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Latest Stories Jon Heyman: Why I didn't cast a Hall of Fame vote for Bert Blyleven, againupdated: Tue Dec 21 2010 12:21:00

Bert Blyleven's Hall of Fame case continues to be the most controversial and interesting one ever, certainly among those not tainted by the steroid issue. His candidacy has stirred more debate and arguments than any other player's, and it isn't even close.

From Kolkata to Hollywood, digital film changing landscape of cinemaupdated: Thu Aug 05 2010 00:29:00

From mobile apps for zombie films to web-only prequels for documentaries, digital filmmaking is establishing itself as integral to both Hollywood blockbusters and small indie films.

Fortune: Google TV = cool. But Google TV Ads = $$$updated: Thu Jun 03 2010 14:45:00

With the announcement of Google TV last week, the online advertising giant left no hint of uncertainty that it doesn't want to be just an online advertising giant anymore.

Man lands job with $6 Google campaignupdated: Fri May 14 2010 12:02:00

By now, landing a job via social media is nothing new; we've perused the how-to guides and heard dozens of great success stories. There are, however, still plenty of creative opportunities for securing a job with a bit of clever online marketing.

CNNMoney: Google's anniversary gift: A 420% gainupdated: Wed Aug 19 2009 12:57:00

Can you believe that it's already been five years since Google went public?

CNNMoney: Analytics 101: Valuable insights from cheap toolsupdated: Tue Jun 23 2009 08:36:00

Louis Sirico had no reason to suspect that he was flooding his customers' email inboxes with content they "didn't really care" about. Sirico is the founder of, a San Jose, Calif.-based professional online network that connects industry experts with one another and provides its 50,000 members with high tech-related content, product reviews, and research via blogs, discussion forums and monthly e-newsletters.

FSB: Google wants youupdated: Wed May 06 2009 05:50:00

Last September, Polly Liu started having serious doubts about her wedding favors company, During the previous six years, Liu, 36, had grown the online-only retailer into a 30-employee, $10-million-a-year operation. But with the economy entering a miserable patch, she wasn't sure it made sense to stay in a business that catered expensive happy occasions.

CNNMoney: Cloud computing is for the birdsupdated: Mon May 04 2009 17:09:00

Thinking of floating your small business on the software-as-a-service cloud? Maybe it's time to step back down to Earth.

CNNMoney: Microsoft sales fall for first time in 23 yearsupdated: Thu Apr 23 2009 21:09:00

Microsoft Corp. said Thursday that declining PC sales hurt revenue, as the software giant reported quarterly sales that fell for the first time in its 23-year history as a public company.

Does your resume need new acronyms?updated: Wed Feb 11 2009 09:24:00

Have you ever seen "CMP," "CQM," or "PMP" behind someone's name and not had a clue what it meant -- or if it meant anything at all?

Fortune: Online marketing's bright spot: In-text adsupdated: Fri Feb 06 2009 11:16:00

It's been a bad couple of months for the online advertising business. Those banner advertisements that run on the top and sides of websites? Down, by many measures. Search advertising, consisting of sponsored links that turn up on Google and other sites? Holding up, but not growing like it used to.

Fortune: Microsoft and Yahoo: Deal or no deal?updated: Wed Jan 28 2009 09:25:00

"I didn't come here to sell the company." That was the answer Carol Bartz gave at her first earnings presentation since being installed two weeks ago as Yahoo CEO. "I am here because I see a tremendous collection of assets, and because I want to help make Yahoo stronger." But when addressing the question whether she would sell the Internet company's search business, Bartz did not offer the same emphatic, "no."

CNNMoney: Microsoft slashes up to 5,000 jobsupdated: Thu Jan 22 2009 13:23:00

Software maker Microsoft Corp. announced Thursday it will cut up to 5,000 jobs in the next year and a half, or 5.5% of its global workforce, citing further deterioration of global economic conditions. Yahoo Launches Major Upgrade to Display Ad Systemupdated: Thu Sep 25 2008 17:00:00

Yahoo Inc. launched a much-anticipated upgrade to its online advertising system Wednesday as it tries to bring to graphical display ads some of the innovations that powered Google Inc.'s rapid rise in search marketing

Fortune: The man who would run Yahooupdated: Thu May 29 2008 12:55:00

He made his mark at Microsoft as head of the company's worldwide sales force at a time when it seemed everyone hated the company - most of all its customers. In 2 1/2 years Kevin Johnson achieved a miracle: He turned Microsoft's customer satisfaction numbers around.

