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US Search Market: Google Down, Bing and Yahoo Up US Search Market: Google Down, Bing and Yahoo Up
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Experian Hitwise released its search market share numbers for the four weeks ending August 27. Key findings are as follows: Google accounted for 65.09% of all U.S. searches conducted in the four weeks ending August 27, 2011. Bing-powered search comprised …

Yahoo’s Brand Not Damaged, According to Report Yahoo’s Brand Not Damaged, According to Report

“Yahoo is not a damaged brand in the eyes of the public,” a spokesperson for YouGov BrandIndex tells WebProNews, pointing to some new research from the firm. As you may know, Yahoo just fired CEO Carol Bartz. She had some …

Location-Based Services Used by 28% of Adults Location-Based Services Used by 28% of Adults

Pew Internet has released new data about American adults who use location-based services. “We find that 28% of adults use at least one of the key location-service opportunities that exist in mobile and social media spaces and by far the …

The Decline of Yelp Deals The Decline of Yelp Deals
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As discussed in a previous article, Yelp is cutting back on its Deals positions, which is interesting considering that it comes at a time when Facebook is pulling the plug on its deals product (though it will still have check-in …

Photobucket CEO: Mobile Photo Tweets Will Scale Rapidly in Coming Months Photobucket CEO: Mobile Photo Tweets Will Scale Rapidly in Coming Months

Photobucket, which powers Twitter’s new photo uploading feature, released some survey results this week looking at mobile photo and video uploading trends. Though the Photobucket-powered Twitter feature is only available on Twitter.com at this point (as opposed to the mobile …

Email is Part of the Internet’s Backbone Email is Part of the Internet’s Backbone
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Earlier, we looked at some research from Pew Research Center’s American Life Project about social network usage. The main finding was that half of all U.S. adults use social networks, with 65% of adult Internet users. We exchanged some dialog …

Half of All U.S. Adults Use Social Networks, according to Report Half of All U.S. Adults Use Social Networks, according to Report
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Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project has put out a new report looking at stats on social networking usage. “For the first time in our surveys, social networking use has reached 50% for all adults and 65% for …

Report: Each Search is Worth 50 Cents Report: Each Search is Worth 50 Cents
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McKinsey & Company put out a lengthy and interesting report called “The Impact of Internet Technologies: Search,” which explores the value of search. According to the report, the average Internet user performed about 1,500 searches in 2010, with 1.6 trillion …

Who’s Using Google+ ? Who’s Using Google+ ?
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Experian Hitwise has put out a new look at the early adopters of Google+. The service has been out for about a month and a half now, and the invites are easier to come by. Each user has been allotted …

Video and Images Dominate Google Universal Search Results Video and Images Dominate Google Universal Search Results
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Searchmetrics has released a new study showing how universal search can help marketers in search visibility. This certainly isn’t a groundbreaking concept. We’ve discussed this plenty in the past, but the firm shares universal search data, which it has used …

Operation Shady RAT – McAfee Says Over 70 Organizations Breached By Remote Access Tool Operation Shady RAT – McAfee Says Over 70 Organizations Breached By Remote Access Tool

McAfee has put out a report called “Revealed: Operation Shady RAT,” which details an investigation of what is being called the “biggest-ever series of cyber attacks”. The report, authored by McAfee VP Threat Research, Dmitri Alperovitch, discusses the investigation of …

Visits to Google+ And Time Spent On Site Decline in U.S. Visits to Google+ And Time Spent On Site Decline in U.S.
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Experian Hitwise has shared some new data with us regarding Google+. According to the firm, Google+ received over 1.79 million total U.S. visits last week (ending July 23), which is a decrease of 3% vs. the previous week (ending July …

Netflix Price Hike Might Cost Them 12% of Dual-Subscribers Netflix Price Hike Might Cost Them 12% of Dual-Subscribers
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Maybe there was something to Reed Hasting’s shock about the level of outrage from subscribers following the recently announced price changes. In this week’s earnings call, Hastings said that he was surprised that there wasn’t more of a backlash from …

“Apply with LinkedIn” Might Be Pretty Huge “Apply with LinkedIn” Might Be Pretty Huge
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This week, LinkedIn revealed a new tool called “Apply with LinkedIn”. It’s basically a button companies can put on their websites to enable one-click job applications by potential candidates. “We’ve put an incredible amount of effort to rethink the job …

Google+ the 638th Most Visited Site in the US Google+ the 638th Most Visited Site in the US

A week ago, Google CEO Larry Page announced that Google+ had surpassed 10 million users. A couple days ago, Paul Allen, founder of Ancestry.com estimated the number to be nearly 18 million (he had guessed 10 million prior to Page’s …

Report: Facebook CPCs Up 22% for the Quarter Report: Facebook CPCs Up 22% for the Quarter

According to the latest Global Digital Marketing Performance Report from Efficient Frontier, Facebook ad CPCs increased by 22% from Q1 to Q2. “We predict that brands will double their Facebook fan base by October of 2011 and the cost for …

Q2 Report: Online Advertising Strong Across All Channels Q2 Report: Online Advertising Strong Across All Channels

Online advertising spend showed a strong second quarter across all channels despite continuing uncertainties from the economy and higher gas prices, according to a new report from IgnitionOne. The report is based on a survey of digital media that showed …

Report: Groupon More Popular by 2 to 1 Margin Over LivingSocial Report: Groupon More Popular by 2 to 1 Margin Over LivingSocial
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ForeSee Results released some interesting data regarding he effectiveness of Groupon, Living Social and other “daily deal” programs. The firm conducted a study of over 22,000 online shoppers in the spring, and one subject they explored was the whole daily …

Google Tops A Billion Unique Monthly Visitors Google Tops A Billion Unique Monthly Visitors
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I think it’s safe to say that Google’s an Internet giant now. Google sites have surpassed 1 billion unique monthly visitors, based on comScore data for May. Take that, Facebook. Actually, take that, Microsoft. They’re number 2, followed by Facebook, …

Are You Ready to Pay Retailers with Your Phone? Are You Ready to Pay Retailers with Your Phone?
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Retrevo has released the results of a study, looking at the buzz surrounding Google Wallet, NFC, and new ways to pay for products in-store with a mobile device. The study finds 79% of people aren’t ready to start using their …

Has Facebook Peaked? Has Facebook Peaked?
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To be clear, this isn’t an “Is Facebook dead?” piece. Obviously Facebook is far from dead, and has become integrated in many facets of our lives, and will likely become integrated in more. In fact, just a few days ago, …