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Top Web News Stories : Week Ending 7-20-2007

Posted on 7.19.2007

The following are the top voted Web news stories on for July 20, 2007. Share the news (industry articles, blog posts, tutorials and more) that you find important and noteworthy at

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Yahoo revenue up, profit falls 2%
: Beleaguered Internet giant Yahoo (YHOO) said Tuesday that earnings fell 2% in the second quarter because of slowing growth in advertising revenue. The company, which replaced its CEO last month, also lowered its outlook for the third quarter.

Strong Google Revenue Disappoints Investors But May Ease Antitrust Scrutiny: Market research firm eMarketer predicts that Google will take in 27.4% of the projected $21.7 billion U.S. online advertising spending in 2007. In 2006, Google won 24.3% of $16.9 billion spent that year.

Microsoft's New Search Czar Outlines Strategy: Microsoft has long lagged behind Google in Web search, struggling to gain market share with its Live Search product and advertising dollars with its adCenter pay-per-click ad network, and lost two top executives earlier this year.

ValueClick Acquires Comparison Shopping Operator MeziMedia: ValueClick has acquired MeziMedia for up to $352 million, in a deal consisting of $100million in upfront in cash, with an additional sum of up to $252 million to be paid depending on MeziMedia’s revenue and earnings performance through to 2009

Google offers Custom Business Search for SMBs: Google introduced a new service for small businesses that allows visitors to search within their Web sites on a customized search page

VoIP provider SunRocket suddenly closes: Internet phone service provider SunRocket, which had as many as 200,000 customers nationwide, has ceased operations without warning.

Facebook Adds Ajax - Abandoning Page Views?: But tonight I noticed that the 2nd step has been Ajaxified - meaning you no longer need to land on a Request Confirmation/Skip This Step page. Instead it is an Ajax pop-up.

Progress seen on Internet radio talks: Internet radio broadcasters and the music industry appeared to be moving closer Monday to resolving a dispute over a new system mandating higher royalty fees for streaming music online.

Openads lets websites keep visits private: The British firm Openads is offering website operators an alternative to giant online ad firms accused of imperiling privacy by amassing data about people's Internet activities.

Google agrees to sell print ads for 225 newspapers: Google Inc. said on Tuesday it is expanding its Print Ads program to allow online advertisers nationwide to place print advertisements in 225 newspapers, serving half of U.S. newspaper readers.

Hearst Sells Stake in Local: Hearst, which invested $6 million in Irvine, CA-based business directory site earlier this year through its Interactive Media division, has apparently sold its stake in open market, reports Barron's blog Tech Trader Daily. to let customers review merchandise: Shoppers will be able to review and rate the merchandise sold on Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Web site beginning on Thursday, as the retailer works to expand its online capabilities.

Microsoft and Partner Up For Keyword Sales: Microsoft Office Live today announced that it is adding Ask Sponsored Listings to its adManager Beta search advertising service.

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