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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.
He’s absolutely right! (I’ve been saying that a lot today — I’m in a very agreeable mood).
Imagine if Google paid $1 for every search you performed – pretty cool, right? Now, Sharogle couldn’t afford nearly that rate, but it was, by all accounts, “a search engine that shares its revenue with users.” Emphasis on “was” – Google pulled its ads from the site, and Sharogle now faces an uncertain future.
In a manner of speaking, Healthline is looking especially robust today – it just received $21 million in financing. And if, like me, you often aren’t acquainted with the names of financial backers, you should still recognize the entity that was behind this gift: GE/NBC Universal’s Peacock Equity Fund.
How would you like to get paid to just sit around and give some thought to what start-up you’d like to do next? Sounds good to me, and it must have sounded pretty enticing to Bret Taylor and Jim Norris, two of the engineers behind Google Maps, as they’ve left Google to join venture capital firm Benchmark Capital.
It has long been a dream of Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s that he not have to see advertising for certain products of a feminine nature while watching a football game. Google may be closer to being a player in the TV advertising market through a rumored deal with Dish Networks.
Yahoo China is preparing to file an aggressive new lawsuit against Qihoo, a rival portal. The case will reportedly target Qihoo’s founder (and former president of Yahoo China), Zhou Hongyi, by claiming “that Zhou has embezzled from Yahoo China and defrauded it.”