Yahoo and FIFA have announced that fans are visiting FIFAworldcup.com, the
official Web site of the 2006 FIFA World CUP, in record numbers.
FIFAworldcup.com is jointly hosted, produced and marketed by Yahoo and FIFA.
Today’s statistics related to the site over the first seven days of the
• More than 31 Million Video Streams
• 2006 marks the first year that video highlights of World Cup matches
have been free on the Web, and fans have taken full advantage
• Over 1.2 Billion Page Views
In 2002, the site attracted just over two billion page views for the entire
tournament, and this year FWC.com is halfway to that mark after only one
week. This is the largest one-week total in the history of the site. The most
page views were recorded on Monday, June 12 with 226 million page views, as
per the company.
• Five Million Daily Uniq... (more)
In the first joint and open initiative to improve the Web crawl process for
search engines, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft, have announced support for
Sitemaps 0.90 (www.sitemaps.org), a free and easy way for webmasters to
notify search engines about their websites and be indexed more
comprehensively and efficiently, resulting in better representation in search
indices. For users, Sitemaps enables higher quality, fresher search results.
An initiative initially driven by Yahoo and Google, Sitemaps builds upon the
pioneering Sitemaps 0.84, released by Google in June of 2005, which is ... (more)
Google Thursday planted its flag on the shores of Microsoft's Fortress
Office, finally opening up shop to sell the anticipated commercial version of
its comparatively rudimentary web-based productivity software, aiming it at
the big enterprise, the source of much of Microsoft's power and revenue.
It's calling the stuff Google Apps Premier Edition and put an annual price
tag of $50 per user account on it, undercutting - but not by ridiculous
amounts - what large accounts wind up paying Microsoft for Office.
However, Google claims it is so cheap it's a "no-brainer to try it out." It's... (more)
Google, which has recently emblazed its shield with the new motto "Search,
Ads and Apps," has come up with a new way to terrorize Microsoft - a
technology for running programs like Google's word processor and spreadsheet
offline like, like Office.
The widgetry is called Google Gears and doesn't work with the Google Docs and
Spreadsheets suite yet - but it will, Google said, as well as with e-mail and
Google's applying the mojo first to its RSS Reader, which goes out and
collects updates to whatever web sites and blogs users keep tabs on. They can
now be read offline... (more)
Weaker-than-expected ad spending in the financial, travel and retail areas
led to a 23% decline in fourth-quarter net income for Yahoo! to $205.7
million, or 15 cents a share, from $268.7 million, or 19 cents, a year
earlier, the company said yesterday. It announced its first layoffs since
2001: 7% of its workforce will need to go!
By restructuring in this way, the company hopes - according to chairman Jerry
Wang - to return to growth in 2009. Yang said in a conference call.
"This is a pivotal time for Yahoo's business and we have a unique window of
opportunity right now to make t... (more)