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Admob vs. Kyle


Admob is a mobile advertising company I’ve been using for the last six months.  It is the Adsense of mobile internet.  Admob typically only approves publishers that have a mobile-compatible website (like this for example).  Admob was recently acquired by Google.  The FTC is now asking for more details on the acquisition, as Google is starting to become more and more suspicious of monopolizing the mobile advertising industry.

Some other .mobi Advertising companies include:

  • Third Screen Media –
  • AdMob –
  • Google AdSense –
  • Jumptap –
  • InMobi –
  • Unanimis –
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good roundup. but seriously wtf are you blogging on christmas? santa is going to shit in your stocking

CBS to Acquire CNET for $1.8 Billion

“The core businesses of CNET Networks and CBS Interactive represent near perfect category symmetry in premium online content,”
Quincy Smith, President, CBS Interactive.

Blah blah blah… it’s another corporate buyout. This acquisition will make CBS one of the top 10 internet companies in the United States with a combined 54 million unique users per month (my sites get about 100,000), and approximately 200 million users worldwide.

Yahoo Says Yah-no to Microsoft


On Saturday May 3rd, Yahoo received another counter bid for the acquisition of Yahoo by Microsoft. Yahoo declined their offer (again)…

At the meeting, which also included Yahoo’s other founder, David Filo, and a Microsoft president who oversees its online unit, Kevin Johnson, Mr. Ballmer increased Microsoft’s offer to $33 a share, or a total of about $47.5 billion, from $29.40 a share. Mr. Yang told Mr. Ballmer that Yahoo would not accept an offer below $37 a share, this person said. -NyTimes

Yahoo was simply milking the cow, but it looks like they either got greedy or they overvalue their assets. Microsoft’s Chief Executive went on to say: “After careful consideration, we believe the economics demanded by Yahoo do not make sense for us, and it is in the best interests of Microsoft stockholders, employees and other stakeholders to withdraw our proposal.” Tough love Yahoo! Not to worry though – Yahoo shouldn’t have any problem selling their company for a couple billion – it’s only a matter of who offers the most dollars.

A few other companies who have showed interest in the acquisition of Yahoo is AOL (Time Warner), MySpace (Fox), and this guy. Should be very interesting to watch how this unfolds in the next year or two.