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Cloud pioneer Salesforce.com reportedly got its biggest contract ever, bigger than its State Farm deal, which was valued at $140 million, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Mark Murphy. Who it is is a mystery. Forbes thinks it's a large tech company. Big deals are usually signed in the fourth quarter so this news, which pushed Salesforce's stock up over 4%, is out of synch. Salesforce will report its fiscal Q2 numbers on August 23. Murphy said, "The unprecedented cluster of multi-year mega-deals for Salesforce.com likely signifies a changing of the guard in the enterprise software industry, as the disproportionate winner of the Cloud War exerts even greater industry-wide dominance. Our survey of large-enterprise CIOs crowned Salesforce.com the #1 Cloud provider, and we believe CIOs are now voting with their wallets." ... (more)

Indiana Awards $2.8 Million Contract to Monster Government Solutions to Build a Statewide Online Job Search and Recruitment System

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Monster Government Solutions, a subsidiary of Monster Worldwide , announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the State of Indiana to build a statewide online job search and recruitment system. The multi-year contract, awarded by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, is valued at $2.8 million. The new system, to be built and managed by Monster Government Solutions, will provide job seekers a centralized location to view the many career opportunities available in Indiana. It will also provide employers seeking qualified employees with a suite of new tools to find candidates. Job seekers and firms will be able to utilize the core functions of the new system at no cost. "We look forward to working with Monster as we bring to Indiana a long- overdue and fresh look to job-matching services, for both job seekers an... (more)

Official FIFA World Cup Web Site Attracts Millions of Viewers and Billions of Page Views From Around the World in June

RESTON, Va., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- comScore Media Metrix today released its monthly analysis of consumer activity at top online properties and categories. Not only did Americans demonstrate their interest in the World Cup tournament through significant visitation to the Official FIFA World Cup Web site, but they also drove the Online Gambling category into the top ten gaining category list, making it the second-highest gainer during the month of June. Online video and community sites continued to gain popularity in June, as Youtube.com became the 58th most-visited site on the Web with 13.4 million visitors, and MySpace.com visitation grew 2 percent while many of the Web's largest sites were flat or down for the month. "Sites offering opportunities for social interaction continue to dominate the ratings," said Peter Daboll, CEO of comScore Media Metrix. "Video-shari... (more)

Find a Class for Personal Enrichment or Career Advancement: Courseopedia.com Launches in California

HAYWARD, Calif., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether you're looking for a class in French, Java programming, cosmetology, photography, taekwondo or an esoteric interest like Islamic art, a new search engine called Courseopedia.com makes quick work of finding everything that's offered in your local area. Just in time for the new school year, the site is launching with listings for California schools and will gradually expand to create a nationwide source of information on personal enrichment, vocational and career advancement courses - including those offered by private instructors. The launch coincides with the beginning of the fall semester, a time when post-grads watch students head back to school and begin to consider the possibilities of a continued education. Courseopedia is designed to eliminate tedious searches through multiple online college catalogs, alert... (more)

Geo-social Networking Start-up--ZoomAtlas Reaches 22,000 Notes Posted

BOSTON, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston-based ZoomAtlas today announced that it logged 22,000 user notes posted as of March 14, 2010. Uniquely different from other geo-social networking sites focused on gaming or adding incremental information to existing mapping sites, ZoomAtlas is the geo-social networking site that combines the best of social networking with advanced mapping technology to reconnect users with friends and family by posting notes at important places in their past or present. The ZoomAtlas social map is the largest, most detailed, lifelike wiki-map of the United States that blends satellite imagery with computer-generated and user-drawn properties. Since its Web site launch Nov. 16, 2009, www.zoomatlas.com has seen more than 320,000 unique visitors and 16,500 registered users. ZoomAtlas has experienced significant involvement from users in the ... (more)

Monster Worldwide pubblica i risultati del terzo trimestre 2012 e annuncia una ristrutturazione aziendale

Monster Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: MWW) ha presentato oggi i risultati finanziari per il terzo trimestre chiusosi il 30 settembre 2012. La Società ha anche annunciato che eseguirà una ristrutturazione aziendale per concentrarsi sul core business e ridurre la struttura dei costi per migliorare la redditività e il flusso di cassa. Sal Iannuzzi, chairman, presidente e CEO di Monster Worldwide, ha affermato: "Durante il terzo trimestre, i nostri ordini in Nord America sono leggermente cresciuti, a esclusione del settore verticale governativo, mentre gli ordini in Europa e in Asia hanno risentito dell'influenza negativa del difficile contesto economico. Stiamo implementando un progetto per concentrare le nostre risorse sui mercati più grandi, dove generiamo la gran parte del nostro fatturato e utile e dove stiamo riscontrando una maggiore richiesta da parte dei clienti grazi... (more)

