Executive departures from Yahoo! include Hilary Schneider, executive vice president for the Americas; David Ko, senior vice president for audience, mobile and local; and Jimmy Pitaro, vice president of media.
A new PayPal service will allow users to deposit paper checks into their accounts merely by taking pictures of the checks with mobile phones. Checks sent using the free service typically will take three to five days to show up in the users' PayPal accounts.
Syfy and Dodge are teaming up on a multiplatform marketing campaign that is tied to the Halloween season. The deal includes sponsorship of the network's "31 Days of Halloween" movie stunt as well as product placement and online branding as part of the Syfy's six-hour "Ghost Hunters Halloween Live" special on Oct. 31.
The Magazine Publishers of America is looking to revitalize itself and its mission with a new campaign and a new name. The group is now known as MPA -- the Association of Magazine Media. The new moniker takes into account how readers get magazine content -- whether in print, on a computer or via smartphones and portable tablet devices.
Electronic Arts, during an Advertising Week session, launched a tool to allow marketers to track their in-game ads on mobile, social, Web and console platforms. The "digital dashboard" is meant to simplify the analysis of a campaign's performance, effect on branding, social impact and ROI.
Although Yahoo! is placing a renewed emphasis on original video programming, the portal sees the shows as an enhancement to its other content, rather than a focus of the site, according to this article. "Video is driving a lot of engagement at our site and across the Internet," said Jimmy Pitaro, vice president of Yahoo! Media.