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CNNMoney: Google caught skirting Safari privacy settingsupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 18:09:00

In the latest high-profile flap over online data privacy, Google has been caught bypassing the privacy settings on Apple's Safari Web browser, letting advertisers track users in unintended ways.

The web isn't killing newspapers, advertisers areupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 08:30:00

Newspaper companies are a dying breed, and one consistent scapegoat for their demise is the rise of blogs and online news sites.

Fortune: Pharma using Facebook to find human clinical trial subjectsupdated: Tue Jun 29 2010 11:30:00

Let's say you're one of the millions of Facebook users who logs into the site for a minute to reconnect with friends. Maybe you're taking a break from a big project at work, or settling in for an evening of couch surfing. Maybe, sadly, you have cancer, diabetes, or some other ailment. That's when you first notice it: A Facebook ad looking for people to take part in a clinical trial -- in your age range, with your illness, living in your town.

FSB: Pay for the marketing that worksupdated: Mon Aug 03 2009 13:48:00

In May 2008 I nearly had a nervous breakdown -- and for good reason.

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: Google's profit rises 26%updated: Thu Oct 16 2008 18:45:00

Internet advertising giant Google reported a strong increase in sales and a bigger profit than expected despite the current economic slump.

Fortune: Losing faith in Yahoo (again)updated: Thu Oct 09 2008 07:21:00

No tech company that relies on web-based advertising is immune to the global credit crisis, but few are as exposed to the economic meltdown as Yahoo. 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: Google ad slump spreads abroadupdated: Fri Jul 18 2008 16:28:00

In the clearest sign yet that online ad sales growth cannot outrun a global economic slowdown, Google reported the first-ever sequential quarterly revenue decline in its U.K. business. The dip, as reported in the company's second-quarter earnings Thursday, cut into Google's overall international growth, bringing it down to 52% from 55% in the first quarter.

McCain campaign pulls ads from some anti-Obama Web sitesupdated: Tue Jul 01 2008 11:56:00

John McCain's campaign will stop advertising on several Web sites that have vilified Barack Obama as unpatriotic and, in one case, compared the Democratic nominee-in-waiting to Adolf Hitler.

Fortune: Yahoo shuns Microsoft and partners with Googleupdated: Fri Jun 13 2008 11:28:00

After months of negotiations with Microsoft, Yahoo has ditched the software giant for Google.

When Google met Yahoo! - the deal explainedupdated: Fri Jun 13 2008 05:47:00

Search engine rivals Google and Yahoo! announced Thursday that they had reached an agreement under which Google would deliver ads next to some of Yahoo!'s search results and on some of its Web sites in the United States and Canada.

Fortune: Does purchasing CNET really help CBS?updated: Thu May 15 2008 16:27:00

With its bold $1.8 billion purchase of CNET, CBS is making a play for ad dollars that are shifting to the Internet. But the company may be paying too much for a network of Web sites that won't address the conglomerate's main problem: an over-reliance on advertising dollars as a source of revenue.

FSB: Profit from hot web search toolsupdated: Thu Jan 03 2008 18:41:00

Ralph Fiol met the future of Internet search marketing at the bottom of the sea. Fiol lives in Miami and loves to scuba-dive. But a few years back he had a problem. "There was no smart way to quickly find wrecks I wanted to dive, get information about them, and take that information with me no matter where," says Fiol, 40.

Fortune: The high-stakes fight for your friendsupdated: Thu Nov 22 2007 12:11:00

Let's try an experiment. Like most people these days, you've probably spent too much time in front of your computer today. So, quick -- name three brands you saw in online display ads within the past 24 hours.

CNNMoney: Time Warner preps for changeupdated: Wed Nov 07 2007 16:02:00

There were no major surprises in the third-quarter earnings report of Time Warner, the world's largest media conglomerate.

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.

CNNMoney: Yahoo to sell online ads for Beboupdated: Wed Sep 12 2007 04:57:00

In its latest move to beef up its marketing muscle, Yahoo Inc. will sell most of the display advertising for England's leading online social network, Bebo.

