Twitter’s price for Tweets: $25 million

December 21, 2009

The last time the world had a look at Twitter’s financial books, the company was targeting a meager $400,000 in revenue for the third quarter of 2009 and $4 million in the fourth quarter.

Google Search: Fresh, not real time

October 1, 2009

Google has yet to outline a gameplan to respond to the search world’s latest phenomenon: real time search.

Welcome to Hotel Yahoo: Check in anytime you want…

August 8, 2009

It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks at Yahoo, following the announcement to outsource Internet search technology to Microsoft and Yahoo stock’s subsequent 15 percent sell-off.

Bartz shuns f-bomb, hearts Bing

July 22, 2009

By now, reporters and analysts who cover Yahoo have come to expect (and dare I say, delight in) CEO Carol Bartz’s colorful figures of speech and the occasional f-bomb drop during conference calls.

Yahoo and Google spice up ad offerings

June 22, 2009

The battle to build the best Internet search engine gets plenty of press.

But with the economy in the doldrums, the Internet giants are also engaged in a heated race to improve their advertising offerings.

Google disruption sets Web users atwitter

May 14, 2009

A minor panic spread across the Internet on Thursday after Google suffered what appeared to be a temporary service outage.

Microsoft’s big man on campus

May 7, 2009

Steve Ballmer knows how to pack a house.

Stanford University’s Memorial Hall was filled to its almost 2,000 capacity on Wednesday, as the voluble Microsoft CEO took the stage.

Yahoo Big as Ever in Japan

March 10, 2009

Yahoo’s island of strength in Japan looks as impregnable as ever.

In January, Yahoo increased the number of searches performed on its Japanese sites by 13 percent year-over-year, and continued to hold the top spot with a 51.3 percent share of searches conducted in Japan, according to market research firm comScore.