Pilgrim’s Picks for August 9
Hot, hot, hot! No, I’m not just talking about the temperature outside, but these hot internet marketing stories…
- NBC/News Corp’s unnamed YouTube killer has received a $100M VC investment, in return for a 10% stake.
- Speaking of NBC, they’ve launching Didja.com, a site for viewing old TV commercials.
- Scripps has acquired the photo/video sharing site Pickle for $4.7M.
- A new study reveals that social networking sites such as MySpace aren’t as dangerous to kids as we perhaps thought.
- We now know that when Google flags your Blogspot blog as “spam” action is taken. After accidentally flagging their own blog–how does that happen–the Custom Search Blog was removed from Blogger. Let’s hope the team that flags spam blogs is not also responsible for safe-guarding search privacy data.
- Ask.com will use Dell servers that use 30% less energy and they’ll also plant thousands of trees to offset carbon emissions. Google responds by reminding us what they’re already doing.
- Want to know how Yahoo is fighting click fraud? Head to their new Traffic Quality Center.