eBay released its third quarter financial numbers and thanks to the strong growth of its PayPal division, both its revenue and net income increased.
In the third-quarter of 2010, eBay made $2.238 billion in revenue, which was actually up 1% from the same quarter in 2009.
While eBay's marke.... More »
As much as social media is important to consumers, a recent survey revealed that only 5 percent of holiday shoppers said their decision to visit one of the top 40 retailers’ websites was influenced by social media.
The customer satisfaction survey was carried out by ForSee Results, which found th.... More »
Steve Chen and Chad Hurley are back in action. They gained notoriety and even rock star status by selling YouTube to Google for 1.76 billion dollars back in 2006. Now they have bought Delicious from Yahoo. The price of this acquisition remains undisclosed. Delicious has been added to the pair's new .... More »
You know your band is popular. You have goo gobs of Facebook fans that wait with baited breath for your next photo or appearance. However, this popularity is not translating into what is really important -- gigs and money. NuevoStage, a soon to be launched service aims to bring you and your band's.... More »
Reports indicate that Google is testing a feature in its search results pages that allows users to see full-page previews of sites before clicking through to get to them.
The test involves highlighting certain sections of a web page in orange and expanding the text to provide a snippet of infor.... More »
Attention Google employees! Thinking of making a job switch over to Facebook? It may mean a handsome counter offer from your boss if you let them know.
That’s right. Google is making generous counter offers to several of its employees in an effort to keep them from quitting and going to Facebook. Facebook is in a great place at the moment; stocks are up, revenue is high, and there’s a huge growth in users. All of this points to an explosion in employee growth.
Google has already lost several employees to Yahoo, and now it seems Facebook is moving in on their employee turf. While most employees stay, once receiving the counter offer, the ones that are leaving Google for Facebook are doing so in hopes that stocks are going to hit even higher numbers and the payout for them will be significant.
This speaks volumes about Google’s view of Facebook as a real threat to their employee base. Which means Google recognizes the success Facebook is experiencing and fears their employees will all see it too.