Tag Archive: Advertising

Apple’s iAds are now Eddy Cue’s problem

Sep. 1, ‘11: Apple’s iTunes boss Eddy Cue has been promoted to senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, according to a memo from Apple CEO Tim Cook leaked to 9to5Mac. Eddy oversees Apple’s industry-leading content stores including the iTunes Store, the … Continue reading →

Introducing SplatF’s advertising partner, SAY Media

Aug. 23, ‘11: Starting a successful website is as much about the business as the product. So I’m excited to be working with a new partner on the business side, SAY Media. Who’s that? Before becoming SAY Media last year, it was two … Continue reading →

Blame Steve Jobs — not Andy Miller — for Apple’s iAd failure

Aug. 17, ‘11: Apple’s iAd boss Andy Miller is leaving the company for a venture capital firm, Kara Swisher reports for All Things D. This sounds like a good move for Miller. While Apple’s iAd made a big splash, and was technically impressive, … Continue reading →

Sandwich Video

Aug. 8, ‘11: If you don’t know about Sandwich Video, you need to. Adam Lisagor (a.k.a. “Lonelysandwich“) makes amazing videos, mostly for tech companies introducing new products, and was a big inspiration for SplatF. You can read my Business Insider profile about him … Continue reading →

The new red vs. blue: Is your state an iPhone state or an Android state?

Aug. 5, ‘11: Jumptap, a mobile ad network, just published its latest monthly metrics dump, including this map, which highlights the dominant smartphone platform in each state. In particular, it seems that the south and west are Google Android country, while the north … Continue reading →

Twitter’s in-stream ads are launching today

Jul. 28, ‘11: Peter Kafka has the details at All Things D. Important points on the launch: You’ll only see “promoted tweets” from companies/brands you already follow You’ll only see them on Twitter’s web site, not in apps like Twitter for iPhone or … Continue reading →

5 questions about the Amazon tablet

Jul. 14, ‘11: Amazon plans to release an Android tablet by October, the WSJ’s Stu Woo and Yukari Iwatani Kane report. This is an expected move: In March, I made the case for Amazon becoming a big, important tablet player because of its rich … Continue reading →

Kindle 3G with ads now another $25 cheaper thanks to AT&T “sponsorship”

Jul. 13, ‘11: Amazon’s Kindle 3G with special offers now costs $139. That’s $50 cheaper than the ad-free version, and $25 less than it cost yesterday. The new subsidy is courtesy a sponsorship by AT&T, which provides the 3G connection. Why might AT&T want … Continue reading →

Google’s first Kindle clone: No sign of ads

Jul. 11, ‘11: Google’s e-books store platform has its first Kindle clone: The iRiver Story HD, which will go on sale at Target this month for $140. But it seems like iRiver and Google — the biggest online ad company in the world … Continue reading →

Philadelphia newspapers to sell discounted Android tablets with digital subscriptions

Jul. 11, ‘11: The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News will soon start selling discounted Android tablets with their apps built in, aiming to make up for the subsidy through digital subscriptions. AdWeek’s Lucia Moses reports: The deal lets the Philadelphia papers keep all … Continue reading →