YouTube Sued by Italian Broadcaster for $780M...
...Apparently Doesnt Understand Why. If Google has a legal achilles heel right now, its got to be YouTube. The search engine knew it was buying...
Rumor Mill: Microsoft Expecting $100M...
...Powerset Acquisition to Save the Day? Just six weeks after its coming out parade, natural language search engine Powerset is the subject...
comScore Buys M:Metrics...
...Now Will You Believe Its the Leader? Despite the recent bumps in the road, comScore still claims to be the leader in online measurement.
Glams $1.3B Valuation Explains Why Start-Ups...
...Chase the Build Now, Add Revenue Later Model. On Tuesday, I explained why chasing the "free" start-up model was killing...
CNET Acquired for $1.5B; Offers 45%...
... Premium to Keep Dissenting Investors Happy. CBS is paying a 45% premium in order to buy CNET for $1.8 billion!
Yahoo Nails Q1 Earnings, But Scaring Off...
...Microsoft Appears to Hurt Share Price. As expected, Yahoo pulled out all the stops to try and impress Wall Street with its first quarter earnings.
Googles Q1 2008 Grows 31%; Sticks it to...
...comScore. Well so much for the comScore numbers! While the research company had Wall Street in a panic, with its 1.8% paid click...
AOL Buys Sphere; Pays Less than $400 PCP
How would you like to create a blog widget and then sell it less than three years later for $25 million? Ah yes, the dream of all internet...
Microsoft Meets with Yahoo to Make Its Case
The WSJ is reporting that execs from Microsoft met with Yahoo in an effort to convince the company to accept their unsolicited bid.
Europe Set to Green Light Googles ...
...Acquisition. Proving that being labeled a monopoly really depends if you company is named Microsoft or not, Google is set to get a...
Did Yahoo Buy Bebo for $1 Billion?
TechCrunch is reporting rumors"for the umpteenth time"that social network Bebo has been acquired for $1 billion. While TCs betting on Google...
Yahoo Acquires Video Platform Maven Networks
Subscribers of the Marketing Pilgrim Link Blog would have spotted a rumor two weeks back that Yahoo had acquired online video publisher...
$2000 a Share Seems a Long Way Off...
...for Google. If you were banking on Henry Blodgets prediction that Google would soon reach $2,000 per share, you might want to re-consider...
Google's Page & Brin Will Call it Quits in 2024?
Now heres a tidbit of info that might make Wall Street feel warm and fuzzy. Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin made a pledge...
IAC/InterActiveCorp Faces Lawsuit...
...to Remove Barry Diller. I wonder if Jim Lanzone is quietly chuckling to himself over news that LIbert Media is suing to have Barry Diller...
Microsoft Still Several Years Away...
...from Online Ad Success. If youre an investor in Microsoft (MSFT) then youre no doubt rejoicing at the companys recent quarterly numbers.
Who Wants to be a Google Millionaire?
Ive probably used that headline before, oh well, Im sure CNET has profiled Googles millionaires before, so well just call it quits.
Google Responds to Search Engine Patent Lawsuit
We have an update to the story we brought you back in November involving a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Northeastern...
Facing a Reputation Crisis, Network Solutions...
...Front-Running Practice. As we reported yesterday, Network Solutions has been in a lot of deep-water after many people discovered the company...
Google Neglects Jaiku So Users Switch to Twitter
Over at ars technica, theres talk of Jaiku users fleeing to Twitter due to the lack of any innovation since being acquired by Google.
Viacom Signs Advertising Deal with Microsoft
It appears that Googles jilted lover, Viacom, is not content with simply suing the search engine and jumping into bed with rival Yahoo.
Yahoo Partners with Adobe to Bring Ads to PDFs
If youre thinking of creating an e-book and cant decide whether to give it away for free or charge for your hard work, you now have a third option.
Retailers Primed for Cyber Monday
Reading through my RSS feeds this morning, I was shocked at the distinct lack of anything news-worthy"surely companies are over their...
Google & Go Daddy Partner on Webmaster Tools
How do you ensure that any new web site owner becomes instantly obsessed with their Google optimization efforts? Get them addicted...
Hulu.com is Ready for
After months of hype and positioning, NBC/News Corp-back Hulu.com is ready to launch"and we assume ready to fail.
TechCrunch Backs-up Our Google Social...
...Network Theory. Last Thursday, I shared my opinion on why Microsoft needed the Facebook deal more than Google did. Heres the...
Microsoft Enjoys Great Quarterly Earnings
Microsoft had a perfect storm of positive trends to help with its most recent quarterly earnings. Sales of the XBox 360, Halo 3, Windows Vista...