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: 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: Yahoo disappoints againupdated: Tue Jul 17 2007 06:28:00

Yahoo, the world's second largest Internet search firm, in its first earnings report since co-founder Jerry Yang replaced Terry Semel as chief executive officer, posted second-quarter results that met expectations. 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: 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: Semel out as Yahoo! CEOupdated: Mon Jun 18 2007 06:38:00

Yahoo!, the No. 2 search firm that has struggled in its battle with Google, said Monday that Terry Semel was out as chief executive officer, to be succeeded by Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang.

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: MSN-Yahoo: Watch out Googleupdated: Fri May 04 2007 09:23:00

Microsoft, the world's largest software company, is reportedly in preliminary talks to buy online search company Yahoo!. And if the two companies do decide to merge, they could create an Internet advertising powerhouse that would rival industry leader Google, analysts said.

CNNMoney: Microsoft reportedly eyes Web ad firmupdated: Tue May 01 2007 07:56:00

A report that Microsoft might be interested in 24/7 Real Media sent shares of the Internet advertising firm soaring in pre-market trading Tuesday.

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.

Business 2.0: Why Google isn't the next Microsoftupdated: Wed Apr 11 2007 19:04:00

At the Googleplex in Mountain View, in one of the foyers of the ever-growing number of new buildings, you'll find a giant whiteboard with the heading "Google's Master Plan."

Business 2.0: The Quest for the Perfect Online Adupdated: Tue Apr 03 2007 09:52:00

On the Internet today, everybody knows you're a dog. In fact, legions of Internet companies also know your breed, your gender, your age, the neighborhood you live in, that you like pickup trucks, a...

CNNMoney: Wrestling's 'Trump' cardupdated: Fri Mar 30 2007 09:12:00

Donald Trump may lose his hair after WrestleMania 23 on April 1. But World Wrestling Entertainment investors might have to worry about losing a lot more if the company's big pay-per-view event isn't a success: their shirts.

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: After YouTube: The beginning of the end?updated: Tue Oct 10 2006 12:11:00

Has the online video shakeout only begun or is the bubble about to burst?

FSB: Dataupdated: Fri Sep 22 2006 11:43:00

Google may have revolutionized business (see "Get Right With Google," page 70), but a recent class-action lawsuit against the company has focused attention on a side effect: click fraud, in which a...

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.

Fortune: When is a click not a click?updated: Mon Aug 21 2006 10:22:00

The other day, Yahoo said it had developed another cool technology for Internet advertising: a technique for collecting "traces" of paths its users take, without the need to record any personal dat...

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.

CNNMoney: Yahoo, eBay announce partnershipupdated: Thu May 25 2006 08:08:00

Yahoo! and eBay announced a strategic partnership Thursday to provide services to each others' customers.

CNNMoney: The Internet wars: A report cardupdated: Thu May 04 2006 09:54:00

The battle for Internet users is escalating.

CNNMoney: Five ways for Google to get betterupdated: Tue Mar 14 2006 11:50:00

Google investors are having a crisis of confidence.

CNNMoney: Online ad sales surged in 2005updated: Wed Mar 01 2006 11:24:00

Internet advertising revenue spiked 30 percent to set a new record in 2005, according to estimates released by PricewaterhouseCoopers on Wednesday.

Business 2.0: Heeding the Callupdated: Wed Mar 01 2006 08:15:00

Google and Yahoo take in billions of dollars annually in pay-per-click advertising, but they've also been leaving billions on the table. After all, many local businesses--lawyers, plumbers, and the...

CNNMoney: Google: Too much information?updated: Tue Feb 28 2006 10:53:00

NEW YORK ( - Google can't win. The search engine is often criticized for not giving Wall Street enough information. But when it does open up, investors often don't like what they hear.

Business 2.0: Imagining the Google Futureupdated: Wed Feb 01 2006 06:16:00

We all know that the company Sergey Brin and Larry Page founded a mere eight years ago is one of the new century's most cunning enterprises. If there were any lingering doubts, 2005 erased them. Go...

