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Google braces for questions as more big-name firms pull adverts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 03:24:45 PM
....A slew of big-name companies, advertising firms and government departments have either pulled their adverts from Google and its YouTube video site or are considering whether to do so, with media giant Sky, telecoms group Vodafone and a trio of banks adding their names to a growing list over the weekend. The internet firm’s European head, Matt Brittin, is one of two Google executives due to speak at the annual Advertising Week Europe event, attended by major companies in the advertising world. ...
Dow Jones hits fresh record high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 10:26:43 PM
....Financials in general are "benefiting from the feeling that interest rates are done going down and we are going to see a much more favourable interest rate and spread environment for financials," said Paul Nolte, portfolio manager at Kingsview Asset Management. Mr Trump's announcement that Japanese telecoms and internet firm SoftBank had agreed to invest $50bn in the US also boosted markets, with Sprint shares rising 1. ...
Yahoo urges US to publish surveillance order image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of October 2016 08:53:25 PM
....". Other internet firms including Google, Twitter and Facebook said this month they had not been asked to carry out email scanning by the US government, while Microsoft said it had "never engaged" in such an activity. ...
Verizon says Yahoo data breach could affect deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 14th of October 2016 05:53:09 AM
. US telecoms firm Verizon says Yahoo's massive data breach could have a "material" impact on its deal to buy the internet firm. ...
Ryanair accuses Google of profiting from misleading ads image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 8th of April 2016 12:25:30 PM
. Ryanair has launched a new broadside against Google in its battle with other websites selling its flights, accusing the internet firm of profiting at the expense of consumers through misleading adverts and paid-for search results. ...
Singers seek stricter US piracy law image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 1st of April 2016 04:26:38 PM
.... . At present internet firms are protected from liability if their users illegally share content online. ...
Yahoo looks to separate its Alibaba stake image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of February 2016 01:53:48 PM
. The US internet firm Yahoo has confirmed it is looking at "strategic alternatives" for its business - including splitting off its stake in Chinese online retailer Alibaba. ...
China's banking stress looms like Banquo's Ghost in Davos image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 22nd of January 2016 07:30:35 PM
.... Yet opinions in Davos on China are deeply divided. Zhang Xin, founder of the property group Soho China, said stories of a property crisis are greatly exaggerated, insisting that the 'new economy' companies and internet firms are snapping up real estate for let. ...
These are the big bets against the market you should be making right now image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 11th of January 2016 03:02:36 PM
.... Ford just announced that it is doubling its fleet of self-driving vehicles. Mercedes has a self-driving truck and car, while BMW and the Chinese internet firm Baidu recently got a 3-series to drive itself for 18 miles through Beijing (if it can handle that, the M25 on a Friday evening should be a doddle). ...
Yahoo 'abandons plan to spin off $32bn Alibaba stake' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of December 2015 11:44:03 PM
.... Marissa Mayer is under pressure. Mr McAdam, who recently bought faded internet firm AOL for $4. ...
EU votes down net neutrality protection image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of October 2015 01:39:14 PM
....The existing legislation, which was accepted, will be developed into regulations. Campaigners have said that provisions for protecting net neutrality in the existing text of the rules are too vague and many worry that it will be easy for internet firms to strike deals with content providers which may not be advantageous for everyone. ...
EU to vote on net neutrality rules image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of October 2015 12:47:02 AM
....These laws might have to be altered depending on how any new, EU-wide rules are interpreted by regulators later. Elsewhere, net neutrality has received some regulatory protection in the United States after a vote in February this year placed new restrictions on what deals could be sought by internet firms with content providers. ...
Yahoo boss Mayer expecting twins image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of September 2015 11:04:02 AM
....Forty-year-old Ms Mayer has been chief executive for three years at Yahoo. She is in the process of changing the internet firm's focus away from the traditional desktop and towards mobile and video adverts, in order to increase sales. ...
‘This out of form fund has a 10pc discount and now is the time to buy’  image
.... Investment Trust Intelligence, a quarterly online report published by Kepler Partners, which specialises in investment trusts, tipped the fund as a “buy”. It expects the fund to climb back up the league tables, putting the recent bad patch down to some of Mr Nimmo’s favoured holdings, such as internet firm Blinkx (since sold), posting heavy falls. ...
