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PayPal announced on Thursday that it has acquired Iron Pearl, a customer acquisition startup. Iron Pearl was founded by Stan Chudnovsky and James Currier, who will serve as Vice President of Growth and Growth Advisor, respectively. PayPal says its new growth team will focus on growing its customer base and engaging existing customers more actively, using data to develop marketing …
While economic growth in the United States is expected to slow in the first quarter of 2012, the manufacturing industry is expected to grow. In the past two years manufactureres have added 330,000 new jobs. Part of the reason for this growth has to do with rising costs in foreign manufacturing. When costs rise elsewhere, manufacturing in the United States …
Recent search data from Experian Hitwise, comScore, and, most recently Compete, all indicate that Bing is gaining market share. Interestingly, the data also shows that Google’s market share has dropped slightly. According to Stefan Weitz, a director with Bing, the search engine has grown every month since its launch.
Companies are always trying to pass off deceiving statements or misleading data, and we pride ourselves on being suspicious types. January AOL numbers have been presented by Frank Gruber, however, and they look pretty good in terms of both believability and AOL’s performance.
Children are illogical and unpredictable little things, but their parents are still among the best-qualified people to calculate their futures. And when Vint Cerf recently discussed the future of the Internet, much of the conversation focused on the concept of “bigger.”
When a company’s reputation comes under attack, it can be tempting to bring in the company attorney and fire off a "cease and desist" letter. Unless you’re responding to something that is clearly libelous, trying to cover up your mess by threatening the messenger usually backfires–in a big way.
Google’s North American president of advertising, Tim Armstrong, is quoted in a Globe and Mail article today as seeing a proliferation of ad agency jobs as a result of Google’s dominance of the online ad market. Armstrong is in town to "meet with his Canadian team," according to the article.
Hitwise reports that Google’s market share for May is 65.13%. While fielding nearly two thirds of all US searches is definitely not a bad thing, Google’s market share didn’t grow over April 2007. In fact, it actually declined 0.13 percentage points. While the amount is minuscule (representing 0.2% of their market share), for the first time in recent months, some of the other major search engines actually gained market share.
Bango this week published statistics that confirm that the United States is at the forefront of a mobile web growth with a three-fold increase in usage over the last year. This rapid rise, taking the US to second position behind the UK, is being fuelled by the increasing popularity of mobile search as a way of finding new content and services.
Among the data, you’ll find these encouraging stats…
As the debate continues about YouTube’s impact on Big Media, Google CEO Eric Schmidt made it quite clear where he falls on the issue: “The growth of YouTube, the growth of online, is so fundamental that these companies are going to be forced to work with and in the Internet.”
US e-commerce sales were not only healthy for the fourth quarter of 2006 but were at their highest levels in four years according to the US Census Bureau. On an unadjusted basis, sales reached $33.9 billion, up around a third from the third quarter of 2006.
For the fourth quarter of 2006 e-commerce estimate increased 25.0 percent from the previous year while total retail sales increased 4.0 percent in the same period. E-commerce in Q4 2006 comprised 3.3 percent of total sales.
There are about 5.5 billion people on the planet. Roughly 2.5 billion of them use cell phones.
Only 1.1 billion surf the Web.
So when Vinton G. Cerf, who currently serves as Google’s vice president, states that mobile phones will fuel the growth of the Internet, well . . . maybe we should believe him.
“The mobile phone has become an important factor in the Internet revolution,” said Cerf. “You will get those other 5.5 billion people only when affordability increases and the cost of communication goes down.”
The proliferation of podcasting has been significantly slower than most analysts predicted when the medium burst onto the scene. Within the next two years, however, it is projected that the format will boom due to Google’s efforts in developing an advertising medium for the content platform.
Expect a bull market for Internet advertising in 2007. Expect that bull to keep charging for the foreseeable future. In fact, says Susquehanna Financial Group (SFG), 2007 will mark a crucial turning point in the industry. Think Google. Think targeting, video, social networks, and online gaming. And don’t stop thinking about them. But forget about the page view altogether.
Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central’s news analysis mockup, “The Colbert Report,” had a big year on the Internet. In addition to orchestrating a “wikiality” check for Wikipedia, Colbert attracted the second most number of links to a blog covering the White House correspondents’ dinner.
One of Gmail’s biggest bragging points is that it offers an ever-increasing amount of storage. It’s a new year, though, and the times, they are a-changing (with apologies to Bob Dylan for that line). Gmail’s storage capacity appears to have leveled off at 2800 megabytes.
Google qualifies as one of the top hot growth tech companies of 2006, according to Business Week; the search engine company placed fourth on a list of 50. Two of its biggest competitors – Microsoft and Yahoo – also made the cut, but they were numbers 42 and 49, respectively.
The New York Times has a lengthy article on the growth of online advertising in Great Britain, and how it’s outpacing the U.S. In fact, online advertising in Britain is growing by 40% and is expected to account for 14% of all advertising spend – more than twice the percentage in the United States.
Indian small and medium businesses (SMBs) are set to dump a ton of cash into upgrading their Internet infrastructure this year, according to a study by New York-based AMI-Partners. The study predicts SMBs in the country will invest up to US $1.2 billion for this initiative, or about one-sixth of global IT spending at $7.7 billion.
On Wall Street, financial investors speak of CEOs improving their companies’ “top line” by increasing sales volume or their “bottom line” by reducing their expenses to expand the margins from their current sales volume.
One of the biggest challenges that the owners of small and mid size businesses have is waiting 30 to 60 days to get paid on their invoices.
Municipal wireless networks are expected to spring up en masse over the next three years with US cities expected to spend up to $700 million setting them up, according to Om Malik and friend Esme Vos, who provides the details after speaking with officials in the public and private sectors.