Microsoft has announced it will cut a staggering 18,000 jobs from its workforce over the next year, and reports indicate its Nokia unit will shoulder two-thirds of these layoffs. Apparently new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was “not a fan” of the recent Nokia acquisition, and is hoping to move Microsoft away from its foray into… Continue reading In the Massive Microsoft Layoff, Which Devices and Services Will Bear the Brunt?
Are you a fan of the Internet? As of today, the web you know and love is under threat of new Federal Communications Commission regulation that could allow internet service providers to become paid gatekeepers of the web. These ISPs would be able to make special deals with companies that can afford to “pay to… Continue reading Dear FCC Site Lets You Make a Public Comment to Fight for Net Neutrality
Do you run a blog? Did you know that 23% of your visitors are likely to be blocking your ads via some sort of plugin? That can result in some hefty losses, costing companies hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. Worse for large publishers is that the average adblocking rate is growing at 43%… Continue reading How to Recover Lost Advertising Revenue with PageFair
Did you know that an estimated 36% of internet advertising is spent on fraudulent traffic or bots? According to security firm Solve Media, these zombie computers simulating real traffic cost advertisers about $10 billion last year alone. Now a new startup called White Ops believes they’ve found a way to decipher and filter real traffic… Continue reading How Many Bots Visit Your Site Each Day? White Ops Startup Wants to Help Filter Botnet Traffic
If you thought Twitter’s business model wasn’t working well, it may actually be worse than we thought. Twitter’s shares have suffered all year and now have hit an all-time low. The social network is facing a decline despite a growth in users. Today, April 30, Twitter shares rang in at $37.50, a 12% drop for… Continue reading Twitter Shares Continue to Drop, Hitting an All-Time Low
On Friday, the tech-heavy NASDAQ stock market index closed at 4,000, down almost 10% from its post-recession high. That’s got Wall Street recalling the burst of the dot.com bubble. In March 2000, creator and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg was 15 years old. That same month the NASDAQ peaked at 5,132 points. And then the… Continue reading Pop Goes the Internet Sector?
Freelancer marketplace Ooomf now goes by a new name. Initially built to help app developers reach bigger audiences, Ooomf was eventually relaunched under the same name as a marketplace for freelancers. Now, after announcing a $2 million funding round, the company has changed its name to “Crew.” While the ooomf.com domain will remain active, visitors… Continue reading Freelancer Marketplace Ooomf Rebrands as ‘Crew,’ Announces $2M Funding Round
While people frequently turn to Wikipedia and Google Search to answer their questions, they may be overlooking a website specifically designed to answer those questions. Question-and-answer website Quora boasts that it is actually “your best source of knowledge” because it lets you ask any question and get real answers from people with first-hand experience. With… Continue reading Quora Raises $80 Million To Drive Growth and Protect Independence