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Friday, June 28, 2013

May-June 2013 News Factoids

Broadcast television 'up front' ad sales for 2013 are expected to hold steady at $9.75 billion, while cable network ad sales are expected to surpass broadcast TV with $10 billion in sales. == per AdWeek, April 2013

check out the Ultimate Top Ten (mostly funny) Lists website.

Employer-offered healthcare coverage has dropped steadily since 2000; the data for 2011 shows only 52 percent of employees covered. In the same time frame, the average premium for an average employee doubled.
== per Bloomberg

Lots of workers and consumers are behind the "Boycott Wal-Mart!!" movement; second option is to use the phrase "Boycott WongMart!!".

The word 'drone' is now a verb.

Inventors Rossi & Focardi are letting other scientists perform tightly-controlled testing of an Energy Catalyzer that produces energy by COLD FUSION: click here

A key paragraph of Google's rules & regs page was changed on May 27th
== per Search Engine Land
OLD TEXT: "In general, webmasters can improve the rank of their sites by increasing the number of high-quality sites that link to their pages."
NEW TEXT: "In general, webmasters can improve the rank of their sites by creating high-quality sites that users will want to use and share.
This really changes the way your website shows up in search results!

HORRORS!: Of the 400 top-selling books of 2012, E.L. James ('Fifty Shades of Grey') and Suzanne Collins ('Hunger Games') accounted for 25% of all sales.
== per Forbes
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