Impeccably timed to suit president Sue Decker's keynote at the Advertising 2.0 conference in New York, Yahoo announced Wednesday that it has inked advertising deals with two major clients: discount retail giant Wal-Mart and interactive ad agency Havas Digital. Terms of neither deal were disclosed.
The company has also signed on as a partner in CBS Interactive's CBS Audience Network of online video distribution partners.
For Wal-Mart, Yahoo will handle display and video advertising on the Walmart.com site as part of a multi-year agreement. Walmart.com will also become part of Yahoo's upcoming AMP advertising … Read more
Wanna buy a cute, cuddly Shih-tzu? How about a 1993 Chevy truck? A three-bedroom, two-bath house in Maryland?
Wait a second before you decide the big-box retailer has gone gonzo with the concept of selling everything under the sun. It's actually testing the waters with a beta of free online classified ads.
The site, launched last week and powered by Oodle.com, carries more than 40 million listings because it taps into Oodle.com's already-existing postings. Start-up Oodle.com aggregates listings from more than 80,000 local and national sites.
Wal-Mart's free service allows sellers … Read more
Mike Please keep doing the show.
Windows is ‘collapsing,’ Gartner analysts warn http://www.news.com/8301-13860_3-9916717-56.html http://www.computerworld.com.au/index.php/id;1870375122;fp;;fpid;;pf;1 http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=8428… Read more
Video on Flickr! http://blog.flickr.net/en/2008/04/09/video-on-flickr-2/
Wal-Mart going hardline on DRM-free online music store; SonyBMG and Warner Music … Read more
Still reeling from the recently concluded format war?
Lucky for some early adopters, the number of retailers lining up to ease your pain is growing: first Best Buy, then Wal-Mart, and now Amazon. The online retail giant is currently offering a $50 credit for every HD DVD player purchased on its site. The offer is good until April 9, 2009, for HD DVD players bought before February 23, when Toshiba said it would stop making the devices.
Gizmodo has posted the e-mail sent to some Amazon customers on Tuesday. I've excerpted the best parts:
"New technologies don't … Read more
Some of you out there can pat yourselves on the back. You've been shouting for years on Web sites, message boards, and blogs that the music industry would one day bow to technology.
That day has most certainly arrived.
Take a second to gaze out over the music landscape. Technology reigns supreme. Not only have the four largest record companies begun killing off digital rights management and adopting unprotected MP3s, but this week they sidled up to file sharing like never before. There isn't any question that the labels have raised a white flag after being overwhelmed by … Read more
Apple passes Wal-Mart, now No. 1 music retailer in U.S. http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/ 20080402-apple-passes-wal-mart-now-1-music-retailer-in-us.html
As expected, MySpace unveils new music service http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9910344-7.html http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/03/ technology/03cnd-myspace.html … Read more
Tech blog Ars Technica says they've got their hands on an internal Apple memo that shows iTunes has topped Wal-Mart Stores in total global music sales.
The data in the memo cites a report from the month of January conducted by The NPD Group, a market research firm. NPD's numbers show the iTunes Store leading overall music sales for the first month of 2008 with a 19-percent share, followed by Wal-Mart with 15 percent, Best Buy with 13 percent, and Amazon with 6 percent.
The NPD Group, which reserves certain data for paying customers--like Apple, Wal-Mart, and others--and … Read more
Rachel Thebault from the impeccable Tribeca Treats joins us to help dissect NBC's idiotic fall lineup. Yes, SNL is coming to Thursdays, no joke. Plus, Dwight is spinning out of The Office, and this just in from the future, The Office has been renewed, Psych! Listen up, it's a little cupcake of awesome.
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