Valerie arnould

275 Added | 2 Magazines | 1 Like | 27 Followers | @Frenemies | Keep up with Valerie arnould on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Valerie arnould”

What Counts as an Online Ad View? A Standard Is Nearing, but the Fight’s Not Over

Just as major advertising players finally seemed close to defining what should count as a billable ad impression online, a few blistering comments …

Digital Advertising

A Beginner's Guide to Understanding the Internet of Things

Confused by the Internet of Things? This guide can help.<p>Smart locks, smart thermostats, smart cars — you’ve probably heard some of these terms lately, and you’re going to hear them even more as the year goes on. But what are these things exactly — and what makes them so <i>smart</i>?<p>These devices are all …

Internet of Things

A New Theory Of Energy & The Economy, Part 1

How does the economy really work? In my view, there are many erroneous theories in published literature. I have been investigating this topic and …

The Upshot: Where The New York Times Is Redesigning News

As the Times faces an uncertain future, a 17-person team of editors, writers, and designers is rethinking what news can be.<p>Should I buy a condo or continue renting? I’d been asking myself that question as I perused Chicago real estate, uncertain how market gains, taxes, tax breaks, maintenance …

Mobile advertising is exploding and will grow much faster than all other digital ad categories

Historically, there has been a big disparity between the amount of time people actually spend on their smartphones and tablets (significant and growing), and the amount of ad money spent on the medium (still tiny).<p>But BI Intelligence expects that this gap will narrow substantially, as enthusiasm …

Digital Advertising

The 'new media monoliths' vs 21st Century journalism: it's not all about technology - World News Publishing Focus by WAN-IFRA

I found Emily Bell's speech so clarion and well-crafted that I had a hard time editing it down to repost on our blog.<p>It was in part a call-to-action …

How America’s Oldest Magazines Are Modernizing (And Monetizing) Their Archives - Folio

How America’s Oldest Magazines Are Modernizing (And Monetizing) Their Archives<br>Iconic magazines have different strategies for surfacing their</i> …

Campaign

4 Trends Changing How We Receive and Consume TV Content - VideoInk

The delivery of entertainment content to consumers has undergone transformational changes in the last 18 to 24 months, driven by technology advances, …

Watchup raises $2.75 million from Tribune Media, McClatchy, and more » Nieman Journalism Lab

News video aggregator Watchup just announced a new funding round, a $2.75 million investment led by Tribune Media, the broadcast arm of the former Tribune Company. With this round, Watchup has now raised $4.25 million since its launch in 2012. McClatchy along with prior funders the Knight …

Defining the internet of things – time to focus on the data

As the internet of things passes into mainstream consciousness, more specific definitions are needed in order to secure it. The data it creates could be a good place to start<p>You could be forgiven for believing that the internet of things (IoT) is a well-defined term and that everyone is on the same …

Forbes' 50 Most Influential CMOs of 2014

Forbes recently published a list of the 50 most influential CMOs of 2014 in conjunction with the folks at Appinions. According the to AdAge article …

Samsung launches first Tizen phone

<b>Samsung Electronics has launched the world's first smartphone powered by the Tizen operating system.</b><p>The Samsung Z will go on sale in Russia in the July-to-September quarter.<p>Most Samsung phones currently use the Android platform, but the South Korean firm has been working with chipmaker Intel to …

Pinterest Hits 30 Billion Total Pins, Up 50% In 6 Months

Tonight at an event in the company’s San Francisco headquarters, Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann announced that users had contributed more than 30 billion Pins since the service was founded, a number that has grown by nearly 50 percent in the past six months alone. Users have also created more than …

Google is winding down Google Plus, says report. Does it make sense?

