Massive Layoffs Await MySpace Employees

Massive Layoffs Await MySpace Employees

By Bruce Houghton June 12, 2009

Layoff described by one source as ":massive" are coming to MySpace although there is no official word yet from the company.  MySpace shed 5% of its staff a year ago and laid of as many as 45 more last month. But these cuts will go far deeper, according to TechCrunch and could hit several hundred. Management will inevitably blame a tough economy and plummeting ad revenue, but declining traffic is the real culprit.

Fun With Microsoft’s Anti-Google Rant

The groundwork for the massive attack on Google Book Search as orchestrated by Microsoft’s executives and PR handlers conveniently ignores Microsoft’s tactics and history.

Google Acquiring Video Game Ad Company

Google has agreed to acquire Adscape, a company that puts ads inside of video games, for $23 million. Google had missed out on Massive, a company Microsoft picked up for $200-400 million about a year ago, and is going to have to settle for the much smaller Adscape, which it will have to build into a bigger player. Judging by Google’s great success with dMarc, I’d assume nothing at this point.

Microsoft Could Make Mobile Phone Ads

Microsoft may be in talks to acquire Third Screen Media, which identifies itself as a “marketing technology” company. If the deal goes through, Microsoft would gain access to technology that can deliver ads to cell phones, as well as the firm’s established customer base. Third Screen Media’s clients include USA Today and the Weather Channel.

Microsoft Makes A Massive Buy

The in-game advertising technology startup Massive Incorporated will be acquired by an even more massive company, Microsoft.

Google Extends Massive Leechy Lead

A lot of numbers seem to get thrown around the searchblogosphere. I closely follow a shorter list of numbers that matter.

Has the Second Leg of Jagger Helped Matters?

With the drama and havoc caused by the first Jagger update, practically everyone who keeps tabs on their Google performance has been waiting for the other shoe to drop. Well, according to famed Google engineer (and fellow Kentuckian) Matt Cutts, this proverbial shoe is indeed dropping as I type.

Ads Becoming Massive Presence In Games

New York-based Massive Inc., a provider of the first video game network, can deliver in-game ads with full video and sound.

G8 Leaders Tout Massive Wind Farms To Thwart Global Warming

According to an anonymous source, the conglomeration of world leaders at the recent G8 Summit in Scotland decided almost unanimously on an initiative to combat the threat of global warming. Their answer: strategically placed wind farms aimed at cooling the overall air temperature of the globe.

Israel Uncovers Massive Computer Espionage

Trojan horse software was used by businesses and private investigators to pry into an unknown number of computers.

Bloggers May Be Targets in Massive German Spam Attack

Many bloggers are saying they are getting bombed with right-wing German spam today. I am one of them.

Kerkorian Spooks Market With Massive GM Purchase

Kirk Kerkorian’s investment company Tracinda wants to pick up 5% of GMs outstanding stock. The massive purchase of 28 million shares at $31 a share would total $868 million and make Tracinda the third largest stockholder when combined with the 3.9% they already own. GM’s stock began a quick ascent as stock jumped to over $32 a share in the process.

How To Submit Articles For Massive Traffic

As you perhaps already know, article submissions can drive a huge amount of traffic to your web site for months if not years. The first step is obviously to get a good article written, with a suitable resource box at the end containing a link to your site to drive traffic to your site. But without submitting your article effectively, all this hard work will be of little benefit.

Microsoft has Massive Ad Campaign Planned for MSN Search

More details are starting to come out about the immense advertising plans Microsoft has for MSN Search. According to Online Media Daily

Massive Ad Campaign Planned for MSN Search

More details are starting to come out about the immense advertising plans Microsoft has for MSN Search.

Venture Capitalists Gaga Over Online Advertising

2005 Consumer Electronics Show had VC companies singing the praises of online advertising, according to MediaPost.

How to Build Massive Keyword Lists

As keyword marketing becomes more and more expensive and competitive, it has become essential when building your lists to focus on the maximum number of phrases and their variations that a surfer might enter into the search engines.