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Google's stock reached a new high Friday, reflecting Wall Street's renewed faith in the Internet search leader as it introduces new ways for advertisers to reach its steadily expanding online audience.
Yahoo's take at Internet 2.0. Since Jerry Yang took the helm at Yahoo again, the Internet company's been trying to get back on track. And that means not just getting its ad strategy sorted out, but also starting to compete more with some of the more innovative Internet 2.0 companies, which of course means Facebook and social networking.
Yahoo is testing an experimental social network service called Mash that makes it easy for Yahoo users to share tidbits of their lives with friends and family online, the company said on Sunday.
Nokia said on Monday it is buying U.S. cellphone screen advertising firm Enpocket as the world's top handset maker pushes into a market which is seen ballooning in coming years.
Like Fridays of old, speculation is swirling around names like Macy’s, Genentech and Yahoo. With the rumor mill back in overdrive, could the return of “Merger Mondays” be next?
Internet search company Yahoo has purchased news aggregation site BuzzTracker in a sale that closed earlier in the week, BuzzTracker Chief Executive Alan Warms said Friday.
News Corp. will not pull its television shows from Apple's iTunes as rival media group NBC Universal has done over a pricing dispute, President Peter Chernin said in an interview on Tuesday.
Stocks ended a seesaw trading session mixed as a recovery in financial stocks and a rally in tech the tech sector were offset by uncertainty of the future of the U.S. economy. "You can't be real negative on the market because the Fed could ease at any moment, given how seized up the commercial paper market is," said Tony Dwyer of FTN Midwest Securities.
A major overhaul at Yahoo appears unlikely as a result of a strategic review being undertaken by the company, the Wall Street Journal reported in its online edition, citing people familiar with the matter.
Stocks ended the holiday-shortened week lower as surprisingly weak monthly employment report sparked worries of a U.S. economic recession. The Dow Jones Industrial Average posted a weekly loss of 1.7%, the S&P 500 fell 1.3% and the Nasdaq Composite declined 1.2%.
Yahoo is buying online advertising network BlueLithium for $300 million in cash, building upon an expansion aimed at ending a financial malaise that has ravaged the Internet pioneer's stock price.
Yahoo has struck a deal to buy BlueLithium, the fifth-largest U.S. online ad network, for $300 million in cash, in the latest move to consolidate the fast-growing behavioral ad targeting market.
Apple, which is widely expected to announce a new line of iPods on Wednesday, has managed to stay one step ahead of the competition--so far.
Stocks closed higher across the board as investors were encouraged by solid economic data and bid up technology and energy stocks. "We're very, very bullish because we think the economy is going to continue to be in a positive trajectory," said Tony Dwyer, equity market strategist at FTN Midwest Securities.
From Wall Street to Madison Avenue to Silicon Valley--the subprime credit crunch is taking its toll. Mortgage and lending companies are among the biggest online advertisers, so if they start cutting back on their ad spending, then it'll be noticed. Financial services comprised 16% of the total $17 billion in Internet ad spending in 2006, and that percentage was likely even larger this year.
NBC Universal (owned by GE, which is parent company of CNBC) and News Corp are collaborating on a online video site to compete with YouTube, and today we learned its name: Hulu. (Go to hulu.com) to check out some of the video the on-demand service will be providing--you'll see that Fox's "24" and NBC's "My Name is Earl") are prominently featured.
Leading mobile phone maker Nokia said Wednesday it would bring Microsoft's Windows Live suite of Web services, like e-mail and instant messaging, to many of its cell phones.
The catalyst for this week's selloff was China's Shanghai Index dropping 9%, according to experts. Markets are now looking oversold, suggesting limited downside risk. Given the stock market selloff Tuesday do you buy, sell or hold today? What Do You Think?
NBC Universal (parent company is GE which also owns CNBC) and News Corp's joint online video venture doesn't have a name (though in some circles it's referred to as New Site), and it's ostensibly launching in September but there's no specific launch date. But somehow it's worth $1 billion dollars, at least based on a 10% stake reportedly being sold to private equity firm Providence Equity Partners for $100 million.
The experts call the 700Mhz wireless spectrum the last piece of undeveloped beachfront real estate in cyberspace, and Google wants it. "I'll tell you, even at Google you can't make a $4.6 billion commitment without being serious," says Chris Sacca, Google's vice president who's spearheading the company's aggressive lobbying effort of the FCC to make sure its voice is heard in the upcoming auction of wireless spectrum.