European Commission fines Facebook €110 million for misleading information about WhatsApp takeover
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The European Commission has fined Facebook €110 million for providing incorrect or misleading information during the Commission’s 2014 investigation under the EU Merger Regulation of Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Today’s decision … Read More

Google Location Extensions to help Google AdWords advertisers
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Google AdWords is now able to offer location on map with directions, workinh hours and images of the advertising business. Google Location Extensions is used in Google Display Network, ”making them more useful to shoppers who are nearby or show … Read More

YouTube’s worst idea to promote its 6 s video format with classic books
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YouTube thinks (correctly) that a six seconds video format will be more efficient for advertising than the 30 seconds commercials. But the way to promote this new format was unfortunate, at least: to adapt the essence of the most known … Read More

European Commission seeks feedback on commitments offered by Amazon in e-book investigation
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The European Commission is inviting comments on commitments offered by Amazon to address competition concerns relating to parity clauses in contracts with publishers. The clauses may breach EU antitrust rules and result in reduced competition among e-book distributors, and less … Read More

Sponsored Links using Google AdWords
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A sponsored link or commercial link is a form of hyperlink, ideal to launch a product or highlight promotions or seasonal products, trade links, ensure presence of the brands and/or products on the largest shopping avenue in the world: search … Read More

Survey Data for Remote Gaming Companies in the EU
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A survey instrument was developed and disseminated to all known remote gaming operators in the EU, as well as the regulatory authorities in Gibraltar and in Malta. As of mid-February 2006, a total of 19 companies from Malta, Gibraltar, and … Read More

PayPal
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Type: Subsidiary Founded: Palo Alto, California (June 1998) Headquarters: San Jose, California, U.S. Area served: Worldwide Founders: Ken Howery, Max Levchin, Elon Musk, Luke Nosek, Peter Thiel Key people: Patrick Dupuis, CFO Revenue: US$5.6 billion (2012) Owner: eBay Inc. Advertising: … Read More

Unusual sale items on eBay
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In June 2005, Karolyne Smith sold the right to permanently tattoo an ad on her forehead to GoldenPalace.com for $10,000. In May 2005, a Volkswagen Golf that had previously been registered to Cardinal Josef Ratzinger (who had been elected Pope … Read More

Google initial financing and assets
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The name “Google” is a play on the word “Googol”, which was coined by Milton Sirotta, nine-year-old nephew of U.S. mathematician Edward Kasner in 1938, to refer to the number represented by 1 followed by one hundred zeros. As a … Read More

Bodog
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Industry Intellectual Property Licensing Founded 1994 Founder Calvin Ayre Headquarters London, United Kingdom Key people Calvin Ayre, Founder Products Online gambling, Beverage, Internet, Music Employees 1,000+ Bodog is an online entertainment brand launched in 1994 by Calvin Ayre. Originally the … Read More

Google PageRank
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PageRank, sometimes abbreviated to PR, is a family of algorithms for assigning numerical weightings to hyperlinked documents (or web pages) indexed by a search engine originally developed by Larry Page (thus the play on the words PageRank). Its properties are … Read More

eBay, the auction’s jungle
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Millions of collectibles, appliances, computers, furniture, equipment, vehicles, and other miscellaneous items are listed, bought, and sold daily. Some items are rare and valuable, while many others are dusty gizmos that would have been discarded if not for the thousands … Read More

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