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Parents Freak When They Get Son's $110K Google Bill

Spanish boy signed up for wrong advertising program

(Newser) - If you're going to try to monetize yourself online, make sure you carefully read the fine print. Or ask your mom or dad, as a 12-year-old boy in Spain should've done; instead, he mistakenly racked up a $110,000 or so Google bill. NBC News reports on the... More »

Got a YouTube Smash? Now You Can Share Ad Revenue

(Newser) - Think you’ve got the next “Chocolate Rain”—or any other recent viral video—in you? Well, now there’s a chance you could actually make money off of it, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. YouTube is rolling out a new Partnership Program that will offer one-off “... More »

Google's Radio Ad Conquest Falls Flat

Automated advertising plan not music to industry's ears

(Newser) - Google has hit a stumbling block in its quest for world domination: A bid to “conquer radio” with its advertising program didn’t go as planned, and the firm is dropping the effort at the end of the month, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Internet giant bet its... More »

Google Wants Twitter Deal, Not Purchase

(Newser) - Google is aiming to team up with the micro-blogging sensation Twitter, not buy it, Dow Jones Newswire reports. A source close to the talks says Google wants to strike up an AdSense partnership to enable Twitter to show Google ads and profit from them. The benefit for Google: less... More »

Google Teams Up With Family Guy Creator

Ad-driven McFarlane webisodes will appear on targeted sites

(Newser) - In a unique advertising move, Google and Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane are creating an ad-driven internet cartoon series, the New York Times reports. Using its AdSense service, Google will place two-minute animated "webisodes" of McFarlane’s Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy on websites likely to draw the animator's target... More »

Yahoo, AOL May Merge; Murdoch-Microsoft In Talks

Two Internet-shaking deals stem from Microsoft-Yahoo talks

(Newser) - Two groundbreaking Internet deals are in the works, both related to Microsoft's desire to take over Yahoo, the Wall Street Journal reports. In one, Yahoo is considering combining its online operations with Time Warner's AOL. In the other, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. is in talks to join Microsoft in its... More »

Google Sours on 'Domain Tasters'

Cuts ad revenue for registrants tying up millions of domains 5 days at a time

(Newser) - Google aims to stop entrepreneurs from "domain name tasting," the AP reports. The practice exploits a 5-day grace period during which registrants can return a domain for a full refund; meantime, the buyer puts up ads and evaluates whether the site would bring in enough revenue to keep... More »

Google Adding YouTube Videos to AdSense Stream

Google will syndicate videos through AdSense

(Newser) - Google’s once-inconspicuous text ads are getting a grainy video makeover in the latest attempt to monetize YouTube. A new service today will let websites embed relevant clips amongst AdSense offerings, sprucing up ads in exchange for a cut of revenue. Video auteurs will also get revenue pie, but only... More »

The Top 10 Moments of the eCommerce Decade

(Newser) - The Software & Information Industry Association has rolled out its list of the top 10 e-commerce developments of the past decade:
  1. Google (Sept. 1998)
  2. Broadband Penetration of U.S. Internet Users Reaches 50% (June 2004)
  3. eBay Auctions (launched Sept. 1997)
  4. (IPO May 1997):
  5. Google Ad Words (2000)
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