The Web search giant posts second-quarter revenue of $6.92 billion while earnings hit $2.5 billion.
Web video of the limited edition Ford Focus RS500. The RS500 features a muscular 350 PS 2.5-liter 5-cylinder engine.
On the road to the elusive Web 3.0, core infrastructure is moving from the edge to a center. Call it Web 2.5, where the platform-as-a-service providers allow developers to create Web applications via the cloud and for users to consume them anytime, anywhe
Thomas E. Ray III pleads not guilty to charges that he threatened to reveal security weaknesses in the electronics seller's Web site unless the company paid him $2.5 million.
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With the tax season fast approaching, taxpayers can prepare and file this year's tax returns online through Intuit's popular TurboTax site beginning Saturday, a company representative said. This year's Web version of TurboTax includes a premium feature that provides additional tax advice concerning the new tax laws and planning information. Last year, taxpayers prepared some 2.5 million returns via the online version of TurboTax; this year Intuit expects taxpayers to prepare about 3.5 million returns through its online software. Taxpayers can use TurboTax's Web site to file an extension with the Internal Revenue Service and will be able to prepare and file a return through the site until Oct. 15.
Artmachine has raised a $2.5 million second round of funding, led by previous investor VantagePoint Venture Partners. Existing investor Plum Holdings also participated in the round. Palo Alto, Calif.-based Artmachine has raised more than $7.5 million, with the latest round marking a 50 percent decline in valuation, company spokeswoman Christine Brodeur said. Artmachine offers brand content management services, which include Web hosting and allowing companies to send print ads, news releases and video testimonials via digital files to employees, customers and channel partners.
In an effort to expand its Web content, Excite@Home, the leading cable modem service provider, has taken minority investments in E-Stamp and Rosenbluth Interactive, which owns Biztravel.com. The E-Stamp stake is valued at $2.5 million, and coupled with the Rosenbluth stake and four previous investments, Excite@Home has spent more than $45 million on recent investments and partnerships.
AudioBase launched version 2.0 of its streaming audio product. AudioBase delivers lightweight audio feeds that play without plug-ins to Web sites and banner advertisements. AudioBase provides hosting and a library of audio content. AudioBase also received $2.5 million in equity funding from VC firm Bay Partners.
March 18 is the deadline for schools and libraries to apply for Net access discounts through the Schools and Libraries Corporation. The nonprofit organization's Web site leads applicants through the process for obtaining up to $2.5 billion annually in discounts provided by the telecommunications industry; 30,000 applications already have been received. The corporation, set up by the Federal Communications Commission, has been under fire by a group of senators who question the commission's authority.