FSB: 4 ways to market your business onlineupdated: Wed May 28 2008 11:56:00

When Mark Bitterman, who calls himself a "selmelier," was trying to pump up sales at his gourmet salt shop, he knew standard marketing techniques such as radio ads and direct mail wouldn't be enough.

FSB: When to pay for an advertising campaignupdated: Mon May 19 2008 23:57:00

Dear FSB: I'm looking at marketing my Internet business, and at least three ad agencies called to say they'd provide services to attract customers to my new online e-store and Web site. They're asking me to pay between $2,000 and $3,000 to have a first conversation. Is this normal operating procedure for an ad agency? Also, would love suggestions on how to get traffic to my e-store. And do I need a business license for my online store?

CNNMoney: 'Microhoo' is an also-ran to Googleupdated: Mon May 19 2008 14:24:00

Way to go, Steve Ballmer. You sure showed Yahoo who's boss!

CNNMoney: Microsoft gives rosy outlookupdated: Fri Apr 25 2008 09:45:00

Software giant Microsoft Corp. announced its fiscal third-quarter earnings Thursday, posting a quarterly profit that beat expectations thanks to strong sales of server software and Xbox 360 game consoles.

FSB: Boost sales by filling 'screaming needs'updated: Wed Mar 12 2008 09:59:00

I constantly run into business owners who are beating the odds in this tough economy. In fact, they're finding that the downturn itself creates greater opportunity.

CNNMoney: Microsoft bids $45 billion for Yahooupdated: Fri Feb 01 2008 17:21:00

Microsoft Corp. made an unsolicited $44.6 billion cash and stock bid for Yahoo on Friday, setting the stage for a deal that would shake up the competitive and lucrative market for online advertising.

FSB: How do we reach our target market?updated: Fri Jan 25 2008 18:09:00

Dear FSB: We have a website ( that is designed to help retail and wholesale business owners reduce or liquidate excess merchandise. Although our traffic has been growing of late, we haven't been able to target likely customers as precisely as we would wish. Any suggestions?

FSB: Tips for a local marketing campaignupdated: Mon Jan 14 2008 13:33:00

Dear FSB: I am co-owner of a fairly new company that helps companies get better pricing for the products and services they currently use. In effect, we enable you to outsource your purchasing department. Since we do a personal assessment of our customer companies, our business to date, is in the local market. What is the best way to market our services locally? Is online marketing still a viable option?

CNNMoney: Time Warner revenue risesupdated: Wed Nov 07 2007 07:51:00

Time Warner, the world's largest media conglomerate, reported third-quarter earnings that met Wall Street expectations on better than expected revenue. The company also reaffirmed its outlook for the rest of the year and announced an acquisition by its online unit.

Intel insideupdated: Mon Oct 22 2007 09:33:00

Gordon Graylish of Intel joins CNN to discuss how the strong demand for computers boosts quarterly profits.

FSB: Resources for online marketingupdated: Thu Oct 18 2007 10:03:00

You can't expect to compete as a small business today without taking advantage of online marketing tools. These links can help.

CNNMoney: Microsoft looks to remake itselfupdated: Mon Oct 01 2007 16:03:00

In an era where the Web is king, Microsoft is no longer regarded as a growth stock. But if the company's bets on new businesses pan out, it could become one again.

CNNMoney: Subprime woes could hit Web ad revenueupdated: Mon Aug 27 2007 21:14:00

Online advertising could take a hit from the problems in the subprime mortgage sector, according to a published report.

CNNMoney: Microsoft forms ad unit after aQuantive dealupdated: Mon Aug 13 2007 02:06:00

Microsoft Corp. said Monday it formed a new business group to work with advertisers and publishers and gain a foothold in an online advertising market expected to grow to $80 billion by 2010.

