LinkedIn second-quarter revenue forecast falls short of targets
Friday, 03 May 2013 08:27
LinkedIn Corp shares fell 10 percent on Thursday after disappointing revenue forecasts suggested that a revamped mobile app and other new products designed to keep smartphone users engaged will not deliver on advertising growth as quickly as anticipated.
(Source: Reuters. Read more....)
Facebook Earnings Results Show Progress On Mobile
Thursday, 02 May 2013 10:04
Mark Zuckerberg likes to say that Facebook is now a "mobile first, mobile best" company - and the company's earnings report for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 actually backs him up, in both usage rates and revenue:
(Source: Read Write. Read more....)
7 Takeaways From The Local Search Association Annual Conference
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 12:48
Earlier this month, local search marketing leaders from the U.S., Canada and 12 other countries gathered in Las Vegas for the Local Search Association's 2013 annual conference, "Search Starts Here."
Over several days, attendees engaged in informative discussions about the numerous opportunities and challenges facing our industry, ranging from the growing importance of original digital content to the rise of mobile and social media.
(Source: Search Engine Land. Read more....)
It’s time to buy Yellow Media again: Canaccord
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 12:10
Yellow Media Inc. has been fighting for its life over the last couple of years, but the company's recapitalization and aggressive push into digital media have one analyst recommending the stock to investors again.
Canaccord Genuity's Aravinda Galappatthige upgraded Yellow Media to a "buy" rating today (Canaccord had been restricted from covering the stock during its recapitalization), giving the embattled yellow pages publisher a vote of confidence in its future.
(Source: The Globe and Mail. Read more....)
Telecoms leader: Voice apps are now 'serious competitors'
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 07:11
In its forthcoming regulatory update, the European Commission should take account of internet competition to the telecoms industry, says Daniel Pataki, director of the European Telecommunications Network Operators (ETNO).
(Source: EurActiv. Read more....)
Skype now available for Outlook.com for users in the UK
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 07:08
Microsoft has announced that its email service Outlook.com will now support Skype, allowing users to make audio and video calls right from their inbox.
The integration of the two services will also allow users to add their Skype contacts to Outlook.com contacts.
(Source: BBC News. Read more....)
IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) White Paper on Local Search
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 07:02
Local search can be defined as the experience when consumers search via the web or mobile-based sites and apps with a query that contains a geo-specific term such as a city name or zip code or where location is derived by the publisher to make the search results more relevant.
(Source: IAB. Read more....)
Link to White Paper....
Yellow-Pages Firm Hibu Aims for Restructuring by Summer
Saturday, 27 April 2013 06:46
As yellow-page companies struggle, U.K.-based Hibu PLC is aiming to complete an out-of-court financial restructuring by summer, according to people familiar with its plans.
The company, which has debt of around £2 billion ($3.05 billion), is trying to finalize an exchange of debt for equity with lenders, the people said.
(Source: The Wall Street Journal. Read more....)
- EC seeks comments on Google search proposals
- Forget Searching For Content - Content Is About To Start Searching For You
- Simplifying non-geographic numbers - Policy position on the introduction of the unbundled tariff and changes to 080 and 116 ranges (Ofcom UK)
- Is Google’s Antitrust Settlement Offer To Europe Dead On Arrival?
- Google’s Got A Problem. Search Ads Aren’t Just For Search Engines Anymore
- Groupon Adds Global Search To iPhone, Android, Now Supports Android Tablets To Sharpen Up For Yelp, Foursquare Rivalry
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