Business 2.0: Imagining Google's future: Google is deadupdated: Wed Jan 25 2006 08:47:00

It was 15 years ago, when Google was in its ascendancy, that the seeds of its decline were sown. Not only did the company's 2005 deal with AOL introduce unpopular graphics-heavy banner ads onto what had formerly been a spartan search site, but that was the year that search engine optimizers, or SEOs, became a nuisance.1 Optimizers could, for a fee, tweak how important your website appeared to Google's PageRank engine by, say, hijacking the homepage of a major university and adding a link to your site.

CNNMoney: The contrarian view on Yahoo!updated: Wed Jan 18 2006 07:26:00

Where does $20 million equal $9 billion?

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: Bubble-era buyouts are backupdated: Fri Dec 23 2005 07:49:00

In a big about-face since the bust, selling online "eyeballs" is back in vogue.

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?

Business 2.0: The Return of Monetized Eyeballsupdated: Thu Dec 01 2005 00:01:00

By late 2001, anyone hawking a business plan that depended on selling online advertising would have been laughed off Sand Hill Road. After all, the idea that Web traffic could be converted into ad ...

CNNMoney: Online ad sales soaring, report saysupdated: Wed Nov 16 2005 07:04:00

Many of the nation's leading Web sites are selling out the inventory of their most viewed ads and dramatically raising rates, according to a published report.

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.

FSB: Words That Sellupdated: Wed Jun 01 2005 00:01:00

Custom Golf Clubs will cost you a mere $1.57. For an "injury lawyer," you'll need to shell out quite a bit more: $19. But a "pet monkey" can be yours for the fire-sale price of just 13 cents.

CNNMoney: Search smackdown ends in hung juryupdated: Thu May 12 2005 08:44:00 said Thursday that its three-year long patent infringement dispute with Overture Services, Inc. ended in a hung jury, boosting shares as much as 17 percent near midday.

CNNMoney: Google: biting the hand that feeds it?updated: Tue May 03 2005 09:52:00

In honor of National Teacher Day, Google featured on its home page Tuesday a graphic of a chalkboard with an apple at its base. Quirky tributes like this are meant to engender goodwill among the Google masses.

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: Beyond Google and Yahoo!updated: Thu Feb 24 2005 11:30:00

Online search stocks have defied gravity, with many investors apparently thinking that the Internet ad market would boom ad infinitum and that there would never be ugly pricing pressures to curtail growth.

CNNMoney: Woo-hoo Yahoo!updated: Tue Jan 18 2005 12:43:00

Yahoo! has been eager to show investors that it's much more than a seller of Internet advertising. From the look of the company's latest earnings, they may not be looking for any reassurance.

Pop-up ads and 'spam'updated: Fri Jan 14 2005 15:13:00

Computer users are often bombarded with annoying pop-up advertisements. Separately, they also are often bombarded with annoying "spam"-- unsolicited commercial e-mail. Can the pop-up ads be thought of, legally, as a form of spam?

CNNMoney: Google CFO: Fraud a big threatupdated: Thu Dec 02 2004 12:57:00

A top Google official said that growing abuse of the company's lucrative sponsored ad-search model jeopardizes the popular Internet search engine's business.

CNNMoney: Net ads roar back -- with a differenceupdated: Mon Nov 15 2004 11:20:00

Not that long ago, the idea of anyone shelling out nearly half a billion dollars for an online news site seemed not just unlikely but almost ludicrous.

CNNMoney: Yahoo! ups forecastsupdated: Tue Oct 12 2004 13:09:00

Yahoo! said Tuesday that third-quarter earnings were up 74 percent, to $124 million, or 9 cents a share, on par with estimates. In addition, the company lifted its forecast for revenue in 2004.

Business 2.0: CNET's Mr. Fix-Itupdated: Fri Oct 01 2004 00:01:00

In late 2000, CNET Networks CEO Shelby Bonnie was running a business few would have envied: an online media empire that relied on the dying banner ad for nearly all of its revenue. It would be easy...

