from UK News:

The phuss over Phorm

By Reuters Staff
April 8, 2009

The targeted online advertising company Phorm, which has been accused of spying, breaking the law and just about everything else in the last year, has launched its latest charm offensive in its battle to prove its innocence.

Not rich enough to be a Mac person

March 27, 2009

Microsoft — ruffled by constant ridicule by Apple — launched its latest counter-punch last night with an explicit jab at its cool but expensive archrival in a prime-time ad featuring one thrifty young woman’s quest to find a 17-inch laptop for under four figures.

You were expecting positive newspaper news?

March 26, 2009

A Facebook friend of mine chastised me on Thursday after reading my story about salary reductions at The New York Times and buyouts at The Washington Post. He wanted to know why I hadn’t found anything positive to write about newspapers in a while.

Advertising works for Hulu, kind of

March 25, 2009

The jury is out on whether advertising will ever work for online video sites as they strive to become real profit-generating businesses.¬†Well, it’s worked for Hulu, but not in the profit-generating kind of way — at least not right away.

March Madness: The great CBS experiment

March 19, 2009

Get your brackets filled out, hand over a few bucks to the office pool manager, and settle in for some March Madness. The NCAA basketball tournament starts today.

Windows to iPhone: been there, done that

March 17, 2009

Yes, yes everybody’s still talking about iPhone, but during Apple’s presentation of some new phone software today, Microsoft happened to call and couldn’t help mentioning that they’ve sold more phones with Windows Mobile, which has long had some of the stuff iPhone users are foaming at the mouth to get their hands on.

Newspaper ad sales down? Fire ad staff!

March 12, 2009

The Boston Globe, the revenue-challenged sibling of The New York Times, is laying off employees as it copes with a decline in advertising revenue made only worse by the recession. The thing is, it’s laying off advertising staff.

Best Life ends life

March 11, 2009

Maybe it’s something about magazines that have the word “Life” in their titles. Rodale, publisher of magazines such as Runner’s World and Prevention, is closing the book on Best Life, it’s its luxury magazine for men. Here are the first two paragraphs of the press release:

Palm teases Pre with Jimmy Fallon

March 10, 2009

Call it a case of doing more with less. Or maybe, how Palm advertises a product without, you know, paying for advertising.

Online ads, creatively in your face

March 10, 2009

The Online Publishers Association got a bunch of Web publishers (including Reuters) to agree to test a new series of ad formats that it says will “stimulate a renaissance of creative advertising on the Internet.”