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Thursday: December 24, 2009

FTC decides to take a better look at Google's aqcuisition of AdMob.FTC decides to take a better look at Google's aqcuisition of AdMob.

The FTC's decision to take more time digging into the AdMob deal means Google probably won't be able to take over the company for several more months, Stifel Nicolaus analyst Rebecca Arbogast wrote in a Wednesday research note.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:49 AM | Tags (7) | ftc | investigation | admob | acquisition | regulators | monopoly | google |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 22, 2009

Barnes & Noble offers up consolation gift for those who won't receive their Nook by Christmas.Barnes & Noble offers up consolation gift for those who won't receive their Nook by Christmas.

He guesses the company will miss shipment on about 2% to 4% of the devices, adding up to $100,000 to $200,000 worth of gift certificates. That’s store credits and not cash, so Barnes & Noble will no doubt recoup some of that investment.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 6:22 AM | Tags (10) | barnes | christmas | consolation | ebooks | ereader | giftcard | holiday | hundred | noble | nook |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 8, 2009

Yahoo decides to launch an online privacy tool for all of us consumersYahoo decides to launch an online privacy tool for all of us consumers

In the past, users were able to rejected targeted ads, but they weren't able to edit and modify their personal preferences — for instance, saying 'no' only to ads for video games or ads with a health focus.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:22 AM | Tags (7) | yahoo | security | privacy | launch | ftc | consumer | tool |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 6, 2009

Positive reviews of blogger freebies may constitute as fraud according to FTC.Positive reviews of blogger freebies may constitute as fraud according to FTC.

Decisions about violations will be made on a case-by-case basis, but if someone receives cash or an in-kind payment to review a product, it's considered an endorsement.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 7:31 AM | Tags (7) | bloggers | freebies | reviews | positive | ftc | fraud | endorsement |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 8, 2009

Amazon makes nice to Kindle owners regarding recent deleted books snafu.Amazon makes nice to Kindle owners regarding recent deleted books snafu.

They are offering up legitimate copies of said deleted books or a thirty dollar gift card as an alternative.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:33 AM | Tags (5) | amazon | deletions | giftcards | kindle | returns |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 26, 2009

Apple sued for fraud in regards to outdated text on iTunes gift cards.Apple sued for fraud in regards to outdated text on iTunes gift cards.

Whoops. Time to update that gift card verbiage, Apple.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 2:07 PM | Tags (6) | apple | fraud | giftcards | itunes | lawsuit | marketing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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