Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer could be on the cusp of her first big acquisition-like move.
The Wall Street Journal reports Yahoo is in talks to buy 75 percent of Dailymotion, a YouTube-esque video service that’s popular in Europe.
Dailymotion is owned by a French Telecom. It’s sort of a mess of different videos. Some are user generated, some are professional.
Yahoo would buy the stake at $300 million valuation with an option to buy the remaining 25 percent later, says the Journal.
Yahoo’s HR leader Jackie Rees told employees recently Yahoo was working on two large acquisitions. A lot of names have been floated around since then.
We’re not sure how Dailymotion fits Mayer’s vision for Yahoo. It’s never struck us as a great technology or media property. And, it’s not a big mobile property as far as we can tell.
However, the Journal says it had 116 million unique visitors in January, making it the twelfth biggest site in the world. It’s also popular outside of the U.S., which could be valuable to Yahoo since it’s largely a U.S. based business.
Mobile To Drive One-Third Of Paid Search Clicks By Year End (Search Engine Land)
Marin Software released a report called The State of Mobile Search Advertising in the World. The 2012 data is drawn from search campaigns conducted in 13 geographies including the U.S., UK, China, Europe and Australia.
Marin forecasts that mobile devices will drive a third of U.S. paid clicks by December 2013. The company says that as of December 2012, mobile devices accounted for 23.4 percent of all US paid-search clicks. Mobile also captured 18.4 percent of search budgets in December.
Marin found that paid search campaigns on smartphones and tablets delivered higher click-through rates (CTR) at a lower cost-per-click (CPC). However, overall, conversions were lower on mobile devices. But because there are relatively few e-commerce sales on smartphones, this metric (“conversions”) isn’t a great fit.
Sovereign debt and banking issues aside, the economy of Europe still looks like it must be in recession.
Every country has reported a sub-50 PMI today.
This map from Markit is fantastic.
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Young British teenagers would rather lose access to a TV than access to the Internet or their cell phones, reports the Guardian.
According to new research carried out by British communications regulator, Ofcom, 18 percent of 12 to 15-year-olds said they would miss TV the most if all media was taken away. That compares to 28 percent who said they would miss their cell phones and 25 percent who said they would miss the Internet.
A year ago, TV was missed as much as the Internet.
However, according to Digital Spy, the study also showed that young teenagers are watching more TV than ever. Viewing figures have increased by almost two hours a week since 2007, and “catch-up” services online are increasingly being used.
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Since 1977, RSA public-key encryption has protected privacy and verified authenticity when using computers, gadgets and web browsers around the globe, with only the most brutish of brute force efforts (and 1,500 years of processing time) felling its 768-bit variety earlier this year. Now, three eggheads (or Wolverines, as it were) at the University of Michigan claim they can break it simply by tweaking a device’s power supply. By fluctuating the voltage to the CPU such that it generated a single hardware error per clock cycle, they found that they could cause the server to flip single bits of the private key at a time, allowing them to slowly piece together the password. With a small cluster of 81 Pentium 4 chips and 104 hours of processing time, they were able to successfully hack 1024-bit encryption in OpenSSL on a SPARC-based system, without damaging the computer, leaving a single trace or ending human life as we know it. That’s why they’re presenting a paper at the Design, Automation and Test conference this week in Europe, and that’s why — until RSA hopefully fixes the flaw — you should keep a close eye on your server room’s power supply.
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