AOL and its Content Strategy

May 24, 2010

AOL turned 25 today, prompting Chief Executive Tim Armstrong to make the rounds with co-founder Steve Case to celebrate the milestone. AOL has a colorful and much chronicled history, which we won’t go into detail here. What is most interesting to this reporter is  not AOL’s  past but rather its plan to pitch itself forward  as a content company just at the point when traditional media — we’re  looking at you newspapers –  are undergoing wrenching operational changes.

Actually, Yahoo is not spending another $85 million on ads

May 6, 2010

The news that Yahoo is spending $75 million to $85 million on an ad blitz has provoked a wave of disparagement in the blogosphere, with many critics slamming Yahoo for throwing more money away on an ineffective marketing strategy.

Google’s Facelift: Meet the new “nav-bar”

May 5, 2010

Google’s Web search engine is getting a bit of a facelift.

The company said on Wednesday that Web surfers will begin to see a new column of tools running down the left side of all their search results, as well as a slightly new look for Google’s famous multicolor logo (the shadows on the Google logo will be less pronounced).

Meebo enlists Google, Microsoft in new social networking standard

April 19, 2010

With social networking services booming, website operators are increasingly looking for ways to make their sites play well in the social world.

Yahoo concerned about search share slipping (video)

March 23, 2010

Yahoo’s share of the online search market has been sliding gently since Microsoft introduced its revamped Bing last June. It’s something of a concern for Yahoo, which has teamed up with Microsoft on search advertising in an attempt to rival market leader Google. But it risks becoming an also-ran in the fast-moving business.

Microsoft-Yahoo deal means “Yahoo!” for all: Schneider

February 19, 2010

hilaryschneider_0034A day after EU regulators cleared Microsoft and Yahoo’s search partnership, Yahoo Americas EVP Hilary Schneider went “Yahoo!” when asked what the alliance means for everyone. “The deal means more money,” Schneider said at the PaidContent 2010 conference in New York on Friday.

Microsoft’s Mehdi sees Bing in the black

February 3, 2010

Microsoft’s Bing search engine hasn’t put a dent in Google’s mastery of the market yet, but executive Yusuf Mehdi thinks it could do so soon, once the search ad partnership with Yahoo is completed.

Technology Earnings

By Reuters Staff
January 26, 2010

Google in China: For most companies, profit trumps human rights

January 13, 2010

GoogleBy Robert MacMillan

You can find the clearest statement about what’s happening with Google and its threat to quit China over the country’s human rights record in Xinhua, China’s state-run news service – seriously.

Yahoo: We got Tweets too!

December 10, 2009

If you’re an Internet search engine, having Twitter content adorning your results has become as fashionable as claiming a Tiger Woods liaison seems to be for a certain group of people.