In the wake of Vic Gundotra’s departure from Google, <i>TechCrunch</i> reports that the company actually plans to scale back its Google Plus efforts substantially.<p>Vic Gundotra, who’s been with Google since 2007 following a long stint at Microsoft, is considered the father of Google Plus, and one of the …

Android News

Microsoft’s $7.2BN+ Acquisition Of Nokia’s Devices Business Is Now Complete

Microsoft’s $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia’s devices and services business has been completed. Nokia confirmed the completed transaction in a press release, noting that it has “completed the sale of substantially all of its Devices & Services business to Microsoft” (using the same phrasing it …

How The Best Big Companies To Work For Drive Appreciation, Access And Rewards

Looking across the 18 best companies to work for in the Fortune 500 indicates three broad themes: appreciation, access and rewards. Google, American Express and Qualcomm all do things that make their employees feel appreciated. This, combined with giving employees access to senior leadership and …

Why venture capitalists are suddenly investing in news

Something curious is happening in the American news business.<p>Media organizations are hiring again. Promising young reporters are leaving stalwart publications for new newsrooms. And venture capitalists are pouring millions into nimble publishing startups. It’s a rare moment of optimism for an …

Venture Capital
Mindy Kaling

Indian classifieds site Quikr raises a massive $90M

There’s big money in e-commerce — especially in India, whose web-browsing populace is on track to surpass the United States’ 260 million Internet users in the next few quarters.<p>Indian classified ads site Quikr has raised $90 million in new financing, the startup announced this morning. It’s one of …

You Can Now Make a Book of All Your Facebook Messages with Memeoirs

Memeoirs, the service that lets you create a book out of all your old emails, has launched a new feature that integrates messages sent across Facebook.<p>The feature was announced today by the company, although it has been live on the home page for a few days. Picking up where the previous incarnation …

Pinterest Will Begin To Fill Up With Paid Advertising As Early As Q4

The move will be huge: Pinterest already controls 23% of referral traffic to e-commerce sites across the web. injecting ads into Pinterest's retail traffic referral mix will make it one of the more important shopping sites on the web.<p>An ads API (application programming interface) lets advertisers …

Advertising

Yahoo Search Now Shows Yelp Listings and Reviews in the US

A month ago reports started circulating about a possible Yahoo and Yelp partnership, which today is coming to fruition with a collaboration between Yahoo Search and Yelp’s local business reviews.<p>Regardless of which device you’re using, Yelp will now serve up listings, user reviews and star ratings …

Those Big Banner Ads On Google Search Results? They're Dead

Last October, Google raised a bit of a ruckus by changing the formula for showing search ads to favor those with maps and phone numbers. As part of that, it began showing, on an experimental basis on about 5% of results, big banner ads atop the page for about 30 advertisers. That set off critics …

Internet TV was the big loser on Oscar night

One of the biggest nights in American television was essentially unwatchable online, as technical problems marred various live streams of the Oscars and highlighted the huge gap between internet TV’s promise and its glitchy reality.<p>People in the United States reported widespread issues loading …

Televisions

LinkedIn Opens Its Publishing Platform To All Members

To date, LinkedIn has allowed a small, editorially selected group of “Influencers” like Richard Branson, Bill Gates and Barack Obama to publish their thoughts and advice to its network as long-form blog posts. Now, that changes, as LinkedIn prepares to open up access to its publishing platform to …

Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent

Facebook is purchasing messaging giant WhatsApp for $16 billion in cash and stock, according to a regulatory filing. The deal is being cut for $12 billion in Facebook shares, $4 billion in cash and an additional $3 billion in RSUs for employee retention.<p>A termination fee is attached to the deal …

Adweek

Paper Now Available For iOS In The US, And It Could Be A Facebook Replacement

Facebook’s new standalone app Paper is now available for download on iOS to everyone in the US, and it’s more than just a content reader. Paper has messages, notifications, search, and a completely redesigned profile.<p>When I asked the team leaders behind Paper if they still used the old one, product …

The Reviews Are In: Android Apps Outshone iOS Apps In 2013

A year ago, we could say with certainty that users preferred iOS apps to similar or equivalent Android apps, because we had the data to prove it. Now the 2013 results are in … and this time Android apps have walked away with the affections of users.<p>Last year, the mobile-testing company uTest used …