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2013-11-05 20:21:53

~ Online video fastest growing, outperforming all segments to attain 34% market share by 2018 SYDNEY, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Australia's online general advertising market grew a robust 12% in the last 12 months to reach $862 million in June 2013. Online video was the fastest growing type of online general advertising inventory, accounting for 15% of overall online general advertising revenues, up from 11% in 2012. Social media accounted for 11% of the overall market, up from 9%...

Google's Eric Schmidt Blasts NSA Over MUSCULAR Spy Program
2013-11-04 08:02:44

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last week it was revealed that Google and Yahoo! Data centers were being infiltrated by the NSA and data transmitted between the companies and their worldwide users were being intercepted without anyone's knowledge. The evidence, first reported by the Washington Post, was leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Soon after the news broke, engineers close to Google reportedly launched a verbal offensive at the NSA. Google’s...

2013-10-31 23:29:08

AutoConX Automotive Vertical Solution Provider Expands with Premium Dealer Directory Listings, Local Search Claiming Verification, Social and Reputation Management Available for Publishers with the latest AutoConX Automotive Vertical Platform release. Inwood, IA (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 AutoConX Systems, Vertical Solution provider to media publishers, launches its newest version of its Automotive Vertical Platform. Made available to all AutoConX publishers, the newest release focused on...

Google, Yahoo Data Centers Targeted By NSA Program, Claims Snowden
2013-10-30 15:47:17

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New documents obtained by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden claim the National Security Agency has broken into Google’s and Yahoo!’s data centers. This program is codenamed MUSCULAR and targets data centers all around the world. According to the leaked documents, the NSA has gained access to millions of accounts, including those of American citizens. The millions of records gathered by this program are then sent to NSA...

2013-10-29 08:39:04

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today announced that David Windley has joined the company as executive vice president, human resources. Formerly chief HR officer and executive vice president at Yahoo!, Windley has supported the development and growth of positive, performance-based employee cultures throughout corporate transitions at numerous global technology leaders, including Yahoo!, Microsoft, Intuit and Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI). Windley...

LookFlow Image Recognition Startup Joins Yahoo, Flickr
2013-10-24 12:26:14

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Yahoo! has acquired image recognition startup LookFlow and now plans to incorporate the technology into its photo-sharing service Flickr. The small company, consisting of only five engineers, explains their work as “a powerful new way for people to find, explore, collect, and share all kinds of things they’re interested in.” Yahoo! has now acquired more than 20 companies since Marissa Mayer took the helm last year in an...

2013-10-22 12:25:20

Created by veterans of Siri, Apple, Google, TechCrunch, and Yahoo! Messenger, Emu understands messages and adds "magic buttons" for scheduling meetings, making restaurant reservations, buying movie tickets, and sharing location in real time. PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Emu(TM) today announced immediate availability of its free Google® Android® smart texting app, Emu Messenger, at http://emu.is/download. Emu is an SMS app with a contextual assistant, combining...

Flickr Helps Predict Interest In National Parks
2013-10-22 11:18:53

[ Watch the Video: Flickr Photos Will Help Study Tourism Spots ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Now that the national parks have been reopened following the partial government shutdown, some may begin to use the power of social media to understand where tourists are going and what they’re doing when they get there. Using photos found on photo sharing site Flickr, scientists with the Natural Capital Project at Stanford University have been able to better gauge...

2013-10-21 16:27:03

New School Year Boosts Traffic at Education and Retail Sites RESTON, Va., Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released its monthly ranking of U.S. web activity at the top online properties for September 2013 based on data from the comScore Media Metrix service. Schools were officially back in session in September, causing traffic to jump at Education and Retail sites. Major news developments around the...

2013-10-21 04:21:33

LONDON, October 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading social media management platform [http://sendible.com ], Sendible.com, announced this week that it has partnered with the prominent review monitoring service, ReviewPush. This partnership means that Sendible's customers are now able to monitor reviews of their local businesses across more than 15 new review sites including Yelp, CitySearch, Google and Yahoo. In this new internet economy reputation is a key driver to the...