NEW YORK, NY -- JupiterResearch, a division of Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM), today reported that the number of online adults who prefer the Internet as their main source of news has grown over 35% in the last four years, at the expense of television and newspapers. Currently, over 26% of online adults prefer the Internet for national and international news, compared to 19% in 2001.
JupiterResearch consumer surveys show that the percentage of online adults using the Internet for daily news had been flat - hovering around 50% - for the last few years. Preference for online local news is growing, but hasn't exceeded 10% among online adults. Young adults, ages 18 to 24, are helping drive the preference trend, especially in national news. Thirty-three percent of online young adults say they prefer the Internet as their primary source of news, while 40% prefer TV and 10% newspapers.
and Releases First Report Finding Small Businesses Less Than Three Years Old Represent a Technology Marketing Opportunity
NEW YORK, NY -- JupiterResearch, a division of Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM), announced today that, according to a newly published analysis, while technology spending by small businesses will be relatively flat in 2005, certain segments are planning spending increases and should be targeted by technology marketers. The analysis appears in the first research report of a new research service called SMB Marketing, which JupiterResearch has launched today.
According to a survey of 260 purchase decision makers at small businesses (less than 250 employees), overall Small Business technology spending will remain flat in 2005 compared to 2004, with 44% of establishments budgeting less than $5,000 for technology purchases this year. A closer analysis of the Small Business market, however, reveals spending dynamics in certain segments that marketers should exploit. For example, businesses less than three years old will increase spending in the $5,000 - $24,999 range and thus represent a 2005 technology marketing opportunity.
NEW YORK, NY - April 12, 2005 -- Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM) today announced that its Search Engine Strategies Conference & Expo 2005, the largest event for search engine marketing and optimization in Canada, will be held May 4 - 5 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada. Search Engine Strategies is held annually in Canada, England, Germany, Japan, Sweden and in the United States (New York, San Jose and Chicago).
Organized by search authority Chris Sherman, Associate Editor, SearchEngineWatch.com and President, Searchwise, this two-day event covers issues specific to the Canadian marketplace. Search Engine Strategies delivers real-time actionable information needed to grow a business through search engine marketing; teaches the ins-and-outs of search engine marketing from top experts and search engines themselves (both Canadian-based and from around the globe) and provides a unique setting to network with fellow marketers.
Spain's Beta Site is First in a Series of European Expansion Initiatives
OAKLAND, Calif., April 5, 2005 -- Ask Jeeves(R), Inc., a leading provider of information retrieval technologies, brands and Internet advertising services, today announced the launch of a Spanish version of Ask Jeeves. Currently available at http://es.ask.com, the search service is expected to formally launch this summer at www.askjeeves.es. Ask Jeeves Espana, which is in beta, is based on the Company's flagship consumer search site Ask Jeeves (www.ask.com), and follows Ask Jeeves' expansion into the United Kingdom and Japan. It is the first in a series of international growth initiatives to be announced by the Company this year.
Combines Leading Interactive Commerce Brands with Top-Tier Search Engine
NEW YORK and OAKLAND, Calif., March 21 --IAC/InterActiveCorp (Nasdaq: IACI) and Ask Jeeves, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASKJ) today announced they have signed an agreement under which IAC will purchase Ask Jeeves. Under the terms of the agreement, IAC will issue 1.2668 shares of common stock for each share of Ask Jeeves common stock in a tax-free transaction valued at $1.85 billion net of cash acquired. IAC intends to buy back through its previously authorized share repurchase programs at least 60% of the number of shares it will issue for this acquisition, thus effectively offsetting a substantial portion of the dilution from the transaction with cash. IAC expects the acquisition to be accretive to 2005 Adjusted EPS assuming the buyback at the 60% level.
NEW YORK, NY - February 23, 2005 -- JupiterResearch, a division of Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM), today projected in its newly released report, "Vertical Search: Early Marketers Will Reap Rewards of Low Pricing", that the search industry will develop in much the same way historical media markets before it have, with the broad-based search engines spawning a raft of vertical search engines dedicated to specific categories.
02 December 2004, London, UK and Seattle, Washington, USA
NetLingo marketing to start with free Internet Dictionary Search Box offer
NetLingo, the Internet dictionary, is offering the NetLingo Search Box for website owners for free. The Search Box combines NetLingo's most popular search features; the Search Function and the Browse Feature, and gives users quick and easy access to the extensive NetLingo dictionary.
Created in 1995, NetLingo is a source of insight for millions of Internet users from around the world every month, helping them make sense of the jargon that consumes the Internet. This authoritative reference guide on Internet language has won numerous awards including 'One of the top 100 websites' by PC Magazine two years running, and ranked at number 656 in Google's top 1,000 websites.
New Geo-Targeting Tool Released by SearchFeed.com Advertisers Able to Choose to Receive Additional High Quality European Traffic
BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Searchfeed.com, a leader in pay-per-click (PPC) search advertising, today announced the release of a new geo-targeting tool developed to help advertisers that wish to provide access to their products and services to prospects in foreign markets. To use the new geo-targeting tool, advertisers simply mark the appropriate check boxes from a list that currently includes France, Germany, Italy and Spain to receive highly qualified traffic from those countries.
Palo Alto, CA - September 15, 2004 - A9.com, Inc., a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), today launched A9.com (www.a9.com) to make searching the Internet more effective. The new site, which builds on a beta test version that began earlier this year, helps users discover information from several different sources, makes it easy to manage and organize their search results, and remembers what they have done in the past.
A9.com offers users search results from five powerful information sources, which are presented through convenient selectable and adjustable columns: Web and image search provided by Google, book text of more than 100,000 titles from Amazon.com's Search Inside The Book, movie information from the Internet Movie Database, and reference information (encyclopedia, dictionary, etc.) through GuruNet.com. Additionally, A9.com is a search engine with a memory as it returns results from the user's information, so with every search, users will see results from their own history, bookmarks, and diary.
Web and intranet managers have a new way to help users navigate their sites. The Thunderstone Search Appliance "Best Bets" feature lets administrators easily designate pages to be highlighted or forced to the top within regular search results.
Best Bets provides, in effect, a private version of the sponsored listings familiar to web search engine users. The difference is that on one's own web site, there are no placement fees! Best Bets is available now in the Search Appliance as well as in Thunderstone's Texis software.
Thunderstone developed Best Bets in response to the increasing complexity of customer intra-nets and web sites. When common searches return hundreds or more result links within your site, the pages considered best by management may differ from those ranked highest by relevance algorithms. Best Bets provides management a simple way to influence results in advance -- and to change the ranking settings at any time.