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Demand Media Announces 20% Decline in eHow Search Referrals Due to Panda Demand Media Announces 20% Decline in eHow Search Referrals Due to Panda
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As you may know, Demand Media released its quarterly earnings report, reporting an increase in revenue (including for its content business specifically), and even a 32% increase in pageviews. In addition to that, the company made some new announcements about …

Email, Social Media Communication Increases, IM Use Decreases Email, Social Media Communication Increases, IM Use Decreases
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As part of a study commissioned by Microsoft, market research company MarketTools surveyed 1,268 professionals and students over the age of 18 about their email habits and other forms of communication at home and at work. 45% of those surveyed …

Demand Media Earnings Report – Revenue Up, Questions Remain Demand Media Earnings Report – Revenue Up, Questions Remain

Demand Media just released its much-anticipated earnings report, which includes a revenue increase of 48%, year-over-year, but the thing investors are particularly interested in is the company’s performance post Panda-update. The content and media revenue (ext-TAC) increased 77% year-over-year. The …

Demand Media Deletes eHow Articles, Edits Others in Quality Clean-up Initiative Demand Media Deletes eHow Articles, Edits Others in Quality Clean-up Initiative
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It’s a big day for Demand Media, with that earnings report and all. It will be very interesting to see how the stock goes. We had the opportunity to chat with Larry Fitzgibbon, Demand Media’s EVP, Media and Operations, and …

Bin Laden Raid’s Live Tweeter Sohaib Athar Speaks About Twitter Fame Bin Laden Raid’s Live Tweeter Sohaib Athar Speaks About Twitter Fame
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In the minutes after President Obama announced to the world that Osama Bin Laden had been killed in a U.S. led military operation, it was revealed that a 33 year old Pakistani man had unknowingly live tweeted the event. Sohaib …

SafeHouse, Wall Street Journal’s WikiLeaks-Style Site, Launches Today SafeHouse, Wall Street Journal’s WikiLeaks-Style Site, Launches Today
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The Wall Street Journal is getting into the (non-profit) business of secure, anonymous document submission. Today they launched SafeHouse, their version of the electronic drop box, similar to WikiLeaks. Few issues have elicited a stronger response – on both sides …

Who is Responsible for Illegal P2P Downloading? Who is Responsible for Illegal P2P Downloading?
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Don’t hate the player, don’t hate the game – hate the messenger? In the latest round of who-can-we-sue, disgruntled “victims” of file sharing have taken aim at CBS’s CNET, specifically their software downloading site cnet.download.com. Entrepreneur, FilmOn Founder and “eccentric …

Neil Gaiman Defends Himself Via Social Media Neil Gaiman Defends Himself Via Social Media

Serving as the hero of geeks everywhere, Neil Gaiman is something of a pied-piper. That is, his work is met with such a level of respect from the comic book crowd, it seems he can’t do anything wrong. Every release …

Google Releases Site Speed Report Google Releases Site Speed Report
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Google has announced the inclusion of a new feature – the Site Speed Report, in the latest Google Analytics. This feature will allow you to measure the page load time on pages of your website. According to the company, Google …

Facebook, Google Weighing Skype Deal? Facebook, Google Weighing Skype Deal?

According to “two sources with direct knowledge of the discussions,” both Facebook and Google are weighing deals with popular video conferencing service Skype. According to Reuters, both Facebook and Google have held discussions about forming joint ventures with Skype, and …

Google Algorithm Update – Is Bounce Rate a Ranking Signal? Google Algorithm Update – Is Bounce Rate a Ranking Signal?
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Update: Looks like we have a direct answer now. Forget for a moment everything you think you know about Google and how they rank content. Put yourself in the role of a person who is tasked with ranking results. One …

Gamers More Social Than Non-Gamers, According to Study

Most gamers are thought to be people that live in their parents’ basement, drink Mountain Dew and energy drinks, and play video games until the wee hours of the morning. But, a new study from Mocospace reveals information that debunks this theory. The mobile social network conducted a survey and found that gamers are actually more social than non-gamers.

TV Loves Twitter TV Loves Twitter
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While this is not anything surprising or groundbreaking, the television medium is ate up with the idea of using Twitter to establish some kind of audience interaction. Again, this evolution has been fairly obvious, but the concept hit one of …

Android Market to Overtake Apple Appstore This Year Android Market to Overtake Apple Appstore This Year
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According to a report by mobile researchers research2guidance, the Android Marketplace will overtake Apple’s Appstore to become the biggest application store in the world by August of this year. After that, the amount of available apps for Android will continue …

Sony Passes The Buck, Blames Anonymous Sony Passes The Buck, Blames Anonymous
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In what’s playing out as a “it wasn’t us, it was them” level of whining, Sony is working as hard as it can to remove themselves as the responsible party in regards to the PlayStation Network outing. Their latest move …

Apple Hires THX’s Tomlinson Holman? Apple Hires THX’s Tomlinson Holman?
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In well-that-probably-means-something news, Apple has apparently grabbed famed audio engineer and inventor Tomlinson Holman to head audio at the company. “Tech Pundit” Leo Laporte tweeted this earlier today: @leolaporteLeo LaporteI have it on good authority that Tomlinson Holman (of THX …

Demand Media Search Data Released Ahead of Earnings Call Demand Media Search Data Released Ahead of Earnings Call

Demand Media has its earnings call tomorrow, and many people are no doubt eagerly awaiting what the company has to say. After recently going public, Google rolled out its Panda update in the U.S. which seemed to leave the company …

Spotify Launches iTunes Competitor, iPod Support Spotify Launches iTunes Competitor, iPod Support

European music service Spotify made some big waves today, as it announced support for Apple’s iPod (in addition to iPhone/Android devices), as well as a new download service that would compete directly with iTunes. CEO Daniel Ek says on the …

iOS 4.3.3 Out, Fixes Tracking “Bugs” iOS 4.3.3 Out, Fixes Tracking “Bugs”

The newest update to iOS, version 4.3.3 is here – earlier than projected. Rumors about the update releasing within a couple weeks hit on Monday. To the delight of those antsy to get back to thinking that they are off …

Unlimited Photo Storage From Photobucket, Snapbucket App launched Unlimited Photo Storage From Photobucket, Snapbucket App launched
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Photobucket announced today that it is now offering unlimited photo storage. Photobucket supports iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows 7 (in addition to the mobile web), but the company tells WebProNews Android is currently its biggest platform. According to the company, …

IP Addresses Do Not Equal People IP Addresses Do Not Equal People
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According to a ruling made by United States District Court Judge Harold Baker, identifying the address assigned to your computer when it’s connected to the Internet is not the same thing as identifying the person who’s using the computer. Such …

QR Code Adoption Grows, Particularly Among Those 35-44 QR Code Adoption Grows, Particularly Among Those 35-44
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The rise of smartphones has given way to the rise of plenty of interesting marketing strategies – QR codes among them. Simply put, they’re a way to bring people in the physical world (as opposed to people sitting in front …

Osama bin Laden Death Photos Not Being Released Osama bin Laden Death Photos Not Being Released
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CBS News is reporting that President Obama told Steve Kroft, in an interview for the upcoming episode of 60 minutes, that he will not release death photos of Osama bin Laden. According to the report, we won’t have to wait …

Pandora Comedy Stations Launched Pandora Comedy Stations Launched
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Pandora Internet Radio has, at some point, helped most curious music lovers discover something completely new. For me, years ago, my Blitzen Trapper channel led me to Agalloch. I guess it’s the Portland thing. Those of you familiar with the …