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  • Giant Realm Picks Up $3.5 Million For Expansion
    Giant Realm has snagged $3.5 million in financing, led by Comcast Interactive Capital. Existing investor Edison Venture Fund also participated in the round. The New York-based entertainment portal/ad network was ...
  • Kreuch Leaves Yahoo For MySpace
    MySpace has appointed Mitchell Kreuch vice president of East Coast sales. Kreuch will oversee the development and implementation of sales initiatives and campaigns for MySpace's East Coast sales team. Based ...
  • EU Ready To Approve Google/DoubleClick Deal
    The European authorities reportedly are poised to approve Google's $3.1 billion acquisition of DoubleClick, without imposing any restrictions. News of the imminent approval disappointed some privacy advocates, who had urged ...
  • OurStage Reaches Distribution Deal With AOL Music
    OurStage, a sort of YouTube meets American Idol, has reached a distribution deal with AOL Music giving the site featured spot on the music portal. OurStage lets artists submit original ...
  • Cha-Ching! AOL Cashes In (With Yahoo)
    AOL made an aggressive move to expand its advertising network by giving Web developers the means to cash in. The AIM Money program, scheduled for launch in April, provides a ...
  • JangoMail Supports Google Analytics
    Marketers running e-mail campaigns on JangoMail's platform can now gauge campaign performance using Google Analytics. Google's suite of free analytics tools tracks activity on Web sites like page views, time ...
  • Microsoft Acquires Israeli Startup YaData
    Microsoft on Wednesday announced the acquisition of an Israeli advertising technology startup called YaData. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Israeli daily business newspaper Globes is reporting that YaData ...
  • AOL To Start Serving Own Text Ads Via Quigo
    AOL will begin serving its own text ads across some of the most popular sites in its network, including AOL News, Money & Finance, Sports, Entertainment and Mail, via Quigo, ...
  • Microsoft Exec: Duopoly 'Better Than A Monopoly'
    PHOENIX -- An acquisition of Yahoo by Microsoft would serve to make online advertising more -- not less -- competitive, according to Brian McAndrews, until recently the CEO of aQuantive ...
  • Yahoo Execs Pique Interest With Apex Hints
    [Portals] PHOENIX -- Promising to "revolutionize" Internet advertising, Yahoo founder and CEO Jerry Yang and President Sue Decker coyly hinted at some capabilities of Yahoo's new "Advertiser-Publisher Exchange," or Apex, ...
  • Microsoft Exec Touts New Online Measures
    [Technology] PHOENIX -- Microsoft has developed new software to track and describe all the online behaviors of an Internet user leading up to a purchase. Called Engagement Mapping, the tool ...
  • AOL Inks Content Deals To Launch Mexico Portal, Home Improvement Site
    [Portals] AOL has launched AOL.com.mx, a Spanish-language Web portal for Mexico, and rolled out AOL Home, a U.S.-based home improvement and domestic enthusiast site. Both endeavors highlight a key step ...
  • Internal Microsoft Email Reveals Details Of Proposed Yahoo Acquisition
    [Portals] Microsoft has not given up on its plan to acquire Yahoo, a company executive told employees in an email on Friday. "If and when Yahoo agrees to proceed with ...
  • Top Microsoft Executives Depart, Others Promoted
    Microsoft Corp. announced the departure of several executives late last week, which the company said are unrelated to negotiations to acquire Yahoo. Steve Berkowitz, senior vice president of Microsoft's online ...
  • U.S. Reps Introduce Bill To Preserve Net Neutrality
    New legislation aiming to enshrine net neutrality principles will be introduced today in the U.S. Congress. The bill, the Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2008, would require Internet service providers ...
  • Healthline Networks Adds Search Tools, Content Partners
    The Healthline Networks portal has undergone an expansion, with the addition of new search functionality, applications and content from partners like StayWell and the American Hospital Formulary System (AHFS) to ...
  • Morgan Leaves AOL After Three Months As EVP Global Advertising Strategy
    AOL confirmed Monday that Dave Morgan had left the company only three months after being named executive vice president of global advertising strategy. The Web portal last September bought Tacoda, ...
  • Calling All Application Developers: AOL Debuts Open Mobile Platform
    Joining recent efforts to remove barriers from the mobile landscape, AOL has unveiled its AOL Open Mobile Platform to let third-party developers create applications that can run on all major ...
  • AOL Partners With Zed To Promote Mobile Products
    AOL and Zed, a mobile value-added player, have announced a partnership to promote their mobile products on their respective European and U.S. mobile and Internet sites. Under the agreement, Zed's ...
  • Discovery Adds New Portals For Mobile Phone Users
    Building off the success of its direct-to-consumer mobile website launched a year ago, Discovery Communications has added new portals for Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Discovery Health and Planet Green ...
  • Suitors for AOL Include Comcast And eBay
    If AOL goes on the block, cable provider Comcast and eBay will make up a very small pool of potential suitors, according to a research note released this week by ...
  • Hulu Discusses Beta Progress, Sets March Launch Date
    Despite being an invite-only phenomenon, the joint online video venture from News Corporation and NBC Universal has "several hundred thousand users," according to CTO Eric Feng. These users have submitted ...
  • Cuts Expected At Yahoo, Hundreds To Be Let Go
    Yahoo, the Internet portal giant largest player in the online display advertising industry, is poised to lay off hundreds of employees as part of a restructuring of its operations to ...
  • JPMorgan: '08 Online Ad CPMs Set To 'Accelerate,' Search Will Hit $30.5 Billion
    In the first major Wall Street outlook for the Internet sector of the New Year, the equities research team at JPMorgan predicts the major publicly traded Internet publishers, portals, commerce ...
  • Yahoo Performance Chief Souders Bolts To Google
    In yet another high level defection from Yahoo, Steve Souders, the portal's chief guru in the art and science of Web performance, is leaving to take a top position at ...
  • FCC Reveals Auction Bidders
    The FCC on Tuesday unveiled the names of those who plan to bid on the 700 MHz spectrum that goes up for auction on January 24. Google was among the ...
  • AOL Retools Black Voices With Users, Advertisers In Mind
    Backed by insight from visitor surveys, Web analytics and data from its 2007 African American Cyber Study, AOL decided to tweak the navigation scheme. The new system makes it easier ...
  • In The Bag
    Gmail is crawling with spiders. And spiders freak me out. A friend of mine recently e-mailed me from the airport in Miami, where she was traveling to attend a wedd ...
  • 5 Questions for Reggie Davis, VP of Marketplace Quality, Yahoo
    A round the Yahoo cubicle farm, Reggie Davis is known as a gentle giant - he's over six feet tall and 200-plus pounds - because when he's not battling bad ...
  • Choosing Fight, Not Flight
    As executives continue to stream out of Yahoo following its restructuring last spring, the Web portal's biggest internal critic is still sticking around. ...