Amazon Local Launches for Daily Deals

Clearly the daily deals space is on fire. That was true even before Groupon filed for its IPO today. Now the web’s largest retailer has something called Amazon Local, which is featuring deals from LivingSocial, the Groupon competitor that Amazon …

How To Get Huge Traffic From LinkedIn

As you probably know,  LinkedIn has had a huge week. The company launched a wildly successful IPO, doubling the company’s valuation overnight. While there is a fair amount of debate as to whether or not this valuation is too high, …

500 Million Facebook Friends to Sina Weibo [VIDEO]

The movie, The Social Network, a.k.a Facebook movie has a lot of spoofs. If you thought you have seen it all, wait till you see this video which is spreading virally on Sina […] Related posts: Sina Weibo Hits 140 Million Users In its Q1 2011 financial results announcement, Sina revealed that… China’s Microblog, Sina […]

$1 Billion Yandex IPO Set For This Summer

Anyone who would like to invest in Russia’s most successful search engine may want to start saving pennies and talking to his (or her) stockbroker.  Reports indicate that Yandex, which has had little trouble fending off Google in its home market, will go public and try to raise $1 billion this summer. A post on […]

Pandora Files for IPO

Pandora has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission, setting the music-recommendation service on…

Demand Media Announces Closing of IPO

Last week, Demand Media launched its initial public offering. Today, the company announced the closing of the IPO of 10,235,000 shares of common stock at $17.00 per share. From the release: Demand Media sold 5,175,000 shares of common stock, and the selling stockholders sold 5,060,000 shares of common stock in the offering. Demand Media received […]

Should 'Write To Rank' Articles Be Punished by Google?

Google has stated many times that content should be written for the reader of the content and not to rank in search engines. I assume this would go for YouTube videos as well. It is an excellent approach for search engines to take in my opinion because theoretically if every content producer follows this standard, […]

Demand Media CEO: Google Not Talking About Us

Last week, Google’s Matt Cutts put up a blog post talking about a shift in focus to content farms, which he defines as "sites with shallow or low-quality content". Most people that read this assumed he was talking about sites like some of those offered by Demand Media (, for example), which launched an IPO […]

There are 300,000 Facebook users in China but they still prefer Renren

Facebook is blocked in China but that didn’t stop them from using Facebook, even though it is just a small group on it. There are a total of 295,400 people using Facebook in China, according to Facebook statistics. In other words, 7 out of every 10,000 Chinese online users are on the world’s largest social […]

Facebook Domination Visualized on a World Map

Facebook has grown to become a social network behemoth, which bashes and throws competitors out of their domain countries. Facebook domination is what we observed and it is now visualized on a world map. Vincenzo Cosenza created the map with data based on Alexa and Google Trends. This map is an upgraded version of the […]

LinkedIn Launched Seven Years Ago Today

It took a tweet from LinkedIn Senior Director of Corporate Communications Kay Luo for us to find out, but it’s true: LinkedIn turns seven years old today. While LinkedIn was founded in December of 2002, the actual website didn’t launch until May 5, 2003. That makes it older than Facebook (2004), Twitter (2006), YouTube (2005), […]