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Google Takes A Backseat To Yahoo In July Web Traffic
2013-08-22 13:48:25

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Its been nearly 20 years since Yahoo! first made its ".com" debut, and the company has refused to follow the same path as dot-com- bubble-collapses such as GeoCities and Pets.com by showing it can still make strides. According to comScore's monthly Top 50 US Web properties list, Yahoo! topped Google last month with 196.6 million unique visitors versus Google's 192.3 million. This is the first time Yahoo! has been able to beat out the...

2012-03-29 15:48:19

Yahoo announced Thursday that they will start offering a "Do Not Track" feature on all their associated websites this summer. The company said they will "provide a simple step for consumers to express their ad-targeting preferences to Yahoo." “With this new feature, Yahoo! continues its leadership in privacy innovation while continuing to create the free online services consumers demand that are made possible through advertising,” Yahoo wrote in a release. The Federal...

2009-10-26 14:57:42

Yahoo-owned GeoCities, a service that gave millions of people their first experience in creating and running a Web site, is set to close on Monday. The free service was at one time the third most popular Web destination, but saw its popularity wane in recent years as users increasingly turned to social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. GeoCities was founded in 1995 as Beverly Hills Internet, a small web-hosting firm.  Yahoo acquired the company for $3.57 billion in 1999, at the apex...

2009-05-19 07:10:00

ASHLAND, Ore., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Before MySpace and Facebook, GeoCities reigned supreme when it came to personal websites. With its simplicity of use and free form, GeoCities Pagebuilder enabled anyone to create their very own site. The result was millions of web pages built by individuals, both novice and expert, from nearly every nation on the planet. Those pages are now facing extinction. In April 2009, Yahoo! quietly announced that they would be closing GeoCities forever. Yahoo!...

2009-04-29 07:00:00

GARP (Geocities Asset Recovery Plan) to Provide Thousands of Homepage-less Geocities Communities New Housing for Their Websites SEATTLE, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Wetpaint, the leader in fan-powered websites, announced today the Geocities Asset Recovery Plan (GARP), which will provide all current and future evicted members of the Yahoo! Geocities community the opportunity to move to a free new home on the Wetpaint network. To kick the program off and provide a stimulus of sorts, Wetpaint...

2009-04-24 10:36:27

U.S. Internet search giant Yahoo! Inc., said it would close out GeoCities, a personal Web page service it purchased for $2.9 billion in 1999. The GeoCities Web page now sports a prominent note that says, Sorry, new GeoCities accounts are no longer available. Yahoo! promised more details about closing GeoCities and how to save your site data this summer. When Yahoo! purchased the site, it had 1.1 million users, Cnet.News reported Friday. The purchase 10 years ago anticipated the popularity of...

2009-04-24 07:25:00

Yahoo Inc. announced on Thursday that it will be closing the digital doors to its free service GeoCities, a website that allows consumers to create free customized home pages.  A posting on the website's help page now states that they are no longer accepting new customers and will be shutting down later in the year. The news arrives just days after the ailing web pioneer posted meager earnings for the first quarter of 2009 and announced that they will be laying off nearly 700 employees...

2008-07-15 09:00:38

PARIS and NEW YORK, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Hi-Media Group announced today that Fotolog, one of the world's most-trafficked websites, ranks as the number one social network in Chile with over 2.8 million monthly unique visitors and the number two social network in Argentina with over 3.6 million unique visitors (comScore, May 2008). Fotolog's rapidly-growing worldwide community of 18.7 million monthly unique visitors (comScore, May 2008) is highly-engaged and is generating one of the...

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