CNNMoney: Eventful serves up what's onupdated: Fri Aug 03 2007 08:02:00

Since start-up came on the scene in 2004, it's steadily been living up to its name.

CNNMoney: Check-up time for AOLupdated: Thu Jul 26 2007 01:04:00

A year ago, Time Warner finally relented to market pressure and decided to stop charging broadband customers for its AOL service access fees. Faced with a steadily declining AOL subscriber base, Time Warner made the decision to focus more on the rapidly growing online advertising market and make much of AOL's services free.

CNNMoney: AOL to buy online ad firm Tacodaupdated: Mon Jul 23 2007 21:57:00

Time Warner Inc.'s AOL unit said Tuesday it has agreed to buy Tacoda, an online advertising company that uses behavioral targeting techniques to track Web user habits.

CNNMoney: Microsoft tightens privacy standardsupdated: Mon Jul 23 2007 06:24:00

Microsoft Corp. said Sunday the software maker was taking new steps to protect consumer privacy in the areas of Web search and online advertising and called on the Internet industry to support it.

CNNMoney: Senate looking at Google-DoubleClickupdated: Thu Jul 19 2007 06:47:00

Lawmakers in Congress plan to hold hearings to air concerns about Google Inc.'s proposed acquisition of Web advertising supplier DoubleClick Inc.

CNNMoney: Google expands newspaper ad programupdated: Wed Jul 18 2007 06:17:00

Google Inc. said it is expanding its Print Ads program to allow online advertisers nationwide to place print advertisements in 225 newspapers, serving half of U.S. newspaper readers. Google-DoubleClick Deal Draws Criticismupdated: Fri Jul 06 2007 15:45:00

Europe's major consumer group BEUC fears Google Inc.'s takeover of online ad tracker DoubleClick Inc. would damage European Union privacy rights and limit consumers' choice of Web content

CNNMoney: Here comes China 2.0updated: Thu Jun 28 2007 01:42:00

As Google's stock slouches toward $600 a share and Wall Street debates the future of Yahoo following the ouster of Terry Semel, it's easy to forget that there are other Internet stocks out there competing for investor attention.

CNNMoney: Yahoo shakes up ad sales teamupdated: Sun Jun 24 2007 05:46:00

Yahoo Inc. said Sunday the Internet media company was merging the two main parts of its U.S. advertising business under one sales executive, David Karnstedt, and that veteran advertising sales executive Wenda Harris-Millard has left the company.

CNNMoney: Microsoft buys aQuantive for $6 billionupdated: Fri May 18 2007 08:03:00

Microsoft announced Friday it is buying online ad agency aQuantive in a $6 billion cash deal, paying top dollar to buy into the suddenly hot sector.

CNNMoney: The other online ad boomupdated: Wed May 16 2007 09:28:00

Much has been made about how the explosion in demand for online advertising has lifted the fortunes of companies like Google, Yahoo! and Barry Diller's IAC as well as perceived takeover targets like interactive ad agencies aQuantive and 24/7 Real Media.

CNNMoney: Report: Microsoft weighing Yahoo takeoverupdated: Fri May 04 2007 05:51:00

Shares of Yahoo soared in pre-market trading Friday after published reports suggested that Microsoft is pushing the Internet bellwhether to enter merger negotiations.

CNNMoney: Good times for Time Warnerupdated: Wed May 02 2007 07:23:00

Time Warner, the world's largest media company, reported better-than-expected earnings for the first quarter Wednesday thanks to robust results from its cable business and improved profits at its AOL division.

CNNMoney: MSN: The Dr Pepper of Searchupdated: Wed Apr 18 2007 11:34:00

"We're number three! We're number three!"

CNNMoney: Google to buy DoubleClick for $3.1 billionupdated: Fri Apr 13 2007 17:23:00

Search engine leader Google is buying privately held DoubleClick, a top digital marketing services firm, for $3.1 billion in cash, the companies said Friday afternoon.

CNNMoney: AOL is A-OKupdated: Wed Apr 04 2007 10:53:00

It is the rumor that just won't die.

