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28th
FEB

Groupon’s CEO Pegs 2010 Revenue At $760 Million

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When Groupon was said to have turned down a $6 billion acquisition offer from Google, many onlookers wondered what could possibly have motivated that decision.  Now we know: the ability to earn $760 million in revenue in 2010, along with the goal of bringing in over a billion this year.

Those figures were mentioned in an internal memo that leaked this afternoon, so unless CEO Andrew Mason is trying to teach everyone a lesson about respecting boundaries, they should be solid.  They’re kind of amazing, too, considering that Groupon’s 2009 revenue totaled just $33 million, making for a 23-fold year-over-year increase.

Otherwise, Mason told his team, “By this time next year, we will either be on our way to becoming one of the great technology brands that define our generation, or a cool idea by people who were out executed and out innovated by others that were smarter and harder working.”

And Mason would of course prefer the first scenario.  “Life is too short to be part of another cookie cutter company.  Surprise reminds people that they are alive, that they haven’t seen it all.  Let’s make Groupon the reason that people wake up every day,” he urged.

Then Groupon’s CEO gets bonus points for making a Lord of the Rings reference while acknowledging that this will be a difficult task.

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25th
FEB

Report: Pres. Of MySpace Music To Step Down

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In fairness to MySpace: its brand recognition is off the charts, and it still receives traffic for which many sites’ owners would kill.  But just about everyone who doesn’t work for the unit agrees that it’s declining, and now it looks like the president of MySpace Music has joined that crowd.

Peter Kafka reported this afternoon, “Myspace Music head Courtney Holt is stepping down. . . .  Sources say Holt doesn’t have another post lined up.  But the real news is that he was still at the site, which is a joint venture between Myspace and the major music labels.”

Consider that MySpace’s traffic levels have been falling sharply for at least the past year.  That’s not the sort of pattern many execs associated with their name.

Also, remember that different people at both News Corp. and MySpace have been pretty open about the possibility of a merger, spinoff, or sale due to losses.  Again, not something to brag about during a job interview.

Holt may have plenty of career options, though.  Kafka speculated that he might land elsewhere within News Corp., or at Spotify.   Or even at Apple or Google.

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23rd
FEB

Google Launches a new API for Chrome Omnibox

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Chrome Extension Developers Can Do New Things With Address Bar

Google announced the launch of a new omnibox API for Chrome. This means developers will be able to do new cool things with the omnibox it is the address bar in Chrome, which also serves as a search box.

“One of the most powerful aspects of Google Chrome is the omnibox, also known as the address bar,” says Google software engineer Matt Perry. “You can type URLs and searches into one unified place and it all just works. With the new omnibox API, extension developers can make the omnibox even more powerful.”

“The omnibox API lets extension developers add their own keyword command to the omnibox,” he adds. “When the user types a query prefixed by this keyword, the extension can suggest potential completions and react to the user’s input.”

He points to an example where an extension lets you search and switch between open tabs from the omnibox: The announcement of this is quite interesting. Earlier this week, there was talk of Google looking at a potential UI design for Chrome that would actually eliminate the address bar. This was referred to as “compact navigation”, and is explained on this Chromium Projects Window UI Variants page.

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22nd
FEB

Oscar.com presents red carpet views

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has launched an online “All Access” pass for Oscar night on Oscar.com.

Beginning at 3:30 p.m. PT, Sunday, February 27, visitors to Oscar.com will be able to view red carpet arrivals of actors and celebrities via multiple camera angles. During the broadcast on ABC, users can view the backstage “Thank You Cam” where winners make their acceptance remarks.

For $4.99 users can register to get more online access, including multiple “360 cams” that can be controlled with the click/drag functionality of a mouse. Inside the Kodak Theater, viewers will see the presenters’ hair and makeup area, watch the guests interact during commercial breaks and see the Academy’s official winner portrait area.

The access continues at the Governors Ball, where users will be able see Oscar winners arriving at the party and having their statuettes being affixed with nameplates.

iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users can access the Oscar Backstage Pass App for $0.99 in the App Store.

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21st
FEB

National Broadband Map Launches by NTIA

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The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has introduced a searchable nationwide map of broadband Internet availability along with the results of a new survey on broadband adoption.The National Broadband Map is a searchable database of information on high-speed Internet access. NTIA created the National Broadband Map in collaboration with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), using data that each state, territory and the District of Columbia collected from broadband providers or other data sources.

The website includes more than 25 million searchable records showing where broadband Internet service is available, the technology used to provide the service, the maximum advertised speeds of the service, and the names of the service providers.Users can search by address to find the broadband providers and services available in the corresponding census block or road segment, view the data on a map, or use other interactive tools to compare broadband across various geographies, such as states, counties or congressional districts.

The map shows that between 5 – 10 percent of Americans lack access to broadband at speeds that support a basic set of applications, including downloading Web pages, photos and video, and using simple video conferencing. The FCC last July set a benchmark of 4 Mbps actual speed downstream and 1 Mbps upstream to support these applications.“The National Broadband Map shows there are still too many people and community institutions lacking the level of broadband service needed to fully participate in the Internet economy,” said Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Lawrence E. Strickling.

“We are pleased to see the increase in broadband adoption last year, particularly in light of the difficult economic environment, but a digital divide remains.”Peter Zmijewski    who is called as Innovator, investor, internet marketing guru and entrepreneur.Peter Zmijewski is also the founder and CEO at KeywordSpy. For more updates don’t go away and stay with us.

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18th
FEB

SlideShare Zipcasts for Real Time Collaboration

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A long time ago Tim Oren scribbled this on a napkin to help explain a little of what he learned about collaboration.

