All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Economy’

Small Businesses Name Economy As Job No. 1 For Obama

With the inauguration of President-Elect Obama just days away, small business owners affected by recession see restoration of the country’s economy as his top priority, but many lack faith in him to improve matters, according to a poll of 50,000 small business clients by email and direct mail marketing company VerticalResponse.

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Employees Overwhelmingly Confident About Layoffs

Employees in the U.S. seem to overwhelmingly share a "it won’t happen to me" attitude when it comes to losing jobs. has released results from a survey, which found that 4 out of 5 employees have no concerns about being laid off in the next six months.

GlassDoor breaks it down into two categories – companies that have reported upcoming layoffs, and companies that have not:

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Rumors Of Microsoft’s 15,000 Person Staff Cuts

MS logoAre the rumors true? Reports have emerged that Redmond based tech giant Microsoft is set to slash its global workforce, as the pressure of the current financial crisis takes hold.

Last month, speculation started that Microsoft was looking to cut its staff early in the New Year, with unconfirmed reports suggesting several thousands of employees would start 2009 looking for new jobs.

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Google Hopes The Thought Really Counts

We didn’t verify if Google really has a history of $20,000-$30,000 holiday bonuses for employees. Regardless of past amounts, Googlers are getting Google phone instead this year. There is, after all, an economic crisis going on.

It could be worse. Employees at a certain other search engine got pink slips. Still, one imagines it’s a hard come-down from being so pampered.

Part of the memo, courtesy of Valleywag, reads this way:

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Automakers Cry to the Web

Who knew when socialism came to America it would be wearing a Brooks Brothers suit? Before I complain, I guess I have to say a bailout of the Big 3 seems necessary and suddenly fair. After all, the gov’t (Bush, Bernanke, Paulson) was more than willing to throw money, lots of it, even if we have to print it, no …

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Have A Backup Plan If You Rely On Google’s Services

While Google may be the darling of the tech industry, it’s not immune to the worsening economic conditions–aka the recession. A share price of just $275 is all the proof you need.

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Donate For The Holiday Season By Using

With the economy slipping, charities across the nation are bracing themselves for declining contributions this holiday season.

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Utilizing Match Types Can Save Your SEM Dollars

Google’s been offering some great AdWords tips lately. Specifically, they recently discussed the advantages of using the broad match option and the negative keyword option. Mike McDonald also spoke with Ken Jurina of Epiar about the negative keyword option in the following interview at PubCon.

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At Least the Virtual Economy Isn’t Too Bad Yet

More people might want to start using Second Life, because the economy in that world doesn’t seem to be as bad as that in reality. Linden Lab, the company behind Second Life, released some data about their third quarter, with user hours reaching their highest ever.

Second Life User Hours

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Google Not Immune to Economy?

So far, there haven’t been many signs that Google is having much trouble adapting to the economy. While companies all across the web are cutting jobs left and right, Google is brushing off deals with other major search engines that the other parties would kill to get done. CEO Eric Schmidt said in a NY Times interview the other day that Google was doing thing like:

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What Future Lies Ahead For Marketers?

Some interesting data from the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) has been released. The data comes from 1,200 attendees of the ANA’s "Master of Marketing" conference, which was held last month in Orlando. These attendees were polled via handheld electronic device about a variety of topics related to marketing, budgets, and future plans.

Branding Through Social Networks

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Google Comfortable Enough In Its Own Economic Shoes

Eric SchmidtGoogle CEO Eric Schmidt is a busy man as you can imagine, and has probably been even busier than usual recently, now that he has been named to the transitional economic advisory board of President-Elect Barack Obama at a time when the economy needs all the help it can get.

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