Google Expands Newspaper Pilot Program

Summary As expected, Google has expanded its newspaper ad pilot program and has made it easier and more visible to AdWords advertisers. The program has shown success, as we noted back in December, and represents one of the many flanks…

Read More

Yahoo! Makes First Post-Semel Move

Answering the question posed yesterday ("Where do we go from here?"), Yahoo's first move out of the gate in the post Terry Semel era was to acquire high school and collegiate sporting site Rivals.com for a rumored $100 million. This…

Read More

Changing of the Guard at Yahoo!

Today’s news is that Yahoo! CEO Terry Semel is stepping down from his position, which will be filled by founder Jerry Yang. Meanwhile, CFO Sue Decker will become president. It should be anticipated that Yahoo!'s executive change, which isn’t particularly…

Read More

Yahoo! Pushes Webification Trend Forward

Yahoo! this week launched a new version of its free Web site development and hosting product, through Yahoo! Small Business. Although it previously had a free tool for small businesses to establish a Web presence, this is an improvement because…

Read More

Yahoo! Tests New Local Search Product

GigaOm reports on a new local city guide-like product being tested by Yahoo!. It's called Our City (sounds an awful lot like Ask's new local search product, AskCity) and is being tested in Bangalore and New Delhi. From the looks…

Read More

European Newspapers Challenge Search Giants

AP reported that Copiepresse, a copyright protection group that represents 17 French and German-language Belgian newspapers, asked Yahoo! to remove links that point to the newspapers' content. At issue is whether a cached page (a copy of content that is…

Read More

Gearing Up for CES

The annual Consumer Electronics Show kicks off this week and there will no doubt be a flood of product announcements, many of which will be relevant to the local and online media space. Last year, CES saw the launch of…

Read More

The Verticalization of Local Search III

Following up on last week's post, here is an in-depth Search Engine Watch article that echoes some of the benefits of vertical search. Search Engine Land meanwhile profiles online travel site SideStep, which puts some of these benefits into action.…

Read More

Management Shake-Up at Yahoo!

The blogosphere and news media are abuzz today over the management overhaul at Yahoo!. Starting Jan. 1, the company will be organized into three main groups: a customer-focused group, an advertiser and publisher group, and a technology group. CFO Susan…

Read More