SoundCloud raises 50 mil $

SoundCloud, a startup focusing on audio-sharing in social media, has announced a new (and reportedly sizable) round of funding. The round, which was led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, may have been as large as $50 million. Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker will join the board. GGV Capital also ...

By paying advertising online, we drive sales in our shops

• 40% to 50% of customer’s acquired through search are new-to-merchant buyers • 9% of paid search clicks generate an in-store purchase Merchants online and offline may be flying high on the increase in sales this holiday season, but in a couple of weeks, that high will wear off in the face of lagging traffic ...

MySpace.com

Myspace is a social networking service owned by Specific Media LLC and pop star Justin Timberlake. Myspace launched in August 2003 and is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California. In August 2011, Myspace had 33.1 million unique U.S. visitors. Myspace was founded in 2003 and was acquired by News Corporation in July 2005 for $580 million. ...

Hi5.com

hi5 is a social networking website based in San Francisco, California. The company was founded in 2003 by Ramu Yalamanchi. By 2008, comScore reported that hi5 had become the third most popular social networking site in terms of monthly unique visitors. Bill Gossman was appointed CEO in April 2009, and since that time, hi5 has ...

Tagged buys Hi5

Tagged bought Hi5 for a non-disclosed sum. In 2008 Hi5 was the top in social networks , in front of MySpace or Facebook. The biggest problem was to interconnect people, a technology that Tagged seems to have. The income for the latter company is about 40-45 million USD per year, so they an afford a test like this, because the fight for social media is ...

Nouvel Observateur buys Rue89.com

Claude Perdriel, the boss of “Nouvel Observateur” invested already 200.000 € for 3.5% of website Rue89, believing in this pure french player. Launched in may 2007, the website growth very good and is in position of having 2 million unique visitors every month. The title will remain independent but within the group. Pierre Haski, president, Laurent Mauriac, ...

8.5 bln $ loss for Microsoft in “online adventure”

The adventure in online business for Microsoft is extremely costly : 8.5 billion US Dollars loss, with 2.5 billion loss only in 2011. Because of this, is very probable the selling (always in loss) of Ciao  to LeGuide , for an amount non disclosed. One of the major causes is losing positions in search engines, because of Panda, estimated 33% traffic loss. Source : ZDNet France 

Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, United States that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services predominantly related to computing through its various product divisions. Established on April 4, 1975 to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800, Microsoft rose to dominate ...

Facebook.com

Facebook is a social networking service and website launched in February 2004, operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc. As of July 2011, Facebook has more than 800 million active users.Users must register before using the site, after which they may create a personal profile, add other users as friends, and exchange messages, including automatic ...

Tagged

Tagged is a social networking site based in San Francisco, California, United States, founded in 2004. Tagged allows members to browse the profiles of other members, play games,and share tags and virtual gifts. Tagged says it has 100 million members. As of 28 September 2011, Quantcast reports Tagged monthly unique users at 5.9 million U.S., ...