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Local Search Take-Aways from Mary Meeker's 2015 Internet Trends Report

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Mary Meeker may be a venture capitalist and not a local marketing specialist, but the main Internet trends affecting her world - the growth of mobile and mobile wallets, in particular - are crucial to ours, as well. Mary Meeker may be a venture capitalist and not a local marketing specialist, but the main Internet trends affecting her world - the growth of mobile and mobile wallets, in particular - are crucial to ours, as well. 0 Comments

Major Search Engines and Directories

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When you think search, no doubt you think Google. But there are other popular major search engines (e.g., Bing, Yahoo, Yandex, and Baidu) that you can turn when searching for information, images, maps, videos, products, or something local. When you think search, no doubt you think Google. But there are other popular major search engines (e.g., Bing, Yahoo, Yandex, and Baidu) that you can turn when searching for information, images, maps, videos, products, or something local. 0 Comments

Baidu Buys App Store 91 Wireless for $1.9 Billion

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Baidu is in the process of making one of the largest ever Chinese Internet takeovers, with a $1.9 billion purchase of 91 Wireless, an Internet app Store, from NetDragon. Baidu is in the process of making one of the largest ever Chinese Internet takeovers, with a $1.9 billion purchase of 91 Wireless, an Internet app Store, from NetDragon. 0 Comments

Global Online Payment Methods

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Want to increase your conversions exponentially? Learn more about the payment methods of the countries you target. It signals trust and authority to your targeted local audience as well as providing all the options available to get you paid. Want to increase your conversions exponentially? Learn more about the payment methods of the countries you target. It signals trust and authority to your targeted local audience as well as providing all the options available to get you paid. 0 Comments

Weekly Rundown: Lost Google Image Search Traffic, Facebook Search Ads & More

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Google Image Search traffic is down 63 percent on average. Facebook tests Graph Search ads and debuts CPA bidding. Bing calls a search malware analysis "wrong". Here's a quick recap of search and social marketing news and tips from the past week. Google Image Search traffic is down 63 percent on average. Facebook tests Graph Search ads and debuts CPA bidding. Bing calls a search malware analysis "wrong". Here's a quick recap of search and social marketing news and tips from the past week. 0 Comments

Is Alibaba's New Search Engine Aliyun a Threat to Baidu in China?

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Alibaba is back in search, having quietly unveiled Aliyun Search, a product developed by the Chinese ecommerce giant’s cloud unit recently, a move that could have huge implications for reigning search engine Baidu and ecommerce in the country. Alibaba is back in search, having quietly unveiled Aliyun Search, a product developed by the Chinese ecommerce giant’s cloud unit recently, a move that could have huge implications for reigning search engine Baidu and ecommerce in the country. 0 Comments

Google Shopping for Suppliers Launches for B2B Products

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A new Google Shopping program, Google Shopping for Suppliers, was recently launched in beta to help "users searching for B2B products to quickly find what they’re looking for, evaluate options and connect with suppliers to make their purchases." A new Google Shopping program, Google Shopping for Suppliers, was recently launched in beta to help "users searching for B2B products to quickly find what they’re looking for, evaluate options and connect with suppliers to make their purchases." 0 Comments

Marissa Mayer: Yahoo Will Focus More on Search, Core Products

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Yahoo's CEO shared her future plans, telling investors that the company will start to double down on things that made it successful in the past, like search and mail; and noted the Yahoo-Microsoft search alliance has "fallen below expectations." Yahoo's CEO shared her future plans, telling investors that the company will start to double down on things that made it successful in the past, like search and mail; and noted the Yahoo-Microsoft search alliance has "fallen below expectations." 0 Comments

Marissa Mayer’s Big Plans for Yahoo: Grow Mobile, Partnerships, Scale

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Marissa Mayer shared a broad overview of her vision to turn Yahoo around in an all-hands staff meeting yesterday. Leaked details point to a growing presence in mobile, talent acquisitions, and a shift in how Yahoo develops product as key priorities. Marissa Mayer shared a broad overview of her vision to turn Yahoo around in an all-hands staff meeting yesterday. Leaked details point to a growing presence in mobile, talent acquisitions, and a shift in how Yahoo develops product as key priorities. 0 Comments

Yahoo Shareholders to Get $3.65 Billion as Alibaba Completes $7.6 Billion Buyback

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Alibaba closed the repurchase of half of Yahoo’s interest in their business this week, in a deal worth $7.6 billion. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced a $3.65 billion payout for investors, with the remainder to be used for future growth. Alibaba closed the repurchase of half of Yahoo’s interest in their business this week, in a deal worth $7.6 billion. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced a $3.65 billion payout for investors, with the remainder to be used for future growth. 0 Comments

Yahoo to Sell Half of Alibaba Stake for $7.1 Billion

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Yahoo holds a 40 percent stake in Alibaba, but will be able to reduce this by half. The deal also includes provision for a share buy-back plan for Yahoo and a potential IPO by Alibaba. Sale proceeds will be returned to Yahoo shareholders. Yahoo holds a 40 percent stake in Alibaba, but will be able to reduce this by half. The deal also includes provision for a share buy-back plan for Yahoo and a potential IPO by Alibaba. Sale proceeds will be returned to Yahoo shareholders. 0 Comments

Ouch! Microsoft's Latest Bid for Yahoo Half of 2008 Offer

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The Silver Lake consortium - which includes Microsoft - has offered $16.60 per share for a minority stake in Yahoo, much lower than the $31 per share tender made in 2008. Bids are lower than what recent Yahoo investors must have been expecting. The Silver Lake consortium - which includes Microsoft - has offered $16.60 per share for a minority stake in Yahoo, much lower than the $31 per share tender made in 2008. Bids are lower than what recent Yahoo investors must have been expecting. 0 Comments

Microsoft's Yahoo Bid May Have the Right Stuff

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The Silver Lake consortium, which includes Microsoft, is one of a number of parties bidding for a minority stake in Yahoo, but their offer has a number of factors that makes them a major contender – including a new CEO with a proven track record. The Silver Lake consortium, which includes Microsoft, is one of a number of parties bidding for a minority stake in Yahoo, but their offer has a number of factors that makes them a major contender – including a new CEO with a proven track record. 0 Comments

Google Considering Bid for Yahoo?

