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The battle for Hulu among the giants like Google, Yahoo, Amazon and DirecTV is heating up. This won’t be just another regular acquisition but one which has the potential to change the online advertising landscape in years to come. The deadline for initial bids in the auction for Hulu was extended from Wednesday (24th August, 2011) until the end of the week to give some more time to interested companies to examine the online video site’s financial information.
According to analysts, Hulu expects to fetch at least $2 billion. Since, it will be a keenly contested battle, initial estimated sales tag of $500 million is now distant possibility
Companies like Yahoo! stands lot to gain by acquiring Hulu as it will help it counter Google’s YouTube and shore up its revenues.
Google already a leader in this industry will get even bigger piece of the pie and will become the most dominant player in online video market. A prospect, which not many advertisers may not be in favor of.
Another giant, Amazon is also evincing interest as it see as a natural addition to its growing online video offerings and for the tablet it is rumored to be bring out soon.
DirecTV on the other hand will get a huge online digital footprint.
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Seems like TV product placements have helped Bing afterall. Mircosoft’s Bing has displaced Yahoo as the world’s second most popular search engine. According to Statcounter, Bing grabbed 4.37% of the global pie whereas, Yahoo! is at 3.93%.
The figures may seem paltry when compared to Google’s share of 89.94% but nevertheless, is a good news for Bing which trying harder to place itself as the next viable alternative to Google.
In US market though, the picture is slightly different. Yahoo! is still at second position with 9.74%, with Bing trailing with 9.03%. Google’s share is less but still substantial 79.63%.
Hope the industry become much more multipolar for the sake of users.
Microsoft’s Bing search engine ate in to Google’s market share during August, according to new data. A research note from JPMorgan cited data from industry tracker comScore to show that Bing’s search share had grown from 8.9 percent in July, to 9.3 percent in August in the United States.
The Bing search engine was launched by the Redmond behemoth in June 2009.
Google’s share of the search market in the United States in August only declined by 0.01 percent – standing at about 64.6 percent – whereas the overall U.S. search market volume increased 15.5% from July. The U.S. search market volume increased 19.2 percent compared to August 2008.
Yahoo Inc. took second place behind Google, with a market share of 19.3 percent, almost unchanged from July.