Committees in the Senate and House are planning to have fall hearings on how the Google-DoubleClick deal will impact competition.CNN Money reports that the Senate antitrust subcommittee is planning a hearing to delve into how Google's acquisition of Doubleclick will impact Internet advertising.
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eBay CEO Meg Whitman said the company is allocating marketing dollars to Google, but also plans to spend with other partners on increase returns.On eBay's earnings conference call Whitman addressed the Google flap last month (eBay pulled its Google ads over a Google Checkout spat).
SAP said Thursday that its second quarter revenue was up 10 percent from a year ago as it gained market share. The enterprise software giant also said it is investing more into "untapped" markets in the midmarket.
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While on vacation the last two weeks in the Northwest, I've spent my time picking raspberries, chopping wood, herding ducks, whacking weeds and golf balls and lounging at the river.I come back to the usual massive amount of non-essential email, which I weed out with block deletes, and, interestingly, a serious amount of Facebook action.
Guess eBay didn't need Google that much after all. Last month eBay pulled its Google advertising over a Google Checkout vs.
IBM's second quarter results were strong amid growth in its services business. Big Blue said Wednesday that earnings per share from continuing operations were $2.
Dennis Howlett connects a few dots on SAP's research of social media and the possibilities for enterprise applications. Can you take something like Facebook, mash it up with SAP and get something new?
Scott Cleland, an analyst at the Precursor group, argues in a 36-page white paper that the Federal Trade Commission could shoot down Google's acquisition of DoubleClick. First a few notes: I've interviewed Cleland a few times mostly on telecommunications matters and find him very credible.
On today's podcast:Yahoo plans strategic plan in next 100 days. Can it be fixed?