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January 27, 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 New York Times – Yahoo’s Income Drops 5% in Struggle for Market Share
Investors hoping for any hint of what is next for Yahoo in Tuesday’s earnings announcement will have to wait a little longer. Instead, they got the same old story: more cost-controls and declining revenue. Read more.

Reuters – Twitter Is Much More Than Social: Co-Founder Dorsey
Twitter is much more than a social network and has no time to waste worrying about newcomers like Google+ as it becomes more important as an information service and builds its advertising business, co-founder Jack Dorsey said on Sunday. Read more.

USA Today – Consumers in the Middle of Google-Facebook Battle
For the past two years, each company has experimented with different ways to divine more and more about how people live their lives on the Internet, without sparking a revolt. Read more.

Forbes – Twitter Takes the World: Microblogs Explode Overseas, Attract Global Brands
It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment, but sometime during the last six months the game changed dramatically for Twitter and its overseas imitators. Read more.

The Hollywood Reporter – Amazon.com Weighs Separate Video Streaming Service to Challenge Netflix
BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield recently predicted that Amazon.com could this year launch a stand-alone video streaming service to challenge Netflix, which will report its latest quarterly financials after Wednesday’s market close. Read more.

Bloomberg Businessweek – Yahoo’s Revenue Trails Estimates as Demand for Ads Shrinks
Yahoo! Inc., the largest U.S. Web portal, reported revenue and forecast sales that fell short of estimates as ebbing demand for display advertising underscored the challenge facing new Chief Executive Officer Scott Thompson. Read more.

Bloomberg Businessweek – Facebook Said to Weigh Expanding European Head Office 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.

Advertising Age – New Yahoo CEO: Great Things in the Works, but I Can’t Share Them Yet
In his first earnings call since Yahoo named him CEO three weeks ago, Scott Thompson mixed bold proclamations of Yahoo’s potential with requests for just a bit more time to articulate his vision for the stalled internet behemoth. Read more.

Advertising Age – Mobile-Ad Spending Projected to Reach $2.61B in 2012
Mobile-ad spending in the U.S. is rising at a much faster clip than previously forecast and is projected to grow 80% this year, to $2.61 billion. Read more.

Advertising Age – Twitter to Roll Out More Brand Pages for Advertisers Who’ve Committed $25K
Twitter will start rolling out more brand pages next week for some brands and partners who have already committed to spending at least $25,000 on its ad products, including promoted tweets and trends. Read more.

Bloomberg – Amazon Fire Tablet Leaves Google Apps Behind
Since Google Inc. (GOOG) introduced its Android operating system in 2007, the company’s strategy has been simple: Give it to developers for free and make money when consumers click ads on the Web or through apps. That model is hitting a snag. Read more.

Los Angeles Times – Advertising Spending Online Expected to Surpass Print This Year
U.S. online advertising spending is expected to grow 23.3% to $39.5 billion this year, pushing it ahead of total advertising spending in print newspapers and magazines, according to an eMarketer report. Read more.

paidContent – Yahoo In Context: It’s Declining While The Online Ad Market Keeps Growing
Yahoo’s CEO Scott Thompson earlier today gave frank—and, the hopeful might say, encouraging—run down of the task ahead to turn around Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO), an internet portal that was once on top of its game but has lately seem some serious decline. Read more.

Posted on January 27, 2012.