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Google is working with potential partners to put together a bid for Yahoo. While Google could have plenty of motives for that bid, it may simply be joining the fray to ensure that competitors pay the maximum price for this major acquisition. Google is working with potential partners to put together a bid for Yahoo. While Google could have plenty of motives for that bid, it may simply be joining the fray to ensure that competitors pay the maximum price for this major acquisition. 0 Comments

Microsoft & Alibaba Seeking Partners for Yahoo Bid

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A bidding war for a potential buy of Yahoo is in the preliminary stages. While Microsoft, Alibaba, and several purchasing groups ready their figures and hunt for partners, Yahoo's Jerry Yang assures us that a buyout is only option being examined. A bidding war for a potential buy of Yahoo is in the preliminary stages. While Microsoft, Alibaba, and several purchasing groups ready their figures and hunt for partners, Yahoo's Jerry Yang assures us that a buyout is only option being examined. 0 Comments

Yahoo Q3 2011 Earnings: Search Revenues Fall 13%

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Search revenue was $374 million, a 13 percent decrease from the previous quarter. Search revenue was bolstered by the fact that Microsoft reimbursed Yahoo for its entire $53 million search operating cost and $4 million in transition cost. Search revenue was $374 million, a 13 percent decrease from the previous quarter. Search revenue was bolstered by the fact that Microsoft reimbursed Yahoo for its entire $53 million search operating cost and $4 million in transition cost. 0 Comments

Yahoo Sale Getting Closer?

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Goldman Sachs and Allen & Company are helping Yahoo gather the financial information and prepare the due diligence needed prior to a sale. These moves have a number of major news media speculating on who potential buyers could be this time around. Goldman Sachs and Allen & Company are helping Yahoo gather the financial information and prepare the due diligence needed prior to a sale. These moves have a number of major news media speculating on who potential buyers could be this time around. 0 Comments

So Long, Doofuses! Bartz Gone From Yahoo Board

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Carol Bartz, who was fired by Yahoo over the phone last week, resigned from Yahoo’s board of directors Friday. She is due to receive a $10 million severance package, but an interview may have violated a non-disparagement clause in her contract. Carol Bartz, who was fired by Yahoo over the phone last week, resigned from Yahoo’s board of directors Friday. She is due to receive a $10 million severance package, but an interview may have violated a non-disparagement clause in her contract. 0 Comments

Baidu Releases Mobile OS, Dell Making Hardware

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Baidu’s Yi operating system was built around the Android OS code. Baidu has primarily re-worked top-level applications. This includes Baidu maps, a Baidu e-reader, and a mobile version of Ting (Baidu’s music service), according to early reports. Baidu’s Yi operating system was built around the Android OS code. Baidu has primarily re-worked top-level applications. This includes Baidu maps, a Baidu e-reader, and a mobile version of Ting (Baidu’s music service), according to early reports. 0 Comments

Yahoo CEO Bartz Survives the 2011 Shareholder Meeting

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Bringing Carol Bartz onboard as Yahoo's CEO in 2009 was meant to be part of a major turnaround for the company, but Yahoo's market share continues to flounder. Despite criticism, however, Bartz received support from the board of directors. Bringing Carol Bartz onboard as Yahoo's CEO in 2009 was meant to be part of a major turnaround for the company, but Yahoo's market share continues to flounder. Despite criticism, however, Bartz received support from the board of directors. 0 Comments

SearchDay: PPC is Dead Edition - May 25, 2011

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Twitter acquires TweetDeck. Army gets social. Youtube turns six. AdMob turns one. North sea cools Google data center. Yahoo indecisive over Alibaba sale. Zynga to file for IPO. Twitter acquires TweetDeck. Army gets social. Youtube turns six. AdMob turns one. North sea cools Google data center. Yahoo indecisive over Alibaba sale. Zynga to file for IPO. 0 Comments

SearchDay | Search Industry Reacts to Yahoo!-Microsoft Deal

Today's search engine marketing news and opinion: Search Industry Reacts to Yahoo!-Microsoft Deal; Re-Thinking Link Building Commentary; Charity Party Will Be A Blast - Are You Coming?; and more. Today's search engine marketing news and opinion: Search Industry Reacts to Yahoo!-Microsoft Deal; Re-Thinking Link Building Commentary; Charity Party Will Be A Blast - Are You Coming?; and more. 0 Comments

SearchDay | Microsoft and Yahoo Finally Strike Search Deal

Today's search engine marketing news and opinion: Microsoft and Yahoo Finally Strike Search Deal; Yahoo-Microsoft Deal a Win for Advertisers; Using Alibaba.com for B2B Leads; and more. Today's search engine marketing news and opinion: Microsoft and Yahoo Finally Strike Search Deal; Yahoo-Microsoft Deal a Win for Advertisers; Using Alibaba.com for B2B Leads; and more. 0 Comments