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Watch Shelly’s commentary on APPLE’s (NASD: AAPL) music-related keynote and what Jobs could be introducing.
The first reviews are in for GOOGLE’s (NASD: GOOG) new Chrome browser. Generally, the reviews have been positive for the minimalist browser, which features drag and drop tab browsing and Incognito Mode, which disables tracking. The beta version of Chrome is currently only available to Windows users. Mac users can wait patiently at Google.com/chrome.
According to VC blogger Jeremy Liew, FACEBOOK is making an average of $34.5 million annually from the sale of virtual gifts. Liew estimates that the social network is making between $28.5 million and $43.5 million of its estimated $350 million in revenue through virtual gifts. Liew noted that “the vast majority of Facebook gifts are bought from the first screen of gifts in the directory — almost 80% of the total sales come from the group of the first 20 gifts.”
THE WEBBY AWARDS are hosting WebbyConnect, their exclusive summit on the Internet and emerging media, October 22 – 24 at The Ritz Carlton in Laguna Beach, CA. Arthur Sulzberger Jr. is scheduled to keynote, while Betsy Morgan (CEO, Huffington Post), David Karp (founder, Tumblr), Graham Hill (founder, TreeHugger.com), and Joan Walsh (Editor in Chief, Salon.com) are notable panelists. Sign up at WebbyConnect.com by September 19 to save $200 on registration.
For the first time in its history, NIELSEN has measured TV viewing outside the home. Nielsen and Integrated Media Measure revealed the numbers from its first Out-of-Home campaign, which has a sample size of 2,500 panelists who carry mobile phones that track audio signatures and match the results to those in IMM’s database. The highest rated mobile shows proved to be Olympic events, which drew a .61 rating on August 8th.