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Ki Mae Heussner

Google Surprises Wall Street, but Not in a Good Way

Shares fall 9 percent after earnings

Expectations were high for Google's earnings call Thursday, but instead of blowing analysts away with dizzying gains, the Internet giant dropped a rare disappointment: lower than anticipated earnings and revenue. The…

Startup Unified Unveils Social Marketing Platform for Enterprise

Microsoft, R to Z Media among initial clients

Powerful though it may be, for marketers, big data can be a big headache. For brands that want to reach audiences across the growing landscape of social platforms, executing effective campaigns…

Whose Life Is It, Anyway?

Consumers are learning their data is currency and new companies are betting they can help them cash in

To hear it from the Federal Trade Commission, an online data collector is an awful lot like a Hollywood paparazzo. Companies that track and collect online consumer data can act like…

Yahoo Co-Founder Jerry Yang Resigns

Departs to ‘pursue other interests’

It’s been a busy month for Yahoo. Barely two weeks after naming former PayPal boss Scott Thompson its new CEO, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company announced today that co-founder Jerry Yang has…

Yahoo Web Series Shows Sports Stars’ High Jinks

Electus, CollegeHumor partner with Yahoo for new series

High-octane high jinks are heading to Yahoo. Starting next week, the Internet giant will be running a 10-week original Web series, called Blindsided, featuring top sports talent pulling pranks on their…

Yahoo Readies Its Advertising Arm for Election Season

Cox Digital Solutions, CampaignGrid partner with Yahoo for election ads

For the past few months, Yahoo has been ramping up its 2012 election coverage, with a new Web show Remake America, new blog “The Signal” and new ABC News partnership.…

Google’s Personalized Search Attracts Criticism

Twitter’s general counsel: ‘a bad day for the Internet’

Google’s new search changes may be a boon for Google+ but, according to some critics, they don’t bode well for the rest of the Web. Hours after Google announced its new…

With $25M Investment, eMarketer Girds for New Growth

Research firm to expand international coverage

Research firm eMarketer today announced that private investment firm Stripes Group has taken a $25 million minority stake in the company. The new funding will be used to pay back…

You-Centric Search Could Give Google+ a Boost

New feature lets users organize personal posts, photos, friends

Over the years, Google has updated its search service to organize everything from online images and video to news and blogs to products and patents. Its latest frontier? You. This morning,…

Medialets Launches Invite-Only Buying Platform for Mobile

Medialets Private Marketplace consolidates buying process

Mobile rich media ad platform Medialets is getting into the matchmaking business. In an announcement today, the New York-based company said it is launching Medialets Private Marketplace, an invitation-only buying platform…

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