13 million times a day, a product is sold, a white paper is downloaded, some personal information is taken. In short, some exchange of value takes place -- at huge, mind-boggling scale.
Last week Google stock crashed 10%, shedding about $21 billion in market value, when its earnings were prematurely released. Google revenue was up ... but profit was down.
Newspaper and magazine empire Hearst will take a giant step into Internet media by buying iCrossing, a search engine marketing firm, for $325 million. Hearst’s earlier offer of $250 million had been rejected.
iCrossing, as told in the company’s official …