14 April 2014

2013 Internet Ad Revenues Soar to $43 Billion, Surpassing Broadcast TV

2013 Internet Ad Revenues Soar To $42.8 Billion, Hitting Landmark High & Surpassing Broadcast Television For The First Time—Marks a 17% Rise Over Record-Setting Revenues in 2012: Q4 2013 Numbers Climb to $12.1 Billion, A 17% Surge in Revenues Over Same Time in 2012 - Other highlights include:
  • For the third year in a row, mobile achieved triple-digit growth year-over-year, rising to $7.1 billion during full year 2013, a 110 percent boost from the prior year total of $3.4 billion. Mobile accounted for 17 percent of 2013 revenues, whereas it was 9 percent of revenues in 2012.
  • Digital video, a component of display-related advertising, brought in $2.8 billion in full year 2013, up 19 percent over revenues of $2.3 billion in 2012. As a result, it also increased its share to become the fourth largest format, directly behind mobile.
  • Search revenues totaled $18.4 billion in 2013, up 9 percent from 2012, when search totaled $16.9 billion.
  • Display-related advertising revenues in 2013 totaled $12.8 billion or 30 percent of the year’s revenues, a rise of 7 percent over $12 billion in 2012.
  • Retail advertisers continue to represent the largest category of internet ad spending, responsible for 21 percent in 2013, followed by financial services and closely trailed by automotive which account for 13 and 12 percent of the year’s revenues respectively.
Google exec: We never copied iPhone features for Android - CNET"....Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google vice president of Android, walked the jury through early development of Android and said engineers actually tried to make software that was very different from Apple's iOS mobile operating system. "We liked to have our own identity; we liked to have our own ideas," Lockheimer said. "We were very passionate about what we were doing, and it was important that we have our own ideas." Lockheimer was the first witness Samsung called in its defense against Apple. Apple has accused Samsung of copying its iPhones and iPads, but Samsung has argued that Google designed many of the features for Android first....He also testified as to the timeframe that Google engineers developed features like quick links and background syncing for Android. Many of the features were created in 2005 or 2006 ahead of the first Android phone launch from HTC in October 2008, Lockheimer said. The timing will be key to Samsung's argument that Google created Apple's patented features first...." (read more at link above)

Google Maps Displays Crimean Border Differently In Russia, US
NPR (blog)
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Google Patches Apps, Services in Response to Heartbleed Flaw
In response to the newly announced Heartbleed code flaw, Google has patched key services, including Search, Gmail, YouTube and Google Wallet.

Google, once disdainful of lobbying, now a master of Washington influence
Washington Post
Google's Eric Schmidt is no stranger to D.C. He has spent lots of time at the White House and on Capitol Hill lobbying on behalf of his titan technology ...

Microsoft's 'WIMBoot' Technique Spares Precious Storage on Windows 8 Devices
PC Magazine
You sacrifice a little bit in performance on a device using Microsoft's newly announced WIMBoot technique, but you gain a hefty amount of storage back. 0shares. Surface 2 Alt. WIMBoot. It sounds a bit like something you'd want to purchase before going on a ...

Daddy longlegs once had 4 eyes
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Researchers say a 305-million-year-old harvestman fossil discovered in France says a lot about the evolutionary history of the critters, which presently only have one set of clustered eyes on top of their heads. (Via National Geographic). High-resolution X-ray ...

Obama Lets NSA Exploit Some Internet Flaws, Officials Say
New York Times
Edward J. Snowden, the National Security Agency leaker, speaking to European officials via videoconference last week....

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