CNNMoney: Ad agencies bulk up onlineupdated: Wed Dec 20 2006 14:38:00

One of the world's largest traditional advertising agencies is scooping up a top interactive marketing firm. And Wall Street is wondering if more Madison Ave-Silicon Valley mergers are in the offing.

CNNMoney: Chinese Net stocks to watchupdated: Thu Nov 16 2006 11:21:00

The Nasdaq composite has lagged the blue-chip Dow Jones industrial average this year, but one tech sector that's seen huge gains is Chinese Internet stocks.

CNNMoney: Google to grab huge share of online ad dollarsupdated: Tue Oct 17 2006 12:02:00

Google is projected to pocket a full quarter of US online advertising market in 2006, according to a report released Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Yahoo sees weakness, stock tumblesupdated: Tue Sep 19 2006 11:54:00

The online advertising market has been red hot this year but the chief financial officer of search leader Yahoo! said Tuesday that demand was weakening a bit as the economy shows signs of slowing.

CNNMoney: Free AOL: Too little, too late?updated: Wed Aug 02 2006 08:20:00

One of the worst kept secrets in the business world finally became official Wednesday: AOL is now going to offer many of its services for free to broadband customers.

CNNMoney: Time Warner revamps AOLupdated: Wed Aug 02 2006 05:45:00

Time Warner reported second-quarter earnings Wednesday that slightly exceeded expectations, and also confirmed plans to revamp the strategy for its struggling AOL Internet division.

CNNMoney: Madison Avenue meets Silicon Valleyupdated: Tue Jul 25 2006 10:27:00

It's no secret that traditional media companies are facing some turbulent times.

Business 2.0: Sly Fox?updated: Sat Jul 01 2006 00:01:00

Halfway through the most important presentation of his career, with media baron Rupert Murdoch sitting in judgment, Ross Levinsohn had the troubling sensation that he was about to blow it.

CNNMoney: Sexy summer picks: Google and Yahooupdated: Mon Jun 05 2006 11:04:00

As the weather gets nicer, even the most devoted Internet users find other ways to keep themselves busy.

Business 2.0: New Arabic search engine may challenge Google, Yahooupdated: Tue Apr 25 2006 17:23:00

RIYADH, April 25 (Reuters) - A Saudi-German plan to launch a dedicated Arabic language search engine for the World Wide Web could revolutionize the moribund Arabic Internet market, a senior official in the project said.

CNNMoney: Embraceable Yahoo?updated: Thu Jan 12 2006 12:05:00

If Yahoo! and Google were brothers, Yahoo! would be Ira Gershwin and Google would be George.

CNNMoney: Google said in talks to buy AOL stakeupdated: Fri Dec 16 2005 14:52:00

AOL and Google are in talks about expanding their online ad partnership, and the Internet search giant is also reportedly discussing taking a 5 percent stake in AOL.

CNNMoney: Betting on your favorite commercialsupdated: Thu Dec 15 2005 12:27:00

NEW YORK ( - Admit it. You actually like some commercials.

CNNMoney: Gunning for Googleupdated: Thu Dec 08 2005 09:45:00

NEW YORK ( - It's tough to figure out which physics cliché best describes Google. Is it more like an irresistible force or the immovable object?

CNNMoney: Report: Microsoft-AOL close to dealupdated: Wed Dec 07 2005 06:22:00

Time Warner and Microsoft are reportedly close to hammering out an online advertising alliance to challenge search engines such as Google and Yahoo!, according to a published report.

CNNMoney: Investors unsubscribing to old mediaupdated: Tue Dec 06 2005 16:44:00

Expect a somber mood Wednesday at the UBS Global Media Conference in New York City: It is newspaper day.

CNNMoney: Yahoo! shines, Wall Street shrugsupdated: Tue Oct 18 2005 14:36:00

Internet stocks can hardly be called boring and predictable. But when Yahoo! reported better-than-expected third-quarter sales and earnings on Tuesday afternoon, Wall Street just shrugged.

Business 2.0: The Wizard of Adsupdated: Sat Oct 01 2005 00:01:00

You've heard of Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google's famous co-founders. But there's another figure insiders know to be Google's "business founder": Omid Kordestani, the company's 12th employee and...

