John Paczkowski

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Google Take All, Plus 10 Percent

Google accounted for 77.4 percent of all search engine spending in the second quarter of 2008. This according to Efficient Frontier, which notes that Google claims $1.10 of every new search dollar.

How is that possible? Because advertisers are putting their new advertising dollars with Google (GOOG) and pulling some of their old ones away from the company’s rivals. Yahoo (YHOO) lost $0.09 of every new search dollar in the second quarter. Microsoft (MSFT) lost $0.01.

A dismal state of affairs if you’re Yahoo or Microsoft. That said, allocation of search marketing dollars hasn’t really changed all that much. Google maintained its 77.4 percent share of U.S. search marketing dollars, while Yahoo captured 17.8 percent of spending and Microsoft Live Search maintained its 4.8-percent share.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work