Why Microsoft Needed Facebook...
...& Google Didnt. So, after weeks of speculation, Microsoft won the battle over Facebook, with Google second, and Yahoo embarrassingly...
Facebook Sells 1.6% to Microsoft...
...for $240 Million. In a conference call a few minutes ago, Facebook and Microsoft announced a deal that sees the software giant taking...
Blog Networks Bringing Home the Bacon
The San Francisco Chronicle has an inspiring article on the growth of professional blogs and blog networks - inspiring that is...
Google's Q3 Profit Up 46%
If you hold shares in Google, you probably already know the search engine had a great third quarter. For the rest of us, heres the summary...
InfoSpace Sells Mobile Unit to Motricity...
...Whats Left? It appears the TBJ was on the money with their prediction Durham-based Motricity would buy the mobile services...
ADSDAQ Launching Self Service...
...Ad Exchange Platform. You might have noticed a few changes to Marketing Pilgrim today. Last night, I signed-up for a sneak peak of the new...
Facebook Traffic Declines - Abandon Ship...
...or Deja Vu? We have good news for Om Malik. The new media guru is a little concerned about Facebooks recent decline in traffic.
Associated Press Suing to Prevent You...
...From Linking to Them. Just when you thought old media was starting to understand the value of opening-up their content for all to see...
T-Mobile UK Spends $300,000+...
...Per Week on Search. T-Mobile UK shared advice and experience on search marketing with WebTrends Engage attendees. Check out how much the company spends on paid search!
Google Challenges Baidu for China Market Share
Its interesting to watch Googles growth in China. When you look at Baidu, you think theyre too well entrenched and will always be #1.
Will Google Turn to HTC for GPhone...
...Production? Forbes is keeping the Google GPhone speculation going with the suggestion that Google could turn to little-known cell phone manufacturer, HTC. As weve already...
Wow, Ex-Googler Vanessa Fox Worth...
...$30+ Million! Everyones talking about Zillows new $30 million round of VC funding. I wasnt sure what angle to focus on"then it hit me.
Zimbra Email Acquired by Yahoo
It seems Jerry Yang is determined to make sure his first 100 days go out with a bang, with the announced acquisition of email and...
Apple Salvages Reputation with iPhone...
...Consolation. When Steve Jobs announced the $200 price reduction of the 2-month old iPhone, many of Apples early adopters cried foul.
Yahoo Acquiring BlueLithium Ad Network
Yahoo has just announced their plans to acquire ad network company BlueLithium for $300 million in cash. BlueLithiums products, technology...
PayPerPost Secures $10M...
...Prepares Launch of "Argus". While Marketing Pilgrim has never accepted direct payment for a blog post review, it seems enough...
Morgan Stanley Massaging YouTube...
...Revenue Numbers? How about a nice massage to start off your morning? Sorry, no scented oils or sounds of crashing waves here.
Yahoo Defends Decision to Cooperate with China
Yahoo is asking for the dismissal of a court case brought against them for handing over information to the Chinese authorities...
Freakonomics Blog Announces Partnership...
...with The New York Times. When Mashable reported that the blog Freakonomics" which shares the same name and authors of the popular book...
The Gold Rush to Sue Google...
...Over YouTube Copyright Infringement. Now that Google has announced plans to use better copyright detection technology...
Business.com Reportedly Sold for $350 Million
Business.com moves on to the next chapter of its overpriced life, with R.H. Donnelley acquiring the company for a reported $350 million - in line with what we reported in June.
AOL Acquires Ad Network Tacoda
AOL has decided that its recent acquisitions of Third Screen Media, AdTech AG, Lightingcast and Advertising.com, didn't quite send the message...
Nokia Acquires Twango to Boost Mobile Content
Nokia has announced the acquisition of Twango a service for sharing and organizing photos, videos and other media.
Online Video Advertising to Reach $4.3B by 2011?
eMarketer is predicting a huge surge in online video advertising spending over the next four years, with this years $775 million...
Facebook Haunted by 3 Year Old Suit
While Facebook continues to attract media attention - with talk of acquisition partners or an IPO - it's haunted by a ...
Google Waiting for Facebook to Approach
Thanks to Jordan's excellent coverage, Marketing Pilgrim has become the unofficial Facebook rumor blog and today we have more to share.
Google Faces Legal Action from Australia
It's one thing when a company decides to sue Google. Google's typical "we believe the claims are without merit and we will...
Google Explains Why it Bought
Google has posted a beginners guide to why they bought . The posts covers the background of both ...
