For a looooong time people have been wondering quite how Twitter is going to make money from this beast of a product that they have.
Looks like they’ve taken the plunge into advertising.
Today I logged on with a new account that I created yesterday, to see an advert placed in on the upper right hand side of the page.
You may have noticed that this space has before been used for giving you tips on how to Tweet better – and we thought a pre-cursor of where commercial ads would appear.
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You can’t have failed to have noticed that ‘social advertising,’ is the flavour of the
You know the type of thing – ‘edgy’ videos made to look like that they’ve been shot by an amateur on a wobbly handy cam, like Samsung did with their LED sheep video (which possibily was shot by farmers) and Samsung kind of did with their HD Phone.
Macbook air sucks! video
Today we saw a Tweet (Thx @iowaug) pointing us to a video …
Continue reading Macbook Air Sucks! Video: Knifing or Conniving? Real Or Advertising?
In what looks like a truly desperate piece of attention-seeking, some bloke called Gary Go (we suspect that’s not his real name) has said he’ll be going onstage with his iPhone during a series of support slots at Wembley.
The solo singer is due to support the well-ripened
boy man band Take That in the summer, and claims to have written some songs using the virtual four-track studio iPhone application.
Continue reading iPhone Dork Plays Wembley, T-Mobile Flashmob Rip-Off Part Two
It’s hard getting attention for you new cameraphone in these days of many phones with 8Mpx, even if yours does shoot HD video.
Samsung has taken the approach of commissioning a video that they hope will go viral.
Continue reading Samsung HD Phone Attempts Viral Video
Spam, the scourge of the inbox, has bounced back to the same horrific high levels as five months ago according to anti-spam company Postini, a division of Google.
Back in November last year, spam levels registered a dramatic drop when Internet backbone providers cut off McColo Corp., a California Web-hosting service used by steenkin’ spammers to coordinate e-mail attacks.
Continue reading Spam Soars Back Up To 94% of All E-Mail
Music streaming service Spotify has struck up a deal with 7digital to offer users paid MP3 downloads.
The collaboration will give listeners access to more than 6m tracks for downloading and should help make what is already an irresistible app even more compelling.
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First mentioned on Digital Lifestyles back in October 2008, the music playing Spotify app has impressed us so much that it’s become a regular feature in the office.
In case you’ve forgotten already, let us refresh you about what the program does: Spotify serves up instant, legal access to millions of tracks completely free of charge via an interface every bit as slick as iTunes.
Continue reading Spotify Free Music Streaming Desktop App
Lenovo’s W700ds, dual screen monster laptop, is an interesting beast, which is much more than can be said for the TV advert they’re using to promote it.
The ad, viewable below, is just so off the mark, it’s shocking.
The premise is well-worn and of weak humour when it was first used – Dorky bloke has a piece of technology that is so impressive that Attractive Girl can’t but throw herself at said Dork.
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Burger King has releases a rather strange Facebook App – Whopper Sacrifice.
In exchange for you un-friending (burning) your Facebook ‘friends,’ it gives you credit towards a Whopper. Burn ten and they’ll give you a burger in the US.
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In a further step to make Gmail as invaluable as possible to peoples lives, Google has released an add-on for gmail to help you handle your tasks.
Released via Google Mail Labs, the app is fairly simple, letting you plug in the tasks you have to complete and when they have to be done by – but of course!
As was pointed out on Twitter by Psychemedia, Google knowing what you need to get done is fantastic for their adsense advertising opportunities.
It’s highly arguable that no piece of information could be more valuable to Google that what your plans / tasks / desire are.
Continue reading Google Tasks: Gold Dust Info For Advertisers