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Facebook Fails with Social Shopping

Facebook is missing the mark on the social shopping, perhaps the biggest money-making venture in the social era of the Web. Sites like Groupon and LivingSocial have seen tremendous success by crowd-sourcing deals. Even Twitter has...

In the Cloud: Sales Performance Management from Xactly

Xactly today released version 1.6 of its SMB sales compensation management solution Xactly Express. The self-service sales compensation management software enables users to create sales commission plans, calculate commissions, and...

Optimizing the Comment Experience

Commenting on the content of others is one of the great hallmarks of Web marketing. Not only do you get to participate and share your thoughts with others, but you have the opportunity to generate exposure for your own brand simultaneously...

Yahoo's Contributor Network, Exploring the Freelance Marketplace

Yahoo has fulfilled their vision when purchasing Associated Content six months ago. Rebranded as Yahoo Contributor Network, Yahoo is poised to be the biggest freelance market on the Internet. This week, we talk about the new offering...

Monster No Longer the No. 1 Jobs Site? Indeed

Job search engine Indeed.com officially became the largest jobs site in the U.S. by passing longtime leader Monster.com in October, according to the latest data from comScore. A total of 12.3 million users visited Indeed in October...

The Good and Bad of Google Instant Previews

Google Instant Previews, the latest of the search giant's innovations, gives the user the opportunity to see a small preview of an entire Web page before clicking through to the website, by clicking on the little magnifying glass...

Search Paces Record Quarterly Ad Revenues

The Interactive Advertising Bureau has reported that U.S. online ad revenues reached $6.4 billion for the third quarter of 2010 – the highest quarterly result ever recorded. The record number also represented a 17-percent growth...

E-Commerce Meets CMS at Sitecore

.Net Web Content management system (CMS) released an E-Commerce platform. What does a CMS know about e-commerce software? It turns out, quite a bit courtesy of the company focus on marketing automation. What makes this e-commerce solution...

DotNetNuke WCMS Gets Serious with v5.6

Popular .Net web content management platform DotNetNuke released version 5.6 of its professional edition and enterprise edition. The new version includes a new Site Search feature (which includes for Boolean searches, phrase searches...

Yahoo! Local Offers Arrives - Worth a Look

Yahoo! has seen the future - and it's local. The Web technology and content company announced the launch of Local Offers this week, a program (which is still in beta) in which Yahoo! has partnered with online and offline providers...

Malware Up, Spam Down

It seems every bit of good news received about Web security is tempered with some bad. McAfee unveiled its McAfee Threats Report for the Third Quarter (2010) today, which revealed that while spam levels decreased in volume this quarter...

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Google Cooks Up a New Recipe for Local Search

The engineers at Google have recently been throwing a lot of new ingredients into local search, working to improve both user experience and merchant visibility. This week’s announcement of a new local recommendation engine called...

Twitter Trends and Translations

Twitter announced two rather significant improvements to its platform today – most notably the inclusion of additional countries and cities in Trending Topics and Translations. Trending Topics provide a glimpse into the most...

Yahoo! Clues Search Trends

Yahoo! has released a new Web based tool which offers an interesting and visually appealing way to explore search trends. Yahoo! Clues provides a way to discover and compare trending information. What makes Clues so interesting is...

Video Ads Gaining Acceptance and Revenue

Hulu.com recently announced that the website will earn $240 million in 2010, up drastically from $108 million in 2009. And a large part of that can be attributed to a sharp increase in video ad spending. That market is expected to...

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