MySpace Founders Ask News Corp for Another $50M
How about some salary negotiation brinkmanship to start off your day? Better yet, how would you like the idea of getting paid $12.5 million a year?
Another Yahoo Executive Departure
It looks like Yahoo's not quite finished with the changes, which began with the departure of Semel and appointment of Yang and Decker.
Business.com Worth $400 Million?
I don't fully recall, but I think I was one of those that thought the domain Business.com was overpriced (they paid $7.5m for it)...
Yahoo Board to See Changes?
CNET is suggesting that Yahoo might also see a change to its board of directors, to go along with the switch at CEO.
Web Spend, Broadband, China Users - Going Up
If I had a nickel for every internet study released, I'd be
SEO Worth $5 Million?
Dont panic, the bottom didnt just fall out of the search engine optimization industry, its still very much healthy.
Calacanis Launches Search Engine
One way to ensure your new human-powered search engine is a success is to give it a Hawaiian name.
Schmidt Convinced Deal Will Get Approval
Speaking at the Seoul Digital Forum today, Google CEO Eric Schmidt told reporters that he fully expects...
Google Forming Alliance with Salesforce?
We have a trifecta of rumors for you this Monday morning, starting with this one from the Wall Street Journal.
Rumor Mill - MySpace Buying Flektor?
After giving photo slide show newcomer, Flektor, the thumbs-up on May 11th, TechCrunch is now reporting rumors that...
Google Press Meeting - Acquisitions
It seems the recent acquisitions of YouTube and have helped Google become...
Google Press Meeting - Stock Split
Theres a lot of great reports coming from Googles annual press and shareholder meeting...
SonicMountain Acquires Odeo
Back in February we reported that Evan Williams had decided to sell-off podcast service Odeo...
More eBay Stumbleupon Rumors
Tech CEO's are a tricky bunch. Whenever asked about deals or new products, their speech...
Joost Expands Video Content Partners
I've not actually seen Joost yet, so can't actually tell you if it's actually living up to the hype, or not, but they've secured another content provider...
Is Microsoft Buying Yahoo?
Nothing like a bit of rumor and speculation to kick-off a Friday. The New York Post is reporting that Microsoft is tired of losing...
Google Decides to Fight Back Rough Against Viacom
Google has filed an answer to Viacoms copyright lawsuit and according to Rob Hofs summary, the search engine is not taking any chances with its defense.
Zunch Files for Bankruptcy
SEL reports that Zunch has filed for bankruptcy, owing more than $750,000 in debts, including $200k+ to JupiterMedia.
Google Gunning for Microsoft
Some interesting thoughts shared by two Gartner analysts that track every move of Google and Microsoft.
Autonomy Takes Over Blinkx
What do you know about Blinkx? Its a video search engine with some cool algorithms, right?
Viacom Against Google
Does Viacom have a grudge against Google? Thats the topic I explore in my latest article for Business Week. Heres an extract
Google Buys Video Conferencing Company
Theres just no stopping Google. Seriously, if youve bought into the idea that Google is not a threat to your business, its time to re-evaluate that position.
Google Acquires Tonic Systems
Google has announced the acquisition of Tonic Systems, which will help it to launch a PowerPoint competitor by the summer.
Views on Googles Acquisition of
Rest assured, Im not going to bombard you with every news item that happens to mention - the last thing I want to be is the Entertainment Tonight of marketing news!
Sour Grapes in Google, Deal
What is the best way to act, when youve been out-bid for by Google. You walk away with your head held high and at least keep your dignity, right?
Googles Tax Breaks May Spark Lawsuit
The cynic in me cant help but focus on the awesome publicity that Bob Orr is going to get by leading a group that plans to sue over the tax breaks, given to Google, as an incentive for building a data center in Lenoir, NC.
Google Invests in Chinese Browser
Someone needs to keep track of TechCrunchs success-rate with their rumor-mill postings (which I am sure is high).
Australians Increasing Online Ad Spend
According to eMarketer, new studies suggest that major Australian advertisers plan to allocate as much as 22% of their total marketing budgets to online advertising.
Google Becoming the Next Microsoft?
Theres still talk that Google could become the next Microsoft. The U.K.s Guardian looks at the similarities between...
NBC & News Corp
Rumors tend to have a little more substance when they're reported in places like the LA Times and TechCrunch.
Google Wins KinderStart Case Again, Spanks Lawyer's Butt
Google probably couldn't have asked for a better ruling in the ongoing KinderStart law suit.
Comcast May Dump Google for Microsoft
paidContent.org, has extracts from a WSJ article suggesting cable company Comcast is unhappy with the amount of revenue generated via their deal with Google, and may turn to Microsoft.