Budget boost for HMRC in new push on tax evasion image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of July 2015 07:08:03 PM
....Almost £1. 3bn of extra savings would come from a renewed crackdown on contraband and smuggled alcohol and cigarettes, while £860m would result from a focus on the hidden economy, including efforts to extract data from internet firms to trace companies and individuals trading illegally outside the tax system. ...
Starting from the bottom: China finally embraces entrepreneurs image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 02:45:00 AM
....Yet recently China’s leaders have started to talk about the virtues of the small. Last month, Prime Minister Li Keqiang visited Beijing’s Zhongguancun, a hub of technology and internet firms in the city’s Haidian district often referred to as “China’s Silicon Valley”. ...
European commission to investigate Amazon's ebook dominance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 11th of June 2015 03:31:12 PM
....Amazon also faces pressure from Brussels over tax. Last month it became the first high-profile internet firm to reconfigure its European tax structures to ensure that sales from major markets such as the UK, Germany, France and Spain are no longer diverted through Luxembourg. ...
VIDEO: Alibaba wants US products for China image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of June 2015 02:37:25 AM
. The boss of the Chinese internet firm Alibaba, Jack Ma, has told US businesses that it needs more American products for China. ...
Alibaba boss in US charm offensive image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of June 2015 07:51:48 PM
. The boss of the Chinese internet firm Alibaba, Jack Ma, has told US businesses that it needs more American products for China. ...
Could tracker funds have prevented the dotcom boom?  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 31st of May 2015 09:08:34 AM
.... . In this disastrous time just before the millennium, fund managers collectively took leave of their senses and bought all manner of far-fetched stories from the owners of internet firms – firms that often had none of the sales or profits on which fund managers would previously have insisted before even considering an investment. ...
Ofcom plans to force BT to open up fibre-optic network image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of May 2015 11:54:30 AM
....However, BT welcomed the suggestion that the new rules would not apply to lines inside London, where there are many competing providers. Ofcom has also suggested removing existing controls over BT’s London cables, with no obligation to provide new access to its network to other internet firms. ...
Free mobile phone service FreedomPop to launch in UK image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of May 2015 04:00:31 AM
.... . A number of internet firms and European mobile phone businesses are also understood to have approached FreedomPop. ...
EU unveils plans to set up digital single market for online firms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of May 2015 02:44:39 PM
....Ansip complained that national leaders in the EU frequently agreed on policy moves only to have the policies sabotaged by national bureaucracies and politicians. Related: EU warns of 'point of no return' if internet firms are not regulated soon. ...
Cadbury and M&S lose top 20 brand ranking in annual survey image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 2nd of March 2015 11:47:10 AM
.... They don't seem to be capturing people's imagination in the same way as traditional brands," he added. Social media giants such as Twitter and Facebook failed to make the top 20, while internet firm Google fell from seventh to 18th place, marking the third year in a row it has fallen down the rankings. ...
The future of the sharing economy: why we'll all be doing odd-jobs image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 21st of February 2015 05:30:59 PM
.... . Those beginnings have spawned TaskRabbit, an internet firm at the heart of the sharing economy, the buzz-phrase describing “collaborative consumption” companies such as taxi network Uber and accommodation-sharing website Airbnb. ...
Lessons from a 17-year-old investor (who has doubled his money in 14 months) image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 27th of December 2014 08:15:16 AM
.... . Companies he's bought and sold include media firm InterActiveCorp, Disney, TV and internet firm J-com and Ryder, an American trucking company. ...
A look inside the richest club in China image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of October 2014 07:00:09 PM
.... . Given that entrepreneurs are often extremely competitive people, how could a club like this possibly work? The answer, according to Charles Chao, chief executive of giant internet firm Sina, is that the members come from different industries, so they are not competing with one another. ...
How will LinkedIn compete with Facebook and Twitter? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of September 2014 12:50:38 PM
. LinkedIn is facing a familiar conundrum for internet firms in China. ...
WhatsApp, Alibaba and the billion-dollar startups: are we in the midst of another tech bubble? image
.... Or of the $19bn that Facebook then paid to acquire WhatsApp last February. And then there’s last Thursday’s flotation of the Chinese internet firm Alibaba in New York, which valued the company at $168bn. ...
