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The Week We Searched For- May 6, 2011
Posted By Camille Canon On May 6, 2011 @ 10:25 am In Featured,News | No Comments
The Week We Searched For:
Renren shares jump 29%- China’s largest social media network, Renren , hit  the New York Stock Exchange with a splash on Wednesday, with shares jumping 30 percent in its IPO. Renren’s shares rose to $22 in its first day of trading, a 56.6 percent increase over its initial offering price. Renren is the first listed social media site on the NYSE.
Google introduces local business photos- Google announced  yesterday its new Google Business Photos service, which will enable users to explore local businesses through Google Place Page. The look is similar to the images available on Google’s Street View service, the main difference being, of course, that for the first time Google is allowing customers to visually explore the interior of locations. Marketers will have to opt in to participate in the service. To learn more, check out Anthony Ha’s article on VentureBeat .
Google introduces AdWords policy changes- Google introduced  several changes to their AdWords policy on Wednesday, aimed at improving the security of personal and financial information. According to a post on Google’s Inside AdWords blog, “AdWords should be a safe, fair, and trusted marketplace for both you and the users who click on your ads. That’s why many AdWords policies focus on transparency, user safety, and security.” The changes consist of three new requirements that ‘cover disclosure and the usage of personal information.’ The first term will require companies to present customers with a clear disclosure prior to the customer giving any of their personal information. The second states that customers should have the option to opt out of direct communications with advertisers, i.e. emails, phone calls, etc. The last term requires all advertisers to use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) when collecting payments, financial or personal information.
Facebook-Google-Skype- According to Reuters , both Facebook and Google are in separate venture discussions with the web conferencing service Skype. The deal is rumored to be valued at $3 to $4 billion.
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 Renren: http://www.renren.com/
 hit: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/video/2011-05/06/c_13862096.htm
 announced: http://maps.google.com/help/maps/businessphotos/
 VentureBeat: http://venturebeat.com/2011/05/05/google-business-photos/
 introduced: http://adwords.blogspot.com/2011/05/upcoming-adwords-policy-changes-to.html
 Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/04/us-skype-ipo-strategic-idUSTRE7437UG20110504
 Fast Company: http://www.fastcompany.com/1751822/demand-media-we-will-rise-above-googles-search-algorithm-changes
 Wired.com: http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/05/flickr-situation-room/
 Search Engine Land: http://searchengineland.com/amid-talent-war-apple-google-adobe-sued-for-conspiring-to-fix-employee-salaries-76004
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