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Archives for July, 2009


Microsoft, Yahoo! Ink Search Deal

by Allen Weiner  |  July 29, 2009  |  Comments Off

After walking halfway down the aisle with Google in 2008 in a proposed (and then scrapped) search-advertising pact, Yahoo! has inked a 10 year deal in which Microsoft will power Yahoo! search and sell self-service keywords through AdCenter while Yahoo! will become the exclusive worldwide relationship sales force for both companies’ premium search advertisers. The […]

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Amazon Braces for Market Collision

by Allen Weiner  |  July 28, 2009  |  Comments Off

As the wheels turns in every aspect of the e-book market, Amazon, the Seattle retailer who would like nothing better than to dominate all aspects of the emerging value chain (distribution, management, and devices),  is “girding its loins” for the possible entry of Apple into its space. If, as rampant speculation implies, Apple comes out […]

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Yahoo’s New Homepage: Show Me the Wow

by Allen Weiner  |  July 22, 2009  |  Comments Off

During Yahoo’s second quarter earnings call, CEO Carol Bartz talked of her company’s many current and planned projects aimed at providing operational stability, the tools to hit the ground running when the economy recovers and offering the market a sense of “wow” related to Yahoo’s products and services. Bartz pointed to the newly unveiled homepage […]

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Did Twitter Nuke Bruno at the Box Office?

by Allen Weiner  |  July 14, 2009  |  3 Comments

The cognoscente’s meme of the day is whether or not harsh words on Twitter cut off Sasha Baron Cohen’s “Bruno’s” U.S. box office hopes at the knees. Time’s noted film critic Richard Corliss believes that a decline in opening day revenue to the following day was due in part to bad cyberword of mouth. That […]

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Bing Gains Momentum by Adding Search to Hotmail

by Allen Weiner  |  July 9, 2009  |  Comments Off

It’s been a month now since the launch of Bing, Microsoft’s most recent entry into the consumer search arena. In our report, “Bing Takes Wing Against All Odds,” we pointed out that the Redmond software giant was entering the game rather late and was taking on the difficult challenge of moving up from third place […]

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And So the Conditional Access TV Trend Begins

by Allen Weiner  |  July 8, 2009  |  Comments Off

You can stop singing the blues for the future of the U.S. cable television industry. Those clever purveyors of head ends, set top boxes and often questionable customer service have entered the online broadcast space. In a deal with MLB and YES (the Yankees’ broadcast network) Cablevision will, beginning July 8, sell “TV anywhere” packages […]

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