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MenuPages has a facelift

ADOTAS -- MenuPages, the restaurant and menu search website, has redesigned its sites with an improved layout, a new logo, and redrawn maps. The new MenuPages pages offers users a fresh, open visual experience, while offering more possibilities for advertisers, all without sacrificing the utility and simplicity prized by MenuPages’...
ADOTAS – Ad targeting is in a state of transition these days, with browsers like Firefox ending support for third-party cookies. A new study released on Monday at the IAB Annual Leadership meeting by the Digital Advertising Alliance is stoking the debate a bit more, revealing that advertisers will...
ADOTAS - Images of slack-jawed Americans staring at 13-inch laptops perched precariously on their potbellies are running through my head this morning. comScore's just-released online video viewing numbers for December claim that 172 million U.S. internet users -- or 84.6% -- watched an average of 14.6 hours of online...
TACODA CEO Dave Morgan addressed the House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection on behalf of the Interactive Advertising Bureau, asking them to avoid pressure from special interest groups and reconsider their pending anti-spyware legislation. The House committee is currently evaluating the Securely Protect Yourself Against Cyber...
ADOTAS - In a twist on history, bold American digital media companies are looking toward the horizon at the New World -- Europe. Geoscape is the latest to venture back across the Atlantic -- in partnership with Geoscape Europe BV, the company has launched a Europe-centric version of its intelligence...

Omnicom slumps

REUTERS -- Omnicom Group Inc. reported a 14 percent drop in quarterly earnings as advertising spending slumped badly at the end of the year, but its profit and revenue showed more resilience to budget cutbacks than Wall Street had expected. The world's largest advertising company said fourth quarter income fell...
In the web version of the latest online privacy expose by The Wall Street Journal, there's a sidebar with previous articles in the much-loved "What They Know" series. With headlines like "The Web's New Gold Mine: Your Secrets," "Stalkers Exploit Cellphone GPS" and "Your Apps Are Watching You," and...
Brand Republic reports that a Deloitte survey conducted in association with the UK Association of Online Publishers polled thirty UK Publishing firms about their opinions on the future of digital publishing. Results revealed that 70% of the publishers did not perceive online content as a threat to print. Digital...
ADOTAS -- If you're a Facebook user, you've likely noticed that videos recently posted by your friends in your News Feed tend to play automatically, without sound, as you scroll over them. And when you scroll past them, they stop. The video would only play with audio when you...
ADOTAS - Crisis averted -- bumpers for everyone! In a move that couldn't have surprised anyone, Steve Jobs told a hastily assembled press conference crowd that everybody who bought an iPhone 4 gets a rubber buggy baby bumper, or if they already purchased one for the ridiculous price of $29...