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YouTube Gears Up for New Premium Channels (But Would You Pay $5 a Month to Watch Them?)

Filed under: Media, GoogleTollbooths may be coming to YouTube, but don’t panic: The freeway should remain open.

AdAge is reporting that Google (GOOG) is reaching out to some of its more prolific content producers to create premium channels. The first …

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Read This Before You ‘Unfriend’ Facebook’s Stock Again

Filed under: Technology, Earnings, Stock Picks, Facebook
“It’s complicated.”

There really aren’t two words that better describe the mercurial relationship between Wall Street and Facebook (FB).

Shares of the social-networking giant took a hit on…

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Can Russian Search Giant Yandex Find Profits to Justify Its Hot IPO?

Filed under: Technology, Investing, Google , Baidu Inc Russian search engine Yandex (YNDX) saw its IPO soar more than 55% on its first day of trading Tuesday, putting it among the top four opening-day gainers this year. But while this Russian beauty ma…

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Microsoft Denies Copying Google: Can It Compete in Obscure Searches?

Microsoft has definitively denied that its Bing search engine takes its cues from its rival. Nonetheless, the Google allegations highlights the challenges Microsoft faces in addressing the “long tail” market in search, or the ob…

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Why Facebook Could Be Worth $125 Billion

That’s the value a new report from financial research firm Trefis puts on Facebook, if a lot of things work out. And a new monetization plan that lets advertisers “sponsor” your actions on Facebook could give it a huge new reven…

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