Google Plans to Resume Hiring, Acquisitions After Sales Exceed Estimates (Bloomberg)

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Google Inc., the world?s most popular Internet search engine, plans to resume hiring and acquisitions after the recovering economy helped third-quarter sales beat analysts? estimates.

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Call it a comeback? Google earnings due (CNET)

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Google’s third-quarter earnings will arrive Thursday as optimism builds that the Internet advertising economy has turned the corner after a devastating year.

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Google searches mirror the economy (CNN Money)

Monday, June 8th, 2009

When the stock market goes up these days, your 401(k) isn’t the only thing that will follow. So, too, does the volume of Google searches for economic terms.

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Yahoo is Going Portuguese Hound to Outwit Twitter (PhysOrg)

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Brazil, a Portuguese speaking country is the 10th largest economy in the world and Yahoo has decided to get in on the action by coming up with a clone Twitter. The economic down-turn has affected Brazil to some degree, but its Foreign Minister Guido Mantega has announced it is cautiously optimistic for a turn around at years end.

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SearchBiz: MicroHoo Redux, MySpace ?Dissed? By Yahoo, Microsoft Hiring In Search (Search Engine Land)

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

I was reminded by CNET that it was exactly a year ago when Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made his bold, unsolicited bid for Yahoo . It seems like a lifetime ago, certainly for the economy it is.

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Google growing its ad revenue (San Francisco Chronicle)

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Google users are seeing more ads across the Web giant’s vast empire. With the economy weakening, the Mountain View company has turned on a spigot of sales pitches in areas once devoid of them. On other properties, it has increased their number and frequency….

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New CEO looks to revive Yahoo — fast (The News Journal)

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

New Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz has a long to-do list — chart the company’s strategy, weigh a potential search partnership with Microsoft, boost morale and round out her management team — and not much time to deliver amid a weak economy that is hurting…

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Google orders first layoffs in its history (National Post)

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Google Inc said it will lay off 100 full-time recruiters and close three engineering offices, the latest sign that the weak economy has not spared one of the technology industry?s most resilient companies.

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Yahoo Plans Over 1,000 Layoffs : 10% of Workforce (Search Engine Journal)

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

Yesterday, after the news of Sun Microsystems hit the newswires, Yahoo also confirmed that it would be again slicing the size of its workforce, this time by 10%, as Yahoo plans to layoff about 1,500 employees on December 10th. As the faulty economy is starting to hit the Valley in the same way it has hit […]

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Ad Slowdown Finally Hitting Google, Too? (AllThingsD Online via Yahoo! Finance)

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Online search advertising is supposed to be the media business that’s most resistant to an economic slowdown: It’s targeted, cost-effective, measurable, etc. All true. But a lousy economy is a lousy economy, and even Google isn’t impervious.

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