Archive for July, 2010
In its second annual “Small Agency Awards,” national industry trade publication Advertising Age named Heat, San Francisco, as “West Region Agency of the Year.” The award was announced the night of Thursday, July 15 at Advertising Age’s Small Agency Conference in New Orleans. Eligibility extended to agencies of up to 75 employees.
The number of people using Facebook hit the 500 million mark on Wednesday, meaning one in every 14 people on the planet has now signed up to the online social-networking service.
“As of this morning, 500 million people all around the world are actively using Facebook to stay connected with their friends and the people around them,” Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said in a blog post.
Google Inc. said Thursday its second-quarter net income rose to $1.84 billion, or $5.71 a share, from $1.48 billion, or $4.66 a share in the same period last year. The Internet search giant said net revenue for the period ended in June was $5.09 billion. Excluding special items, Google said earnings for the quarter were $6.45 a share. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had expected Google to post earnings excluding items of $6.52 a share, and $4.99 billion in net revenue.