Posts Tagged ‘Amazon Kindle’

Coming to Amazon Kindle eBooks: Dynamic Advertising?

July 7, 2009

Attention Authors and Publishers: Time to dust off those old book writing contracts or the digerati will soon be making more money off your content than either of you will.

Via Slashdot: Three Amazon employees have recently filed patent applications for On-Demand Generating E-Book Content with Advertising and Incorporating Advertising in On-Demand Generated Content.

Exhibit A.

On Demand Generating eBook Content with Advertising

On Demand Generating eBook Content with Advertising

Exhibit B.

Incorporating Advertising in on Demand Generated Content

Incorporating Advertising in on Demand Generated Content

Not if – but when – books become living documents like web pages capable of indefinitely displaying advertising and thus producing revenue, will book authors and publishers share in the advertising revenues generated by Amazon’s Kindle or not?


Twitter Job Search Engine

March 21, 2009 is a UK based Twitter based job search engine.

From about their search technology:

Until now, search engines for social media sites merely looked for words. We’re looking at context.

We use semantic tools to look at what was said.

We then look at what they’ve said before.

We then look at who was saying it.

If we do this right, we can figure out why they’re saying anything at all.

Although the service is based in the UK and still in Beta, a search for “Search Engine Marketing” yielded 5,831 results.

Search Engine Marketing

Search Engine Marketing

The same search also produced a Marketing Manager ad from for its Kindle product.

Amazon Kindle Marketing Manager

Amazon Kindle Marketing Manager

Further proof even innovative new products just don’t sell themselves.