Archive for the ‘Governance’ Category

In case you have managed to miss it despite all the media reports around it, here is the footage of retired football/soccer player Eric Cantona quietly calling for a financial revolution. “Kill the banks”. OK. Maybe not so quiet but peaceful.

He is calling all French citizens to withdraw all their money from banks tomorrow, December 7th to literally send a message to the country’s leader(s).

There have already been reactions, namely by French Finance Minister, Christine Lagarde, who simply told Cantona to “stick to football” by way of an interview with the UK daily The Independent.

The call extends globally. So let’s see who’s in.

I like the candid approach.

Social advertising is always tricky. How efficient, how sticky will this video prove to be? What impact will the call for action have? … But let’s start with one simple question first: how do *you* like it?

Here’s a summary of what you need to know in search marketing from last week, in order of recency… Click on headlines to read stories.

Friday July 9th
Consumer Watchdog Believes Google ‘WiSpy’ Potentially Logged Homeland Security Data
Search Agency Update – What Are Companies Up To?

Thursday July 8th
While Twitter Search Booms, Facebook Grows On India And Indonesia As U.S. Slumps
Google “Confident” On Potential In-Depth EU Antitrust Inquiry

Wednesday July 7th
Foursquare, IFC, Huffington Post In Geo-Located Content Deals
Local Search On Smartphones Prime Lead Generator For Businesses [study]

Tuesday July 6th
Yahoo Upshot Blog To Create Search-Driven News Content
Twitter’s @EarlyBird Account To Feed Users With Shopping Deals

Monday July 5th
Skype Moves Near Facebook HQ To Consolidate Mobile, Consumer Electronics Segments
Facebook’s Face Recognition Tagging Feature Signalling Photo Search?

Happy reading and have a good week !

Let’s get back to figures and other more quantifiable elements of the web. ^^
Here’s a presentation on the future of the Internet by 2020 conducted and presented by Pew Internet Director, Lee Rainie, at Project Digital Capital Week National Geographic.

Here’s a summary of what you need to know in search marketing from last week, in order of recency… Click on headlines to read stories.
I’ve added comments to those entries with noteworthy performances. 🙂

Friday July 2nd
>> No article. Sorry folks, I had to be somewhere else…

Thursday July 1st
Google AdWords’ Discriminatory Behavior Needs Tweaking, French Regulator Says
China’s Baidu To Hire 30 Software Engineers On ‘Google Territory’

Wednesday June 31st
Former Facebook CTO Says ‘Google Me’ Social Platform Is For Real

Tuesday June 30th
Apple Won’t Deliver on July 1st iAd Release Despite $1-10 Million Entry Ticket [Report]
Google Stops Redirecting China Queries to Hong Kong Site In Hope For Licence Renewal
EU Request To Retain User Data From Search Engines Sparks Widespread Anger

Monday June 28th
Rumored “Google Me” Service Unlikely To Kill Facebook
Yahoo Management Shuffle Confirming Shift Away From Search And Into Content?
Never Mind Google, 16-year old Muqeet Is Launching Pakistan’s Dedicated Search Engine

Happy reading !

On Search Engine Watch

Yahoo is seeing quite some movement in its top management. Brad Smith, Intuit President and CEO, as well as Patti Hart, CEO of International Game Technology (IGT), joined the company’s board. At the same time, although the moves are not necessarily related, Larry Cornett, Yahoo’s VP of search consumer products quit. So what goes on? Is this a clear sign that the company’s losing interest in its search business?
Read more…

Here’s a summary of what you need to know in search marketing from last week, in order of recency… Click on headlines to read stories.

Friday, June 11th
U.S. World Cup Searches Point To Portugal And Mexico Teams – Experian Hitwise
Twitter All Set to Monetize With Smallthought Buy, URL Shortener Launch, “You Both Follow” Feature

Thursday, June 10th
Bing vs Google Face-Off Still On: Bing Announces Search Index Boost, Social Results & More
Kenshoo Scales Up With Experian Hitwise, Demandware/NetSuite Deals, New Kenshoo CCO Offering

Wednesday, June 9th
Google Search Index Gets Caffeine Shot
Google Rolls Out Maps Navigation, Mobile Voice Search, Improved Gmail Chat, Caffeine
Apple Blocks Admob

Tuesday June 8th
Social Sites Impact On U.S. Consumers Purchasing Decision Growing Steadily [Study]
Big Bing Bang on iPhone, Maps, Site Enhancements After CashBack Farewell

Monday June 7th
Yahoo Steps Up Social And Content Strategy With Facebook Deal
Microsoft Kills Bing CashBack, A Great Idea With Gaping Loopholes

Happy reading !