India Media and Entertainment Industry 2013

NEW YORK, Dec. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: India Media and Entertainment Industry 2013 http://www.reportlinker.com/p01593381/India-Media-and-Entertainment-Industry-2013.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Leisure This is the most in-depth report on the Indian Media and Entertainment Industry currently available prepared by a combination of International and Indian researchers who know the market inside and out. If you're a media owner looking to enter the Indian market or need to keep abreast of key changes and developments, this is the report you need to keep you up-to-date in this fast moving, rapidly growing market. This Report dives the Indian macro economy, and provides a thorough overview of the media landscape in India. The report outlines who the important ... (more)

Yahoo! Buys 40% Chunk of China's Second-Largest Internet Auctioneer

Not for Yahoo! the slow boat to China. Instead, it's going to pay $1BN to China's second-largest Internet auctioneer, Alibaba.com, and thereby gain an instant foothold in the world's second-biggest online market after the United States. "Yahoo's investment underscores our long term commitment to the Chinese market," Yahoo Chief Executive Terry Semel (pictured) said in a statement. "We believe the combination of Yahoo and Alibaba is the best approach for Yahoo to win in this region." Reuters reports this morning that the Yahoo! move is one of a sequence of recent purchases by US firms of Chinese Internet firms: "eBay entered China though a $180 million purchase of Shanghai-based EachNet. InterActiveCorp paid $168 million for 52 percent of Chinese online travel agent eLong. Online retailer Amazon.com purchased local player Joyo.com for $75 million, and online job sear... (more)

Yahoo! Will Pay $1BN for Chinese Auctioneer Alibaba.com

Not for Yahoo! the slow boat to China. Instead, it's going to pay $1BN to China's second-largest Internet auctioneer, Alibaba.com, and thereby gain an instant foothold in the world's second-biggest online market after the United States. "Yahoo's investment underscores our long term commitment to the Chinese market," Yahoo Chief Executive Terry Semel (pictured) said in a statement. "We believe the combination of Yahoo and Alibaba is the best approach for Yahoo to win in this region." Reuters reports this morning that the Yahoo! move is one of a sequence of recent purchases by US firms of Chinese Internet firms: "eBay entered China though a $180 million purchase of Shanghai-based EachNet. InterActiveCorp paid $168 million for 52 percent of Chinese online travel agent eLong. Online retailer Amazon.com purchased local player Joyo.com for $75 million, and online job sear... (more)

XML-Enabled Smart Document Templates from Microsoft and Monster to Help Job Seekers Create a Professional Resume

(September 24, 2003) - Microsoft and Monster have announced a technology alliance designed to help job seekers create and submit professional resumes. Through the alliance, Monster's downloadable XML-enabled "smart" document templates can be seamlessly installed in Microsoft Office Word 2003, enabling job seekers to upgrade the quality of their resume. The templates will be available via the Microsoft Office Online Web site, which is visited by nearly 25 million unique visitors per month. The resume templates, created in Word 2003, give job seekers the opportunity to build their resumes in a familiar format while incorporating resume advice from Monster. Job seekers will be able to save their resume in Microsoft Word and promptly post it on the Monster Web site. The use of XML enables the delivery of ready-to-use data to the Monster site, so that resumes can be inst... (more)

Ulitzer.com Drops Dice Careers Coverage and Replaces It with Monster Careers

Ulitzer.com announced today that it will drop the news coverage of Dice Technology Careers and initiate Monster Technology Careers coverage for its readers. Ulitzer decision was prompted by a recent correspondence received from Chris Miller ([email protected]) of Dice. "Dice.com will not be the exclusive "IT Careers Sponsor" of the upcoming Cloud Computing Expo this year simply because the company could not afford to have a single representative at their booth," according to Jennifer Bewly, Director of Investor Relations for Dice Holdings, Inc.. The show is taking place in the same city where Dice maintains its headquarters. About Ulitzer.com Initiating news coverage on any topic or launching a magazine at Ulitzer.com, which is currently in pre-beta, is designed to be as easy as boiling an egg and doesn't take much longer. For details of how to become a Ulitzer user, ... (more)