Marketing News Roundup - July 1, 2011

What's new in marketing (and elsewhere) this week?

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If you paid too much for your house, don't feel bad. At least you're not News Corp, which bought MySpace in 2005 for $580 million, and just sold it to ad network Specific Media for $35 million. Reports indicate that half of MySpace's staff will be cut. (All Things D)

Wondering what people are doing with their iPads? According to a new study by Business Insider, they're using them between 2 and 5 hours a day and downloading lots of apps. A whopping 39.7% of those surveyed indicate that their iPad is now their primary computer. Takeaway: If you haven't done so already, make sure you've tested all of your web properties on one of these devices. (The Atlantic)

How are Facebook, Twitter, and other social apps affecting your web traffic? Google has just made figuring this out easier with enhanced social performance modules on Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools. Thanks, folks! (Mashable)

Have a great holiday weekend, and thanks for reading!

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