Fortune: HOW THE WEB WILL SAVE THE COMMERCIALupdated: Mon Aug 08 2005 00:01:00

Imagine an evening at home a few years from now. You and your family have staked out your usual spots in front of the TV. Make that TVs. Upstairs your teenager, who has a report due on the history ...

CNNMoney: Yahoo! misses, stock plungesupdated: Tue Jul 19 2005 17:08:00

A surprise miss in revenues sent Yahoo's stock plunging in after-hours trading, but analysts say the dip is much ado about nothing, with the company boasting strong growth and profitability.

CNNMoney: Gone phishingupdated: Thu Jun 30 2005 16:55:00

An unwelcome dose of reality hit the booming online marketing industry this week. Online security fears are beginning to lower confidence in online commerce.

CNNMoney: Google cracks $300updated: Mon Jun 27 2005 15:43:00

Shares of Google, the popular search-engine company, surpassed the $300 level for the first time on Monday, sparking memories of the dot-com stock craze of the late 1990s.

CNNMoney: Online ads grow 26 percent in 1Qupdated: Mon Jun 06 2005 12:06:00

While the advertising outlook for television and other major media remains mixed, the Internet continued to draw a lot more marketing dollars in the first three months of the year, according to a new industry report.

Fortune: Will Wall Street Ever Trust Time Warner?updated: Mon May 30 2005 00:01:00

Dick Parsons is not a man who should have a credibility problem. The chairman and CEO of Time Warner exudes a calm authority, whether he's talking about jazz or the latest technology for cable syst...

Fortune: SEARCH AND DESTROY updated: Mon May 02 2005 00:01:00

MICROSOFT WAS ALREADY MONTHS INTO A MASSIVE project aimed at taking down Google when the truth began to dawn on Bill Gates. It was December 2003. He was poking around on the Google company website ...

CNNMoney: Yahoo! spins web magicupdated: Tue Apr 19 2005 14:45:00

Yahoo! kicked off the Internet sector's earnings season Tuesday with strong evidence that recent jitters over the state of the online advertising market have been overblown.

CNNMoney: Searching for loveupdated: Mon Apr 18 2005 13:28:00

Search engine leaders Yahoo! and Google find themselves in a bit of an unusual position as they get ready to report first quarter earnings later this week: underachievers.

Business 2.0: The World According to eBayupdated: Sat Jan 01 2005 00:01:00

What is it about Frank Oltscher that makes him a dream customer for eBay chief executive Meg Whitman and her managers? He's an avid trader—he's even bought a marble fireplace online—but that doesn'...

Fortune: THE NEW AOL LOOKS LIKE THE OLD YAHOOupdated: Mon Dec 27 2004 00:01:00

THESE DAYS BLAND IS BEAUTIFUL IN Dulles, Va., the home of America Online. You'll hear no talk of multimedia convergence or revolutionary new products from AOL's unflashy CEO, Jonathan Miller. Inste...

Fortune: GOOGLE @ $165 Are these guys for real? updated: Mon Dec 13 2004 00:01:00

JON GALES LOVES GOOGLE, BUT NOT FOR THE REASON YOU MIGHT think. It's a terrific search engine, sure, but what Gales really likes is that Google is making him money. Gales's website, Mobiletracker.n...

CNNMoney: What's next for the Internet ad sectorupdated: Wed May 26 2004 10:24:00

Talk about a great way to kick off a meeting.

Fortune: 10 The Internet Ads Up Having been burned, big advertisers learn that the web really does work.updated: Mon Feb 23 2004 00:01:00

Wenda Harris Millard, Yahoo's advertising chief, remembers all too clearly selling online ads after the Internet bubble burst. It is an experience she does not wish to repeat. Major advertisers tha...

CNNMoney: Online advertising roars backupdated: Wed Feb 18 2004 14:42:00

It's hard to believe that online advertising generated more revenue in the fourth quarter of 2003 than in any other quarter since 1996, when the Internet Advertising Bureau and PricewaterhouseCoopers started tracking this statistic.

CNNMoney: Online ads: The next generationupdated: Wed Jan 21 2004 15:06:00

Just last week, I wrote about the new advertising cold war that's expected now that Yahoo has dumped Google as its search partner. But even as I wrote that, I was having doubts about the future of online advertising.

