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January 20, 2012: eMarketer in the News

Here are a few of the top stories in which eMarketer data and analysis were featured during the past week or so:

The Economist – Cheerio to the Chief
Fond of his informal title of “chief Yahoo”, Jerry Yang has been an influential figure at the internet firm for many years. But on January 17th Yahoo! announced that Mr Yang, who co-founded the business in 1995 with David Filo, had resigned from its board of directors and would also step down from all other positions he holds at the firm. Read more.

The Wall Street Journal – New Display Ad Push Adds to Bag of Tricks
Google Inc., long labeled as a one-trick pony that sells Web-search text ads and little else, is quickly learning another trick: selling online display ads. Read more.

The Wall Street Journal – Hulu to Create More Original Shows
Online video site Hulu LLC is increasing its output of original shows, the latest in an escalation of TV-like programs being made directly for the Internet, further blurring the lines between the Web and TV. Read more.

NPR’s – Co-Founder Jerry Yang To Leave Yahoo!
Jerry Yang has resigned from Yahoo’s board and severed all ties with the company that he co-founded 17 years ago. Yang is leaving at a time when the Internet behemoth has struggled to remain relevant. David Hallerman tracks Yahoo’s ad sales at eMarketer. He says for many investors, Yahoo has lost its luster. Read more.

USA Today – Yahoo Co-founder Yang Exits the Company
Jerry Yang, Yahoo’s oft-criticized co-founder and former CEO, resigned from the board and will no longer be a part of the Internet pioneer, Yahoo said late Tuesday. Read more.

Advertising Age – Online Ad Spending to Pass Print for the First Time, Forecast Says
Online advertising spending will cruise past print in the United States this year for the first time, according to a new forecast by eMarketer. Read more.

Advertising Age Age – Trying to Decide on a Cause-Marketing Category? Consumer Location is Key
Purpose marketing, cause marketing — the phrases are among the biggest buzzwords in the industry today, and with good reason. Read more.

Bloomberg – Facebook Said to Weigh Doubling Size of European Headquarters in Dublin
Facebook Inc. is seeking to more than double the size of its European headquarters in Dublin as the most popular social-networking site prepares for a possible $10 billion initial public offering, three people with knowledge of the matter said. Read more.

Bloomberg – Accel Facebook Bet Poised to Become Biggest Venture Profit: Tech
A few months after struggling to raise a new fund in 2005, Accel Partners bet $12.2 million on a website run by a college dropout. Seven years later, that wager is poised to be the most profitable ever for a venture firm. Read more.

Business Insider – Online Ad Spending To Rival That Of TV By 2016
Most of the business press is leading with the news that this year, for the first time, internet ad spending is set to eclipse total spending on all print media. That is news for sure. Read more.

The Hollywood Reporter – Forecast: U.S. Online Ad Spending Will Outpace Print This Year
U.S. online advertising spending will grow 23.3 percent to $39.5 billion this year, pushing it past spending on newspapers and magazines, according to the latest forecast from research firm eMarketer. Read more.

CNBC – Online Advertising, Led By Google, to Pass Print Officially This Year
After a steady transition over the last decade, total U.S. online advertising revenue will officially surpass spending for ads in newspapers and magazines this year, according to forecasts from multiple research firms. Read more.

Posted on January 20, 2012.