eBay: Record Revenues, Stock Falls

eBay reported record quarterly revenues but was the latest victim of the Wall Street inflated expectations game. More on the numbers from InternetNews.com. Also, Om Malik takes a look at Skype revenues (mostly from outside the U.S.).

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Govt. Now Pursuing Google Data

Here's an important post from John Battelle about the Bush administration's efforts to get at users' online behavior and search data. Battelle excerpts a San Jose Mercury News article on the Justice Dept. efforts: In court papers filed in U.S.…

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Nielsen Search Numbers for Nov.

Nielsen reported that total search volume was flat at 5.1 billion (vs. October). The following were the search market share numbers: Google: 46% Yahoo!: 23% MSN Search: 11% AOL: 7%Here are the November comScore numbers:Google: 39.8% Yahoo!: 29.5% MSN Search:…

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Google Ready to Fight BB Fees

There was public discussion by the telcos and perhaps other broadband providers about trying to charge fees/taxes/tolls to the Googles and Vonages of the world for the high bandwidth usage they directly and indirectly cause. Om Malik points to a…

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News Corp. Taking on Sensis

The Australian is reporting that Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. is planning to challenge Sensis' growing position in Australian directories, classifieds and local search with its own "listings" product. The product will be powered by News Corp.'s latest asset, Australian Local…

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Tribune Adds Video to Newspaper Sites

Tribune Interactive has signed a deal with WorldNow, according to an article in today's MediaPost (reg. req'd), to provide streaming video for all Tribune's online properties (newspapers and TV). WorldNow also operates the Local Media Network, which offers video and…

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Gannett + 4INFO

Newspaper giant Gannett has invested in free DA/mobile local search provider 4INFO. Here's more detail in the release. Gannett properties will gain distribution on the service as part of the deal.

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Local Developments

The irrepressible Kevin Ryan has a column all about local today (roundup of recent developments). LiveDeal.ca (a joint venture with Canada's Torstar, which owns book publishing and newspaper properties) went live this week. The site is being integrated into Torstar's…

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BeanPool Joins a Crowded Field

Joining Yahoo!, Insider Pages, Judy's Book, Kudzu, Backfence, Yelp and many others, BeanPool has launched. It looks like they built this on blogger (same colors, etc.). Here's the full release. Search Engine Journal offers a more in-depth discussion.

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A New Strategy for Outdoor Advertising?

Here's an interesting concept that circumvents some of the challenges of integrating advertising in online maps. SEW points out that the rooftop ads probably aren't for the sake of online mapping satellite imagery; they actually target commercial flights as they…

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News Corp. Plans to Compete for Broadband

One thing seems to stand in the way of Rupert Murdoch's march toward a broadband empire: the broadband network itself. This BusinessWeek article outlines his plans to compete with cable and telecom "triple play" bundles by updating News Corp.-owned satellite…

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Yahoo! Numbers

Q4 revenues were $1.5 billion, a 39 percent increase from $1.078 billion for the same period of 2004. This impressive growth was not enough to satisfy some analysts' very high expectations, although revenues were in line with consensus expectations. The…

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Google AdRadio

I'm late to this news this morning ... But Google makes another sort of local push ... into radio, buying dMarc Broadcasting of Newport Beach, California. There's a reported downpayment of just over $100 million and more than $1 billion…

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MLK Jr. Day

Some/many people are not working in the U.S. today because of Martin Luther King Jr. Here's a piece on "globalizing" his legacy from The New York Times (reg. req'd). And here's bio info from Wikipedia. And here's Google's "I have…

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Drilling Down on Local ’06

For the past several weeks, I've been receiving tons of e-mails about speaking opportunities at the show in March and I've had to defer people. Our agenda is done and we're going though a quick final review. This is only…

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