Facebook Engineering and Products VP Greg Badros to Leave Company

A top VP in charge of monetization and search at the social giant will soon depart.

Yieldbot Raises $5 Million More to Marry Search Buyers With Display Ads

Display ads are having a hard time. Search ads make a lot of money. So Jonathan Mendez’s pitch makes plenty of sense…

Square Poaches Facebook Ad Product Director Gokul Rajaram to Lead Product Engineering

The exec will oversee Square Register software development.


Ten Years Later: Lessons From the Applied Semantics’ Google Acquisition

I would like to share these lessons with others in the hope that they might find something useful.

Geek History, Facebook Glitches, the Surface Pro Reviewed and More: The AllThingsD Week in Review 2/3/13 – 2/9/13

The top 10 stories of the week, in one convenient serving.

Coming Soon to Yahoo: Ads From Google

These are display ads, not search ads. And there’s probably not that much money involved right now. But it’s an interesting start.

Facebook Stops Its Long-Awaited Ad Network Before It Starts (For Now)

No AdSense rival, at least not quite yet.

Google Killing Off a Few More Products in Some Late Fall Spring Cleaning

An advertising service for RSS feeds and changes to Google Drive storage limits are among the latest changes Google is making to its slate of services.


The “Mad Men” Years Are Giving Way to the “Math Men” Era

I love the “Mad Men” version of the ad business. The storytelling. The simplicity. The glasses of scotch at 10 am. But these days in digital, it feels like the Math Men media buyers (with their terabytes of data) are taking over for the Mad Men creatives.


Google Music’s Artist Hub Asks Artists to Bring the Wheel and Inflate It, Too

When Google Music launched last week, much of the attention focused on the “Artist Hub” feature that allows unsigned bands to create a profile and sell music direct to fans. Okay … And?

Posterous Goes Bare: Shows Us All Its Stats