LinkShare Growth Signals Affiliate Opportunity

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LinkShare has announced a 37-percent overall same-store, year-over-year sales growth in the first quarter of 2011 for its performance marketing network of online advertisers and Web publishers, significantly outpacing overall e-commerce growth. According to Forrester Research, e-commerce is expected to grow at a compound growth rate of 10 percent… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for …

Nokia, Tencent and Sina to launch new Location-based Service in China

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Nokia’s Ovi Map is widely popular in China and the mobile maker giant is eyeing to provide location-based service in China through its partnership with local Internet giants Tencent and Sina. The new location-based service will be built on top of Ovi Map and set to launch during the first quarter of this year, according […] Related posts: Tencent to …

Yahoo Beats Q4 Estimates, But Held Back By Forecast

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The fourth quarter of 2010 could have gone much worse for Yahoo, judging from the earnings report the company released this afternoon.  Yahoo’s numbers were generally higher than what analysts expected, perhaps earning Carol Bartz a few points in unhappy shareholders’ eyes.  A low Q1 forecast threw a long shadow, however. To first cover the fourth quarter: experts believed Yahoo …

The Things Google Did in 2010 (The Second Quarter)

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We’re looking at the things Google has done over the course of the year. For the first quarter, read this article. Now we’ll pick up in the second quarter.  Allow me to include the disclaimer from the previous post: I have not included every single Google-related story of the year. That would require a book (and a rather large one I …

The Things Google Did in 2010 (The First Quarter)

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I started off aiming to write an article about all of the things Google has done over the course of the year, and quickly realized that this would be one massive article, even if I only briefly mentioned everything. So I have decided to split the article up into quarters, so you don’t have to take everything in all at …

Microsoft Chalks Up Win With Earnings Report

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The three-month period ending September 30th – which Microsoft almost inexplicably refers to as the first quarter of its 2011 fiscal year – was good to the company.  Microsoft shared its earnings report this afternoon, and it beat analysts’ estimates by a large margin. The consensus estimate regarding revenue, for example, was $15.8 billion.  Microsoft reported $16.2 billion, instead.  Then, …