Google Analytics shakes up competition, Jetblue on twitter, Aol begins shutdown of Aol pictures, bluestring, xdrive

Google Shakes Up Competition   
In one beta tester's opinion, the Omnitures, Web Trends, and Coremetrics of the world should be very concerned about Google's new (free) enterprise-level analytics. Jeff Campbell believes the search engine's release of new features this week addresses shortcomings in typical Web analytics packages. Of the announced additions, Advanced Segments and Custom Reporting have had the biggest impact for this user who loves to slice, dice, and segment visitors as many ways as possible, Campbell writes. Not only does Advanced Segments eliminate the need for Profiles, you have back-populated, detailed data on the fly that rivals Omniture's premium Discover service

Tweeting in earnest began on the 21st of October, when JetBlue published the following message to its 5,400 "followers": "Flt 194 LAS-JFK taxis to its gate: Our last flight into JFK's T6."

Next week, AOL says, they'll begin to communicate the news to consumers around the shutdown of three of those properties - AOL Pictures, BlueString and Xdrive. AOL Pictures will close in December, and users will have the chance to move photos to American Greetings PhotoWorks, download photos to a personal computer, or purchase an archive of photos on DVD. Photos will be available until June 2009.

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