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Google Offers Is Set For A Revenue Boom!

Sep 24, 2011 | 1,475 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google Offers is set for a revenue boom, courtesy a growth in voucher sales (which has increased five fold) and revenue per deal (which is up by 160%). The search engine firm has already managed to cross its August revenue, and is likely to double the same by the end of September. It is also bringing down the gap it has with key rivals Groupon and LivingSocial, in the markets where it has competition with these two.

In August Google Offers suffered a 23% fall in its revenue. However, it has reversed its performance in September, witnessing an 84% rise as of September 21. If it manages to retain this pace, then it is expected to take that $385,000 to $488,000 by the time this month ends, Yipit reports.

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Twitter Takes Over Julpan, Owned By Former Google Engineer Ori Allon!

Sep 24, 2011 | 2,005 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Twitter has acquired the one year old, New York-based social information analysis start up Julpan.

Founded in 2010 by former Google engineer Ori Allon, Julpan works on the real-time determination of what users are sharing through social networking platforms. Its acquisition is likely to help Twitter in coming up with better stream organization.

  Twitter Takes Over Julpan, Owned By Former Google Engineer Ori Allon!

Julpan's technology helps an user to find out the most relevant Web content, even when he does not have any knowledge about the most relevant keyword. Julpan manages to do the same by analyzing the web activity of more than 100 million users. Julpan also claims its algorithms to be able to automatically identify and filter away spams, while categorizing stories by topics.

Google Buys DailyDeal, Further Strengthens Its Position In The Daily Deal Market!

Sep 20, 2011 | 1,689 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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In a bid to further strengthen its daily deal service arm Google Offers, Google has bought Berlin (Germany) based website DailyDeal. The deal, which entailed a value of something between $150 million and $200 million, is the third such acquisition within a short time span of just two months.

Google Wallet- Your New Age Payment System!

Sep 20, 2011 | 2,264 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google Wallet, the revolutionary  new age mobile payment system offered by Google, is expected to be there soon. The search engine player has announced the release of the first version of this cutting edge technology to all Sprint Nexus S 4G phones.

As of now Sprint Nexus S 4G is the only NFC compatible handset. However,  there are indications that the future Android handsets will also go for the NFC chip, while the other handsets will get them tuned with Google Wallet through NFC-enabled stickers.

Microsoft, Yahoo! And AOL Join Hands To Counter Google On Display Ad!

Sep 19, 2011 | 1,728 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Yahoo! seems to be determined to get back its display advertising crown, the one that it lost to Google in the first quarter of this year. It has joined hands with Microsoft and AOL for display ad yard sale , in a move that is envisaged to pose a strong market challenge to Google.

 

Google Shihui Deal Search Service Launched In China!

Sep 15, 2011 | 1,546 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google is marking its footprint on China's booming group-buying market through Google Shihui, a deal search service that it has launched with Shihui.

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This tie up with Google enables Shihui to allow its users to browse information gathered from the vast number of China's deal sites.

Market Share Drops For Google – August 2011 Search Engine Statistics!

Sep 14, 2011 | 2,168 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The comScore and Hitwise findings of the search engine market share present an interesting data. As per comScore, Google has experienced a below 65% drop in its US market share, for the first time since September 2009. However, Hitwise findings still project Google's market share to be over that 65% mark, though by a very minor margin.

Bing Goes For A Makeover!

Sep 13, 2011 | 1,861 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Bing has gone for a homepage makeover, with the prime focus seemingly being how to get more user/visitor friendly.

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The change includes some decluttering of the home page, which has given a smart and sleek look to it. Besides, Bing has installed some mobile friendly elements on the page, thus boosting its user friendly appeal.

Google Acquires Zagat!

Sep 9, 2011 | 979 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Zagat, a pioneer “user-generated content” platform has been acquired by Google. Terms of the deal are yet to be disclosed.

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With this acquisition, Google aims to “gain a world-class team that has more experience in consumer based-surveys, recommendations and reviews than anyone else in the industry.” The main aim of this move seems to be to improve its local services, that are now presided by Google VP Marissa Mayer who has yet another reason to smile about.

Man Who Threatened Marissa Mayer On Twitter, Arrested!

Sep 8, 2011 | 1,874 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Gregory Calvin King, 27, who has been sending threats to, Marissa Mayer, Google's vice president of locations and local services, has been reported to be arrested on the 19th of August in Texas and indicted in San Francisco last Thursday.

Marissa, 36, currently lives in San Francisco. She was the pioneer engineer that was employed by Google, also amongst the other executives she is one of the most visible one.