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NexTag acquires Wize! Check out a copy of the official press release on our blog: http://bit.ly/NexTagAcquiresWize Special thanks to Vator for being such a powerful platform for our business. on July 08
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Wize just got acquired by Nextag Inc! on July 08
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Lorenzo Carver
Lorenzo Carver at 09:55am July 08
Wow, congrats!
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It's exciting to see brands being a lot more open and creative about their online advertising budgets. Feels like 2010 will be a great year on this front and we'll see lots of innovative brand ad campaigns around the Web. on February 17
NAPW National Association of Professional Women
Agreed. Nice to see companies moving away from PPC-to-heavy budgets and more well-rounded SEO/PPC budgets too....
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We've launched our 2009 Wize Choice Awards: http://bit.ly/best-wii-games We're doing deeper analysis to find the best and worst products of 2009. Check it out! on October 30
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Proud to announce the re-launch of Wize.com to the Vator community: http://bit.ly/wize-relaunch Appreciate all the support and feedback. Hope you enjoy the new site! on September 29
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Had a chance to browse through the development version of a site that's launching a partnership with us in the next few weeks! Great way to start the week. on August 31
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Very interesting article by the New York Times about the importance of being able to make sense of all of the content on the Web. http://bit.ly/NYTimes-SentimentAnalysis This is exactly what we are doing at Wize -- specific to conversations and content about products on August 27
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We had a great week at AlwaysOn's Stanford Summit. I'll post up a link to our video as soon as it's live. Lots of follow-up to do! on July 31
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Wize announced as winner of the 2009 AlwaysOn Global 250! http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/32719 Let us know if you are attending the event next week. Would love to meet up! on July 22
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What a great week at Wize! We are settling down in our new office in downtown Burlingame. We're also looking at adding a new member to our team: http://wize.com/espresso-makers/t637-office-use on July 21
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Bambi Francisco Roizen at 03:57pm July 21
Sounds like exciting times over there.
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/craig-newmark/user-review-sites-next-bi_b_229236.html great article by craig newmark of craigslist on the changing nature of advertising....recommendations are the future... on July 13
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We're working on some exciting initiatives at Wize and will share with the Vator community soon! In the meantime, check out this new study put out by Nielsen about how opinions and recommendations are the most trusted form of advertising online globally: http://bit.ly/opinions on July 13
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Barbara Hagin
Barbara Hagin at 01:33pm July 14
Great stats, Himanshu!
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Continued support of innovation in search and the importance of the long tail: http://www.australianit.news.com.au/story/0,,25261858-15318,00.html?from=online+business+review_rss on April 02
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AltSearchEngines Day II was a great event and I'm looking forward to exploring many potential partnerships. Gained insights into the future of search from various perspectives and met lots of cool people on April 01
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Jodi Olson at 11:56am April 02
Great to meet you in person, Himanshu!
Himanshu Shah
Himanshu Shah at 06:36pm April 02
Thanks Jodi! You too..looking forward to staying in touch =)
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Check out our story over at the Vator Newsroom: http://vator.tv/n/765 on March 16
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Ulrich Hermann Kiefer | 宋 可富 |
An interesting article worth to revise as follows: "So rather than think of the Deep Web as a user-database, we prefer to approach it as a network of experts" instead of "an uber-database" as my suggestion. I hope you agree on this ideas.
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According to HitWise, longer search terms are growing, while 1-3 word searches are actually declining: http://directmag.com/online/news/long-search-terms-popular-0311/ on March 11
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Testing out the new Vator/Twitter integration feature. Our Twitter account is here: http://twitter.com/WizeDotCom on March 09
Himanshu Shah
Himanshu Shah at 05:42pm March 09
Super easy to set-up and is a great addition. Thanks for adding this feature
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Interesting research by Carnegie Mellon Green Design Institute on how online shopping is environmentally friendly: http://voices.allthingsd.com/20090303/the-green-side-of-online-shopping/ on March 03
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Been a while since we've posted here, but have definitely been keeping track of our friends' updates. Great to see how the program has grown! Thought I'd quickly share a recent update to our widgets. We've gone live across a bunch of new product categories: http://bit.ly/4OSQe on February 27
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Misz Angie B New HIp Hop Artist at 02:59am February 28
this is very helpfull to the new digital media generation Misz Angie B. New Hip Hop Artist.
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Looks like online retailers are winning the organic search battle: http://bit.ly/r2QWP Other interesting points: 24% of all offline purchases are influenced by the Internet, E-commerce sales have increased by 28$% since '06 (retail sales only grew 3% in that same period) on February 05
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Kedric Van de Carr at 11:22am February 05
24% of offline sales are influenced by the internet. This statistic bodes well for a company like NearbyNow http://www.vator.tv/pitch/show/nearbynow-google-for-shopping-malls
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Great news coming out of Amazon: http://bit.ly/YHG2 Even with the decline in spending during the holiday season, they saw solid growth and positive results for Q4 '08. on January 29
Arjun Sethi
Arjun Sethi at 11:53pm January 29
At least someone is making money!
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Launched a new version of our widget: http://bit.ly/gQ7L Please let me know if you are interested in testing out on your site or blog. Implementation is simple and we can provide you with a unique partner ID to start earning some money (CPC business model) on January 26
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Finalizing some analysis on some new initiatives we're going to test soon and also will be launching some new releases for our partner program later today. on January 16
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Interesting information on remnant advertising from PubMatic via TechCrunch: http://tinyurl.com/8heqta Looks like eCPM is down across all sites (large, medium and small) on January 13
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Excited about entering the Vator/AO Media Game Changers Contest! We're working on many unique initiatives in the product research space and are starting to understand the power the Wize experience provides to both consumers and marketers/advertisers. Thanks for your support! on January 09
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According to ComScore, overall sales during the Holiday season were down, but on the bright side, total unique visitors to retailer sites (Amazon, Wal-Mart, Apple, Best Buy, etc.) increased by about 5% from last year on January 05
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Just wrapped up the last conference call of the day. You'd never guess we're in the midst of a recession right now. Everyone is super focused and excited about the opportunities in the new year... on December 29