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Google launches price comparison service for car insurance

Google launches price comparison service for car insurance

Google has stepped further into the price comparison market with a new service to compare car insurance quotes from around 120 insurers. The search giant is using its technology to make sure its own service is top of the list of results when internet users type ‘car insurance’ into the Google search engine. Digital marketing [...]

September 14, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Google suspends UK Compare Mortgages site

Google suspends UK Compare Mortgages site

Google has closed its UK mortgage comparison site which it launched in July last year, after it proved to be less popular than expected. Mortgage comparison sites are designed to allow visitors to compare mortgages quickly and easily without having to visit each lender’s individual site. Google was competing with several well-established comparison sites, including [...]

February 10, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Yahoo to slash workforce by 4%

Yahoo to slash workforce by 4%

Online search giant Yahoo has confirmed it will reduce its headcount by 4% - or 600 people, as part of a cost-cutting exercise. The job losses represent the fourth round of staff cuts that the company has made in three years, as it endeavours to cut costs and increase profits. The company’s revenues have grown [...]

December 15, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Microsoft profits exceed expectations

Microsoft profits exceed expectations

Microsoft, the world’s largest software company, has announced its profits for the April to June period and has exceeded analysts expectations. The company said profits hit $4.52 billion (£2.96 billion) for the second quarter - a rise of 48% compared with the same period a year earlier. The software giant, which released the Windows 7 [...]

July 23, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Yahoo revenue grows but falls short of expectations

Yahoo revenue grows but falls short of expectations

Online search giant Yahoo has published its second quarter results which disappointed the market, sending its shares diving more than 7%. Profits at the company grew by more than 50% in the quarter, but net revenues missed expectations. Revenue in the three months ending June 30 totalled $1.6 billion (£1.05 billion), compared with $1.57 billion [...]

July 21, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Google results below expectations

Google results below expectations

US search engine giant, Google, has reported second quarter net profit of $1.84 billion (£1.2 billion) - a rise of 24% on the $1.48 billion reported in the same period a year earlier. Meanwhile, revenue for the three months ending June came in at $6.82 billion - also a sharp rise on the $5.52 billion [...]

July 16, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Google’s secret $100m flutter on gaming

Google’s secret $100m flutter on gaming

Google has secretly invested over $100 million in online gaming company Zynga, it has emerged. If the reports are true, the investment represent’s the search engine giant’s first major foray into web gaming. Zynga is responsible for some of the best-known online games, including Farmville and Mafia Wars on social networking site Facebook. The investment [...]

July 12, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Google Q1 profit exceeds expectations

Google Q1 profit exceeds expectations

US search engine giant, Google, said revenues surged 23% in the first quarter of 2010 to $6.77 billion, compared with $5.51 billion in the same period a year ago - the greatest revenue growth since the third quarter of 2008. Net income soared 37% to $1.96 billion on $6.06 per share from $1.42 billion on [...]

April 16, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Microsoft-Yahoo partnership approved by EU and US regulators

Microsoft-Yahoo partnership approved by EU and US regulators

The 10-year search and advertising deal between Microsoft and Yahoo has been approved today by both the US Department of Justice and the European Commission. Both companies said they plan to begin the tie-up in the next few days and the deal will be finalised by early 2012. The deal, which was agreed in July [...]

February 18, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Microsoft profits soar due to high demand for Windows 7

Microsoft profits soar due to high demand for Windows 7

Microsoft, the world’s largest software company, has announced its profits for the October to December period and has exceeded analysts expectations. The software giant, which released the Windows 7 operating system in October, said net profit came in at $6.66 billion (£4.13 billion) for the three months to 31 December 2009, compared with the $4.18 [...]

January 29, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Pick up in advertising spend boosts Yahoo profits

Pick up in advertising spend boosts Yahoo profits

Online search giant Yahoo has posted strong quarter four profits but said sales continue to decline. The company said net profit in the October to December period was $153 million (£95 million) compared with a $303 million loss in the same period in 2008. However, revenue was down 4% to $1.7 billion in the quarter [...]

January 27, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Google reports strong Q4 performance

Google reports strong Q4 performance

US search engine giant, Google, said revenues rose 17% in the fourth quarter 2009 compared with the same period a year ago. Advertising earnings were higher at the company with revenues totalling $6.67 billion (£4 billion) in the October to December period - up from $5.7 billion a year ago. However, the figures were at [...]

January 22, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Google plans UK property portal

Google plans UK property portal

Google is said to be developing plans to launch a property portal in the UK that would compete with Rightmove. According to a report in the Financial Times, talks are progressing with estate agents and listings on the new site could be free, unlike Rightmove’s, with revenues generated from advertising. Rightmove currently operates the UK’s [...]

December 3, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Microsoft shares rise on Q3 profits

Microsoft shares rise on Q3 profits

Microsoft, the world’s largest software company, has today announced its profits for the July to September period and has exceeded analysts expectations, which led to an 8% rise in its shares in pre-market trading to $28.68. The software giant, which released its new Windows 7 operating system yesterday, said net profit came in at $3.57 [...]

October 23, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Yahoo Q3 profits treble

Yahoo Q3 profits treble

Online search giant Yahoo has posted its quarter three profits today and exceeded analysts expectations, suggesting that advertisers are spending again. Yahoo said it earned $186 million (£113.6 million) in the July to September period, more than treble the $54 million earned in the same period of 2008. Since chief executive Carol Bartz took over [...]

October 21, 2009 | 0 Comments More
‘Worst of recession over’ as Google exceeds expectations

‘Worst of recession over’ as Google exceeds expectations

Internet search giant Google believes the worst of the recession is over after it posted a rise in third quarter profits. Google’s results suggest that the demand for online advertising is growing after the company reported net profit of $1.64 billion (£1 billion) during the 3-month period - a 27% increase compared with the same [...]

October 16, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Google announces rise in quarterly profit

Google announces rise in quarterly profit

US internet search company Google has exceeded market expectations by reporting strong second quarterly results, despite the economic turmoil. The company reported profit of $1.4 billion (£851 million) compared with $1.25 billion in the same quarter a year ago. Meanwhile, revenue rose 3% for the period at $5.52 billion with 53% from outside the US. [...]

July 17, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Business survey finds Google world’s first $100bn brand

Business survey finds Google world’s first $100bn brand

The BrandZ Top 100 survey, conducted by market research consultancy Millward Brown, has found Google to be the at the top spot of the Most Valuable Brands table. Google, the search engine giant, has become the first $100bn name and 6 of the top 100 are UK brands with Vodafone in the top 10. The [...]

April 30, 2009 More
Google sales finally feel impact of economy

Google sales finally feel impact of economy

The fall in advertising revenue has resulted in the first drop in quarterly sales for the first time since its incorporating as a public listed company. The recession has had an impact on slower profits and sales, as users of the search engine are not clicking on ads as often. As a result, sales in [...]

April 19, 2009 | 0 Comments More