Americans conducted 11.7 billion core searches in August, nearly unchanged from July, as Google Sites extended its lead in core* search market share by 1.1 percentage points, according to the monthly comScore qSearch analysis of the US search marketplace (via... continue reading »
Investment firm ANN of Alexander Mamut has acquired Euroset, currently the largest mobile handset retailer in Russia. The company's new parent also owns a large stake in SUP, which purchased LiveJournal from Six Apart in December 2007.
Euroset was founded in... continue reading »
A 27 percent decline in image-based online ad spending by financial services companies drove a 6 percent year-over-year decrease in total image-based online advertising and a 9 percent slide in image-based impressions in the first half of 2008, according to... continue reading »
A recent McAfee study finds users seeking Brad Pitt-oriented themes, including photos, screensavers or desktop wallpaper, have an 18 percent chance of encountering malware, reports Ars Technica.
At-risk searchers sometimes click on fake celebrity websites that infect their computers with Trojans... continue reading »
The social interaction, collaboration, decision-making and problem-solving most US teens experience while playing computer, console, or cell-phone games may lead to more active engagement in civil and political life, according to a Pew Internet & American Life Project study -... continue reading »
Advertisers revving up for the 2012 London Olympics are forewarned of strict UK advertising standards that prohibit them from using certain words in ads around the event.
Those that dare use words like 'Game,' 'Medals,' 'Gold,' '2012,' and 'Summer' in... continue reading »
Last week Google co-founder Sergey Brin launched too.blogspot.com, a personal blog whose name, "too," is a play on the number two.
"It also means 'in addition', as this blog reflects my life outside of work," Brin wrote in his first entry.
The... continue reading »
Though Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) are often called the "Me Generation," they increasingly focus on both donating their time to causes they believe in and patronizing merchants that promote the environment, according to a report from Focalyst,... continue reading »
Web app management firm Gomez has launched Active Streaming XF, which "measures" the speed and quality of streaming video and audio over the web.
Features include the ability to:
Measure the performance of streams as experienced by end-users in different locations
Verify whether... continue reading »
Facebook's new version of Lexicon sports features that let its user base play with aggregated data from.
Lexicon was introduced last April as a way for users to gauge the "buzzworthiness." Lexicon searches all Wall, group and event posts for... continue reading »