New YouTube “usage metrics” data a boon for marketing campaigns

YouTube is offering account holders access to usage statistics for the videos they upload, such as where viewers are geographically located and how they found the clips.The feature, called YouTube Insight, had been

Published on: March 27th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Google, Yahoo, and MySpace join forces on OpenSocial

Yahoo, Google and MySpace have formed a foundation to promote the OpenSocial platform as a neutral, community-governed specification for building social-networking applications, the companies announced Tuesday. Yahoo's involvement in the project is new.

Published on: March 26th, 2008 Grant Gross and Peter Sayer

Microsoft to buy Rapt, confers with Yahoo execs

Microsoft hasn't yet snagged Yahoo, but it plans to acquire another company it hopes will boost its online advertising yields: Rapt, of San Francisco. Rapt sells advertising yield management tools for online media

Published on: March 17th, 2008 Peter Sayer and Dan Nystedt

Google launches free online ad management service

Google launched a free hosted service on Thursday that helps Web site publishers sell advertising faster and fill unsold slots on their sites.Ad Manager, which Google said has already been tested by a

Published on: March 14th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

Half the world’s enterprises will use Wikis by end of next year

"My longest sales cycle has been two hours," said Fulkerson, co-founder and chief executive officer of MindTouch of San Diego (DEMOfall 06), the developer of the open source enterprise wiki interface DekiWiki and

Published on: March 14th, 2008 Mary A.C. Fallon

Good SMB e-mail options at a great price

E-mail: Can't live without it, can't stand the hassles. Is it any wonder many people rely on Instant Messaging for co-worker communications?But old habits die hard, and IM doesn't fit the work styles

Published on: March 11th, 2008 James E. Gaskin

Microsoft’s Ballmer grilled on Yahoo offer

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer couldn't avoid being trampled by the elephant in the room -- the company's bid to acquire Yahoo -- during a quirky keynote question-and-answer session at the company's MIX 08

Published on: March 7th, 2008 Elizabeth Montalbano

Google searches for way to improve business decisions with an internal prediction market

Prediction markets are known to forecast the outcome of elections more accurately than polls. Now Google is using an internal prediction market to improve business decisions and learn how employees exchange information. Basically

Published on: March 6th, 2008 Jon Brodkin

20 steps to achieve rapid – and remarkable — success at work

You have no time. Here are 20 processes you can improve, benefits you can reap and changes you can make in just 20 minutes.You look at your to-do list and everything seems hard

Published on: March 3rd, 2008 Stephanie Overby

Microsoft overtures to open source developers evokes praise, skepticism

Microsoft's commitment Thursday to open up its APIs and communications protocols and reach out to open source developers polarized opinions much like Microsoft itself has historically polarized the industry. The European Union expressed

Published on: February 25th, 2008 John Fontana

Microsoft’s Yahoo acquisition bid likely to turn ugly

Microsoft plans to intensify its pursuit of Yahoo this week when it authorizes a proxy fight to oust Yahoo's board, meaning the 19-day old acquisition attempt will soon turn a darker shade of

Published on: February 20th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Free Google hosted applications sidestep IT department, raise security concerns

Google is releasing a new edition of its hosted applications suite that end-users can bring into the workplace without the involvement of their IT department.It means that IT managers who fret about employees

Published on: February 7th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Yahoo deal Microsoft’s “last opportunity” to dethrone Google

Microsoft's $44.6 billion bid for Yahoo could be the final opportunity for the Redmond, Wash-based software maker to finally catch up with Google in the online application and Web search space, says a

Published on: February 4th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

iPhone becomes top Google user…briefly

Google released an update to its offerings for the iPhone, hoping to continue a trend that recently saw the iPhone briefly become the number-one mobile phone hitting Google sites.Despite its small share of

Published on: January 15th, 2008 Nancy Gohring