Should Google Buy Intuit or Freshbooks?
Nicholas Carr and Rob Hyndman are at odds over whether Google should acquire Intuit - maker of Quicken and QuickBooks - or new kid on the block, Freshbooks.
Google Will be Good for Lenoir
The New York Times (via CNET) has a great follow-up story on Google's decision to build a server farm...
Fox Interactive Media Acquires Strategic Data Corp
News Corp's Fox Interactive Media has acquired Strategic Data Corp. Fox Interactive hopes Strategic's interactive ad targeting technology will help the company better target advertising on sites it owns, such as MySpace.
Odeo Hopes to Avoid Dead Pool, Up for Sale
When Evan Williams bought back Odeo in October, it looked like the newly formed Obvious Corp, would keep growing the podcasting site.
Lenoir Officials Abandoned Economic Study of Google Tax Incentives
Wow, it's going to be hard for Lenoir and Caldwell County officials to keep justifying their decision, to provide Google with 30 years of tax breaks...
Baidu Earnings Increase Fivefold
China's largest search engine, Baidu.com, has reported huge earnings growth for Q4 (fivefold) and doubled online marketing revenue.
Google AdWords for Podcasts?
Business Week takes the time to catch-up with the Podcast industry and see what progress has been made to try and monetize the medium.
Lenoir Officials Defend $260 Million Tax Incentives to Google
It seems there's been a lot more interest in the tax breaks to Google, since we learned the search engine could receive as much as $260 million in incentives for building in North Carolina.
Yahoo Inks Mobile Advertising Deals in 18 Countries
Ok, so unlike the Google/Vodafone announcement, news that Yahoo has signed some big name companies to deploy mobile ads to 18 countries, is significant.
iCrossing Acquires U.K. SEM Firm Spannerworks
Had I known that Spannerworks was about to announce their acquisition by SEM mega-firm iCrossing, I would have swung by for an interview, while visiting my home town of Brighton.
$326 Million in Google Shares
Bloomberg is reporting that YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen have registered to sell 3.23 million shares of Google stock.
CBS Turns Down $50m Booble.com Super Bowl Ad
Do you remember the adult search engine Booble.com, which originally launched with a logo that looked very similar to Googles?
LinkedIn Rakes In $13 Million
Michael Arrington has news that business social network LinkedIn has secured another $12.8 million in financing.
Inc. 500 Companies Embrace Social Media
There's a new found reason why companies make the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies - they're embracing social media.
A-List Bloggers With Poor Blog Monetization
Over at BlogKits, Jim Kukral asks why popular bloggers like Robert Scoble, Jason Calacanis, Mark Cuban, Guy Kawasaki & Seth Godin...
What Should Yahoo Do With MyBlogLog?
Over at Search Engine Journal, Loren provides his thoughts on why it was a good move for Yahoo to acquire MyBlogLog...
Yahoo! Announces Acquisition of MyBlogLog
It appears Marketing Pilgrim and Yahoo are on the same page...we both think the newly acquired MyBlogLog is a pretty cool company!
How To Spend Retirement As A Google Millionaire
The San Francisco Chronicle profiles a few of the over 900 Google employees who became instant millionaires once Google became public.
ChaCha Raises $6 Million in Development Funds
Looks like we'll be hearing more of human-powered search engine ChaCha as they recently announced receipt of $6 million.
New Mobile Search Service Launched
The worlds largest mobile telecommunications carrier and the worlds most popular search engine have tied the knot.
Intertainer Proposes Triple-suit
It's a new year and a new law suit for Google. This time, the world's largest search engine is joined by Apple and Napster.
Monetizing Social Media
Reuters has details of a new report from Deloitte that looks at media trends for 2007. Part of the report focuses on how successful...
Google: The Net's Most Visited Site in 2007
It was all the news when Microsoft became the world's most visited web property this year and it looks like Google will play leapfrog in 2007.
New Affiliate Program Offering $75 Payout
Seeing as SoloSEO is already a client, Ill have to check to see if Michael Jensen will let me join his newly announced affiliate program.
Google Acquires Endoxon
Not all Google acquisitions have a $1.65B price tag - in fact very few do. Google has gone back to snapping-up small technology companies.
A Google "Moment" Lasts 18 Months
Remember back in February of 2005, a big fuss was made over Google becoming a domain name registrar.
Additional Features For Google Finance
On Tuesday, Google launched a few new homepage modules available to users of Google Finance.
