A report released by comScore has shown that in the month of February, there have been a lot of changes in the rankings of the top ten of online video sites in the USA.
AOL Inc. has just announced that they will soon acquire one of the most popular online blogs, The Huffington Post.
Internet users often have to wait through pre-roll ads or look past overlay ads when they want to watch online video. This can be quite irritating to some users. Microsoft and Yahoo! are reportedly thinking of ways to make this less of an irritation.
Rumours have been doing the rounds regarding a possible deal between AOL and Microsoft. AOL’s Chief Executive, Tim Armstrong, has said that the company is in talks for a new search deal. Their current deal with Google is due to end shortly.
According to data released by comScore, AOL Advertising was the top ad network in the USA in December 2009. ComScore’s reasearch results show that AOL Advertising had access to 187 million U.S. Internet users.
If the latest buzz in the mobile industry is to be believed, AOL seems to be getting ready to shut down their mobile advertising network.
While plain text ads are very popular on the Google Content Network and form a very important part of the AdWords online advertising platform, display ads still lag far behind in popularity. Google’s new Ad Exchange hopes to change this.
Growth in mobile Internet access and the number of users perform search operations on their mobile phones has prompted dotMobi and Gomez Inc. to create the world’s first Mobile Web Benchmark Series, to rank the leading mobile sites with regards to their efficiency for customer operations.
According to the latest qSearch analysis of the major U.S. search engines carried out by comScore, search continues to grow and little has changed in terms of market share of the top 5 search providers.
Following all the hullabaloo after the Yahoo! board of directors refused Microsoftâ€™s offer to buy them over, and the threats led by investor Carl Icahn, to replace the entire board of Yahoo!, the headless chicken that is Yahoo! is now looking at merging with another collossal sinker, AOL.
Since the beginning of the year we have heard off and on that AOL’s access and media units are likely to be split. This has now been confirmed by none other than CEO, Jeff Bewkes, while releasing the financial results of the company for the second quarter of the year. The process is expected to start early next year.