The Big News About Yahoo! – Forbes.com

Much of the news about Yahoo! recently has involved missed
earnings, missing executives and missed opportunities. But there is
good news–the Internet company’s news service itself.

Link: The Big News About Yahoo! – Forbes.com.

LODGING INTERACTIVE LAUNCHES SOCIAL MEDIA & SEARCH ENGINE INTEGRATED MARKETING

Lodging Interactive, a leading provider of interactive marketing
services to the hospitality industry, today announced the roll out of
comprehensive Search Engine and Social Media integrated marketing
services to help hotels drive online awareness and bookings.

Link: Lodging Interactive.

Web Video Viewers Logging More Hours – eMarketer

Three-quarters of online video viewers watch more video than they did a year
ago, and more than one-half expect to watch even more next year, according to a study conducted by Taylor Nelson Sofres and sponsored by AOL and Google.

Link: Web Video Viewers Logging More Hours – eMarketer.

Google and Yahoo are the top search engines in September: Nielsen

Google, Yahoo and MSN/Windows Live Search top Nielsen Online’s top US search providers report for September 2007.

According
to Nielsen, in September Google had almost 4.0 billion searches
representing 54% of all queries conducted during the period.

Link: Google and Yahoo are the top search engines in September: Nielsen.

Five Holiday E-Mail Marketing Do’s and Don’ts

Link: ClickZ: Five Holiday E-Mail Marketing Do’s and Don’ts.

The holiday shopping season is 59 days away from its official U.S. launch on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. This time of year can make or break your e-mail marketing program. Tune it up now to avoid mistakes once the season is in full swing.

How Profitable is Google’s Core Biz? 75%+ Profit Margin – Silicon Alley Insider

Google booked free cash flow of $1.1 billion in Q3, more than any other
media company we know of.  The company also improved its operating
margin (on net revenue) to 50%.  In other words, it’s a fantastically
profitable $16 billion global business that is still growing at better
than 50% per year.

Link: How Profitable is Google’s Core Biz? 75%+ Profit Margin – Silicon Alley Insider.

Google Watch – Google Mobile – Google Bags Mobile Social-Networking Startup

Link: Google Watch – Google Mobile – Google Bags Mobile Social-Networking Startup.

With the hullabaloo over its $3.1 billion bid for DoubleClick still fresh, Google is finding the time to make some small acquisitions. The latest buy is in the mobile space, continuing the search vendor’s torrid news pace for technologies and deals that will have an impact on the company position on our wireless devices.

The future of hotel distribution, according to Amadeus

Selling a hotel room used to be simple; business would literally walk
in off the street. No more. As the number of channels a customer can
use to book a hotel room grows, hoteliers will be forced to take a more
holistic view of their technological infrastructure.

Link: The future of hotel distribution, according to Amadeus.

Do Home Pages Have a Place in Web 2.0’s Future? – Advertising Age – Digital

Garrick Schmitt was sitting in a meeting, listening to a client talk
about the need to make its website "Web 2.0-compliant," complete with
tag clouds and profile pages. "Tag clouds?" thought Mr. Schmitt,
VP-user experience at Avenue A/Razorfish. "Really?"

Link: Do Home Pages Have a Place in Web 2.0’s Future? – Advertising Age – Digital.

Top 25 travel Web sites – CNN.com

Link: Top 25 travel Web sites – CNN.com.

The Web is an essential tool for travelers, but as booking engines and trip forums evolve and multiply, you have to know where to look — and whom to trust. To help you, Travel + Leisure has assembled the ultimate online guide.