What is in store for YouTube?
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What is in store for YouTube?

YouTube happens to be one of the most popular sites on the net, yet they haven’t figured out how to make money and no one seems to be interested in purchasing them. With a burn rate of over $1 million per month and no real signs of revenue I can see why not that many parties would be interested.

Top 100 brands
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Top 100 brands

BusinessWeek recently published an article on “The Worlds Best Brands”. They made a profile of the top 100 global brands and included some brief information on each brand as well as their value.

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Catchup – 7/28/2006
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Catchup – 7/28/2006

Google Maps has rolled out a new mobile version offering real-time traffic information in 30 US cities. The service also offers directions designed for those who are walking, in addition to driving.

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Chrysler makes their cars memorable
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Chrysler makes their cars memorable

Most car commercials talk about the new and exciting features that the car has. They usually end up being dull and boring which is why we usually have a hard time remembering them. Every once in a while you will see a unique car commercial that is funny and memorable.

Marketing the dull
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Marketing the dull

A lot of companies sell dull products such as furniture, carpet and alarm systems. If you have ever watched a commercial on any of these products, the chances are that they were boring and had no humor to them.

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Google ads hit the airways
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Google ads hit the airways

We’ve known that Google was getting ready to put ads on the radio for awhile now, ever since the $102 million purchase of dMarc Broadcasting, an automated radio advertising company. Today Google actually began playing ads on a radio station in Detroit.

A breakdown of Google's ranking factors
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A breakdown of Google's ranking factors

Have you ever wondered why some sites are ranked so high on Google and why other sites are no where to be found? Over the last 5 or 6 years Google has been tweaking their algorithm to analyze on page (code) and off page (links) factors which affect how websites rank on their popular search engine.

Technorati's new design
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Technorati's new design

Yesterday Technorati launched its’ new personalized homepage. With the pressure from the competition (Sphere, IceRocket, Google Blog Search), and another round of funding, it makes sense why Technorati redesigned their homepage…

Movie marketing 101
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Movie marketing 101

Pick up the phone and spend a half-hour with a leading industry blogger. That’s what Universal did and they’re making waves because of it. This week one of their employees took a half-hour out of their day to call Chris Thilk, owner of Movie Marketing Madness blog, to talk about Miami Vice. This was one simple gesture that’s going a long way.

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Catchup – 7/21/06
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Catchup – 7/21/06

Part of the launch of the new Yahoo homepage, Yahoo has added some features to Yahoo Finance. Those features include new tools to manage charts, an improved “investors chat room” and financial video news.

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Honda, advertising with personality
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Honda, advertising with personality

There are many different personality types out there, some of them we hate and others we love. When you are selling a product or service, personality is important because if they like you they are more likely to buy your product or service.

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