Google Helps YouTube Ward Off Litigation
Business 2.0 explains why the expected influx of law suits against YouTube, with its acquisition by Google, never materialized.
Forrester Research Ranks SEM Firms
In a recent study, Forrester Research assembled a list of 53 agencies and then selected six top providers to evaluate in-depth based on...
WebTrends & iCrossing Make Acquisitions
I have to admit, I've never heard of the company ClickShift, but WebTrends certainly has. The web company has just announced...
Can Google Prove Financial Analysts Wrong?
Barron's, the weekly financial newspaper, reportedly claimed this week that Google will see its share price take a tumble.
French Film Producer Sues Google
A French film producer is suing Google, claiming the company infringed on its copyright by allowing...
Google Checkout Buying Market Share from PayPal
Google has deep pockets, and is certainly not afraid to use its war-chest of cash to take on PayPal.
Google and Yahoo Gain Market Share
comScore has released search engine market share data for October, and both Google and Yahoo gained market share.
Google Sets Aside Some Money Just In Case
Just last week, Google CEO Eric Schmidt denied there was any truth to the rumors that the company would set aside $500 million...
StumbleUpon May Be in Talks To Sell
TechCrunch has heard whispers that StumbleUpon may be looking for someone to buy them for $50 million.
YouTube, Google Deal Closes
TechCrunch has news that Google's closed the acquisition of YouTube. The final deal appears be worth $1.775 billion.
Reuters Buys Stake in Pluck
Reuters has announced they've invested $7 million in to Pluck which operates the recently formed BlogBurst distribution network for blogs.
Facebook Recovers from Declining Traffic
We recently ran a poll on whether Facebook.com should take the money and run, after reports its traffic had started to decline.
Local Internet Ad Spending to Double by 2010
The Kelsey Group has released its annual prediction on the global increase in local search and online classifieds spending.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt at Web 2.0 Summit
Dan Farber has a good summary of John Battelle's chat with Eric Schmidt at this week's Web 2.0 Summit.
Facebook Plays Acquisition Brinkmanship
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is playing a dangerous game of brinkmanship with potential suitors.
Google Buys Jotspot
Googles just announced their acquisition of wiki company Jotspot, finally putting to rest that Yahoo was close to acquiring the company.
Blogniscient Acquired by Top10Media
Top10Media, owners of TopTenSources (a human edited blog aggregator), have decided they can't fully rely on
Consolidation of Google Account Management
MarketingVOX points to a DMNews rumor that Google may soon consolidate account management...
Google Applies Research to Tweak Hiring Process
Today the Wall Street Journal looks at Google's attempts to streamline its infamous lengthy hiring process.
Google's Profit and Revenue Increased in Q3
Reuters has details of Google's Q3 announcement, which reports that gross revenue rose 70% and profits grew.
InfoSpace Restructures Mobile Business...
Not all news in the mobile space is positive. ClickZ is reporting Infospace is having to layoff 250 employees after losing a large partnership deal.
Google and Warner Music Announce Video Ad Deal
Warner Music Group and Google just announced a new pact that will see WMG's extensive music video collection available for free via...
Blinkx Signs Video Search Deal with Microsoft
When Blinkx first launched, it made a lot of headlines, then the company went a little quiet while it figured out its direction.
MySpace Founder Claims Foul Play on...
Brad Greenspan, founder of MySpace.com, is seeking a federal investigation on the sale of his company (Intermix Media) to News Corp., last...
JumpTap Gets $22M
Mobile search provider, JumpTap, just received $22 million in Series C funding, led by Valhalla Partners.
PayPerPost Gets $3m for Turning Blog Tricks
Marketing Pilgrim readers will no doubt remember the subtle jab I gave PayPerPost when they launched their service back in June.
HP Makes Yahoo Default Search Engine
Yahoo and HP just announced a new partnership that will see Yahoo Search as the default search engine on new HP computers.
MySpace to Reach $15 Billion Valuation
CNET has a Wall Street analyst predicting social networking site MySpace could be worth $15 billion within 3 years.
Facebook Now Open to All
With all the recent buzz surrounding Facebook's apparent talks with Yahoo, there's been a lot to read about the social networkig site recently.
Online Ads See Slowing Growth, Still Kicking Butt
It's somewhat amusing to read about the online ad industry seeing "slower" growth, then discover that the growth rate is still in double digits.
Half Million Dollars on Robots.txt File
Good grief, Reuters is reporting a group of publishers are planning to spend $583,700 to find a way to prevent Google...
Saturn Turns to Google for New Ad Campaign
CNET reports...Google is teaming up with Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco, an Omnicom Group...
