Wow, lots of news today and not enough time to cover it all. Here are today’s Picks:
- Google doesn’t believe regulators will block a partnership with Yahoo because it would be "non-exclusive."
- How much VC funding does it take to make Twitter reliable? It sounds like a bad joke, but hopefully the rumored additional $15+ million in funding will be used to make Twitter more stable.
- Vera Ninos asks a question close to my heart: "Do you know what you’ll find if you Google yourself?" Well, do you?
- Barnes & Noble is experimenting with Quamut–a "how-to" web site where users can browse free content or pay a fee to download a PDF version.
- Shame on Billy Ray Cyrus for letting his 15-year old daughter, Miley Cyrus, pose for provocative photos for Vanity Fair. Maybe Miley didn’t know what she was doing, but her parents should know better.
- Marketing Pilgrim writer Dave Snyder has launched his own blog "Snyder Sense." Cool name!
- Andy Atkins-Krüger invites you to attend the first International Search Summit on May 22nd in London.
- If you live on this side of "the Pond" then you might find Jordan Glogau’s Search Engine Optimization course at NYU a little easier to attend.
- Eric Karjaluoto has an interview with Saatchi’s Kevin Roberts and asks him about the future of "traditional" ad agencies.