Just in time for the holidays match.com has decided to allow for a free 7 day trial to find that special someone of your dreams. Or at least find someone to go to your family holiday parties so they don’t think you are still a single loser who writes blogs for a living. Deadline for the trial is Jan. 4th so hurry up! Match.com
Facebook Inc is likely to generate 2010 revenue of about $2 billion, more than previously expected for the popular social networking site, Bloomberg reported, citing three people familiar with the matter.
Facebook’s 6-year-old service, which ranks the world’s largest Web social network with roughly half a billion users, posted 2009 revenue of around $800 million, Reuters reported earlier this year.
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Is there anything Google can’t do? Besides making you coffee (which I hear they’re working on), there really isn’t much that Google can’t do. Coolest on the list of things Google can do is beatboxing, and here’s how to make Google do it:
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Aspiring film makers get excited. Amazon.com has announced the creation of their own movie studio and they want your submissions. On the belief that “21 century technology creates opportunities to create and share movies more easily than ever.”
Amazon has formed a business model aimed at promoting the amateur film makers of the world. For you, this means the chance to win money, 2.7 million in monthly and annual contests within the first year. Next, to get noticed, sharing your work with the global community of filmmakers and writers they plan to assemble. Finally, to get your movie made, with a first-look deal in place with Warner Bros. Studios as well as the potential to be shopped around by Amazon Studios to other major film studios. For more details and deadlines check out studios.amazon.com
Internet search leader Google Inc is not building a social network to compete with Facebook, a company executive reiterated on Thursday, despite an intensifying rivalry between the two leading Internet groups.
“We’re not working on a social network platform that’s just going to be another social network platform,” Google’s head of mobile product development, Hugo Barra, said in answer to a question at the Monaco Media Forum.
“We do think that social is an ingredient for success for any app going forward, search and advertising being probably the best two examples that I would mention. So that’s how we’re thinking about the problem.”
Google Inc will give its staff a 10 percent pay increase at the start of next year, according to website Silicon Alley Insider.
Chief Executive Eric Schmidt informed Google’s more than 23,000 employees of the raise by email, the Wall Street Journal later reported.
Silicon Alley Insider, citing a reader, earlier reported that Google is giving all its employees a $1,000 holiday bonus in addition to pay increases of at least 10 percent.
Retail giant Amazon.com was reported last week to be severely undercutting diaper and baby needs supplier Diapers.com. Parent company Quidsi also operates Soap.com. Quidsi previously declined several buy-out offers from Amazon in the past.
Amazon’s latest acquisition offer came in at $540 million in cash according to Fortune. During hard times, the co-founders reluctantly accepted the offer. There was a sentiment that the company believed it could do very well and expand on it’s own.
A new global TLD, .Free is being proposed by Czech-startup company dotFree Group. The company sells software used to set up a domain registrar while offering free .cz.cc domain names themselves.
At the company’s existing free domain website, nic.cz.cc we can find information on what the .Free catch might be. This information is not mentioned or implied on the new DotFree website. With the goal of discovering just how they were making a profit, I explored the website and came across some interesting details.
What’s the catch?