Yesterday my flight with Virgin Australia, VA1 Sydney to Los Angeles, was delayed by five hours. Pretty boring because I’d stayed up until 2am finishing off work the night before and had been due to arrive in New York by 5.30pm but this became 10pm – my only Friday night in New York on the […]
Competition, monopolies and the Enterprise Act. Content recommendation has been big business recently with some relatively recent entrants to the market now commanding millions in marketing budgets from all kinds of brands and their content marketing. “You might also like” has become a well known heading for one of many engines that publishers have installed […]
Copy paste race It’s been interesting to watch this video of a man sprinting from tube station to tube station in London to beat a train race around the web. Publishers have sprinted to embed the video on their own sites with ads around it. 14 August – YouTube video published (embedded below) 16 September […]
You might also like… competition. We’re about to receive our AdSense Internal Content Recommendation BETA unit, complete with ability to embed existing units such as Outbrain for AB testing. I’ll be really interested to see if Google’s unit shows more “relevant” results than the sometimes apparently random output from other units. I’ll keep you posted. […]
Yes – according to a friend of mine’s broker who he spoke to last week. Ed has a flat in Notting Hill, London. There are five flats within the building and Ed plus the other owners had become concerned that one of the freeholders was renting out their flat on Airbnb and not actually living […]
It looks like this: 1,238,529 visitors – $zero spent on advertising. Thanks to Google for their new Analytics & Adwords email.
Always coveted that .com that you couldn’t get? Don’t bother anymore. You could have .ninja, .lifestyle, .business or one of any other 1500 new top level domains (TLDs). Worried about others squatting on your domain? You’re totally screwed unless you want to buy all 1500, which you won’t be able to because you’ll need to prove […]
As our little side project Andy, Wayne and I released an app for Aussie fishermen so they can follow fish, follow places they like to fish and follow friends who also like to fish. As you can tell, it’s about fishing. We’ve just reached 10,000 Aussie users – 72% of people who downloaded the app […]
Pretty excited about this – I’ve ordered my first drone through the magic of Kickstarter – but in the spirit of crowdfunding, I’ve got together with Dan, Tim and Nat to crowdfund a crowdfunded offer -we’ve split the pledge four ways because who needs a stalking drone every day anyway? The HEXO+ “autonomous aerial camera” […]
You don’t have to read this! But you can send this to anyone who spoils Game of Thrones, True Detective, The Blacklist, Fargo, Shadowline or anything else you’re watching at the moment. So…. Actually I’m only going to reveal if someone else spoils one of the above for me again.