Marketing News Roundup, November 26
Things are slowing down for the holiday, quite naturally. So happy Thanksgiving eve! Celebrate with some of this week’s topmarketing news items.
Too little too late?: Google Maps has been making great strides against the entrenched leader, MapQuest. But now MapQuest says they’ve “Come Out Of Hibernation.” Is it too late—has Google Maps already stolen its lunch?
Video killed the radio star, but that was almost 30 years ago: As usual, reports of its death (which have been flying for a year at the least) have been greatly exaggerated: online video isn’t killing TV.
Ready your wallets: it’s shopping time!: It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Retailers prep for Cyber Monday. Of course, if we’ve learned anything over the last few years, it’s that Cyber Monday isn’t as popular as “Green Monday” for Christmas shopping. But will December 15 or December 22 be the big day this year—or will Cyber Monday finally live up to its hype?
MySpace Suicide Verdict: And one followup: the mom who used MySpace to torment her daughter’s classmate into suicide has been acquitted of felony charges. She was found guilty of three misdemeanors and now faces up to three years in prison.