Author Archive for: ‘Shawn Hess’

YP Q2 Local Insights Report on Search Traffic and Ad Spending

YP, a joint owned local publisher and ad network, has released their second quarter Local Insights report on the U.S. population utilizing data collected from the first quarter of 2012. The report features impressions from the network’s over 300 online, mobile, IPTV, and directory assistance publishers. Overall, the data represents close to 11 billion impressions. Here’s a look at the …

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Telefonica Joins Forces with Facebook, Google, Microsoft and RIM

Today, Telefonica Digital announced a new deal with Facebook, Google, Microsoft and RIM. The deal is a great opportunity for the companies involved to better monetize mobile content by incorporating payments into a user’s mobile phone bills. Telefonica, which is based in Europe, already has the framework in place to offer the service, and plans to have it up and …

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Twitter Could be Acquiring Sense Networks

The company has given no official word on the matter, but there’s a rumor floating around that Twitter might be interested in acquiring New York-based Sense Networks. According to Tech Crunch, the two companies are hammering out the details of a possible acquisition, which could be wrapped up before the end of June. Here’s how Sense Networks describes what they …

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Mozilla Testifies at U.S. Senate Committee Hearing on Do Not Track

Last Thursday, Mozilla testified at a United States Senate Commerce Committee hearing on do not track . The purpose of the hearing was to determine if voluntary efforts by those in the industry are enough to safeguard user privacy or if legislation is necessary. Representatives from a number of different groups presented a contrast of various opinions and attitudes on …

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Chitika Insights: June Market Share Reports [Infographic]

Yesterday, the Chitika Online Advertising Network released their June Insights Reports and there are a number of findings which may catch your attention. While the reports are packed with great information on everything from who the top search engine provider is, to who the top cellphone manufacturers are, one thing stands out in all the reports. Not much has changed. …

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Jude Law and Radiohead Lend their Voices to Save Polar Bears

Yes, you read correctly, Jude Law and Radiohead have teamed up with Greenpeace to raise public awareness on the latest and greatest efforts by the big oil companies. This time, the oil companies are seeking out the rights to start drilling in the Arctic, a place already in extreme danger thanks to the effects of global warming. While there is …

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Netflix is Officially as Popular as Cable Television Networks

Cable television costs around $50 per month depending on what you subscribe to. Netflix costs around $10. While many of us are going to have an internet connection regardless of whether we have cable or not, dropping the extra $50 in charges and picking up Netflix seems like a great idea. Apparently, over 26 million other people thought so too. …

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New Google Publisher Toolbar Allows You to Block Ads

At the beginning of the year, Google introduced the AdSense Publisher Toolbar to help us monitor account performance. Recently, they changed the name to the Google Publisher Toolbar. On top of now being able to support DoubleClick for Publishers, they have added a new feature which allows us to block ads while we view our site. If you see an …

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Yahoo’s Reconditioned Board will Reconvene Next Week

Yahoo and their board of directors have been through a lot lately. Most recently they have lost their CEO, Scott Thompson after a brutal proxy battle with activist shareholder Dan Loeb. They have also lost Pati Hart, co-founder Jerry Yang, and longtime chairman, Roy Bostock. Next week, the Yahoo board of director will reconvene, but with a fresh configuration and …

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Yahoo Homes Partners with Zillow for Content Listing

Zillow and Yahoo have had a partnership for awhile. Zillow has been handling their Homes for sale listings, but now the companies are expanding that relationship to include rental properties as well. This latest deal makes Zillow the exclusive provider of Yahoo Homes rental and for sale properties. It’s a powerful relationship giving way to 25 million visitors who can …

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VMware to Acquire DynamicOps, Inc.

VMware out of PaloAlto, California just announced a definitive agreement to acquire DynamicOps, Inc., a provider of cloud automation solutions and management of IT services across diverse environments. While the terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed, the acquisition is expected to be complete by the end of the third quarter in 2012. Here’s what VMware had to …

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Fandango Mobile Movie Ticket Purchases Up 107%

Fandango just had their biggest growth quarter in company history. After twelve years in the business, online movie tickets have really taken off. Driving a lot of those sales is an explosion in mobile purchases, which jumped 107% from last year at the same time. In fact, they sold the highest number of mobile tickets in one quarter ever. Overall, …

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