Yahoo and Facebook Talking Again
Just last week we speculated whether Facebook had missed the boat - when it turned down a rumored $1.4 billion...
Could New YouTube Deals Alienate the Masses?
ClickZ has details of YouTube's latest advertising deal, this time with Warner Music Group. While these deals are a nice way...
Can Mixi IPO Help Value MySpace and Facebook?
Forrester analyst Charlene Li has an overview of the recent successful IPO of Japan's largest social networking site, Mixi.
Google and Intuit Strike QuickBooks Deal
Google sends news that they have struck a new partnership deal with Intuit, which will see Google's products integrated with
Business Buying Decisions Influenced by Blogs
MarketingVOX breaks-down new details of a study conducted by KnowledgeStorm and Universal McCann on how blogs...
Yellow Pages Publisher Buys LocalLaunch
ClickZ's reporting RH Donnelley Corporation, which publishes the yellow pages, has acquired the 40-person...
Ford Motor Buys Ads on 400 Blogs
More good news for those of you (us) looking to cover our latte addiction by selling a few ads on our blogs.
Internet Advertising the Energizer Bunny
We only just had a report on the growth of Internet Advertising and now, TheStreet.com brings details of data released by...
Yahoo Fumbles ESPN Ad Deal...
It seems ESPN is not happy with the quality of the ads Yahoo has been serving on the sports network, so the company is switching teams.
Should We Expect a YouTube IPO?
Blogging Stocks is of the opinion that we may soon see a YouTube IPO. While the company is only 2-years old and not making a ton of money...
Google Faces Brazilian Fines
AP is reporting a judge in Brazil has ordered Google to hand over user information of some Orkut users.
Site Owner Sues Google for Lack of Ad Revenue
What do you do if you upload Google to your site and don't get an ROI? Here's the plan... 1. Click on your own ads...
Blinkx Agrees to Power Lycos Video Search
Video search provider Blinkx has signed an agreement to provide video search to Lycos. The agreement will give Lycos' nearly...
Red Hat's Mugshot.org to Take On MySpace?
This may be below your radar, but Raleigh-based Red Hat - known for its Linux software - has quietly launched...
Legal Battle in Video Streaming Industry
Just how hot is the video streaming business right now? Well, forget YouTube and Google Video, they're lightweights compared...
Google Has Too Much Money
The Washington Post highlights an unusual problem for Google - it has too much money! Companies whose securities...
Microsoft Facebook Pact - LookSmart in the Cold?
Lots of buzz surrounding Microsofts new advertising deal with social networking site Facebook.
Making Money from Blogging
Did you know that Michael Arrington of TechCrunch is pulling in $60k a month from advertising on his blog?
Yahoo Has Eye on Tech Start-ups
Bradley Horowitz, Yahoo's vice president for product strategy, chats with Lee Gomes of the WSJ about...
Web Firm ClickTracks Acquired
Fellow Brit and ClickTracks CEO, John Marshall, emailed me with details that his company has been acquired by J.L. Halsey.
Google Video Sees Jump in Market Share
Just how valuable is Google's clean homepage design? It's so valuable that the company rarely tweaks it...
Is Google's Stock Still a Winner?
CNN Money looks at whether Google's stock has lost some of its sizzle during its second year. While some analysts...
Help for Google to Monetize Video and Images?
Over at the official Google Blog come news that the company has acquired Neven Vision to help it improve Picasa...
eBay Users Petition Google to Start Auction Site
Fed-up with recent rate hikes, a group of eBay users have gotten together to ask Google to end thier misery by launching a rival auction site.
Google Signs Exclusive Search Deal w/ MySpace
We posted earlier that we suspected Google may be getting ready to sign a deal with MySpace - ok, it was a very tenuous link...
Google and Viacom Strike MTV Video Deal
The Wall Street Journal reports Google and Viacom have joined forces to syndicate MTV content around the web.
Google Not Planning Gtunes Music Store
Apple can breathe a sigh of relief, Google has quashed rumors that they may be getting ready to launch an iTunes rival...
Beal Leaves Fortune Interactive
Some of you will no doubt experience dj vu by the time you get to the end of this blog post but I am...
Google Extends Deal with Mozilla and RealNetworks
Google has extended relationships with both Mozilla and RealNetworks, according to Reuters.
Ask.com Boosts IAC Revenue
Looks like IAC's acquisition of Ask.com last July was a smart move. Ask.com helped boost IAC's quarterly advertising revenue...
Google - Sweet-Nothings in MySpace's Ear?
MySpace is looking for a search engine partner. Google Video adds an easy option for posting videos to MySpace.
