No Linky Withdrawal here, please—we’re back and
better than decent as ever!
- Not terribly surprisingly, Google is launching the “Internet for Everyone” campaign. Because that’s a basic right. Really. I used to teach the Constitution; it’s in the 82nd Amendment*.
What the rest of us with Internet want to know: will this bring our monthly bill down? (And as marketers: what is this new audience interested in researching/purchasing online?) (via).
- Publicis is creating an “Open Source” ad network by partnering with AOL, Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft. I certainly hope they told all the parties involved that this was an “open relationship.”
- Oddly enough, Google’s blog post seems to have had little effect on the US Government, as members of Congress and the Department of Justice are taking a hard look at the Yahoo-Google deal. Will it be approved? Check it out next season on . . . The Young & the Profitless!
- And for Google-free news: Facebook is still exploring ways to make money. They’ve announced a small business ad partnership program with Visa. Holy crap. They really are everywhere I want to be.
*What do you mean, 27 amendments? What Constitution are you reading?!