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Archive for June 10th, 2009

Meebo: We’re making bank

Posted by June Xu on June 10, 2009

Article Link: CNet News

Article Author: Rafe Needleman

Article Date: 09-June-09

From the Article:

I got an impenetrable pitch from Meebo Monday about some new features in the company’s “Community IM” program that we covered in October. The note said, “Content sites interested in increasing the volume of content sharing, but without their own social graph, can use the multi-network IM feature to expand their reach and drive social interactions.”

Following up — because I do love a puzzle and I remain curious about Meebo’s business — I learned that Meebo is expanding its chat product that sites like CafeMom are using with a few features that link those users into the broader Meebo network and into new Meebo features. And also that Meebo’s making money, which I never expected.

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Revenue at Craigslist Is Said to Top $100 Million

Posted by Andrew Daniels on June 10, 2009

Article Link: Nytimes

Article Author: Brad Stone

Article Date: 09-June-09

From the Article:

As the newspaper industry and its classified advertising business wither, one company appears to be doing extraordinarily well: Craigslist The Internet classified ads company, which promotes its “relatively noncommercial nature” and “service mission” on its site, is projected to bring in more than $100 million in revenue this year, according to a new study from Classified Intelligence Report, a publication of AIM Group, a media and Web consultant firm in Orlando, Fla.

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Apps Are Booming as Companies Seek a Place on Your Phone

Posted by June Xu on June 10, 2009

Article Link: New York Times

Article Author: Jenna Wortham

Article Date: 07-June-09

From the Article:

Developers of programs for the iPhone have already managed to make a decent living selling hundreds of thousands of copies of games from their living rooms or garages.

But now, a new way to profit from writing software for the iPhone is emerging: Sell the apps, then sell your company.

With the number of downloads through Apple’s App Store topping one billion and more than 40 million iPhones and iPod Touches sold since 2007, an increasing number of companies are seeing the mobile industry as a source of sustained revenue. Recently, IAC/InterActiveCorp, the Internet media conglomerate founded by Barry Diller, and Amazon.com, have bought app developers. Smaller companies have begun to assemble properties.

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