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Jan 28, 2013

Yahoo revenue rises on search advertising

By Alexei Oreskovic

(Reuters) – Yahoo Inc reported net revenue of $1.22 billion in the fourth quarter, up 4 percent year-on-year, as an increase in search advertising revenue offset weakness in the Web portal’s display ad business.

Net revenue excludes fees shared with partner websites.

Yahoo shares rose 4.5 percent to $21.22 in after hours trading on Monday.

“We got the revenue acceleration we were hoping for. Display was down, but search is doing better” said Sameet Sinha, an analyst at B. Riley Caris.

Jan 25, 2013

As world of gadgets grows, online industry tunes in to video ads

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Internet video ads, long a sideshow in the online advertising market, are gaining in importance to marketers and Web publishers as they look to capitalize on consumers’ changing viewing habits and tap a $70 billion television market.

The ever-expanding array of gadgets that display online video, from tablets to Internet-connected TVs and DVD players, along with technology such as social media that facilitates distribution, has spurred new interest.

Jan 24, 2013

Cisco sells home networking business to Belkin

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Cisco Systems Inc is selling its home networking business to Belkin, the networking giant’s latest move to exit the consumer business.

The companies did not disclose the financial terms of the deal, which Belkin said on Thursday is expected to close in March.

Jan 23, 2013

Google’s fourth-quarter results shine after ad rate decline slows

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Revenue from Google Inc’s core Internet business outpaced many analysts’ expectations during the crucial holiday quarter and advertising rates fell less than in previous periods, pushing its shares up more than 4 percent.

The world’s largest Internet search company introduced new product listings during the fourth quarter – typically its strongest – and also benefited from business growth in international markets, analysts said.

Jan 22, 2013

Google’s Q4 results shine after ad rate decline slows

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Revenue from Google Inc’s core Internet business outpaced many analysts’ expectations during the crucial holiday quarter and advertising rates fell less than in previous periods, pushing its shares up more than 4 percent.

The world’s largest Internet search company introduced new product listings during the fourth quarter – typically its strongest – and also benefited from business growth in international markets, analysts said.

Jan 22, 2013

Google fourth quarter revenue outpaces Street targets, shares climb

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Revenue from Google Inc’s core Internet business outpaced many analysts’ expectations during the crucial holiday quarter and advertising rates fell less than in previous periods, pushing its shares up more than 4 percent.

The world’s largest Internet search company introduced new product listings during the fourth quarter – typically its strongest – and also benefited from business growth in international markets, analysts said.

Jan 22, 2013

Google Q4 revenue outpaces Street targets, shares climb

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Revenue from Google Inc’s
core Internet business outpaced many analysts’
expectations during the crucial holiday quarter and advertising
rates fell less than in previous periods, pushing its shares up
more than 4 percent.

The world’s largest Internet search company introduced new
product listings during the fourth quarter – typically its
strongest – and also benefited from business growth in
international markets, analysts said.

Jan 18, 2013

Google says Wall Street estimates need adjusting

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google Inc issued a rare advisory to Wall Street on Friday that analyst estimates for its fourth quarter financial results are flawed.

The world’s No.1 search engine, which reports its quarterly results on Tuesday, said most analysts have not adjusted their estimates to reflect the pending $2.35 billion sale of the Motorola Home business.

Jan 16, 2013

Facebook rolls out friends-based search product

MENLO PARK, California (Reuters) – Facebook Inc took the wraps off a new search tool on Tuesday that lets people trawl their network of friends to find everything from restaurants to movie recommendations, an improvement that’s likely to increase competition with review websites like Yelp and potentially even Google Inc.

The so-called graph search marks the company’s biggest foray into online search to date, though it displays only information within the walls of the social network rather than links to sites available across the Internet.

Jan 15, 2013

Facebook unveils new friends-based search tool

MENLO PARK, California (Reuters) – Facebook Inc(FB.O: Quote, Profile, Research) CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled on Tuesday a feature to help its users search for people and places within the social network, in the company’s first major product launch since its May initial public offering.

Speaking to reporters at its Menlo Park, California headquarters, Zuckerberg revealed “graph search,” which allows users to sort through only content that has been shared with them – addressing potential privacy concerns.

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