Friday, January 23, 2009
  • Google Clicks Past Estimates, But Profits Decline

    Google said Thursday the Web search market remained strong in the fourth quarter, helping the company post better-than-expected earnings and stronger click rates. But even though Google's operating profit rose sharply, the Internet giant posted the company's first decline in net profit. Google reported aggregate paid clicks, which include clicks related to ads served on Google sites and the sites of its AdSense partners, rose 18% over the fourth quarter of 2007. ...Read the whole story

  • Microsoft Confirms Layoffs, Earnings Fall

    Issuing a surprise earnings report before the opening bell Thursday morning, Microsoft announced a drop in earnings for its fiscal second quarter, along with plans to lay off as many as 5,000 employees. For the period ended Dec. 31, Microsoft reported net income of $4.17 billion, or 47 cents a share, compared with net income of $4.7 billion, or 50 cents a share, year-over-year . ...Read the whole story

  • Digg Sheds 10% Of Workforce In Push For Profitability

    Social news site Digg Thursday confirmed it plans to lay off 10% of its 75-person workforce as part of wider efforts to make the company profitable in 2009. The cutbacks come amid slowing audience growth at Digg and the broader pullback in online advertising that has led to staff reductions at hundreds of Internet and high-tech companies in recent months. ...Read the whole story

  • House Committee Signs Off On Broadband Expansion

    A new program aimed at expanding broadband availability advanced in Congress Thursday when the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved the measure. And, in a victory for broadband advocacy groups, the measure incorporates net neutrality principles. ...Read the whole story

  • Report: Mobile Apps Key For Financial Institutions

    With increasing consumer familiarity and growing ease of use, mobile applications for financial services companies -- particularly banks -- could become the new "killer app" for telecommunications. The number of people banking through a mobile device could hit half a billion worldwide by 2013, according to ABI Research. ...Read the whole story

  • Veoh Debuts Video Recommendation 'Compass'

    Online video provider Veoh Networks has launched a browser add-on that displays relevant video recommendations when a user is searching a topic on popular sites including Google, Amazon, Yahoo and AOL. ...Read the whole story

  • Federated Media Partners With Mixx

    Online ad network Federated Media Publishing has partnered with Mixx, a customizable social media website. Mixx joins FM's collection of roughly 100 conversational media sites and social networking applications, including Boing Boing, Dooce, Mashable, and Graffiti. Mixx launched in October 2007. Since then, the site has grown to more than 6 million unique users per month. Mixx users search and discover relevant media and interact within networks of friends by submitting, voting and commenting on online media using social networking and personalization tools.--Gavin O'Malley ...Read the whole story

  • iProspect, iCrossing, 360i Top Forrester's Wave

    Digital agencies iProspect, iCrossing and 360i took top stops this year in The Forrester Wave: U.S. Search Marketing Agencies Q1 2009 report, which evaluates search marketing agencies against 72 criteria. The research firm reviewed integrated search strategies, paid and search engine optimization options, technologies and more. For the second year in a row, iProspect leads the study, but this time because of its strategy and corporate leadership. iCrossing and 360i took leader positions for their research-based approaches to keyword development and automation. Strong performers include Impaqt, for its "analytics prowess;" Razorfish, for how well it "integrates search with other online ... ...Read the whole story

  • 'Washington Post' Starts Wiki-Style Who's Who
  • Complex Media Adds Seven Partner Sites
  • Endemol And Access 360 Launch New Series
  • SheKnows Adds New Sales VP
  • Autonomy Acquires Interwoven For $775 Mil
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