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In the mail today I received a check for $25.05 from the Hanson vs Google AdWords settlement. In fact, there are hundreds of Google advertisers receiving checks this week. The settlement was reached in 2009 for $20 million due to exceeding the daily budget within the AdWords system. After a few…
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In any large, complex search marketing account, there are bound to be some mistakes. Considering the scope of most large accounts, these mistakes are almost always relatively tiny. That said, some mistakes fall into the bucket of things that you can easily clean up during your periodic account checks, while others – even small ones [...]
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You see the term “AdSense UPS club” mentioned throughout various Google AdSense help threads – but what does it mean?
For publishers who earn a lot of money with Adsense, Google will overnight a check to them normally through UPS. Although in the earlier days, Google overnighted those checks using FedEx.
There are rumors you need to earn over $25,000 per month to make the club. But I believe it is closer to $10,000 per month to make the Google AdSense UPS Club.
$10,000 checks are valuable enough that Google feels they should overnight them via signature delivery via UPS service.
One publisher just said he made the club after working at it for several years. You can read about it at WebmasterWorld forums where he said:
I’m definitely dating myself, but years ago when I first started working with Google Adsense I promised myself that once we joined the “Google Adsense UPS Club” that I would post to WebmasterWorld.
Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.
Three years after launching Foursquare in New York City, co-founder Naveen Selvadurai announced that he is leaving the company.
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Apple has contacted at least one major Asian supplier about purchasing television display components, checks by one analyst have revealed.
Location Labs’ Safely, which provides mobile services that help parents ensure the personal security kids’ mobile phones, is revealing that its Safely Family Locator has enabled more than one billion family safety location checks since inception. These “locates” have been initiated by Family Locator subscribers across millions of child phones on carriers such as T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T.
Location Labs is also debuting Family Check-In, the newest offering in the Safely suite of digital parenting tools. While the locate service simply locates a child, the Family Check-In expands lets kids show parents that they arrived at the library or a friend’s house with a location-verified map.
The service is first launching in partnership with T-Mobile, under the name “FamilyWhere Check In” and is available as a free download in the Android Market.
Location Labs also offers DriveSmart Plus, which uses the phone’s GPS to determine when a subscriber is likely in a car and then disables the ability to read or send text messaging while driving and transfers all calls to voicemail or hands free Bluetooth.
Getting travel search right on a mobile phone is tough. Thankfully Hipmunk, for the most part, has nailed it.
Now Hipmunk is giving those mobile apps a big upgrade: they now both support hotel search (which the web version of the service launched back in March). You can download the new iOS app for iPhone and iPad right here, and the new Android app here.
As with the apps’ flight search, the new feature is both straightforward and good-looking. Tap the ‘Hotel’ button from the main screen, and you’ll see a map with your GPS dot at the center (by default it looks for hotels near your current location, though you can easily swap it to another city). Enter the dates you’re planning to book and the app will start searching, with small orbs appearing on the map to represent each hotel. The app will color these orbs when possible to indicate the price — green means cheap, blue, average, and red, pricey. Tapping on an orb will bring up reviews from TripAdvisor and key details about the hotel.
And you’ve got more options. The app will let you overlay various heatmaps on top of the map of hotels, which indicate the density of food options in the vicinity, sights to see, or, the all-important Vice. You can also sort by hotel price, and if you’re partial to a particular chain, you can sort by that too.
Unfortunately, there’s still one hiccup in the process: Hipmunk won’t let you actually complete a booking via its app — once you’ve chosen a hotel, it hands you off to a service like Orbitz to complete the transaction (it’s easy to tell, because the experience suddenly gets way uglier). And if you’d prefer, the mobile app will provide you with a special passphrase that can be used at Hipmunk.com/finish/ to complete the booking next time you’re at a PC.
Cloudera, the startup that commercially distributes and services Apache Hadoop based data management software and services, is releasing a new version of its enterprise product complete with with Cloudera Manager, a comprehensive management application for Hadoop.
Hadoop is a Java software framework born out of an open-source implementation of Google’s published computing infrastructure which is fostered within the Apache Software Foundation. Hadoop supports distributed applications running on large clusters of commodity computers processing enormous amounts of data. Cloudera helps distribute Hadoop, and provides practical services around the technology, similar to what Red Hat does for the Linux framework.
The new version of Cloudera Enterprise, which gives companies visibility, reliability and automation for the Apache Hadoop platform, includes proactive health checks, intelligent Hadoop log management and operational reporting.
Cloudera will now gathers and scans Hadoop logs for irregularities and proactively creates events for the operator The software also correlates cluster-wide jobs, activities, logs, system changes, configuration changes and service metrics along a single timeline to dramatically simplify diagnosis.
And Cloudera will alerts developers if nodes or services in poor health, as well as when jobs or activities are slow or failing. Cloudera Enterprise 3.7 with Cloudera Manager is immediately available as a subscription service.
The company recently launched a comprehensive partner program recently for the companies that use its services. And in June, Cloudera debuted a new version of its service with Cloudera SCM Express, which makes it fast and easy for anyone to install and configure a complete Apache Hadoop-based stack.
Cloudera just announced $40 million in new funding led by Ignition Partners, Greylock, Accel, Meritech Capital Partners, and In-Q-Tel.