Dropbox Expands Into Asia With Softbank Partnership

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According to a report from Bloomberg, online storage company Dropbox has inked a deal with Softbank Corp and Sony Ericsson that should help it expand its user base into both Asia and Europe. […] Related posts: GoAruna Targets China and Gap Between Box.net, Dropbox Online file sharing services like Box.net is large enterprise focused… Softbank CEO pledges 10 billion yen …

Should YouTube Have Banned This Animal Cruelty Investigation Video?

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In the wake of the infamous elephant-killing video from GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons, there is another disturbing video involving animals making web news. This involves an “undercover investigation” into the practices of E6 Cattle Company in Texas. Mercy for Animals … Continue reading →

Groupon's CEO Pegs 2010 Revenue At $760 Million

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When Groupon was said to have turned down a $6 billion acquisition offer from Google, many onlookers wondered what could possibly have motivated that decision.  Now we know: the ability to earn $760 million in revenue in 2010, along with the goal of bringing in over a billion this year. Those figures were mentioned in an internal memo that leaked …

Demand Media: We're "Very White Hat"

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Demand Media CEO Richard Rosenblatt, speaking on an earnings call today, took to defending his company’s content, which is often subject to a great deal of criticism, though I would contend that much of the criticism is really geared toward Google for surfacing some of the more questionable (in quality) content over other results that would appear more authoritative.  In …

Google Apps saves Singapore firm half a Million

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Switching from Linux-based Hmail system to Google Apps saves HSR, a Singapore-based real estate agency “some half a million dollars annually”, Patrick Liew, CEO at HSR told Zdnetasia. In its existing Linux-based system, […] Related posts: Google Acquires Mobile Ad Firm For 750 Million It seems like Google has passed the recession stage and… How a Gamer Makes Half a …

IBM Celebrates 100 Years of Innovation

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Happy centennial birthday, IBM. This year, IBM celebrates 100 years of innovation, risk taking and transformation CEO, Samuel J. Palmisano was in Singapore last Friday to speak at IBM’s Centennial Lecture organized by […] Related posts: How Web Videos Are Driving Innovation We watch web videos almost everyday. They have changed our… Magazine Ad Revenue Finally Increasing After 3 Years …

Email Drives More Traffic To Retailer Websites Than Social Media

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Traditional marketing provides a better return on investment (ROI) for retailers than social media, according to a new report from ForeSee Results.  Do you find email to be more effective than social media? Let us know in the comments. The report found that social media interactions are a main influence for only 5 percent of visitors to retail websites. The …

Demand Media CEO: Google Not Talking About Us

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Last week, Google’s Matt Cutts put up a blog post talking about a shift in focus to content farms, which he defines as "sites with shallow or low-quality content". Most people that read this assumed he was talking about sites like some of those offered by Demand Media (eHow.com, for example), which launched an IPO this week valuing the company …

Zillow Adds Real Estate Agent Ratings

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Real estate website Zillow has introduced a new feature that allows home buyers and sellers to search for local real estate agents based on ratings and reviews. When people use the Zillow Directory to search for a real estate agent in their area, results are sorted by local agents with the highest overall ratings and the largest number of reviews. …

AdKeeper Allows Users to Save Ads for Later

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A new service is being tested that would allow Web users to click on an ad to save it so they can interact with it later. The company behind it is startup AdKeeper, whose CEO Scott Kurnit founded the Web property that became About.com. The idea behind…(read more) [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full …

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 …