Posts by Emily Wilkinson

About Emily Wilkinson

Emily Wilkinson is a Montreal writer and editor who recently joined ReveNews.com. Her experience comes largely from her work at print publications like La Scena Musicale, where she alternated between positions as content manager, copy editor and journalist. She believes in the importance of strong writing, be it in journalism or in other media, like blogging or even social networking. Her prerogative: though language will and ought to evolve, a good writer need never sacrifice the communicative power of text that is written with thought and care, whatever the venue. Find Emily on Twitter @EditorWilkinson

Cashing Out: Week of July 15th – 21st 2012 in Online Marketing News

Yahoo announces Q2 results as Mayer takes helm

Yahoo isn’t out of the woods yet. But investors are looking to newly appointed CEO Marissa Mayer to turn things around for the long beleaguered company, Ad Age reported July 17.…

Cashing Out: Week of July 8th – 14th 2012 in Online Marketing News

Yahoo breach affects Gmail, AOL, and Hotmail users

A major security breach of Yahoo’s user-generated contributor network July 11 saw roughly 400,000 usernames and passwords stolen. Yahoo confirmed the breach the following day, in a statement that apologized to …

Cashing Out: Week of July 1st – 7th 2012 in Online Marketing News

European Parliament rejects ACTA

The European Parliament has taken a decisive stance on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). The proposed international trade agreement, designed to control piracy and copyright infringement online, was rejected July 4 in a vote of …

Cashing Out: Week of June 24th – 30th 2012 in Online Marketing News

Major sites knocked offline with Amazon cloud outage

Instagram, Netflix and Pinterest were down for several hours this week, due to power outages at Amazon Web Services data centers, the New York Times reported June 30. The …

Cashing Out: Week of June 17th – 23rd 2012 in Online Marketing News

Facebook buys Face.com for facial recognition

Israel’s Face.com – a startup that specializes in facial recognition software – announced in a June 18 blog post that it has been acquired by Facebook.

As The New York Times 

Cashing Out: Week of June 10th – 16th 2012 in Online Marketing News

Facebook launching real-time bidding for targeted ads

Facebook confirmed its latest monetization plan this week – a real-time ad exchange where marketers will be able draw on Facebook’s data, as well as that of third parties, Ad Age reported

Cashing Out: Week of June 3rd – 9th 2012 in Online Marketing News

Hacker steals LinkedIn, eHarmony passwords, Last.fm breached

This week saw large-scale security breaches at three major sites, with hacks of LinkedIn and eHarmony followed by an attack on Last.fm.

The New York Times Bits Blog reported June 6 …

Cashing Out: Week of May 27th – June 2nd 2012 in Online Marketing News

Google could spend millions purchasing over 50 domains

If Google has its way, it will soon be snapping up over 50 new domains.

The company has applied with ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) for a …

Cashing Out: Week of May 20th – 26th 2012 in Online Marketing News

With stock sliding, Facebook under scrutiny

Following its debut on the NASDAQ last week, Facebook has already seen its share of difficulties related to its newborn IPO.

While its first day of trading saw the market close with its …

Cashing Out: Week of May 13th – 19th 2012 in Online Marketing News

Facebook’s big week: IPO week one

A steady debut:

For a record-breaker, Facebook’s long-anticipated stock market debut May 18 lacked much of the drama many had expected. Nonetheless, Facebook’s big week certainly wasn’t devoid of some surprises – including …