Quiet News Day – Episode 52

27 Oct

Happy birthday to us, happy birthday to us ….. ok that’s enough but we did feel it necessary to acknowledge the fact that QND has been in existence for a full year.

Hosts, Shaun Milne and Scott Douglas arejoined by Mike Ritchie of Mike Ritchie PR for a bumper session of insightful and entertaining discussion.


Please click through below to access the shownotes and the usual juicy links:

NEWS ITEMS

In search, Google improves its uber useful alerts to make it even easier to get the news you want
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/this-week-in-search-102210.html

While Google also takes on Facebook head-to-head in the ‘places’ and location-based sphere.
http://mashable.com/2010/10/25/google-boost-local-advertising

Internet Closing in on Two Billion Users
http://www.v3.co.uk/v3/news/2271837/internet-closing-two-billion

Theft of information and electronic data overtakes physical theft for the first time
http://www.kroll.com/news/releases/index.aspx?id=23082
http://www.kroll.com/library/fraud/FraudReport_English-US_Oct10.pdf

US Law Officers Want to Wiretaps for the Internet
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/27/us/27wiretap.html?_r=2

Times Paywall experiment appears to pay dividends for Murdoch
http://www.nma.co.uk/news/-paywall-paying-off-for-the-times-claims-nielsen/3019712.article

Japan Leads Way With facial Recognition Billboards
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/pda/2010/sep/27/advertising-billboards-facial-recognition-japan

BIGGER ISSUES

How the battle between Interflora and Marks and Spencer could have a profound effect on search marketing.
http://reputationonline.co.uk/2010/10/22/interflora-sues-marks-spencer-in-search-dispute/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11531677

New iPaper launches. Tuesday saw launch of 20p mini Independent called i
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/press/the-independent-launches-iii-2109899.html
http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=1&storycode=46192&c=1
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/greenslade/2010/oct/26/theindependent-alexander-lebedev
http://www.mediaweek.co.uk/news/1036902/Independents-i-outdoor-campaign-hits-streets/

And finally …

A major European energy company is offring power bill reductions for live-alone customers who dine with single neighbours
http://www.digitalbuzzblog.com/vattenfall-neighbor-dining-social-initiative/

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