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Longstanding investor in Looksmart (& a 67 yr old ex-tradesman), who has a passionate interest in the problems of newspapers along with their success in all their monetisation attempts made, on the web. For the "times are indeed, a changin", I feel. [17th of Aug, 2011 - Print media... More
  • Facebook - The HUB of "Collective" User Data in a Global OPEN Marketplace 5 comments
    May 17, 2011 9:15 PM

    When Microsoft announced that it will tap into the "collective IQ" of the Web (by indicating articles and topics that many Facebook members are liking), "collective data" & across an entire global marketplace -  became that step closer to becoming a reality. tinyurl.com/6hfb73b

    "Starting today (according to the UK's Guadian.com), you can receive personalized search results based on the opinions of your friends by simply signing into Facebook.

    New features make it easier to see what your Facebook friends "like" across the Web, incorporate the collective know-how of the Web into your search results, and begin adding a more conversational aspect to your searches. Decisions can now be made with more than facts, now the opinions of your trusted friends and the collective wisdom of the Web.


    Just one day later comes the news, that Japan's Dentsu, will be doing like-wise!

    I've posted some of my own 'thoughts' on Dentsu here, myself.


    Hellooo? Are we getting any closer Folkz? .

    A new site, called "Finding Gifts with Sasha," helps users choose gifts through conversations with a boy character.

    "At first, his gift suggestions may not be perfect," Dentsu says, "but the system learns from the user's feedback in the same way that children do in the course of their development." Links to ecommerce sites are provided for the suggested gifts.

    "Before making its gift recommendations, Dentsu said, Sasha analyzes the profiles and comments posted on social media sites by both the user and the intended gift recipient."

    MediaPost's Dentsu storytinyurl.com/6ccmxku

    Why isn't MSM (main stream media) 'picking up' on & 'running with' these very same stories Folkz?

    Why aren't the industry 'cheerleader sites' (like adexchanger), doing like-wise?

    Why aren't people like industry 'experts' (And I include the 'oh so' renowned, Terence Kawaja) not being a little more forthcoming with (their), a better 'interpretation'- so as those in the total 'mix' of this monstrous, but fledgling global industry can themselves get a better (and a much more simplified) understanding of what's really going on, than they are currently getting?

    In my previous instapost I had asked the same question..as to WHY?


    I do realise (so do many global based Ad Networks by now), that a certain "cap on it" was required or, was needed - to ensure success of or, for the 'early-day' proliferation of the concept of much more efficient automated networks, Exchanges and a marketplace environment.

    Resulting in that eventual reality of where (ultimately), both buyers & sellers (those advertisers & publishers and representations) could then all get to 'work' together, yet (at all times), more fairly against each other - on a global scale.

    In the meantime (while we await further notice), publicly traded Co's like Looksmart can be 'barstardised' daily & at will - until appropriate and 'over-due' announcements are made, accordingly. [Re: 50k shares went off at the ask] - Until then, 'fat' insiders continue to accumulate shares from unsuspecting 'dumbed-down' shareholders - - who are mostly now seemingly (?) -  in what is an almost 'traumatised state' and are acting just like 'stunned mullet'.

    LOOK's "listed" - BENEFICIAL OWNERS & MANAGEMENT & RELATED STOCKHOLDERS ... - tinyurl.com/4xwadp6

    All, just an opinion, as always.

    LOOK: 3:59PM EDT: $1.80  Down 0.04 (-2.17%)


    ps; Even after it's "explained", it remains difficult to comprehend. My Facebook friend Corey lets all know why this is so, as follows:

    thinks he may have jsut been sent a sign, i have never signed up with lifestyles except about 3 years ago when i had an different number but I have been skimming the net trying to find a something to do to loose weight and BAM a message comes through from Lifestyles saying join now and with name and everything hmmmm going to check out the stuff online38 minutes ago · Like · Michelle-Antoinette Luckie likes this.
      • Ross Bradley Looking for an answer to your Q? above, Corey? :)

        12 minutes ago · Like
      • Corey Hall lol i think i will take it as a higher calling to get my ass to gym and loose some weight, i am getting very heavy and its kinda upsetting
        4 minutes ago · Like
      • Ross Bradley ‎.
        Simply eat less than you "burn" off, is the secret. Oh, that "higher calling"? - A "sign" from Google and Facebook! :)
        a few seconds ago · Like

    pps; Added to the above thread on Facebook, just now!!
    Ross Bradley ‎.
    Corey .... In talking about "food", LivingSocial just 'pinged me' with an E Mail, with this in it!! (Get the 'picture'?) :)



    Disclosure: Long LOOK and happy to be so....

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    Dentsu Doubles U.K. Presence With Steak Buy.






    7 Jun 2011, 11:58 PM Reply Like
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    That RTB Marketplace in Japan will soon be "hotting-up", if this article alert from adexchanger.com, is anything to go by....


    Land Of The Rising Ad Exchange


    When is Google's DoubleClick Ad Exchange and its real-time biddable features going to start having an impact on Japanese display inventory? Sooner rather than later according to an article by ClickZ's Adaline Lau.




    29 Jun 2011, 07:10 AM Reply Like
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    "Facebook, already the de facto identity server for 750 million people online, will now start amassing point data for each of the billions of objects in the real world. And these first steps will start transforming a social operating system that links people to one that links our whole world together, people and objects."


    Facebook Boldly Annexes the Web: How Open Graph Creates A Rosetta Stone For The Semantic Web




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    Dentsu Gobbles up New York Agency M.L. Rogers http://bit.ly/z0NXbt


    Dentsu: http://bit.ly/zQlYQG


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    Author’s reply » Dentsu to acquire MDC Partners?


    "Deutsche Bank Says MDC Partners Could Be A Takeover Target For Dentsu"


    Read more: http://read.bi/xNvHWi


    There are many mentions of MDC Partners on my instablog, here:




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