People with internet connections have probably noticed a lot of Weird Al Yankovic songs popping up in their feeds lately. Every day for the past seven days, the reigning king of pop parody has released a new music video, each produced in partnership with a different content studio or artist, to promote “Mandatory Fun,” his first album in three years. Some videos were produced with some of the largest content portals on the Internet, including College Humor, Funny or Die, Yahoo Screen and Nerdist, which worked on “Tacky,” the star-studded parody of Pharrell’s “Happy.” Others, like “Word Crimes,” were produced by independent artists like Jarrett Heather, whose work Mr.
Why You Couldn’t Escape Weird Al’s Marketing Blitz
Cars.com site analysts knew something was up about seven years ago when they saw traffic suddenly surge on BMW listings in Albany, N.Y. A little digging found that the activity was no cause for celebration. It wasn’t coveted in-market car shoppers who were driving up page views on dealers’ inventory listings but rather Internet bots — snippets of nefarious software code masquerading as human web users — that had invaded the site and skewed its traffic metrics
For Auto Shopping Sites, Bots Are the True Decepticons
Google’s YouTube is poised to start blocking music videos from independent labels that haven’t agreed to be part of a planned subscription service. About 5% of the music labels Google works with haven’t signed up to participate in the paid service, YouTube said today in a statement.
YouTube to Block Music Videos From Smaller Labels
The best content: ad-free While 35% of content was viewed without ads through subscription services in 1994, today it’s 60% to 65%, said Rishad Tobaccowala, chairman of Publicis Groupe’s DigitasLBi and Razorfish. For $60 a month, people are paying for access to “the best content in the world without ever seeing an ad,” he said, totaling the cost of subscribing to Netflix, HBO, Showtime, Hulu and Spotify or Pandora. If anything, technology has advertising in its teeth, keeps shaking it, and won’t let go
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How Tech Took a Bite Out of the Ad Industry
En dansk politiker er blevet misbrugt i en stribe falske mails og sms’er.
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Politianmeldt: Dansk politiker misbrugt i falske mail
Startknappen er på vej tilbage til Windows, hvor livet med mus og tastatur også bliver en del nemmere på pc’en. Læs her om gamle funktioner, der snart kommer som nyheder til Windows 8.1.
Microsoft bøjer sig: Startknappen på vej tilbage i Windows
Her er de første billeder af Nokias nye Lumia-mobiler med Windows Phone 8.1.
Her er Nokias spritnye Windows Phone 8.1-modeller
I stedet for at at blive ved med at fokusere på, hvordan man kan skære i it-omkostningerne, har virksomhedernes topledelser nu set sig lune på en helt anden plan.
Cheferne skifter mening: Vil ikke længere spare på it
Nu er open source-holdet bag Ubuntu-distributionen snart klar med den version, der skal udkomme i april.
Her er den nye Ubuntu
After finding its name on an NSA target list, Yahoo understandably pledged to shore up its security efforts.
Yahoo encrypts almost everything, says more security updates are on the way