Fortune: Is The End Of The Ad Slump In Sight?updated: Mon Jan 12 2004 00:01:00

As advertising's prognosticators talk up a recovery (recent predictions peg 2004 growth at 5% or more), we turned to the ultimate insider for a reality check. Sir Martin Sorrell, chairman and CEO o...

CNNMoney: Parsons sees good '04 for Time Warnerupdated: Tue Jan 06 2004 10:30:00

Time Warner chairman and CEO Richard Parsons promised investors that the media giant would have a strong year and added that results for its struggling AOL unit bottomed in 2003.

FSB: Get Found The hottest vehicles driving sales leads online are SEARCH ENGINES--and small businesses found them first. But the gamupdated: Sat Nov 01 2003 00:01:00

Ken Carlton, Vice President of Corrugated Metals of Chicago, doesn't pretend to be a web-savvy guy. "I'm down here bending steel," he says. "I don't know anything about the Internet." For a long wh...

Business 2.0: The Web Finally Hits Prime Time Who's really looking at pop-up ads? Atlas DMT has figured out how to measure the Net as reliablyupdated: Fri Aug 01 2003 00:01:00

Young-Bean Song, head of analytics at Seattle-based software firm Atlas DMT, might have the toughest job in online advertising. No, he doesn't sell the ads. Instead, he's trying to figure out who's...

FSB: Expert Witnesses Six Netflix watchers offer CEO Hastings unsolicited advice.updated: Sun Dec 01 2002 00:01:00

Netflix is poised to make renting DVDs over the internet as common as, well, late fees for keeping Spider-Man out too long from the local Blockbuster. That is, if one of its competitors doesn't bea...

Fortune: The Cheering Fades For Yahoo Terry Semel aims to make it a great company. But so far the numbers don't add up.updated: Mon Nov 12 2001 00:01:00

John Corcoran loves Yahoo. Using a broadband connection at his office in Boston, the 39-year-old Internet analyst relies on the popular portal to follow breaking news, track company information, an...

Fortune: Online Ennuiupdated: Mon Mar 19 2001 00:01:00

The numbers are in. During the fourth quarter of 2000, the proportion of the U.S. adult population that uses the Internet shot well past the 50% mark, according to the Pew Internet & American Life ...

Fortune: Madison Ave. Fights Back The big advertisers are finally coming to the Web. That's bad news for dot-coms.updated: Mon Feb 05 2001 00:01:00

When Charles Strauss stepped up to the podium to deliver a speech at last fall's Internet World, the crowd seemed half asleep. Strauss, who is CEO of Unilever's U.S. operations, served up the verba...

Fortune: Loving P&G, Leaving a Dot-com What's Happening With Our Grads! Almost everybody is switching jobs. Three of updated: Mon May 29 2000 00:01:00

It's been nearly a year since FORTUNE met MBAs Paul Anfinsen, Erin Gershon, Nicole Small, and Stacy Sukov. In June 1999 the four graduated from Northwestern's Kellogg School. Paul, 31, took the sum...

Fortune: Web Ads Stink; Here Comes Help Listen Up! Pay Attention! New Web Startups Want Ads That Grab Youupdated: Mon Oct 25 1999 00:01:00

Advertising has been good to us. Sure, it's often tiresome, but it's brought us cheap newspapers, as well as free radio and television. It pays for most of this magazine. On the Internet, however, ...

Fortune: The Net Breeds a New Type of Consultant A firm called Reinvent leads an emerging crew that starts with the premise that your comupdated: Mon Oct 26 1998 00:01:00

When USWeb, a $60-million-a-year outfit that helps companies integrate the Web into their corporate networks, recently merged with CKS Group, a firm that specializes in online marketing, it was eas...

Fortune: P&G Tries to Push Online Advertising In an effort to figure out this new medium, the inventor of TV advertising held a confeupdated: Mon Sep 28 1998 00:01:00

Someday, invites to Procter & Gamble's Future of Advertising Stakeholders Summit (FAST) may become collectors' items, documents proving that P&G took a leading role in shaping the Internet, just as...

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