Did you notice the competition going on between Bing and Google? The game is still on and after Google announced its new Caffeine search index, it is Bing’s turn to tout the future release of its enhanced ‘Bing Webmaster Tools’ this summer. Check out the full story here >
Where do Americans begin their online day? According to a study released today by ExactTarget, 58 percent check their e-mail, while 20 percent go first to a search engine or portal site and 11 percent start with Facebook. A conscientious (or worried) 3 percent make their company’s site or intranet their first online destination of the day. Five percent go first to a news site and 3 percent go to some other destination. View the overview from Adweek here or view another overview here.
Apple dropped the equivalent of a nuclear bomb on Google this week with its revision of its developer policies. Now, only “independent” ad-serving companies will be able to serve ads for the iPhone. That rules out AdMob, now owned by Google. The changes also appear to target third-party app usage analytics firms. Flurry, in particular, has been singled out for criticism by Jobs. Such applications are also banned from the iPhone. Read more here >