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The Morning Lowdown 03-21-11

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The Morning Lowdown 11.02.10

»  How relevant are portals these days? Well, comScore data AOL (NYSE: AOL) is still a top-five site, though vertical blog network…

Turmoil At Yahoo7 With Exec Shuffle

Yahoo7, the JV between Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) and Australian broadcaster Channel 7, is in a bit of an upheaval following falling visitor numbers…

Internet Portals Fighting For Relevance

Internet portals are fighting to avoid going the way of ISP portals, with some people arguing that more and more people are customizing thei…

Analyst: Internet Group Tops In April

Merrill Lynch analyst Lauren Rich Fine surveys the April media stock landscape and finds the internet group leading the pack. Newspapers wer…

Tom Online Set To Acquire, Well, Someone

Tom Online, a latecomer in the crowded but potentially explosive Chinese Internet market, says it plans to announce an acquisition in the co…

Danger Under Sina’s Stock

Look under the hood of some of the Chinese portals, and things may not be as pretty….an analysis of Sina.com’s 10-K annual report…

China’s Web Portals Open a Door to Risk

Shares of three Chinese Internet portals have soared recently, but some financial analysts warn that Chinese stocks are likely to fall sharp…

Sohu Posts Strong Profits, Sees Healthy Q1

Chinese Internet media firm Sohu.com posted a sixfold jump in quarterly profit on sales of online advertising and mobile text message servic…

Portals Have Designs on Desktop Search

Net titans Microsoft, Yahoo and EarthLink are all considering broadening their lucrative search businesses by providing access to online sea…

A Sino The Times

“I think there is an Achilles’ heel in SMS,” says Diamond of Capstone Investments. “SMS is hot, but these companies are getting 85 cents on…

Spending Time at IndiaTimes

Last week, I met people from IndiaTimes, one of the biggest portals in India…the portal is owned by the Times of India Group, the “Time Wa…

Advertorial Packages Taking Off at Portals

A story on the new advertorial packages being developed at portals such as MSN and Yahoo…an indication of the new willingness of these por…

Tencent Takes on China Internet Portals

China’s most popular messaging service, positioning itself for an IPO, is setting up a Web portal to help it compete in a market that is hom…

The Sohu Comeback

(sub. req.): A fascinating story on Sohu.com, one of the big three web portals targeting the Chinese market..according to the story, today,…

Sohu.com Says Quarterly Profits Swell

Chinese Internet media company Sohu.com’s quarterly profits swelled on the back of popular demand for wireless text messaging services. It r…

Chinese ‘Net Stocks Party Like It’s 1999

A very interesting story on the parallels (rather the lack of them) between Chinese net media firms and U.S. “This year alone, Sohu shares a…

Telstra Portal’s Mortal

Telstra, Australia’s biggest telecom/Net player, will mutter the last rights over the long-cold corpse of its $100 million Telstra.com inter…

Surging SINA Faces Management Shakeup

Daniel Mao has stepped down as CEO of Chinese Internet media company SINA.com and will be replaced Wang Yan, the president of the portal,

NetEase Profits Surge, SARS Impact Looms

Chinese Internet media company NetEase.com reported a surge in profits in the first quarter on Tuesday but said its online gaming business s…

Sina Posts Profit

Following yesterday’s news that Chinese portal Sohu.com (Nasdaq: SOHU) posted strong profits, rival Sina.com (Nasdaq: SINA) also posted a pr…

Sohu.com Posts Strong Profit

Chinese Internet portal Sohu.com (Nasdaq: SOHU) reported a strong first quarter profit as the company’s bid to boost subscription services l…

Rediff.com Launches Subscription Radio for

Rediff.com Launches Subscription Radio for Indian Cricket Fans: Rediff.com, the Indian immigrant portal, has launched Rediff Radio for India…

Portal Wars Round II: “Big

Portal Wars Round II: “Big portals have recently been successful at getting consumers to pay for content and services. Does this bode well f…

China’s Sina.com Swings to Profit:

China’s Sina.com Swings to Profit: Chinese-language Internet company Sina.com posted a second-quarter profit of $1.5 million, its first ever…

Web.de Says It Will Turn

Web.de Says It Will Turn Profit Every Quarter of 2003: German Internet portal company Web.de has turned a profit in the Q4 ’02. The news of…

Sputtering Growth Sparks Changes at

Sputtering Growth Sparks Changes at MSN: Microsoft is rethinking its strategy for its new MSN 8 Internet service, amid signs of stagnant gro…

Sohu.com Posts Profit: Once written

Sohu.com Posts Profit: Once written off as another flamed-out Web portal, Chinese media company Sohu.com has roared back to life with its se…

China Web Portals Surge to

China Web Portals Surge to Two Year Highs: On account of diversification of revenues sources. “NetEase now earns the remaining 80-85 percent…

Terra Lycos’ New U.S. Head

Terra Lycos’ New U.S. Head to Focus on Subscriptions: (This is my first post from London!!) Terra Lycos named a new head of U.S. operations…

Web Portals Play for Online

Web Portals Play for Online Revenues: Yahoo, America Online and Microsoft are in a cyber shootout for gamers willing to pay to play on the I…

Will MyWay.com Have Its Way

Will MyWay.com Have Its Way Against Yahoo?: The ad-free, fee-free online portal MyWay.com, the newest and the strangest entrance in the sect…

Branded ISPs Back in Fashion,

Branded ISPs Back in Fashion, Banking on Premium Services: After suffering through one wave of failed branded ISP marriages, content compani…

Audible.com Details its Partnership With

Audible.com Details its Partnership With MSN: Audible.com, which announced last quarter that it had partnered with MSN, has unveiled further…

Services: A risky bet on

Services: A risky bet on MSN: MSN’s plans for charging for premium web services from its users. “By offering these new Web services almost e…

Will Users Pay Up for

Will Users Pay Up for MSN Spin-off Portal?: Revolution magazine looks at the question from a British perspective. In the US, where AOL domin…

Microsoft To Launch a Subscription

Microsoft To Launch a Subscription Service Similar to RealOne?: Following in RealNetworks’ steps, Microsoft is setting itself up as a one-ma…

Content Sites to Pay Indian

Content Sites to Pay Indian ISPs?: Some of the biggest content sites/portals would have to pay a toll to be accessed by users in India, if p…

AOL Still Bullish On Premium

AOL Still Bullish On Premium Services: America Online still plans to launch a bevy of premium services–the original plans started when AOL…

Vivendi’s Net Effect

With Vivendi CEO Jean-Marie Messier’s resignation Monday, questions are now being raised about the conglomerate

The New Portal Shakeout :

The New Portal Shakeout : Andrew Goodman takes a look at the re-configured media portal sector, and believes that MSN will be lapping up a l…