Brrr, it’s cold. I’m wearing long pants to work for the first time in months, that’s how cold it is in Raleigh today. Still, a nice hot cup of coffee and these hot news stories, and even brass monkeys are happy.
- TC is reporting that Automattic–creators of WordPress–turned down a $200 million acquisition offer. That makes me think they have something big up their sleeve.
- AdBrite will today launch a new advertising platform for Facebook application developers.
- NBC wanted what?!? It seems the company wanted a cut of Apple’s iPod revenues as part of its negotiations. Yeah, right. And Samsung owes us a cut of their monitor sales–after all, without our great content, why would you want a monitor anyway?
- If Australian regulator ACCC can approve Google’s DoubleClick acquisition–when they’re peeved at Google right now–surely other countries can do the same.
- Fair Isaac is diving deeper into click fraud tracking with its announced partnership with Think Partnership (dis).
- Stuck on ideas for
linkbaitviral marketing? Tamar Weinberg has put together 6 themes for you to think about.
- Yahoo Messenger 9.0 launches with media-playing features and file transfers.
- Twitter rival Pownce has launched its public API for developers.