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  • Anarchy to order: Adolescence arrives for social channel management

    It's amazing to think that only five years have passed since a major wave of enterprises launched branded social media accounts to engage with customers and influencers. Now social channels have reached a level of maturity such that they should be reined in so that the practices applied are appropriate to drive what is no longer a cottage business.

Google cuts out advertisers with Contributor service

In a move destined to displease advertisers, Google has launched Contributor, which lets people pay a small fee to access their favorite sites—without ads.

Forbes dumps Google for adMarketplace to serve search ads

Google is having a rough month. First, Bloomberg.com ditched AdSense for Search in favor of adMarketplace. Next, Firefox replaced Google search with Yahoo search. Now, Forbes announced that it will also drop Google after signing a deal with adMarketplace to provide paid search advertising alongside Forbes.com search results.

Report: Amazon plans ad-supported video-streaming service

Amazon plans to introduce new ad-supported video-streaming service early next year, according to a report in the New York Post. The offering will be separate from its $99-a-year Prime membership, which includes a video service, sources told the Post.

Salesforce unveils updated version of Social Studio

Salesforce has unveiled a new version of its Social Studio, which pulls together all of the company's social listening and engagement capabilities.

Google rolls out 'mobile-friendly' label to force companies to provide mobile-friendly websites

Google has spent a lot of time this year on ensuring users have a smooth mobile experience. The company furthered these efforts this week by launching a "mobile-friendly" label designed to compel companies to provide mobile-friendly websites.

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