | weirdal |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 65 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 8, 2010

Ars Technica explains why blocking ads is devastating to the websites you love to visit.Ars Technica explains why blocking ads is devastating to the websites you love to visit.

Imagine running a restaurant where 40% of the people who came and ate didn't pay. In a way, that's what ad blocking is doing to us. Just like a restaurant, we have to pay to staff, we have to pay for resources, and we have to pay when people consume those resources. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:41 AM | Tags (8) | ads | advertising | ars | interwebs | online | technica | websites | writeup |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Miss some of the Oscars last night? Here is a complete list of all the nominations and winners.Miss some of the Oscars last night? Here is a complete list of all the nominations and winners.

It was quite nice to see that Cablevision and ABC were able to set aside there differences just twenty minutes after the broadcast started. Especially after Cablevision promised a free day of On Demand programming (which didn't work) and ABC's sponsors threatened to have them mauled by tigers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 6:31 AM | Tags (7) | oscars | nominations | winners | movies | advertising | abc | cablevision |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 2, 2010

Google is now the proud recipient of a location-based advertising patent.Google is now the proud recipient of a location-based advertising patent.

The full description of the patent is available over on the other side of the click. Do all mobile carriers and device makers (oh, hi Apple) have something to worry about now that Google has acquired this patent?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:33 AM | Tags (7) | ads | advertising | competitions | google | locations | mobile | patent |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 25, 2010

Always wanted to know what the ten most addictive sounds in the world are?Always wanted to know what the ten most addictive sounds in the world are?

On the list of overall sounds (both branded and non-branded), the sound of a baby giggling grabbed the number one spot, but chip manufacturer Intel's distinctive chime came in at number two. The sound of a vibrating cell phone ranked third.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 11:04 AM | Tags (9) | sounds | abcnews | addictive | advertising | intel | chimes | giggling | baby | vibrations |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 8, 2010

Google will probably make over a billion via online advertising this year.Google will probably make over a billion via online advertising this year.

In display advertising, Google lags behind Yahoo!, which had revenue of $6.5 billion in 2009 that was generated largely from its display ads. Google has tried to catch up in part through acquisitions. Two of the biggest were aimed at the display ad market.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:48 AM | Tags (10) | ads | advertising | billions | businessweek | digital | google | money | online | revenue | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 1, 2010

Hacking cable modems for profit and advertising this fact publicly not the smartest idea.Hacking cable modems for profit and advertising this fact publicly not the smartest idea.

Each charge carries a maximum of 20 years in jail and a $250,000 fine. Selling hacked cable modems and advertising them openly may have been a decent business model a decade ago, but it hardly seems worth bothering about today.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 7:02 AM | Tags (8) | advertising | ars | cable | hacking | jail | modems | profit | technica |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 30, 2009

Google files patent to possibly turn YouTube into some sort of video game service.Google files patent to possibly turn YouTube into some sort of video game service.

An interesting concept but I'd have to see it to believe it. From my personal experience watching many a YouTube video; the less interaction the better. Or this all could just be, as the source article states, another way for Google to inject more advertising into video content.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 3:03 PM | Tags (10) | google | video | youtube | advertising | gaming | patent | gamingnexus | annotations | frames | time |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 21, 2009

A list of the best and worst identities of the 2009 calendar year.A list of the best and worst identities of the 2009 calendar year.

Only five months later Kraft Foods unveiled a revised logo that was supposed to be an improvement. You know the expression “Putting lipstick on a pig”? This is like switching the lipstick from the pig’s mouth to the pig’s you-know-what.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 8:16 AM | Tags (9) | brands | branding | identities | best | worst | 2009 | advertising | image | underconsideration |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 8, 2009

Ten of the most innovative viral advertisements of 2009 thus far.Ten of the most innovative viral advertisements of 2009 thus far.

You've probably seen more than a couple of these videos floating around the Interwebs at some point this year.  If you haven't seen wedding dance spoof that appeared on The Office please go ahead and watch it on YouTube.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:27 AM | Tags (9) | ads | viral | mashable | microsoft | advertising | youtube | office | wedding | dance |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 24, 2009

Google decides to acquire yet another advertising company.Google decides to acquire yet another advertising company.

Teracent claims to be able to tweak adverts according to computer analysis of early reaction to different elements of the banner. It also offers analytics software to crunch the numbers produced by the ads.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:32 AM | Tags (8) | acquisition | advertising | adverts | analytics | banners | company | google | teracent |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 11, 2009

Google acquires AdMob to further dominate advertising on mobile devices.Google acquires AdMob to further dominate advertising on mobile devices.

The purchase of AdMob compliments Google's full-steam-ahead push into mobile phones, namely by growing the number of phones that use its Android open operating system platform.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:29 AM | Tags (7) | acquisition | admob | ads | advertising | google | mobile | users |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

Microsoft doesn't want anything to do with Family Guy variety show special.Microsoft doesn't want anything to do with Family Guy variety show special.

The special reportedly contained jokes about deaf people, the Holocaust, feminine hygiene and incest. In other words, it was just like a regular 'Family Guy' episode.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:39 AM | Tags (10) | advertising | familyguy | fox | microsoft | sensitive | sethmacfarlane | software | special | sponsorship | variety |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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