MSN and Yahoo's Perfect Content Storm

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Yahoo and MSN are on a mission to produce un-fathomable amounts of content on the Web. Yahoo's acquisition of Associated Content — since rebranded as Yahoo Contributor Network — relies on thousands of freelancers (just about anyone can participate) to supply a never-ending stream of content. Yahoo pays for that content, albeit not very much…. [[ This is a content …

Groupon: We're the Savior for Small Businesses

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Legend has it that Groupon turned down a $6 billion offer from Google, which if accepted would have been Google’s biggest acquisition to date. Time will tell if this was a smart move or not, but Andrew Mason, Groupon’s CEO seems fairly confident in the company’s future. Do you think Groupon will remain independent? Will the Internet giants be able …

Groupon wants China

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What’s next for Groupon after rejecting Google’s $6 billion mouth-watering offer? ‘More expansion’ is the answer. Groupon has recently acquired 3 group-buying sites based in Singapore and Taiwan and is looking to expand to larger markets in Asia. “We’ll continue to expand geographically and on the subscriber front,” Rob Solomon, Groupon president and chief operating officer, […] Related posts: Benz …

Did Groupon Make the Right Decision? What's Google's Next Move?

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As you probably know, Groupon recently turned down Google’s $6 billion acquisition offer. CEO Andrew Mason was reportedly concerned about the direction Google may have taken it in, as well as what would happen to its employees.  A lot of people are surprised that Groupon turned the offer down, as it would’ve been Google’s biggest acquisition to date. Groupon is …

eBay Releases Online Index for Small Businesses

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A day after strengthening its foothold on local commerce with the acquisition of shopping search engine Milo, eBay has released a new report intended to help small businesses and entrepreneurs thrive on the world’s largest online marketplace. The…(read more) [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

$6 Billion for Groupon: Is Google Overpaying?

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The Google-Groupon deal isn’t just $2.5 billion. The rumored price is way too low. According to All Things Digital, Google has offered $5.3 billion for the social group-buying website with an additional $700 million earnout based on performance. If the deal were to happen, it will be Google’s largest acquisition ever. Although Google has multiple products, […] Related posts: Google …

Foursquare Exceeds 40 Million Check-Ins

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Location-based social network Foursquare counted its 40 millionth check-in a “couple days ago”, according to a Tweet from one of its developers. The number shows that Foursquare’s growth rate is accelerating: Five weeks ago, we clocked Foursquare’s total check-ins at 22 million. In short: Foursquare appears to have doubled its check-in rate in just over a month. It’s just over …

WebOS Might Finally Get a Shot Under HP

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As we reported earlier today, Hewlett-Packard announced its plans to purchase Palm for $1.2 billion. The acquisition comes a few weeks after Palm put itself up for sale and less than a week after potential suitor HTC walked away from the table. The deal comes as a bit of a surprise, given that it was Lenovo, not HP, who seemed …

Google Acquires Widget Creator LabPixies

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Another week, another Google acquisition. This time, it’s LabPixies, a company Google has worked with on creating many of the gadgets (or widgets, as everyone else besides Google calls them) for Google’s personalized portal iGoogle. LabPixies has been acquired for an undisclosed sum, and it will join the iGoogle team to help expand iGoogle across Europe, the Middle East, and …

Google Considers Shelling Out $1 Billion for ITA Software

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Google is in talks to acquire airline IT and services provider ITA Software for the price of $1 billion. According to Bloomberg, it’s not a done deal yet, but several people familiar with the matter confirmed that negotiations between two companies are indeed happening. A billion is a big number, but Google’s treasure chest holds more than enough coin for …

Tweetie 2 For Mac is Coming

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If you’re concerned that Twitter’s acquisition of the popular iPhone app Tweetie will halt development on Tweetie for Mac, don’t be. Amid concerns from Mac users, Tweetie developer Atebits responded on the MacHeist forums today: Hey all – first of all I apologize for any confusion, things have been a bit crazy! I just want to says I’m blasting through …

BREAKING: Twitter Acquires Tweetie

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Twitter has just announced that it has acquired Atebits, the company behind the popular Tweetie iPhone app and Mac desktop application. Tweetie’s creator, Loren Brichter, will be joining the Twitter team as well. The app will be renamed “Twitter for iPhone” and be made free in the next few weeks. Twitter CEO Evan Williams explained the move in a blog …

Brizzly Launches a Guide to Twitter Trends and iPhone App

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Web-based Twitter client Brizzly has three major developments to report: a new free iPhone app, a new Brizzly Guide (which gives trending topics on Twitter their own hub pages as permanent resources for information on the top Twitter discussion items over time), and the acquisition of WikiRank. The Brizzly Guide is a user-editable area that fleshes out the backstory and …