Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Groupon Traffic Decline Nearly 50%

Has Groupon's ship sailed? Well, with its IPO pending, the group-buying leader has seen traffic decline nearly 50% since its peak in the second week of June.

That's according to new Hitwise data based on Web-based traffic, but excluding mobile and app-specific traffic.

"Regardless ... the drop-off in Groupon traffic this summer has been significant," according to Bill Tancer, GM of global research at Hitwise.

During the same time period, rival Living Social saw a 27% increase in visits to its site.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

What is 241543903 ?


Why do you see people with head in freezer when you search for 241543903 ?


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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Who's going to be next to bid on Yahoo?

Yahoo! Inc. has cost its shareholders so much money that a buyer would now be able take over the most- visited U.S. Web portal for less than the value of its stakes in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Yahoo Japan Corp. (4689)

Yahoo has plummeted 91 percent over the past decade as it failed to keep Google Inc. (GOOG) and Facebook Inc. from siphoning off Internet users and advertising revenue.

New wave of bids is coming, what do you think?

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Keep me signed in for 2 weeks...


One of answers seems to make sense:

The 2 weeks duration comes from the Fortnight unit, which is some kind of old english for 2 weeks.

A single Fortnight is 1209600 seconds, or 1209600000 millisecond, which was a technical limit in some older systems.

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