Facebook - buy or sell?
Monday, 14 May 2012 12:24
It's the week that Facebook shares are likely to start trading in New York, a seismic event in the technology and business world. It promises to be the most valuable stock market debut ever for a technology firm - and there are already expectations that the share price will then soar as investors rush to get in on the act. But suddenly there seem to be quite a few reasons to be bearish about Facebook.
(Source: BBC News. Read more....)
Facebook - top source of new customers for small businesses (UK)
Monday, 14 May 2012 09:58
OVER one third of UK small businesses say that they now use Facebook to drum up new customers – more than local directories such as Yellow Pages and Thomson and substantially more than print or online advertising.
Research by technology company BaseKit has found that 36 per cent of small businesses in Britain use the social network for marketing purposes, whereas just a quarter say they rely on local directories (27 per cent) as a source of new customers.
(Source: Inside Social Media. Read more....)
Deals marketplace WhaleShark Media buys French online coupon firm Miwim
Monday, 14 May 2012 08:42
WhaleShark Media, an Austin, Texas-based company that aims to create a truly global marketplace for coupons and deals (with backing from Google Ventures, J.P. Morgan and multiple VC firms), has invaded France.
WhaleShark this morning announced that it has purchased Miwim, a French company that operates online coupon site ‘Bons de réduction’, cash-back site Poulpeo and more.
(Source: The Next Web. Read more....)
Think Twice Before Dropping Directory Ads
Saturday, 12 May 2012 08:44
Even in these recessionary times, advertisers who maintained their directory ad programs experienced an increase in calls, profit and return on investment. A recent Patek analytics study looked at directory ads published between 2008-2011, comprised of 1572 ad programs, spanning 86 headings. This study provides more evidence that directory ads continue to provide outstanding value for advertisers.
(Source: dac group. Read more....)
Groupon Rewards Launches Nationwide, Driving Repeat Business For Local Merchants
Saturday, 12 May 2012 08:26
Groupon announced the nationwide launch of Groupon Rewards, an easy-to-use loyalty program for merchants that enables them to offer customers special Rewards for repeat business. After a successful pilot program in Philadelphia, Groupon Rewards is now open to U.S. merchants, regardless of whether or not the business has previously run a Groupon deal.
(Source: The Street. Read more....)
EASDP - New name and new direction for EADP
Saturday, 12 May 2012 08:24
At its extraordinary General Assembly in Brussels on 11 May, the members of EADP - the European Association of Directory and Database Publishers decided to change the name their association to European Association of Search and Database Publishing — EASDP - and to adopt a new tag-line: “We provide Europe with contacts and business information”.
Qype, The Yelp Of Europe, Claims Top Dog Status With 860,000 Places Reviewed, Expands Daily Deals
Friday, 11 May 2012 11:33
Just as we get news of some consolidation in the local content market in the UK, some news of expansion, too: Qype, the Yelp of Europe (and Yelp’s closest competitor in the region), today announced that the number of places reviewed on its site has reached 860,000, with the number of monthly unique visitors now numbering 25 million. It claims that this makes it the biggest reviews site in the region, about five times bigger than its closest competitor, the U.S.-based Yelp.
(Source: TechCrunch. Read more....)
Facebook issues revenue warning over mobile growth
Friday, 11 May 2012 11:31
Facebook has warned investors that the rapid growth of its mobile apps threatens its long-term financial prospects as users increasingly desert their desktops.
(Source: Independent.ie. Read more....)
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- Deutsche Telekom revenues drop 1.3%, EBITDA down 4.6%
- Telecom Italia Q1 revenue up 4.5%, to sell media ops
- Head-To-Head: Bing’s Social Search Vs. Google’s Search Plus Your World
- Confirmed: Bing 411 Closing June 1st
- Facebook launches its own app store
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