Google Sharing Revenue with News Sites?
A Mercury News story has everyone guessing whether Google will start paying the Associated Press...
Google Doubles Profit
In stark contrast to Yahoo's 78% Q2 drop (compared to 2005), Google announced it more than doubled it's earnings.
Amazon's Jeff Bezos Invests in 37Signals
Congrats to the guys at 37Signals as they announce Jeff Bezos has made a personal investment in the company.
Google Settles Scholar Trademark Suit
CNETreports that Google and American Chemical Society have settled their trademark lawsuit over Google Scholar.
Investors Get Double Blow from Yahoo
According to the AP, Yahoo managed to meet analysts expectations for Q2 but revealed their new interface...
Yahoo Inks Deal with Zillow
Zillow is a cool service for anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Being able to overlay property information...
Direct Navigation - a $400-800 Million Market
It used to be that guessing a domain name, by directly typing it into your browser, would lead you to...
Feedburner Acquires Blogbeat
Popular RSS feed distributor, Feedburner, has snapped-up Blogbeat, a company offering user-friendly statistics for blogs.
Real Estate Bubble? What About Social Networks?
It's a crazy world we live in, when a social network site I have never heard of before - Bebo - turns down a $552 million acquisition offer...
Google Insiders Selling and Staying
Business Week explains that the stock sales by Google insiders are not causing alarm among investment analysts.
Google GDrive Testing Discovered
You'd think that if Google really wanted to keep the testing of its "GDrive" a secret, it wouldn't make it so darn easy to find.
Angry Customers Get Even With Video and Blogs
The Washington Post looks at how upset customers are no longer content to tell their neighbor, they're out to tell the world with videos and blogs.
Click Fraud a $1.3 Billion Problem
Verne Kopytoff reports on a new click-fraud study released by Outsell, Inc. The study interviewed 407 online advertisers and led to an estimation that more than $800 million of clicks in 2005 were fraudulent and estimates $1.3 billion of fraud this year.
Metacafe Gets $15 million to Battle YouTube et al
Being over 30, I'm not quite as hip as I used to be, so forgive me for never hearing about MetaCafe until today.
Omniture IPO Analyzed
TheStreet.com takes a look at the recent Omniture IPO and tries to evaluate whether the company will be a sure-thing or not.
Realtors Start to Look at Online Advertising
A couple of years back I spoke at two different real estate conferences - Inman and REMAX - and let me tell you, they were some of the toughest people to get to understand search marketing.
Yahoo's Click Fraud Settlement Makes Google Look Like Suckers
If you thought Google's $90 million click fraud settlement was pathetic, wait until you see what Yahoo just got away with...
Yahoo Click Fraud Suit Comes to an End
Yahoo's Click Fraud Suit has finally come to an end. Unlike Google's settlement where they would give you adwords credit...
Google's GBuy Coming This Week
Google's new payment system, GBuy, really needs to deliver, if it's to live-up to the hype it's received over the past several weeks.
Did eBay Miss the Yahoo Boat?
Full-time friend, part-time competitor, Scot Wingo, knows eBay better than most, and, having been acquired...
Google's Cost Per Action Model for
Reports are surfacing that Google is offering a new CPA model for publishers. I'm not an user...
Google a Risky Stock Buy?
Fund manager Fred Kobrick believes too many people are buying Google's stock simply because...
Yahoo Sued for Trademark Infringement
CNET's News.com reports Yahoo and three others companies are being sued by dating site LoveCity.com.
Google Does Not Want GBuy Compared to PayPal
I'm really curious as to why Google is so touchy when it comes to questions about whether their new ...
Taking Bets on Google Gbuy Turning Evil
Motley Fool is betting Google may become just a little evil, should it decide to allow internet gambling sites...
PubSub Explains Why Bankruptcy Is Likely
You have to feel for Bob Wyman, founder of PubSub. He uses his blog to explain how some minor shareholders...
Blogging Business Grows to Mini Media Empire
StartupJournal takes a look at how one person started a part-time blog network, which grew into a mini media empire.
Microsoft's Robert Scoble Leaves to Join PodTech
Just in case you've not already heard the news rippling through the blogosphere, famed blogger, Robert Scoble...
BT Sees Google as Threat...
Interesting comments from an exec at BT claiming Google is a threat that they must tackle. "We see Google as our biggest threat..."
Update: Think Partnership / IceRocket Deal is Off
Scott Mitchell, interim CEO for Think Partnership (THK) just announced that the letter of intent to acquire IceRocket...
OutSourced Search Marketing to Grow
Search marketers of the world can rejoice, companies are increasing their budgets and outsourcing more, according to a new study...
