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eBay Hopes Shoppers Will Cash In On eBay Bucks

2.2 billion dollars in revenue and 11 percent growth seem like strong earnings. That is, unless your eBay. The strength of eBay’s Q2 earnings, driven mostly by PayPal, were undermined as eBay cut its fiscal forecast by $250 million. Such earnings adjustments are enough to make $20 million in fraudulent affiliate commissions seem like a […]

Breaking News: Overstock Purchases Single Letter Domain O.CO for $350,000

There is nothing like a short URL to help increase retention in branding. Today Overstock banked on that announcing the purchase of O.CO and associated domains for $350,000. The move helps Overstock in two ways. It allows them to highlight further the O in their name which they have built a lot of branding around. […]

Direct Marketing Association Files Suit Against Colorado’s Amazon Tax

When Colorado Governor Bill Ritter signed HB 1193 into law he heralded it as a landmark bill, the first of its kind to put teeth behinds its attempt to collect sales tax. Initially the law targeted Amazon, who quickly terminated Colorado affiliates upon the bill’s passing, but then morphed into a convoluted mess, imposing burdensome […]

2010 LinkShare Golden Link Award Winners Announced

Affiliate network LinkShare held it’s annual Golden Link Awards today. The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater hosted the announcements of the winners during the LinkShare Symposium at Chelsea Piers. This years winners are: Best New Advertiser: The Limited Best New Publisher: Deals Woot Innovative Advertiser of the Year: Macy’s Innovative Publisher of the Year: Clicks2Customers & […]

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AffiliateBenchmarks’ Annual Survey Is Back

It’s that time of the year again, we’re sharing this year’s AffiliateBenchmarks Questionnaire. The folks over at NETExponent, including ReveNews contributor Peter Figueredo, have been working on refining the questionnaire to reach more segments of the industry. So what’s new for the 2010 AffiliateBenchmarks Study? The study is more streamlined Separate surveys for advertisers/merchants/agencies With […]

Best Buy Hopes CinemaNow Will Strike Gold

The home theater is one of the new gold rushes in consumer electronics. Not just all the new units sporting 3D technology but how consumers get their media. This week Best Buy is stepping into that fray, hoping it’s home theater in a box system will entice consumers away from the reigning champion in the […]

Save the Boobies and Win an Ad Placement on ReveNews: 2010 Charity Auction for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

For over ten years Missy Ward, Affiliate Summit Co-Founder and ReveNews Co-Publisher, has been raising money to help in the fight against breast cancer. As part of those efforts for Affiliate Marketers Give Back was founded and for four straight years has put a team together to take part in the Avon Walk for Breast […]

Breaking News: New Legislature on Online Behavioral Targeting Proposed

According to Representatives Rick Boucher, Democrat from Virginia and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, and Cliff Sterns, a Republican from Florida and ranking member of the Subcommittee, released a ” discussion draft of legislation to assure the privacy of information about individuals both on the Internet and offline”. The […]

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Breaking News: Amazon Files Suit To Block North Carolina Request

Amazon has just filed a lawsuit to block North Carolina’s request for data and information about their consumers. “Amazon is trying to block North Carolina’s demand to disclose all transaction details, including names and addresses, involving state residents.” according to a Reuters report. This was done in direct response to an earlier bill passed by North Carolina […]

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Breaking News: Tennessee Has Now Joined The Affiliate Tax Fray

Tennessee has recently started legislation on a version of the so-called Amazon Tax, similar to Colorado’s recent bill. This bill is supported by Senator Beverly Marrero of District 30 and Representative Johnny Shaw 80th District. According to the PMA SB 1741/ HB 1947 requires out of state merchants to report all sales made to Tennessee […]