Archive for February 2007
Clickz writes that Fox Interactive Media buys an ad targeting firm to leverage MySpace profile data. And I ask myself: what the heck have they done before? They have, apparently, used some data to optimise for Google ads, but much was not done.
“The driving reason to do it is to make more money selling ads,” said Barrett.
I’m impressed by their sharpness. Or by Clickz actually publishing that quote?
Till now, the News Corp division has done little to capitalize on the information that, when paired with SDC’s ad optimization technology, will allow for highly-refined audience segmentation and contextual micro-targeting.
So what’s new?
Anyway, apart from that, it is of course the right move. A little late – and it can’t just be due to the fact that they had to go through “a ton” of potential firms for acquisition.
On Nagare Island within Second Life you can now test drive the new Concept-Car Mazda Hakaze. I have tried it of course, but controlling the car is not that easy. As you can see in that screenshot, I wasn’t the only one having difficulties. The one in front of me was no expert either. But it was fun, nevertheless. And I made the “Jump”. Which one? Go find out! (Coordinates are, apparently: Nagare Island 128, 128)