E-Commerce & Social Networking Week in Review February 9, 2013

Straight from the source, here’s what happened in the world of e-commerce, social networking and selling online in the past week:

  • Keeping our users secure
    As you may have read, there’s been a recent uptick in large-scale security attacks aimed at U.S. technology and media companies. Within the last two weeks, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal have chronicled breaches of their systems, and Apple and Mozilla have turned off Java by default in…
  • What to Read?
    Finding recommendations for independently published books can be difficult. Over at The Guardian, Dan Holloway explains: “As a reader, I believe life is too short: if I want a great thriller, there’s enough Mark Billingham and Tami Hoag to work through. If I choose to read…
  • Sunday’s Showdown: Follow the action on & off the field
    Are you part of the @ravens’ lively #RavensNation, or are you on joining the ride for the @49ers’ #questforsix? Or maybe you’re more excited about the halftime show and the commercials? Whatever is bringing you to the TV on Sunday, you’ll find unprecedented access, entertainment, and team spirit…
  • KDP Select Global Fund for February 2013
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  • Are eBook borrowers eBook buyers?
    The struggle to get eBooks into libraries continues. Large publishers seem to be at an impasse, unsure whether giving libraries the rights to their books will drive down sales. Independent publishers, on the other hand, have been making their own eBooks available to libraries for some time, be it…
  • What You Need to Know About eBay’s Global Shipping Program
    A few weeks ago, I mentioned that Merchants who list on Amazon could now sell and ship their products internationally through the Amazon website. Today, I thought I would discuss eBay’s Global Shipping Program. A program sounds both strangely similar and yet different to Amazon’s…
  • Updates for viewing photos and videos
    Today, we’re rolling out several enhancements that make it easier to view photos and videos on Twitter — in particular, on profiles and in search results.

    Large photos, right on the page. Click a photo from a profile page or in search results to see a larger version of that photo without leaving…

  • YouTube and ADWEEK Tackle the Super Bowl XLVII Ads with Ad Blitz 2013
    Around this time each year, the viewing public gears up for an epic competition of professional powerhouses operating at the top of their respective games. Legends are made, accolades given and dynasties rise and fall through the glory of one night.

    Oh, and there’s a football game as well!

    We…

  • #OnlyOnTwitter: State Department changes
    The beginning of a new term in Washington marks changes in many of the government’s highest offices. Yesterday was noteworthy at the US Department of State, as outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held her last Town Hall, and Senator John Kerry was confirmed as the new Secretary. Of course,…
  • Our January featured On The Rise partner is MyCupcakeAddiction!
    Congratulations to Elise Strachan, the master chef for this month’s “On The Rise” featured partner channel, MyCupcakeAddiction. Not only is her channel the first featured in 2013, but it’s also the first Australian channel we’ve featured in the program, and Elise was recently appointed as one of…
  • Super Bowl XLVII Predictions, Redemption
    Some of the most memorable NFL games I have seen have taken place during the playoffs over the past few weeks, and I am admittedly giddy about Super Bowl XLVII between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens.

    I generally dislike rooting for teams that are perennial Super Bowl contenders,…

  • Win moments that matter in 2013 with Learn with Google webinars
    Cross-posted with Google Inside Adwords.

    What was your business’ New Year’s resolution, and how do you plan to keep it? At Google, ours is to help make the web work for you. Our new series of Learn with Google webinars will teach you how to use digital to build brand awareness, and they’ll give…

  • Watch Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Global Town Hall Live on YouTube
    You don’t need to text with “Hillz” to know that she’s truly a 21st century diplomat. As the most traveled secretary of state in U.S. history, she’s been to 112 countries and traveled almost one million miles over the last four years. So how is the world’s busiest diplomat spending one of her…
  • Free video ad serving in DFP Small Business, available to all publishers
    Cross posted from the DoubleClick Publisher Blog

    Publishers everywhere are discovering the revenue and audience growth potential of video content. As a publisher grows a video viewership on their site, selling their own ads becomes an increasingly important revenue stream. Over the past year…

  • Twitter Transparency Report v2
    Last July we released our first Twitter Transparency Report (#TTR), publishing six months of data detailing the volume of government requests we receive for user information, government requests to withhold content, and Digital Millennium Copyright Act-related complaints from copyright holders….
  • This Week on Twitter – Jan. 28
    On most Mondays, this series alerts you to key things happening on Twitter in the coming week. A live chat with the cast of your favorite TV show, a Q&A with a candidate or author, a pro sports team Tweepstakes — this is the way to keep current on the can’t-miss moments on Twitter for the week…

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