We put wikis in the top left, email in the bottom left and IM in the bottom right. He described that at the top right is a collaboration sweet spot, but a place that is very hard to start off with. You create something to the left or below it and try to evolve it. You could easily put Twitter and Socialtext Signals in the top right. Twitter in effect evolved out of eariler learnings from blogging. Signals was an evolution of a social software platform. Good theory, and the point is doing new things in real time is hard.

Today SlideShare launched Zipcast, a web conferencing product that is fast, simple and social. Its a natural evolution of what SlideShare has been, a new way to asynchronously share slides. Its new not just in how it is integrated into the fabric of the real time social web. Building a collaboration solution on top of a thriving professional sharing community with millions of presentations viewed by over 45 million people per month is decidedly new.

If you are in marketing, you can host social webinars with promotion being a byproduct of using it. If you are in sales, you can launch a pitch immeadiately without the complexity of setup and asking someone to install a download. If you simply have an idea to share, there is no stopping you because it is free for public and viral meetings.

And what I really like about is it is web conferencing actually on the web.

Peter Zmijewski who is called as Innovator, investor, internet marketing guru and entrepreneur. Peter Zmijewski is also the founder and CEO at KeywordSpy. For more updates don’t go away and stay with us.

15th
FEB

Greplin Reportedly About to Open Up to the Public

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We’ve written about Greplin a couple of times – once after the service launched, and again last week, when the company sent users an email with some new updates. If you’re unfamiliar with the service, the best way to describe it is truly personalized search.

You give Greplin access to your various accounts across services like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Gmail, and others (with many more to come), and you can perform a search and get results back from these various services. If, for example, I search for “mexican food”, and I am friends with people on Facebook or follow people on Twitter who have mentioned “mexican food”, it will return these updates in the results. If I had a conversation with my wife about some restaurant a while back, but can’t remember the name of it, I may find that as well.

Services that Greplin uses to deliver you a personalized search experience

While not perfect, Greplin has some interesting things going for it (you have to pay if you want to access larger amounts of data). According to Michael Arrington at TechCrunch, Greplin has now raised a new $4 million from Sequoia Capital.

“What I don’t get is why Google, or someone, hasn’t done this before,” he says. “It’s a no-brainer way to get in front of the social parade, and Google should have been on top of this. One reason why they haven’t may be that Greplin needs unprecedented access to the services it indexes. And it may be unlikely that Google could hope to be digging that deep into Facebook, for example. This may be one service that just has to be done by a small startup that can play off all the politics involved. And once they’re big enough, it’ll be too late to stop them.”

There’s no question that Greplin could be an even more useful service if it was simply integrated with regular search results, similar to how Google already displays its own social results. I previously suggested that Google (or another company – like Microsoft) might look to acquire Greplin, but I think much of what Greplin does, Google could achieve on its own.

Google could certainly sprinkle in the results from across its own services and with the recent acquisition of fflick, could just as easily sprinkle in the Twitter element. Of course without the Facebook element, the results could never be as good as they could be with it, and those politics would seem to be the biggest hurdle in tha regard.

Wait a minute, isn’t it supposed to be all about the user experience?

Greplin has been in closed beta, but according to Arrington, it’s about to open up tot he public within the next few days. It will be interesting to see how (and if) the public reacts.

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11th
FEB

Bing Needs Users to Break the Google Habbit

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One of Bing’s Facebook fans brings up a good point about the search market. Google is simply ingrained in so many people’s online habits, Bing’s biggest challenge is to simply keep Google users from being sucked back into the Google way.

Of course when Bing is just starting to personalize search results based on location, it’s got to be even easier to get sucked back into that.

Meanwhile, as Google’s search quality is repeatedly called into question, one of  the biggest things it has going for it is probably the fact that it is indeed a habit for so many people, because it has simply dominated the search market for so long.

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10th
FEB

Visa Buys Online Payment Platform for $190 Million

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Visa said today it is buying online payment platform PlaySpan for $190 million in cash, “plus additional consideration for performance milestones.”

Visa Visa said the acquisition complements its further expansion into digital and mobile commerce.  The deal follows Visa’s purchase of another online payment company, CyberSource in July.

The acquisition is expected to be completed in Visa’s fiscal second quarter 2011 and is expected to slightly dilute the company’s earning per share in its fiscal year 2011 ending September 30, 2011.

Last year, global ecommerce sales reached an estimated $948 billion and they remain a significant growth opportunity for Visa. Approximately 45 percent of U.S. online spend takes place on Visa’s network today.

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9th
FEB

Facebook Ready to Move to Menlo Park

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Faceboook formally announced today that it is moving to a new campus in Menlo Park. Actually, they’re moving to the old Sun Microsystems campus.

Facebook says it has been looking for a space that suits its long-term business needs and allows it to recreate the “small-community feel” it has enjoyed at its current Palo Alto location.

“We are grateful for the tremendous support we received from Federal, State and local officials as we contemplated the move, and we look forward to being a productive member of the Menlo Park community,” the company said in its announcement.

Facebook has shared the following concept sketches of what the new campus will look like:

Employees will move to the new campus in waves, the company says, beginning with the first group in June or July. Facebook will continue to occupy its offices in Palo Alto through the rest of the year and possibly into next year.

Facebook currently employs over 2,000 people. Over 1,400 of them are in Palo Alto.

On a presumably unrelated note, but Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has gotten a restraining order against a guy who has tried to “follow, surveil and contact” him using “language threatening his personal safety” and the safety of his girlfriend and sister, according to TMZ.

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