CNNMoney: Online Ad Sales Continue to Push Higherupdated: Mon Sep 20 2004 18:06:00

Online-advertising revenue was a record $2.37 billion in the second quarter as the industry continued to push past the levels reached during the dot-com boom, according to a trade group.

CNNMoney: Tech stocks edge lowerupdated: Mon Jun 28 2004 15:37:00

Technology stocks finished mostly lower Monday as worries about rising interest rates tempered investors' enthusiasm over an unexpectedly early transfer of power in Iraq.

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.

CNNMoney: A Google of their own?updated: Mon May 03 2004 11:24:00

Now that Google has disclosed just how lucrative Internet advertising can be, will big media companies try to buy their way in?

FSB: Spy vs. Spy New forms of malicious software are slowing down computers at some small businesses--and creating market opportunitiupdated: Sat May 01 2004 00:01:00

Like many small companies, J.B. Racing of Taveres, Fla., depends heavily on its local-area computer network to manage its operations. Earlier this year Dennis King, head of sales and marketing and ...

CNNMoney: Small biz googly-eyed over Googleupdated: Thu Apr 29 2004 09:52:00

Janyte Bullock and her husband Andy are small business owners who had a Google epiphany back in 2002.

CNNMoney: Pop-up's pop-off pointupdated: Wed Apr 07 2004 14:12:00

Internet advertisers take note: You don't need to hawk your wares with a zillion pop-up ads when really just five or six are enough, according to a new industry report.

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.

FSB: An Online Copycat Crime How did an ad firm lose its lead on the Internet? By trusting a client.updated: Sun Feb 01 2004 00:01:00

There was a time not long ago when it seemed as if no home in this country could do without a spy camera--at least based on the steady stream of pop-up ads for them. That was back in 2001, when a L...

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.

CNNMoney: Three earnings reports that matterupdated: Thu Jan 08 2004 15:20:00

Earnings season is about to kick off, and U.S. companies will likely post the best quarterly profit growth they've seen in over a decade.

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.

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...

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: 15 Minutes Of Obscene Wealth My high school buddy Greg was an Internet CEO billionaire. Then he wasn't.updated: Mon Jun 11 2001 00:01:00

I remember seeing Greg when all was crazy with the world. It was February of last year, and he was about to appear on CNN to talk about his company, Mediaplex. When I met him in the little off-came...

Fortune: In Web Advertising, Red Sky's the Limitupdated: Mon May 28 2001 00:01:00

Writing off Web advertising is easy--until you've seen the work of Tim Smith, founder of Red Sky Interactive in San Francisco. Smith is hailed as a guru for award-winning campaigns such as the Mill...

Money Magazine: Yahooupdated: Tue May 01 2001 00:01:00

Remember when Yahoo was going to become a diversified media powerhouse, capable of taking on the likes of Disney and Viacom? Ha. Early this March, Yahoo announced it would badly miss quarterly prof...

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...

FSB: The Best And Worst Of E-Com Our eight object lessons that will make the Web work for youupdated: Fri Sep 01 2000 00:01:00

To paraphrase the old Persuaders hit, it's a thin line between best and worst. Consider, undoubtedly e-commerce's poster child. It has built a large and loyal customer base (more than 20...

Fortune: Web Ads: Why Impressions Don't Matterupdated: Mon Jul 24 2000 00:01:00

If you're sad, then it's time you spoke up too. --Fastball

Fortune: The Silicon Alley Heart Of Internet Advertising DoubleClick has made itself the key player in Madison Avenue's hottest niche. Noupdated: Mon Dec 06 1999 00:01:00

In 1995, Kevin O'Connor, then 34, decided he wanted to start an Internet company. The problem was, he didn't know what kind. O'Connor spent eight months holed up in his basement with his friend Dwi...

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: My, what big Internet numbers you have! THE BETTER TO HOOK YOU WITH, MY DEAR How do you know e-commerce is looming and you're inupdated: Mon Mar 15 1999 00:01:00

On the evening of Nov. 2, Jupiter Communications informed the world that according to its calculations, consumers would spend $2.3 billion buying holiday gifts online in 1998. Within a month that $...

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