'The Daily' doomed by dull content and isolation
It was too expensive. It lacked editorial focus. And for a digital publication, it was strangely cut off from the Internet. That's the obituary being written in real time through posts, tweets and online ...
Canada trying to lure Silicon Valley tech workers
(AP)—The Canadian government is trying to lure Silicon Valley tech workers who are frustrated by U.S. visa policies, just as Congress wrestles with a long-sought overhaul of America's immigration system.
New Cain Internet ad shines focus on viral videos
(AP) -- Before Smoking Man, there was Obama Girl. And who can forget Jib Jab?
Microsoft sharpens its ads to jab rivals
From the Gmail Man, who peeks into people's private mail, to the VMware salesman stuck in the '70s, Microsoft's marketing campaigns have become quite pointed in the past year.
NY mayor launches bid to help tech startups
Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday launched an initiative to attract high-tech startups, the latest step in his campaign to turn New York into an East Coast version of Silicon Valley.
Twitter unveils self-service advertising system
(AP) -- Buying ads on Twitter is about to get easier for small businesses as the online messaging service adds a key piece to its moneymaking model.
Google rolls out ads to ease privacy concerns
Google Inc., under scrutiny from privacy watchdogs for changes it made to its search engine, is launching a splashy ad campaign designed to alleviate privacy concerns.
German regulators fine Microsoft for price-fixing
(AP) -- Antitrust regulators fined Microsoft Corp.'s German subsidiary 9 million euros ($11.8 million) and said the world's largest software maker illegally influenced retail prices for its Office 2007 programs.
Internet ad revenue rises 18 pct to $9.3B in 3Q
(AP)—Internet advertising hit a new high in the third quarter as marketers continued to shift money from print and broadcasting.
Bing hitches holiday hopes to Rudolph the reindeer
(AP) -- Like Santa Claus on that one foggy Christmas Eve, Microsoft has summoned Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to guide some precious cargo - a holiday marketing campaign for its Bing search engine.
Verizon's big ad push for Android takes on iPhone
(AP) -- An aggressive TV ad campaign from Verizon Wireless is adding to the support building for a software package from Google Inc. that is shaping up to be the most formidable challenge yet to Apple Inc.'s ...
Pepsi partners with Twitter for online concerts
(AP) -- PepsiCo Inc. is tweeting to a new generation of music lovers.
DirecTV suing Dish for ads saying it's cheaper
(AP) -- Satellite TV provider DirecTV Inc. is suing its rival, Dish Network Corp., for running an advertisement claiming that Dish delivers the same programs for less money.