Post Tagged with: "Google"

YouTube to Purchase Streaming Service Twitch for $1 Billion?
/ May 20, 2014 3:45 pm
YouTube to Purchase Streaming Service Twitch for $1 Billion?

On Sunday, both the Wall Street Journal and Variety reported that YouTube is in talks to buy Twitch for more than $1 billion. Neither company was commenting publicly on Monday but there has been no shortage of opinions on the possible deal and what it might mean to YouTube, Twitch, consumers and the industry. . Read More

Google to Launch Magazine-Style Advertisements to Display Ad Units
/ May 16, 2014 4:42 pm
Google to Launch Magazine-Style Advertisements to Display Ad Units

TechCrunch reports that Google is launching a new advertisement unit that introduces standard text ads to sites that would generally just run display ads. The company says that the magazine style ads will only feature text and will also appear with an artistic design suitable for display. . Read More

The Verge: Apple Reportedly Considering Buying Beats for $3.2 Billion
/ May 8, 2014 3:49 pm
The Verge: Apple Reportedly Considering Buying Beats for $3.2 Billion

The Verge reports that, according to a new report from The Financial Times, Apple is reportedly negotiating the purchase of Beats for $3.2 billion. According to the report the deal would include both Beats Music, the streaming service, as well as the part of the company that produces headphones and speakers. Read More

TapSense to Support Facebook’s New Mobile Ad Network
/ May 2, 2014 12:24 pm
TapSense to Support Facebook’s New Mobile Ad Network

TapSense, the independent mobile advertising platform, announced support for Facebook’s new mobile ad network. With the inclusion of Facebook Audience Network, mobile publishers can improve their overall CPM and fill rate by gaining access to all of the world’s top ad networks. TapSense’s mediation technology also supports the recently announced Twitter ad network, Apple’s iAd, Google’s AdMob and Millennial Media. Read More

Music Video Service Vevo to the Market
/ April 30, 2014 5:49 pm
Music Video Service Vevo to the Market

VentureBeat reports that the owners of popular music video service Vevo are planning to put the company up for sale. Vevo, whose co-owners comprise Sony Music, Universal Music Group, and Abu Dhabi Media, is seen as a massively significant service for Google’s YouTube, and it is certainly a part of the reason Google contemplates consumers would be fascinated in a YouTube-branded music service. . Read More

Intel Leads EPA List of Nation’s Top 100 Green Energy Users
/ April 24, 2014 4:17 pm
Intel Leads EPA List of Nation’s Top 100 Green Energy Users

Chipmaker Intel tops the Environmental Protection Agency's newly released list of the nation's top 100 users of "green" energy. Intel, which uses 3.1 billion kilowatt hours of green power annually, topped Kohl's Department Stores (1.5 billion), Microsoft (1.4 billion), Whole Foods Market (800 million) and Google (737 million). The complete top 100 rankings are available at the link below. Read More

Google Leads Top Tech and Telecom Firms in Q1 Lobbying Spending
/ April 24, 2014 4:15 pm
Google Leads Top Tech and Telecom Firms in Q1 Lobbying Spending

Google spent $3.8 million lobbying federal lawmakers and regulators during the first quarter, making it the top spender among 15 technology and telecommunications companies analyzed by public interest group Consumer Watchdog, based on lobbying disclosure forms. The Mountain View-based search giant's figure was 14% hire than the same period a year ago. . Read More

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