Wednesday, 29 July 2009
Yahoo and Microsoft have made their deal official. It's probably easily summed up by this quote from the MS press release:
"In simple terms, Microsoft will now power Yahoo! search while Yahoo! will become the exclusive worldwide relationship sales force for both companies’ premium search advertisers."
There's not much more to say other than this is a 10 year agreement. Read below for full details.
Gigaom have got an updated blog post with the details of the deal:
Yahoo and Microsoft have created a site to celebrate their deal. It's got some hilarious corporate clip-art too.
Microsoft Press Release:
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Check out this pretty awesome page takeover that's been done for Surrogates. I love the way it spills out and becomes a proper experience. And the fact that the leaderboard and MPU ads only change occasionally - giving more impact when they do.
Monday, 27 July 2009
Whitehall has released a 20 page document on government use of Twitter. It's all seems like sensible advice, if a little lengthy. Precautions are taken to avoid government gaffs, and the use of a proper tone with Twitter is mentioned, which I think is key to successful tweets.
The 20 page document:
What is it about these exclamations eh? YAHOO! BING! Now Yahoo search may be powered by Bing does that make it YABING? or BINGHOO?
Well whatever people are exclaiming, we've got to wait until next week to have this confirmed.
Spotify have released a video of their iPhone app. Apparently a few reporters have been able to see the app in action as well. It will be available to all Spotify Premium users for free.
The key to the app is the that you will be able to play songs offline, so you can use the app at home, on the train and even on the underground with no connection.
A more in-depth review:
Friday, 24 July 2009
Facebook connect is now available in 64 languages. This means your facebook connect applications will now be easily accessible to people all over the world!
Thursday, 23 July 2009
Thursday, 9 July 2009
Company bosses disagree about whether people will pay for content online. Disney boss Bob Iger reckons they will, I think they won't. It seems there is an even split across the two camps. Only time will tell to see who's right!