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2009-02-17 05:15:00

Industry Websites & Bloggers Making Money Offering Free Information LOS GATOS, Calif., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Industry-specific websites and blogs sharing news and information now have another source of valuable content to share with their audiences--and are making money doing it with a business ad network called RevResponse.com. Here's how it works: business-focused website owners and bloggers select free content offers that professionals in their industry want: business magazines,...

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2009-01-21 10:50:00

In another effort to reduce costs during the recession, Google Inc. announced on Tuesday that it has decided to discontinue its newspaper advertising business just two years after it began. Google's newspaper ad program, Print Ads, began in November 2006. The program began with just 50 newspapers as a test in hopes of expanding Google's advertising dominance beyond the Web. The program gave potential advertisers the opportunity to bid for print ad space online and gave newspapers the choice...

2009-01-16 08:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- FairSoftware, a TechCrunch50 Finalist, launched an entrepreneurs' community today that allows anyone to team up and collaborate on small online businesses. FairSoftware.net traffic grew 300% in the past four weeks and the number of users doubled to 2,000. FairSoftware is a site where a person can post or find a project, team up with partners, and share revenue from their joint projects. This is a new way for entrepreneurs to start...

2008-11-12 15:00:11

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Referral engine friendvouch (http://www.friendvouch.com/influencers/), which monetizes word of mouth recommendations for consumers and connects brands with personal networks, has earned the praise of one of the online advertising industry's most noteworthy innovators. Often referred to as the "godfather" of Google's AdSense technology, Gokul Rajaram reviewed friendvouch upon its debut at last week's ad:tech, an interactive advertising and...

2008-11-12 12:00:19

Vidsense, the Web's largest video ad network, invokes the wrath of Howard Beale in a new video (http://www.vidsense.com/agency.asp) classified ad, seeking ad agencies and/or advertisers who are mad as hell and who don't want to take it anymore. With hundreds of millions of websites now carving up the media pie, and ad performance measured in the merest fractions of fractions, quality has gone AWOL. Fortunately, however, quality still has a home in Vidsense, the Web's largest video ad...

2008-11-11 12:00:17

Vidsense, the Web's largest video ad network, today announced plans to move operations into a brand new office space. The sprawling new headquarters will be located in Tinley Park, Illinois, just 30 miles south of Chicago. Says Director of Communications, Mary Kolacki: "Our entire management team has been together for over ten years, and we started in Tinley Park. It's a bit ironic that we describe Vidsense as a retro-evolutionary step back to the future. We are literally moving forward...

2008-10-29 06:30:00

Google's planned acquisition of Russia-based online advertising firm ZAO Begun has been blocked by the country's Federal Anti-monopoly Service authority. FAS said the deal was blocked because Google had not provided enough information that would allow FAS to properly assess the consequences of the acquisition which could potentially hurt competition. Yandex is the largest search engine in Russia followed by Google and Rambler Media in the second and the third spots. Google had agreed to...

2008-10-20 06:00:12

Google has reported a 26% increase in the third-quarter net income to $1.34 billion compared to $1.07 billion in the year-ago quarter, on revenue up 31% at $5.54 billion. Operating profit grew 32.2% to $1.74 billion from $1.31 billion in the same quarter last year. The company said advertising revenue grew 27.7% to $5.35 billion, with web site revenue rising 34.3% to $3.67 billion, and network web site revenue rising 15.5% to $1.67 billion. Licensing and other revenue rose to $189.41m,...

2008-10-17 12:00:06

Google has defied the skeptics. The Web search leader reported third-quarter earnings that far exceeded the expectations of analysts, especially those who thought the company might finally fall victim to the slumping economy. Thanks largely to having contained costs better than in previous quarters, Google reported on Oct. 16 that profit rose 26%, to $1.35 billion, significantly higher than analysts had predicted. Sales jumped 31%, to $5.54 billion. Relieved investors propelled the stock...

2008-10-08 03:00:11

By Hoare, Michael Ad networks are hard to define properly and those promoting them have muddied the waters with confusing jargon. It's no wonder that marketers are confused and wondering how best to allocate adspend. Michael Hoare reports A central part of any online marketing strategy, ad networks in Asia are beginning to attract the kind of attention they do in the West. But compared to the relative vitality of the affiliate marketing sector, the offerings from the major ad networks are...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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