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5 Reasons Nobody Should Be Surprised Zynga Laid Off 18 Percent Of Its Workforce

Zynga laid off hundreds of employees this week.  Here’s why: Zynga is letting go of 18 percent of its total workforce and is closing its offices in New York, LA, and Dallas.  This suggests the social gaming sector is contracting and less profitable than previously anticipated.  Here are 4 reasons Zynga laid off workers this week and
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Yahoo Buys Tumblr, But Was It A Good Move?

Was Yahoo’s Latest Social Media Acquisition A Good Buy? Yahoo is making headlines again.  This time it’s because Marissa Mayer and company have purchased social media upstart Tumblr. Analysts were shocked but I’m not surprised Yahoo made a social media play, they have no mobile so they needed a more modern revenue stream away from
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Yahoo Q1 2013 Earnings Flat, Is A Comeback In The Works?

Are Changes Happening Fast Enough At Yahoo? Yahoo reported earnings yesterday that were flat compared to analysts expectations and the stock was hit hard by traders.  The selling continued today as investors and analysts ponder about the future of the company.   Yahoo reported its quarterly earnings of $0.35 which was up from last year. Yahoo has been
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17 Year Old Sells Mobile Company ‘Summly’ To Yahoo for $30 Million, Why Yahoo Needs More Mobile

Yahoo missed out on a social media play but won’t miss mobile Yahoo is trying to make sure it doesn’t miss out on the next wave in digital communications and content distribution.  Today, it was announce that Yahoo purchased a small startup called ‘Summly’ created by a 17-year-old Nick D’Aloisio.  Summly started as an app for iPhone
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3 Reasons Why Google Beat The FTC Search Antitrust Case

3 Reasons Why Google Beat The FTC Search Antitrust Case: The Federal Trade Commission found searchengine giant Google did not violate antitrust or anticompetition laws related to how it provides search engine results.  Most search experts would agree that Google has a basic monopoly on search and that the results Google shows are not impartial and are
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The New Yahoo Homepage Will Have More Social Media-Mobile Feel

The New Yahoo Homepage Will Have More Social Media-Mobile Feel: Yahoo is making big changes.  Not only has the company made  changes in the executive suite by hiring Marissa Mayer as it’s new CEO, the search engine-media site will be changing the design of its homepage. The current Yahoo homepage is a hodgepodge of old
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Yahoo Hires Google’s Marissa Mayer, But Isn’t The Company Now A Media Enterprise? Pros And Cons

Yahoo Hires Google’s Marissa Mayer, But Isn’t The Company Now A Media Enterprise? Pros And Cons: Yahoo has just made an exciting new hire.  Yahoo has hired Google’s Marissa Mayer as CEO and she takes the helm after five other chief executive officers have been in place within the last few years.  Mayer was the
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Google To Get Rid Of iGoogle – It Will Be Missed!

Google To Get Rid Of iGoogle – It Will Be Missed! Google is getting rid of iGoogle.  iGoogle is one of the legacy items from the search engine giant that continued to work well for media types like us so we will be sad to see it go.  Google’s iGoogle allowed users to customize their
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CNBC Inks Deal With Yahoo Finance: Old And New Media Lines Get Even More Blurry

CNBC Inks Deal With Yahoo Finance – Old And New Media Lines Get Even More Blurry: Two financial powerhouses get together for the ultimate spillover effect. CNBC reported today they inked a deal with Yahoo Finance to air original business news online.  The deal allows CNBC, the number one channel for the affluent investor and
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Yahoo’s CEO Scott Thompson Out, But How Will Yahoo Grow With No Social Or Mobile?

Yahoo’s CEO Scott Thompson Out, But How Will Yahoo Grow With No Social Or Mobile? Yahoo’s chief executive, Scott Thompson, who has been at the center of a controversy over his college graduation credentials will be leaving the search engine company.  Lying about college credentials is currently a hot item with company execs from various
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Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson’s Credentials Issue Shows Tech Giant’s Leadership Is Lacking:

Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson’s Credentials Issue Shows Tech Giant’s Leadership Is Lacking: Yahoo’s board should take action. Yahoo has come under fire after it was revealed today that it’s chief executive, Scott Thompson, doesn’t have a degree he claimed he achieved. Thompson claims to have a computer science degree but an activist shareholder at the
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3 Main Reasons Why Yahoo Is Laying Off 2000 Employees (14 Percent Of Its Workforce)

3 Main Reasons Why Yahoo Is Laying Off 2000 Employees (14 Percent Of Its Workforce) Yahoo lays off staff in attempts to compete with Google and social media. Yahoo announced today it was laying off 2000 people which represents about 14 percent of its workforce globally.  The move comes as Yahoo continues its attempts to
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Search Engine Ad Spending Expected To Grow By 27 Percent in 2012: But What About Facebook?

Search Engine Ad Spending Expected To Grow By 27 Percent in 2012: But What About Facebook? Emarketer has just released new data on the expected growth of search engine advertising spend for the next five years.  eMarketer expects search ad spend to grow by 27 percent from 2011 to 2012 from $15.36 billion to 19.51
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DMARC Partnership Between Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and More Announced To Stop Email Phishing

DMARC Partnership Between Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and More Announced To Stop Email Phishing: Today, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Paypal and several other tech companies focused on online activity announced a new partnership to stop phishing.  Phishing is the practice of using email to gather sensitive data and information from users surreptitiously. The new partnership is
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How Facebook is changing ad expenditure percentages for the top sites

The Market Share of The Main Internet Portals – Share of global internet ad expenditure: forecasts for 2011 and beyond: How Facebook Is Changing Ad Expenditure Percentages for the Top Sites. Internet advertising is changing drastically. Companies that were dominant in the sector have lost luster and are getting serious challenges from new sites daily. 
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Yahoo Launches “Search Direct” to Compete With Google “Instant” Search Engine Suggestion Tool:

Yahoo Adds New Instant Search Direct Feature. Yahoo Launches “Search Direct” to Compete With Google “Instant” Search Engine Suggestion Tool: See your search. Yahoo has added a new feature to its search engine.  http://www.Search.Yahoo.com is a new feature from Yahoo that may change the search engine landscape.  The new tool is a suggestion feature that
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