The Latest Signals, For All You RSS Junkies

As I do every three Signals or so, here are the links for you RSS readers out there. And for all you readers trying to decipher what I'm on about, there are hints all over these roundups. Not that you're paying attention that closely, but still, the threads are there….

As I do every three Signals or so, here are the links for you RSS readers out there. And for all you readers trying to decipher what I’m on about, there are hints all over these roundups. Not that you’re paying attention that closely, but still, the threads are there.

Tuesday Signal: Consider This

Monday Signal: The Open Book

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No no no! It’s not about geeky sh*t. It’s about the future of commerce!!!!

We trigger happy blogging geeks often get in our own way. Witness this Mashable article about an important patent granted to Apple. First, thank you Mashable, for pointing out this patent. But you miss the point! First, the patent: Apple has essentially patented the ability to sync actions between two…

We trigger happy blogging geeks often get in our own way. Witness this Mashable article about an important patent granted to Apple. First, thank you Mashable, for pointing out this patent.

But you miss the point!

First, the patent:

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Help Me Interview Omar Hamoui, CEO AdMob

The CM Summit is three weeks away, and already I've asked for your input on four major voices in digital media and marketing: Arianna Huffington, Tony Hsieh, Tim Armstrong, and Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. Next on the hit list is Omar Hamoui, CEO of AdMob, the mobile marketing company Google…

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The CM Summit is three weeks away, and already I’ve asked for your input on four major voices in digital media and marketing: Arianna Huffington, Tony Hsieh, Tim Armstrong, and Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.

Next on the hit list is Omar Hamoui, CEO of AdMob, the mobile marketing company Google recently acquired for $750 million. That acquisition hasn’t gone as smoothly as Google would like – it’s still under FTC review, though a decision is expected any day now. Apple Inc. also bid for AdMob, but lost, and purchased competitor Quattro Wireless instead. Apple has since integrated Quattro and launched iAds, but Google has had to sit on the sidelines and wait.

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Help Me Interview Arthur Sulzberger Jr., Chairman, The New York Times Co.

The CM Summit is now just three weeks away, I hope you can join us. We've got more than 450 folks signed up, and we'll hit our limit pretty soon, so register now… With that in mind, fourth on our hit list of CM Summit interviews is Arthur Sulzberger…

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The CM Summit is now just three weeks away, I hope you can join us. We’ve got more than 450 folks signed up, and we’ll hit our limit pretty soon, so register now…

With that in mind, fourth on our hit list of CM Summit interviews is Arthur Sulzberger Jr., Chairman, The New York Times Co.

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Google’s New Mission? “To Organize the World’s information (Unless It Starts With “i”) …..”

I had a good call today with Dennis Woodside, who runs North American Sales for Google, and Susan Wojcicki, who runs products. Both are long timers at Google, Susan is pretty much a llfer – she joined in 1999. Both are joining me on stage at the CM Summit next…

googmission.pngI had a good call today with Dennis Woodside, who runs North American Sales for Google, and Susan Wojcicki, who runs products. Both are long timers at Google, Susan is pretty much a llfer – she joined in 1999.

Both are joining me on stage at the CM Summit next month, a first for Google to have ad products and sales represented in one onstage interview. We had a great catchup and prep for the conversation, which I think will be enlightening.

After we hung up, I contemplated my earlier posts about Google’s brand, and realized I had forgotten to talk to them about one question that’s lingered in my mind for some time. In essence, it’s this: “What is Google’s brand to you? To your customers?” Then I imagined their response – something along the lines of “our mission hasn’t changed – we’re still focused on organizing the world’s information, and making it universally accessible.”

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IAB: Record First Quarter for Internet Advertising

From the IAB release on first quarter 2010: Internet advertising revenues in the U.S. hit $5.9 billion for the first quarter of 2010, representing a 7.5 percent increase over the same period in 2009, according to the numbers released today by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)….

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From the IAB release on first quarter 2010:

Internet advertising revenues in the U.S. hit $5.9 billion for the first quarter of 2010, representing a 7.5 percent increase over the same period in 2009, according to the numbers released today by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). This marks the highest first-quarter revenue level ever for the industry.

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Adobe: We Love Ya, Apple – But We Don’t Love What Ya Do.

This campaign – focused on "Choice" – just went live across the country in major print newspapers. Intersting that Adobe chose print for the impact – Adobe recently launched CS5 entirely on digital platforms so you can't faul tthe company for zigging and zagging. There's an online component as well….

This campaign – focused on “Choice” – just went live across the country in major print newspapers. Intersting that Adobe chose print for the impact – Adobe recently launched CS5 entirely on digital platforms so you can’t faul tthe company for zigging and zagging. There’s an online component as well.

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Recent Signals

For all you RSS consumers out there wondering what I do late at night: Thursday Signal: Still About Facebook Weds. Signal: Facebook Losing Face? Tuesday Signal: A Walk in the Park Thanks for reading…….

For all you RSS consumers out there wondering what I do late at night:

Thursday Signal: Still About Facebook

Weds. Signal: Facebook Losing Face?

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Help Me Interview Tim Armstrong at CM Summit

Third on our hit list of CM Summit interviews is Tim Armstrong, CEO of AOL.   Tim has now held that title for just about a year. Lately he’s taken to rallying the AOL troops with this decidedly controversial slogan: “Beat the Internet!” If you want to find out what that’s…

AOL-Tim-Armstrong_medium.jpgThird on our hit list of CM Summit interviews is Tim Armstrong, CEO of AOL.  

Tim has now held that title for just about a year. Lately he’s taken to rallying the AOL troops with this decidedly controversial slogan: “Beat the Internet!”

If you want to find out what that’s all about, how Tim’s first year on the job has gone, and more, please come to the conference. And if you want me to ask your question on stage, please leave it in comments here!

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Three Recent Signals

Readers have asked for links to the FM Signal here, and I've missed a few. So that you might stay in touch (in particular, all you 175K or so RSS readers), herewith are them links: Tuesday Signal: A Walk in the Park You have to see the last item. Facebook…

Readers have asked for links to the FM Signal here, and I’ve missed a few. So that you might stay in touch (in particular, all you 175K or so RSS readers), herewith are them links:

Tuesday Signal: A Walk in the Park You have to see the last item. Facebook is on its heels. Maybe it needs a HeelTastic(TM). See Friday….

Monday Signal: Sue Me! As Kara said, let’s try to keep it civil as we sue the sh*t out of each other, and if not that, then kill each other in the markets.

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