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Google, Facebook clash steps up in data centre networking space

Sunday, 27 July 2014 12:10
Google and Facebook are set to unveil their visions of data centre networking, likely both similar and competing, at the Hot Interconnects event in August. Google will host the event, which includes talks from a wide variety of communications luminaries on hot topics in communications such as innovative uses for flash memory and the proliferation of silicon photonics. Amin Vahdat, a Google Fellow and the search giant's technical lead on networking, will open the event…

Google launches Partner Select program to grow its video ad sales

Sunday, 27 July 2014 02:01
Must-know: What do Google's mixed 2Q results indicate? (Part 5 of 10) (Continued from Part 4) Google launches Partner Select program to expand its video business beyond YouTube In the previous part of the series, we discussed Google’s (GOOGL) YouTube business and how it’s becoming the main driver of growth for the company. Google is now going beyond YouTube to expand its video business through the newly launched “Partner Select” program. According to Google, Partner…

Zuckerberg richer than Google guys after Facebook rally

Friday, 25 July 2014 11:30
While Facebook and Google duke it out for Internet ad dominance, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has already beaten Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page in one key metric — net worth. The 30-year-old Zuckerberg added $1.6 billion to his personal fortune on Thursday after the world’s largest social network closed at a record high, fueled by blowout second-quarter results. The gains pushed his net worth on paper to $33.3 billion, catapulting Zuckerberg past Brin,…

Zuckerberg adds $2 billion to fortune as FB surges

Thursday, 24 July 2014 22:20
Mark Zuckerberg is now richer than Google Inc. co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. According to Bloomberg, the Facebook Inc. chairman has added $2 billion (USD1.6 billion) to his fortune after the world’s largest social network closed at a record. The stock surge has pushed Zuckerberg’s net worth to $33.3 billion, taking him past Brin, 40, and Page, 41. He has also surpassed Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, 50, on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The index…

Google, Facebook Clash at Con

Thursday, 24 July 2014 20:18
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Archrivals Google and Facebook will share their visions of datacenter networking -- likely both similar and competing -- at the Hot Interconnects event in August. Google will host the event, which includes talks from a wide variety of communications luminaries on hot topics in comms such as new uses for flash memory and the rise of silicon photonics. Amin Vahdat, a Google Fellow and the search giant's technical lead on networking,…

Google, Apple And Facebook Are In The Clear. So Why The Angst?

Thursday, 24 July 2014 18:18
When Google reported its earnings last week eMarketer ran an article that showed how Google along with Facebook accounted for over 72% of the increased ad spend in mobile in 2013, and that they were going to surpass that proportion in 2014. eMarketer aded: In 2012, only 11% of Facebook’s net ad revenues worldwide came from mobile, and last year, that figure jumped to 45.1%. In 2014, eMarketer estimates that mobile will account for 63.4%…

Facebook Gain Makes Zuckerberg Wealthier Than Google Guys

Thursday, 24 July 2014 17:17
Mark Zuckerberg is now richer than Google Inc. co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. The Facebook Inc. chairman added $1.6 billion to his fortune today after the world's largest social network closed at a record. The surge elevated the 30-year-old's net worth to $33.3 billion, moving him past Brin, 40, and Page, 41, as well as Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos, 50, on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Mobile usage increase is driving down cost-per-click for Google

Thursday, 24 July 2014 15:15
Must-know: What do Google's mixed 2Q results indicate? (Part 2 of 10) (Continued from Part 1) Increasing mobile usage causing decline in mobile ad pricing levels In the previous part of the series, we discussed that although the number of paid clicks increased by 25% over a year ago for Google (GOOGL), its cost-per-click (or CPC) was down 6%. The primary reason for the decline in cost-per-click was the reduced advertising pricing or cost-per-click rates…

Spain's 'Google tax' could kill Facebook and Twitter

Thursday, 24 July 2014 09:10
Spanish Congress has passed a law, known as the "Google tax", that could result in the use of Facebook and Twitter being outlawed in the country. Specifically, Madrid passed a reform to the Spanish Intellectual Property Law (LPI) that grants the Spanish News Publishers Association (AEDE) the "inalienable right" to charge a fee for anyone that adds their content. Experts have begun to analyse the new regulation to see what effect it will have on…

Twitter Has A Massive Diversity Problem, And These Two Charts Prove It

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 16:57
Twitter disclosed the diversity numbers for its global and U.S. employees Wednesday, following in the footsteps of Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and LinkedIn. Like these companies, Twitter is comprised of a workforce that’s primarily white and male, especially when it comes to tech-related positions. At Twitter, 70% of employees are male and 30% are female. When you look at the numbers for tech-related jobs, that ratio switches from 90% male employees to 10% female workers. The…
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