MEDIA COVERAGE

What the press is saying about us.

June 03, 2010

Get Your Brand on Google Chrome Via A Conduit App

With Google's Chrome gathering pace in the browser market, you might want to get your brand on a Chrome App, and Conduit (news, site) are the people who can help. Conduit has been helping companies engage on the Web by helping create widgets, toolbars and apps for the various browsers. Now that Google Chrome is catching up with the pack, it's as good a time as any to ensure that your company gets some presence, particularly in light of the new Chrome Store.

June 03, 2010

Browser toolbars are back

Remember browser toolbars? They're back -- and surprisingly powerful. Adam Boyden heads U.S. operations at Conduit, a company that is challenging the conventional wisdom about how to get and keep people's attention online. Rather than use Google's column of blue links or Yahoo's image-rich brand advertising, Conduit claims a different piece of real estate: the old browser toolbar.

June 03, 2010

Chrome OS Coming In Fall

Google's vice president for product management has announced that Chrome OS will be released during Q4 of this year. This came as a surprise to the press who attended the press conference at Computex in Taipei, as they didn't expect such a major announcement.

June 02, 2010

Five Qs: Conduit's Adam Boyden on Why Big Brands Still Use Desktop Apps

Android apps, BlackBerry apps, and now, iPad apps. Mobile device-makers like Apple definitely kicked off the app-buying frenzy, but you'd be remiss to think that the billion-dollar app boom is just relegated to mobile phones. Coca-Cola, for example, worked with social media tech firm Mediatronica and app development and monetization platform Conduit, on a desktop-based app campaign for Coke Zero and James Cameron's Avatar. The promotion wound up reaching eight million users in over 30 countries in just over 10 days.

June 02, 2010

Conduit Releases Platform For Chrome App Development!

Conduit; the company that brought us the ‘Conduit Toolbar’ and a whole host of amazing web applications has released a new platform to allow developers of all skill levels to create Apps for the upcoming Google Web Store. These Apps will function on the already booming community of over 70 million Chrome Users and users of the upcoming Chrome Operating System.

May 30, 2010

How to Wake Dormant Customers

Customers go quiet… they just do. They may no longer buy a product or service, or they may have stopped interacting with the brand altogether. Here are five practical, easy to implement tips to engage dormant customers and expand your base of paying, active patrons.

May 24, 2010

TweetUp to Provide Search Field to More Than 220,000 Web Publishers

TweetUp, Inc. recently announced that it has crossed the 75,000 mark for exclusive keywords which are registered by users with more than 9 million followers. Users use these keywords to enhance their grading in the search results of TweetUp's Twitter. The company also announced that Conduit will offer the TweetUp search field to over 220,000 web publishers and 100 million users in its network.

May 21, 2010

Small Business Owners Take on Apps

Much of the noise in the marketplace is about mobile apps for the iPhone or Blackberry, so you’re probably wondering: Where can Apps take your business? But the world of Apps is much, much bigger. Whether it is apps for the iPad, netbooks, television set-top boxes, car electronics or browser-based Apps, you’re probably interacting with this technology more frequently than you think. It isn’t enough to simply build an app. You need to be sure it is a compelling user experience and meets the goals of your business. Smart business owners should begin by asking themselves these key questions:

May 21, 2010

TweetUp Racks Up Keyword Bids, Connects With Conduit

Pasadena-based TweetUp, the Twitter advertising startup backed by Idealab and headed by Bill Gross, said Thursday afternoon that the firm has now registered 75,000 keywords, and also inked a deal with Conduit.

May 10, 2010

What Silicon Valley could learn from these 14 Israeli companies

Why should Silicon Valley look to Israel for good ideas? Well, because, simply, this small country has more than its fair share of great ideas, especially when it comes to social networks.

May 04, 2010

Conduit's App Marketplace pushes past 100 million users

When it comes to apps, all the kids have them. More importantly, however, is that adult app users are catching up quickly, pushing even more revenue and brand interactions into both the mobile app realm and the browser app realm. According to a new report from app marketplace Conduit more than 2 billion branded interactions are launched through their browser-based apps each month.

April 29, 2010

Apps Surge Producing Record Numbers for Conduit Publishers

Just 10 months after its launch, the Conduit App Marketplace is producing record levels of engagement for hundreds of large Web publishers and thousands of smaller ones. The company has reported that its network is growing by 19 new users per second and that the Conduit App Marketplace is now the world’s largest with more than 100 million active users.

April 29, 2010

Conduit: Google’s Labpixies Acquisition Validates App Marketing Opportunities

Apps are big business. From big brands to small ones, businesses are finding creative and interesting ways to harness apps to get customers engaged, to market their products, to drive traffic, and to drive sales. This week, Google acquired app developer Labpixies. App platform provider Conduit (full disclosure: they do advertise with us), who is a partner of Labpixies, is facilitating a great deal of app creation and engagement itself. WebProNews spoke with President Adam Boyden, who discussed the power of marketing with apps the impact Google’s acquisition of Labpixies could have on the industry.

April 29, 2010

Can small businesses punch above their weight online?

With awareness of online services now sky high amongst both businesses and consumers, more and more people are searching, comparing and buying online than ever before. The value of online marketing for SMEs bouncing back from the recession has never been greater, but many SMEs are unsure how to most successfully harness the potential of today’s online marketing mix.

April 29, 2010

Keeping Your Customers Close

It goes without saying that a small business owner strives to have solid customer relationships. That is the goal of any business. But, with all the competition, especially from large competitors with more resources, small businesses can feel particularly vulnerable to poached clients, negative feedback, or lackluster sales. To help you level the playing field, we put together some tips that will help you engage and retain your customers online.

April 26, 2010

App-vertising tips from Conduit's Adam Boyden

First it was search marketing and then display and now there is rich media. And a wealth of options that can be tricky for marketers to grasp. Today's online marketer must use the tried-and-true methods of advertising, but branching out into apps and video and other rich media are important, too. Here are a few tips from Conduit's Adam Boyden.

March 31, 2010

'FarmVille' Addiction Now Accessible Via Browser Toolbar

"FarmVille" addiction is officially recognized by Dr. Phil, and a new browser toolbar now makes that addiction accessible as frequently as you open your web browser. The toolbar's developer, Conduit Ltd., created a customizable platform that allows publishers and users on "Farmville," as well as other games, to create tailored feeds about how long they have to get back to their crops or whatever their gaming labor of choice involves.

March 31, 2010

Bringing FarmVille To Your Browser Bar

From the FarmVille toolbar to a virtual pet that runs on your browser bar, Conduit's Ltd. is helping gamers connect with games without having to change their web page.

March 22, 2010

Coke Zero Finds Social Success

Despite evolving strategies and performance standards, brands are no doubt experiencing social media success. 

March 10, 2010

Video Games May Not Need A Search Strategy -- But They Do Need A Social One

Do search engine optimization and paid search strategies work? Not all execs think their businesses require these online marketing strategies. Some believe they get along without them, but it seems Google, Bing and Yahoo have found a way of sneaking them in.

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1838

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1911

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WORLD'S FIRST TV

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