Archive for April, 2009

AOL appoints Google exec to head advertising (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Time Warner Inc’s AOL Internet unit said on Thursday it has appointed former Google Inc executive Jeff Levick as president of global advertising and strategy, overseeing its Platform-A advertising sales business.

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Frugal Google raised 1Q lobbying tally to $880K (AP via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Google Inc. has been getting more frugal with its employees and other expenses as the recession crimps its growth, but the Internet search leader isn’t skimping on political lobbying, according to a recent disclosure form.

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Google puts flu tracker to work on swine flu (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Using a new tracking tool, search engine giant Google said on Wednesday it saw a spike in searches for information about flu among people in Mexico last week even before news of the outbreak became widely known.

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Google president of display ads to leave company (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

The president of Google Inc’s global display advertising business is leaving, marking the latest in a series of changes within the Internet company’s sales team in the past two months.

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Google display ads head quits (CNN Money)

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

David Rosenblatt is the third top Google sales executive to leave since March.

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Yahoo Extends YQL Web Data Query Platform (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Yahoo released on Wednesday an extension to its YQL platform for simplifying how Web applications consume data.

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Yahoo: job cuts today (Computer Weekly)

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Yahoo is believed to be letting 600 staff go today, according to web reports. The company reported it would be making cuts following its poor financial…

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Hulu Overtakes Yahoo as Third Most-Watched Internet Video Site (Bloomberg)

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

April 28 (Bloomberg) — Hulu.com , the Web site that offers TV shows and movies, was the third most-watched Internet video destination last month, overtaking Yahoo! Inc.

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Hulu Now Almost Even With Yahoo For Video Audience (paidContent.org via Yahoo! Finance)

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Hulu’s audience grew 20 percent in March over the previous month?and it is now within striking distance of Yahoo , the third-largest video site by monthly unique viewers.

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Far EasTone to Release Two Google Android Phones This Year (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Taiwanese mobile phone service provider Far EasTone is working with a “leading” local handset maker to develop two new smartphones that use Google’s Android software.

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