John Paczkowski

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Great News, Steve: We Beat the Dancing Mortgage People for Top Display Advertiser

Microsoft’s Live Search Cashback may not be doing much to improve the company’s share of the search market, but it’s doing wonders for its marketing reach. Microsoft bested University of Phoenix and (the company responsible for those silly dancing cowboy ads that festoon the Web) to claim the title of top display advertiser in June, according to comScore. Microsoft (MSFT) ads were viewed 5.5 billion times by 126.4 million unique visitors during the month. That’s 1.7 percent of all the online display ads served in the states and a reach of nearly 70 percent of the total unique audience. Comscore said the company’s 5.5 billion display ad views in June were “due in large part to its promotional campaign for Windows Live Search, including ads for Windows Live Search Club games and the new Windows Live Search cashback program.”

Incidentally, June, as Todd Bishop notes over at The Seattle Post Intelligencer, happens to be the last month in Microsoft’s fiscal year, which means it’s also the end of the period in which Microsoft executive bonuses are calculated.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work