Seattle Tech and Online Marketing Roundup for Thursday, March 10, 2011
XBox 360 Kinect sales have far exceeded Microsoft’s expectations as well as numbers posted by product rival Playstation Move, generating a buzz that threatens to eclipse the console king, Wii. Kinect motion-gaming sensors are flying off store shelves at an unprecedented pace, according to Guinness World Record officials – surpassing sales of Apple’s ballyhooed iPhone and iPad in the 60 days after launch.
In its ambitious battle to de-louse the internet, Blekko has already dropped the hammer on over a million domains identified by its spam-busting algorithm. The mighty little search engine headed by Rick Skrenta that earlier blocked content farms from its search results is deploying its AdSpam weapon at keyword-crammed ad/content combinations.
Self-promotion and the mania to attain 15 minutes of fame are taken to a silly extreme with the debut of King of the Web, the brainchild of a Seattle duo with solid entrepreneurial resumes. In this ultimate Everyman’s fame game, users compete each month for real rewards along with dubious titles by creating a profile and shamelessly campaigning for votes.