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Free Webinar - Email Marketing 101 ... Register Now!

On January 7, 2009, the New Media Institute is holding a free webinar -- Email Marketing 101.  This webinar will educate you on the basics of Email Marketing and best practices.  There is no charge to attend the Webinar.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Tweets on Fort Hood

As soon as the Fort Hood shootings took place, the Army requested that all inquiries and information was to be through new media communication (i.e,. twitter, email, etc.) This was a significant policy evolution in military communications with military and civilians. Read CNN’s article by Doug Gross.

To read more:

CNN:  Follow Friday: Tweets on Fort Hood, the military

ABC News:  Ft. Hood Soldier Causes Stir on Twitter

TV Guide for Web Videos -- Clicker Debuts Video Guide

Overwhelmed by the amount of videos online?  Do you want a TV Guide for all of mainstream shows that are available online?  Well, now you have it.  Clicker debuts their video guide.  Clicker was created by a passionate team of TV-loving freaks with search engine, media, data and content management backgrounds.

Bing vs. Google -- Battle of the Search Engines

So who will win the battle of the Search Engines?  The media has their eye on Bing and Google and what they are trying to do to compete with each other.  Check out has the media has been covering this battle: 

PC World:  http://www.pcworld.com/article/182020/bing_vs_google_feature_wars.html

ABC News:  http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/AheadoftheCurve/techbytes-bings-results/story?id=9061841

eWeek:  http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Search-Engines/Microsoft-Bing-Wields-Wolfram-Alpha-Vs-Google-in-Data-Duel-269322/

Winners of the 2009 New Media Awards - Web Site Awards Competition

The New Media Institute's 2009 New Media Awards - Web Site Awards Competition has concluded its judging process and announced the winners of 6 categories of entry.

Online Gaming Audience in Japan Jumps 28 Percent in Past Year Reaching Record Numbers

comScore study of online gaming in Japan, finding that the gamer population is growing rapidly, surging 28 percent over the past year to 16.5 million visitors in July 2009, and reaching nearly one fourth of Japan’s online population. “As a growing number of people turn to the Internet as an entertainment channel, many online gaming sites have seen their traffic levels swell to record numbers,” said Maru Sato, managing director of comScore Japan. “Online gaming has not only captured a growing number of visitors, but also shows some of the highest levels of engagement on the Web with users averaging more than an hour on gaming sites in July.”

FCC Launches Full-Scale Probe Of Wireless Industry

There's been a lot of controversy in and with the wireless industry as it evolves and expands. Legal questions and considerations abound. Mediapost posts Online Daily news report is quite interesting, focusing on the FCCs probe. njhgjghRead more at:

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showEdition&art_type=13

Social Networking Sites are Now Used by Employers

Dont write anything online that you dont want the rest of the world to know, is becoming the first commandment for online and social media/networking usage. More and more employers are using these sites to check on employees and prospective employees.

Read on: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/20/more-employers-use-social-networks-to-check-out-applicants/?hp

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