The Best Collaboration of All Time

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Internet titans Google and Twitter are teaming up with publishers such as The Guardian and The New York Times to create a way for articles online to load faster. The goal is to create a universal standard for publishers which can be used to create a new kind of storage system that would load online news articles in a matter of a few milliseconds. The project is still in its early stages and testing will start within the next four to six weeks.

 

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Twitter seeks billion-dollar loan ahead of IPO

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Twitter may go public sometime in the next two months, sources say, with Goldman Sachs likely to lead the initial public offering. The social network reportedly is seeking a credit line of as much as $1 billion ahead of the IPO — a standard practice intended to help smooth over any pre-IPO jitters, but one that might also allow the network to make additional acquisitions to increase its appeal to investors. New York Post 

VGTI Florida Announces the Launch of Its New Website

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Friday 06-14-13 — FCEdge in the News — For a new website we just finished for VGTI Florida.

Click here to view the article and visit the website at http://www.vgtifl.org/

FCEdge WINS International Acclaim For The 13th Straight Year

FCEdge managing partners Michael Visconte, Tina Luce and Jason Mazzota with Summit International Awards that the Stuart advertising agency has won over the years.

Full-service agency earns prestigious SIA Gold Award for games-related website

STUART, FL – FCEdge, a full-service marketing and advertising agency, won a top 2012 Gold award from this year’s Summit International Awards. In competition with agencies from 22 countries, FCEdge was recognized in the games/games-related website category for its outstanding work for client myzfc.com.

“We’ve been one of South Florida’s most consistently decorated agencies with 37 Summit awards over the past 13 years,” said managing partner/creative director Michael Visconte. “Creative integrity is best developed when the client and the agency work together to create a unique marketing result that relates to a global audience.”

The Summit Creative Award recognizes and celebrates the creative accomplishments of small and medium sized advertising agencies and other creative groups with annual billings under $30 million. Over 18 years, the competition has established itself as the premier arbiter of creative excellence for firms of this size and has become a coveted honor worth touting.

FCEdge was the most decorated advertising agency in Florida in 2012 with four top Summit awards. Earlier this year, the agency won 10 ADDY awards in the 2012 competition sponsored by the Treasure Coast Ad Federation, including a Best of Show Interactive Media/Online, 9 Gold and Silver awards.

The members of the Creative Team at FCEdge have won more than 1,000 local, regional, national and international awards for their outstanding work.

About FCEdge: FCEdge is a full-service marketing and advertising agency in Stuart, FL. The firm provides print and electronic marketing solutions, such as brand identity, brochures, packaging and web sites to global corporations, non-profit organizations, makers of retail products and service firms. FCEdge creates and maintains the highest-quality communications for clients dedicated to being first in their fields. For more information, visit http://www.fcedge.com or telephone 772-221-0234.

How to promote your business with location-based services

If you’re a small-business owner who hasn’t already set up a page on location-based services such as Gowalla and Foursquare, it’s time to get in the game, MP Mueller writes. To make the most of the platforms, check your social media sites to see which products and services people are interested in and regularly update your offerings, Mueller suggests.  New York Times (tiered subscription model), The/You’re the Boss blog

LinkedIn acquires small search startup

Small search-engine company IndexTank is the latest acquisition by LinkedIn, which may be as interested in the startup’s nine engineers as the service itself. Announced LinkedIn: “The IndexTank acquisition brings an infusion of great search technology and talent to LinkedIn, and will help our internal teams build even better search products and experiences for our members.”  GigaOm 

10 luxury brands succeeding with social media

Many prominent luxury brands are starting to get the hang of social media, writes Rachel Lamb. Bergdorf Goodman has built buzz with polished video-and-Instagram campaigns; Gucci has found social success through a partnership with Condé Nast; and Jimmy Choo is winning attention through its founder’s blogging efforts. “[T]hese brands have mastered the art of appealing to younger audience without appearing intimidating or losing their luxury luster,” Lamb writes.  Luxury Daily