Another Hit for RIM: Twitter app Seesmic just announced that they will no longer support Blackberry devices starting June 30 because they would like to “focus development efforts on our most popular mobile platforms: Android, iOS and Windows Phone 7.” Ouch, that’s got to hurt, RIM. Will others abandon the failing handset maker? GigaOm
Mango Madness: Seems like gadget bloggers are happy with Windows Phone “Mango” and its something like 500 new features, many of which address past issues (like multitasking and better live tiles) and others that are more innovative and push users beyond apps. RWW
New Foursquare Features: Foursquare has made checking in even easier by putting a check-in button right in the middle bottom of the app screen on its new iPhone app. Also there is a new “Specials” button in the Explore tab that lets you browse nearby specials. TechCrunch
Apple vs. Samsung: The battle between Apple and Samsung over patent infringement issues continues; and it doesn’t look like it’s going to end anytime soon, or peacefully for that matter. The Next Web
Zune Back to Life: A recent Zune Insider podcast confirmed that Microsoft is porting over native Zune apps over to Windows Phone 7. Whether or not they will port over third-party Zune apps will depend on the developers. SlashGear
Podcast ad buyers have yet to see a slowdown
Ad buyers have yet to see clients cut their podcast budgets – though the time of podcasts as the shiny new medium may be coming to an end.
The programmatic open marketplace is faltering, but publishers see a bright spot in private programmatic deals
Publishers are coming to terms with their open programmatic marketplace RPMs being 20-55% lower than they were this time last year, but the hope is that programmatic guaranteed deals will make up the deficit.
Marketers weigh the cons of working with Google Ad Manager amid Justice Department’s new lawsuit
When is it time to back away?
SponsoredHow Jounce Media and Teads are framing SPO’s role in driving business outcomes for brands
As supply chain concerns abound, marketers are increasingly focusing on the main motivators that drive efficiency in their operations, including financial considerations, supply chain transparency and, most recently, environmental concerns. Sustainability has not always been at the forefront of the digital video buying process for the ad industry, but brands like Teads are taking steps […]
Atlas Obscura wants to be profitable before raising funds in a tricky media market
Atlas Obscura wants to turn a profit this year before it raises another funding round, at a time when publishers are facing lower valuations and pickier investors as deal activity slows.
WTF is cookie stuffing?
Fraud is a well-documented pox on digital advertising, but it’s also an issue for publishers and marketers working together on affiliate marketing deals, too. One of the more tried-and-true techniques is cookie stuffing.