Bankers feature highly on world's most powerful businesswomen list image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of September 2014 06:38:44 PM
.... Two Indian bankers are also in the top four: Chanda Kochhar and Arundhati Bhattacharya, with top roles at ICICI bank and the State Bank of India. The high profile younger executives of internet firms were highest paid, despite slipping down Fortune's rankings, with Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg (down five places to number 10) taking home $38m last year, while Marissa Mayer, the youngest woman on the Fortune list at 39, earned $24m. ...
Thirst for control of hit shows puts ITV in prime takeover territory image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of August 2014 11:05:39 PM
....It was against this backdrop that Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox, the maker of films such as the X-Men franchise and TV programmes including US hit Modern Family, launched an audacious $80bn (£48bn) bid to acquire Time Warner, the maker of the Harry Potter franchise and Game of Thrones. It dropped the bid last week but the corporate logic remains deep-rooted in the mind of media executives and bankers: create a content company big enough to shift the balance of power away from cable companies and internet firms. ...
Yahoo buys app analytics firm Flurry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of July 2014 01:03:34 AM
.... . That has prompted internet firms such as Yahoo, Twitter, Google and Facebook to come up with strategies to increase their revenues from mobile devices. ...
Rupert Murdoch's bid for Time Warner: the last great play of his career image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of July 2014 05:52:11 PM
....Rupert Murdoch, last of the great media moguls, has long been keen to secure a final mega-deal before handing the reins of his conglomerate to the next generation of his family. The power in media is shifting, cable companies and internet firms have regained their strength, and on Wednesday, it was revealed that Murdoch has made what may be his last great play: to make his massive empire even bigger. ...
Alibaba chooses NYSE over Nasdaq for listing image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 26th of June 2014 06:33:51 PM
.... . Last week, a US government panel warned about risks from the complex legal structure of Alibaba and other Chinese internet firms seeking to trade on the US market. ...
China's Alibaba plans US online shop image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of June 2014 05:27:14 AM
....Domestic companies, especially those which were early entrants into the sector, have benefitted from its fast-paced growth. Founded 15 years ago by Jack Ma, Alibaba has gone on to become one the biggest internet firms in the world. ...
China's JD.com shares surge 10% in Nasdaq debut image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of May 2014 01:13:17 AM
....It also wants to build a fund for potential investments and acquisitions. The public share sale was closely watched as a measure of Wall Street's appetite for Chinese internet firms, particularly as Alibaba is considering a public share sale in the US this summer. ...
. In finance Goldman Sachs often calls the tune, and yesterday the "Vampire Squid" was singing the praises of internet firms. ...
Alibaba files for public share sale image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of May 2014 09:18:39 PM
.... . That is important as Alibaba has been locked in competition recently with rival Tencent - China's largest internet firm - to attract mobile shoppers. ...
Simon Read: Facebook and PayPal may be about to cash in as people get more fed up with high-street banks image
....It's also moving fast into the world of payments on the high street, with Paypal already having signed up more than 2,000 UK shops and restaurants to accept its smartphone app as a payment method. Moving money around is the main reason why most of us use banks in the first place, so switching loyalty to internet firms may not be too far away. ...
Tencent brings popular game Candy Crush to China  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of April 2014 02:21:59 AM
....Candy Crush was the most downloaded free mobile app of 2013. The alliance will help Tencent, China's biggest listed internet firm, attract more users to its online and mobile services, which include social media platforms. ...
Boohoo share decline raises dotcom bubble fears image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Monday 31st of March 2014 11:18:53 AM
....Following the float this month, shares in the retailer went as high as 85p but have fallen since. Fears of a bubble have emerged amid a raft of internet firms listing in London. ...
Alibaba invests $692m in Chinese mall operator  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 31st of March 2014 01:18:57 AM
....Earlier this month, it bought a 60% stake in Chinavision, a Hong Kong-based television and media production firm, as well as investing $215m in chat application Tango in a bid to fend off competition from rival firm Tencent. When Alibaba goes public - which many expect to happen some time this year - it is expected to be one of the biggest stock offerings by an internet firm. ...

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