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Tim Peterson

Google's Future Lies in Glass and Fiber, Present Is In Ads

Ad revenue up 16 percent in first quarter

The biggest surprise in Google’s first-quarter earnings was the drop in advertising’s share of non-Motorola Mobility revenue from 96 percent a year ago to 92 percent in the most recent…

Twitter Drops Music App, Amps Up Media Ambitions

Positions social platform to leapfrog Pandora for mobile ad revenue

Like a new album, Twitter Music leaked early with a CNET report that the social platform had signed (acquired) music discovery service We Are Hunted. Then last week word began…

Twitter Looks to Emulate Google With Keyword Ad Targeting

Social giant continues to roll out more marketing options

The explosion of search advertising in the mid-2000s put keywords on the advertising pedestal, letting brands pinpoint specific, intent-laden words they’d like to target against. Keyword ads have worked brilliantly,…

Yahoo Ad Revenue Slides Amid Mobile Gap, Reduced Inventory

Web traffic also declines but the slide slows

Companies typically open their quarterly earnings calls with the disclaimer that current revenue and performance numbers do not necessarily reflect future results. Yahoo may have wanted to repeat that line when it began its…

The Demise of Third-Party Cookies Could Help Premium Publishers

Facebook and Google are well positioned

First Safari and now Firefox are blocking third-party companies from dropping cookies on publishers’ sites to protect users’ privacy. Those moves hurt revenues of the smaller publishers that depend on…

Google's Person Finder Connects Boston Marathon Victims, Loved Ones

American Red Cross also has missing-people tool

Hours after two blasts went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Google updated its Person Finder tool to help those searching for friends and family members who may…

Starbucks WiFi Gets Even More Ad-Supported Via Boingo Wireless

Adds video spots, banners after customers connect

Aside from the guys who post up in a coffee shop for hours with an iMac to play World of Warcraft or stream Game of Thrones in the airport terminal…

How Facebook's Partner Categories Level the Playing Field—for Good

Narrower targeting could mean more relevant ads, more ad dollars

Facebook would seem to be an ideal ad vehicle for small local businesses. But it's never lived up to its promise. Until maybe now. To date, a mom-and-pop dress shop may…

LinkedIn Buys Flipboard Competitor Pulse for $90 Million

Apps not shuttering, but new products on the way

It's been a weird month for social and media. A few weeks after Facebook’s managing editor announced his departure and during the same week Tumblr said it is dismantling its…

AOL Loses Ad Tech Head Ned Brody in Portal Tug of War

Exec reportedly being courted by Yahoo

AOL has lost the leader of its business’s biggest bright spot. The company confirmed on Thursday that Ned Brody, who ran AOL’s ad tech arm AOL Networks, has resigned. All…

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