Bloglines Founder Leaving Ask.com
The founder of RSS reader Bloglines, Mark Fletcher, has announced that he is leaving the company to explore new opportunities.
Terry Semel of Yahoo Getting $1 Salary
CNET reports that Yahoo CEO, Terry Semel will follow the path of the Google-guys and reduce his salary to just $1.
Google Adds AdWords Analysis Report
The Unofficial Google Blog shares news that GA has added a new report to the "Marketing Optimization" menu.
Think Partnership Deal with IceRocket is Off
Scott Mitchell, interim CEO for Think Partnership (THK) just announced that the letter of intent to acquire IceRocket...
Google and Dell Make a Deal to Include Software
The WSJ reports on the expansion of a previously revealed deal between Google and Dell. Under a roughly three-year pact, Google...
Fortune 100 Not Blogging Enough?
Eric Mattson takes a very unscientific look at whether the Fortune 100 are listening to bloggers and blogging themselves.
Ditch Expensive , Invest in People
Avinash Kaushik has some good advice for companies looking to get the most out of their web tool.
Yahoo Knows How to Gain Market Share
The WSJ, has an interesting snippet from Yahoo's analyst event. Could it be their secret weapon for gaining market share from Google?
AOL Acquires Lightningcast...
According to CNET, AOL has acquired Lightningcast, an online-advertising company that specializes in the placement...
AOL & Google Go Head-to-Head with YouTube
CNET has details of Google's changes to their Google Video service, in an apparent effort to better compete with the popular YouTube.
Click Fraud Settlement Due to Fear of Dismissal?
Over at Adotas, Jordan Glogau raises an interesting theory on why the "Lane's Gifts" lawsuit was settled for such a paltry amount.
Google - Lawsuit to Block Click Fraud Settlement
Elinor Mills has details of an effort to prevent the recent $90 million click fraud settlement from being finalized.
Yahoo Passed on Opportunity to Buy Google?
The New York Post digs deeper into the interview with Yahoo's Terry Semel and reveals how the CEO had an opportunity to buy Google.
Acquisition Talk to Gain Insider Knowledge?
Reading SiliconBeat's recap of why Google walked away from buying Olive Software, an off-line to XML comversion company...
Federated Media's Advertiser Planning Tool
John Battelle has been a busy guy recently. Not content with writing a NY bestseller, he's also been putting together
Microsoft's Ballmer All-in Against Google
According to TechWeb, Microsoft's Steve Ballmer is prepared to make "big, bold bets" against it's competitors, including Google.
Ask Discusses State of Search Engine Advertising
CNET has an interview with Ask.com's newly appointed CEO, Jim Lanzone. Jim answers a number of questions...
Sequoia: Huge Growth in Online Advertising
At last week's ad:tech, Sequoia Capital's Mark Kvamme predicted that online advertising would exceed $35 billion in 2008...
Google Click Fraud Settlement a Raw Deal?
I received an interesting press release from Los Angeles law firm Kabateck Brown Kellner LLP. They're clearly unhappy...
Kontera Receives Funding from Sequoia Capital
Just the other day, I took a look at Kontera's ContentLink ad solution, and then today I see they've received funding from...
Microsoft Acquires Video Game Ad Network
If Google can get into Radio ads, Microsoft can get into video game ads. According to Reuters, MSFT plans to pay $200 million to $400 million...
IAC Appoints Jim Lanzone CEO of Ask.com
On Saturday, we reported Steve Berkowitz's move from Ask.com to Microsoft. At the time, I offered...
Watching Google First Quarter Earnings
According to Bambi, analysts are confident in their projections for Google's Q1 earnings. [Google is] expected...
Yahoo Releases In-Line Quarterly Results
TheStreet.com reports Yahoo has released Q1 financials that pretty much match Wall Street expectations.
Oodle Secures Deal with The Washington Post
Expect to see an announcement tomorrow from classified search engine Oodle. We have advance word they're announcing...
Google Fire and Google Wheel Launched
It seems we just can't get enough of Google these days. Yesterday's news that Google had hired a new employee...
MSN adCenter Trying to Catch-up
Brent Franson received an email from MSN with details of "new features" for adCenter. Brent's not too impressed...
Time Warner Cable Beating Google to TV Ad Auction Model
It looks like Time Warner Cable will be one step ahead of Google, if it goes ahead with its planned auction model for TV adverts.
Yahoo Tests Similar Ad Model To Google
Forbes is reporting that Yahoo has released a test version of its new paid search mode, codenamed "Project Panama", ...
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