Microsoft Jumps in the Ad Company Buyer’s Club

Things have been hot for online advertising companies. Google bought DoubleClick for $3.1 billion, followed by Yahoo’s $650 million purchase of Right Media. Now Microsoft jumps to prove they’re not out of the online advertising game with a whopping $6 billion purchase of aQuantive in a move to expand their breadth of paid opportunities on… Read more »

Sage Insights 2007 Wrap-up

Tom Hall with Mike and Laurie Renner at Sage Insights 2007 Well, the 45 degree weather and drizzle was a striking welcome home as we returned road-weary from the Sage Software Insights Trade show in sunny Orlando, Florida. Weather aside, it was still great to be home and we returned with an overflow of ideas… Read more »

Off to Florida!

Well, our bags are packed, the signage and t-shirts are in, and Hall Web Services ambassadors Tom and I leave gorgeous Maine spring for humid Orlando for the Sage Software Insights trade conference. As the annual conference for Sage partners throughout the country, Insights is always an excellent opportunity to touch base with customers we… Read more »

This Week: Clash of the Titans, Power of the Mob

For anyone keeping up with tech/industry news, this week has been a non-stop bout of fascinating, possibly ground-breaking news. What does it have to do with search? Well, potentially quite a lot. First on the chopping block was talk of a potential takeover of Dow Jones (publisher of the Wall Street Journal) by Rupert Murdoch’s… Read more »