Google flexes browser muscles, watches ripples spread across publishers. What will it lead to?
We had the wonderful opportunity to spend a few days in Istanbul this month with other members of the International Association of Political Consultants. As always the IAPC annual conference proved to be a great event full of stories, insights, and unique observations from political operatives around the globe. Of note: the growing interest from […]
There were a great number of wonderful apps set off by the World Bank’s Apps for Development contest – you should check out all the winners. Here’s one that took our breath away: Economic Data Finder: Currently just a Chrome browser extension, the concept behind the Data Finder is intuitive: it gives you the statistics […]
For the latest example of a website owned by someone other than who you think, check out… NewtGingrich.com. You may recall Jon Huntsman had a similar issue earlier this year… Update: American Bridge is now forwarding this URL to another not-so-conservative post on Gingrich…
Last week I covered an AdWeek article on the challenge brand marketers face when seeking healthy online environments. I said it’s important to know where to look for good brand placements online, which led some folks to respond and ask me… “Where?” Coming up with the right placements, at the right cost, is the bulk […]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GShfm9bGhI4 On Thursday we had the good fortune to attend the World Bank’s Apps for Development Awards. The Bank’s 2010 decision to open up its massive data sets creates a phenomenal opportunity for developers (think: Angry Birds) to foster development (think: Quality of Human Life), and the Apps contest was a showcase for that potential. […]
Link: Rapid Response: Still No Takers? Last summer I penned an article for “Friend of the Firm” Colin Delany at the e.politics blog. Despite the fast pace of innovation online, few political organizations are grasping the potential impact of rapid response efforts on the web. Case in point, one Joe Wilson of South Carolina: That […]
Late Sunday night hackers at Anonymous gained control of the Syrian Ministry of Defense’s website, showcasing support for opposition to the Syrian government while again highlighting the ineffective cyber-security capabilities of governments and major private global entities. The hacking group offers a direct message for Syrians, and we will re-post it without editing: To the […]