February 1, 2012

Social media, tech & marketing events: February

by JD Lasica

Who would have guessed that February has become one of the busiest months of the year for social media, technology and marketing conferences? Look at the list of conferences below, which run the gamut from Women 2.0 Pitch to Vator Splash to Lift, Strata, TED, SMX West, Wisdom 2.0, the first SOBCon Europe and the year’s first Social Media Strategies Summit. And don’t forget Social Media Week, the multi-city global conference running Feb. 13-17. Continue reading

January 23, 2012

O’Reilly Strata: Why big data matters

by JD Lasica

A presentation at the 2011 Strata conference. The leading big data conference, Strata 2012, the leading big data conference, is coming up fast! And you can save 20% with the Socialmedia.biz discount code below. Strata debuted to a sold-out crowd last year and has become the top event in the field for the people and technology driving the data revolution. … Continue reading

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October 3, 2011

Social media, tech & marketing events: October

by JD Lasica

Google VP Marissa Mayer from a past Web 2.0 Summit (photo by J.D. Lasica).   Guide to events & conferences for the coming month WITI, Web 2.0 Expo New York, Web 2.0 Summit, Pivot and Pop!Tech are just a few of the events on tap for this month. Here’s our roundup of social media, tech and marketing conferences and events … Continue reading

September 8, 2011

SOCAP 2011 in pictures

by JD Lasica

Here’s an Animoto video consisting of photos I took on the opening day of Social Capital Markets 2011 at Fort Mason in San Francisco — a breathtakingly beautiful day in the Bay Area that brought together 1,500 attendees at this year’s SOCAP conference to discuss social entrepreneurship, collective action, crowd-funded investmentments and lots more. Great to see all the familiar … Continue reading

September 1, 2011

Social media, tech & marketing events: September

by JD Lasica

A scene from last year’s DemoFall (by Rob Lee on Flickr)   Guide to events & conferences for the coming month We’re heading full-on into conference season again, now that summer is fast receding. Here’s our roundup of social media, tech and marketing conferences and events for the month of September. Lots of great gatherings on tap. For the full … Continue reading

August 23, 2011

Why is the federal government regulating behavioral advertising?

by David Spark

Behavioral advertising is the practice of third party sites that track your web surfing behavior as you travel from one website to another, and then serve you relevant ads based on that cross-site surfing behavior. This has serious privacy concerns as information being gathered is being shared across multiple sites.

For years, the industry has tried to self regulate in order to keep the federal government at bay, explained Steven Bennett, lawyer for Jones Day in New York, in a presentation he gave at the CRM Evolution Conference in New York City. Continue reading