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Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

Posted in digital media, internet, LinkedIn, social media, world wide web, www with tags , , , on June 13, 2016 by gadler

Microsoft announced a $26.2 billion deal on Monday to acquire professional social platform LinkedIn for $196 per share.

Shares of LinkedIn surged 48 percent after the announcement, while Microsoft’s stock was down 4 percent. Trading in Microsoft had been halted briefly for news pending before the announcement of the all-cash deal.

Jeff Weiner will stay on as CEO of LinkedIn and will report to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. The deal was unanimously approved by both companies’ boards, and is expected to close by the end of the year. The acquisition is still subject to approval by LinkedIn shareholders and regulators.”

Read more here: Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

 

Newspaper digital audience springs forward to 176 million

Posted in Age, Demographics, digital media, Gender, internet, media, newspaper, Research with tags , , on May 2, 2015 by gadler

The digital audience engaged with newspaper content reached a new peak in March 2015, totaling 176 million adult unique visitors. The count is a 10% increase from the 161 million unique visitors measured by comScore in March 2014.”

Newspaper digital audience springs forward to 176 million.

FCC Won’t Issue Public Notice On Net Neutrality Options | Broadcasting & Cable

Posted in internet, net neutrality, world wide web on December 15, 2014 by gadler

The FCC will not put out a formal public notice (PN) seeking additional comment on any of the proposed hybrid variations on new Open Internet rules offered up by various parties.”

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FCC Won’t Issue Public Notice On Net Neutrality Options | Broadcasting & Cable.

Net Neutrality – Simply Explained, in Simple English

Posted in internet, Internet Activity & Sites, video, world wide web, www with tags , , , , , on April 24, 2014 by gadler

Business Insider does a good job of explaining the issues and developments surrounding net neutrality. It seems certain that consumers will be paying more for Internet services requiring greater bandwidth (i.e. video, such as Netflix, etc).

Net Neutrality – Simply Explained

MediaPost Publications Catching The Drift: Online Video Views Up Almost 50% Over A Year Ago 04/15/2014

Posted in digital media, internet, Internet Activity & Sites, television, video, world wide web, www on April 15, 2014 by gadler

The new comScore Video Metrix report for February comes out just as the IAB touts that the Internet advertising reached $42.8 billion in 2013, which is more than was been spent on television, for the first time.

But let’s be clear about it. Of that amount, online video only accounted for $2.8 billion, a sizable 19% over the year before, and counted within the $12.8 billion spent in online display advertising, which was up 30%

Those are great numbers, still, that seems to suggest an obvious trend. Indeed, television’s overseers and other content makers seem to be tripping all over themselves to get more solidly positioned for an online future.

Read the full story here: MediaPost Publications Catching The Drift: Online Video Views Up Almost 50% Over A Year Ago 04/15/2014.

Quality Score Explained By A Former Googler

Posted in advertising, digital media, Google, internet, online marketing, search engines, SEM on July 18, 2013 by gadler

Quality Score Explained By A Former Googler.

15 Things People Absolutely Hate About Your Website

Posted in internet, Internet Activity & Sites on April 10, 2012 by gadler

15 Things People Absolutely Hate About Your Website.

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