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Daily Online Profits News – Issue #587

March 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Aol Enlists Twitter Co-Fo for Adviser Role
Frank Reed says:

Aol has provided stock to Twitter founder Biz Stone to be an adviser to the company. Here is the press release as provided byBusiness Insider.

Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, is joining The Huffington Post Media Group and AOL as Strategic Impact Adviser. Said Mr. Stone: “The definition of success is changing as we begin to understand the value of helping others. Arianna and Tim share my vis

Twitter Cracks Down on Third-Party Clients
Josh Wolford says:

In a message on a Twitter development forum, Twitter development team member Ryan Sarver gave a civil but stern response to third-party developers who wish to build upon the official Twitter client: “Developers ask us if they should build client apps that mimic or reproduce the mainstream Twitter consumer client experience. The answer is no.”

Sarver explained that users are being confus

Google Launches Geo-Social ‘Offers’ at SXSWi
Christopher Heine says:

Search giant rolls out rewards-for-check-ins via Latitude in Austin, TX.

Mark Hunter says: We’ve all been there. After countless calls, meetings and an endless amount of work, you just can’t get the customer to say “yes” and move forward. There can be hundreds of theories and ideas as to why this happens more times than we care to admit. Let’s put all the theories aside and get to a solution you can use right now to determine if the customer is serious.
StumbleUpon Paid Discovery: Advertising That Sneaks Up on You
Cynthia Boris says:

Imagine yourself wandering along through the internet jungle, minding your own business, checking out the virtual flora and fauna and wham — you discover a gem hidden amongst all the clutter.

Exciting, isn’t it? StumbleUpon thinks so and that’s why they’re about to release their latest advertising arena which they call Paid Discovery. Now, when you think about it, Paid Disco

Google and Bing Give Advice to Webmasters at SXSW
Chris Crum says:

Danny Sullivan spoke with Google’s Matt Cutts and Bing’s Duane Forrester on a panel today at SXSW Intertactive. Google and Bing sharing a stage usually makes for some search engine-related entertainment. You might recall Cutts and Bing’s Harry Shum bickering about the whole “Bing stealing Google results” ordeal a while back. Today’s discussion was a great deal m

Opt-Out ‘Error’ Gets Ad Firm in FTC Hot Water
Kate Kaye says:

The commission settled with the behavioral text ad network Chitika, which the FTC claims disabled user opt-outs.

Lynne Saarte says: When you are launching a new product or service, what you want is for people to start talking about it. The more buzz you generate, the better it becomes because it stirs up interest. The way to a buzz campaign is to leap out of your box and get uniquely crazy with your campaign…

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