Mayer Wins Concessions in Rejiggered Microsoft-Yahoo Deal

April 17th, 2015


Microsoft and Yahoo on Thursday announced they were altering a search partnership that has been in place since 2009. Under the amended agreement, Yahoo no longer will exclusively serve Bing ads and search results for its desktop traffic. That means Yahoo can sell some of that desktop traffic to another party. “Yahoo has an opportunity for greater revenue from the deal,” said Jim McGregor, principal analyst at Tirias Research. “If it can sell those ads, they have the potential for capturing that revenue.”

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SEO: Last-minute ‘Mobile-friendly’ Planning

April 17th, 2015

After almost seven weeks of hand wringing in the ecommerce world, Google’s “mobile-friendly” algorithm update will go live on Tuesday, April 21.
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Jawbone Gets a Charge Out of Amex

April 17th, 2015


Jawbone on Wednesday announced two new, completely reworked fitness bands. The $99 UP2, which launched Wednesday, tracks activities and monitors the quality of sleep, doing so for up to seven days on a single charge. All of the essentials are covered, from steps taken and calories burned to hours slept and recommendations on the best times to grab some shuteye. The $199 UP4 smartband, scheduled for release this summer, complements its biometrics-tracking with a mobile payment capability powered by American Express.

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Survey: OSS Gives Enterprises More Bang for Less Bucks

April 16th, 2015


Black Duck Software and North Bridge Venture Partners on Thursday published the results of The Ninth Annual Future of Open Source Survey. The number of companies using at least some open source products or developing software built with open source components is at an all-time high, the survey found. The results reflect the increasing adoption of open source and highlight the abundance of organizations participating in the open source community. They also underscore the need for formal policies and management strategies.

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Drop Shipping: How to Manage Returns

April 16th, 2015

Drop shipping requires three major data integrations between the retailer and the supplier: product catalog, inventory, and orders. The order integration and workflow culminates with …

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