Tuesday, March 22, 2005
  • IAC Buys Ask Jeeves, Amplifies Search Competition

    In a deal that potentially intensifies an already heated competition among search engine companies, Barry Diller's IAC/InterActiveCorp. announced yesterday that it agreed to purchase search company Ask Jeeves for $1.85 billion in stock. ...Read the whole story

  • Microsoft To Join Online Market For Virtual Goods

    When the next generation of Microsoft's Xbox video game console is released later this year, it will include an online marketplace where developers can sell virtual items and services for real cash, developers announced at the annual Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco early this month. ...Read the whole story

  • Study: Wireless Spam Proliferates

    One out of four college students surveyed online reported receiving ads on their mobile phones, according to a Ball State University study of 1,171 students conducted last month. ...Read the whole story

  • Yahoo! Acquires Photo-Sharing Business

    Yahoo! has agreed to acquire online photo-sharing service Flickr, Stewart Butterfield, president of Ludicorp Research & Development, confirmed yesterday. Ludicorp launched Flickr in beta a year ago. Flickr's management team will remain in place, and will continue to pursue the release of a full version 1.0 of the service, Butterfield said. ...Read the whole story

Click

New this week on MediaPost, our first "Click/Counterclick" column by industry veterans Paul Debraccio and Jason Heller. "Click/Counterclick" is a new bi-weekly Point/Counterpoint column that will hash out real day-to-day issues shared by online media buyers ...More

  • Counterclick

    New this week on MediaPost, our first "Click/Counterclick" column by industry veterans Paul Debraccio and Jason Heller. "Click/Counterclick" is a new bi-weekly point/counterpoint column that will hash out real day-to-day issues shared by online media buyers ...More