December 6, 2019

Local Search Exploding

Local Search is Exploding! We have seen a huge increase in Local Search and year on year numbers just keeps going up. The  BIA Kelsey Group who are advertisers in the mobile space. Referencing these figure local search advertising revenues could top $8 billion within four years. Specifically, BIA/Kelsey forecasts local search advertising revenues to […]

Yahoo Gives Bartz The Boot

Yahoo! makes it official, Carol Bartz is history. All Things D‘s – Kara Swisherwas the first to break the news late yesterday. But things may not be looking so bad for Carol Bartz, as the CEO of Yahoo, the former chief executive is now eligible for a hefty $10 Million Dollar severance package. The company […]

Sprint Wants To Block ATT and T-Mobile

No surprise here, as Sprint files their own law suit to block the AT&T / T-Mobile  deal. Looks like this deal just won’t get done. Hey, maybe Groupon could offer it as a Deal Of The Day! The Sprint Nextel Corp. filed its own lawsuit aimed to block the proposed $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile […]

Google Local City Pages Roll Out

Expanding in it’s Local Search initiative, Google has rolled out Google City Pages. Local is the future in Search, and Google is working to make their mark in the Local Markets. City Pages combines Google Places and Google Offers, with a user friendly dashboard for business owners to manage their listing. First Rolled out in […]

Original Google Abstract

We happened to run across this original paper by the  Google Founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, from their days as students at Stanford. It is really quite fascinating to look back on the conceptual beginnings of what would become the dominant Search Engine on the internet.  And, who could have predicted that these two […]

Amazon Kindle Tablet Is Cool

Everyones been talking about the Amazon Kindle Tablet. Now lets take a look at what the Bezos gang hopes to be the iPad Slayer. Although they are intentionally not competing head to head with Apple, rather they plan to exploit the popularity of the Kindle with a small inexpensive model, which at $250.00 Suggested Retail,  […]

Baidu Yi OS Mobile Play

Baidu is developing a cloud-based Smartphone platform they call Baidu YI. (Translates to “Easy”). The Baidu YI platform looks to compete other services like Google Android and Apple’s iOS, and put Baidu solidly in the Mobile game. China’s Mobile Internet users approached 233 million in 2010, and is projected to reach 957 million by 2014. […]

Sina Buys Tudou Online Video Service

Sina, owner of popular Chinese Micro Blogging Service Weibo announced it has paid $64 million US for more shares in Shanghai-based Tudou, Online Video Service. Sina which acquired 1.075 million shares in the  IPO last month for $31.2 million, as reported in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, has spent another $35.2 million […]

Facebook to Face The Music

Facebook is planning on changing the design of it’s social networking website to add an online Music and Videos feature. This will be integrated into user profile pages, and used in much the same way people already use the social network to share personal media like photos and videos. At first blush this sounds pretty […]

H-P TouchPad Sold Out

Just days after we reported Hewlett-Packard (H-P) would Dump The PC business, they have decided to do another run of TouchPads. HP decided to clear out the inventory that had piled up at retailers, by reducing the price from $399.00 to just $99.00. Well, buyers went crazy and the stores sold out overnight, prompting the […]