Google revenue climbs 26 percent

Google included a bombshell in its earnings report today (namely that co-founder Larry Page will replace current chief executive Eric Schmidt), but in addition to the big news the company also shared its earnings numbers as usual — and as usual, they exceeded analyst estimates.

Forecast: Online ad spending to nearly double by 2014

Spending on online advertising will grow by double-digit percentages over the next four years, ending at close to double its current value by 2014, according to a new forecast by marketing research firm eMarketer.

The Internet advertising pie is still growing

A new report sponsored by the Internet Advertising Bureau paints a hopeful picture of the online ad landscape during the first six months of 2010. Ads earned a record $12.1 billion during that period, a new record and an 11.3 percent increase above revenues in the first six months of 2009.

Marin Software expands its ad tools into Facebook

Marin Software, which sells tools for managing search advertising campaigns, says it currently handles more than more than $1 billion in annual ad spending. Now it’s looking to expand into a new market — Facebook.

Clickable lets small businesses go beyond Google’s search ads

For many small businesses, Google’s AdWords product may be their only online marketing channel. Today at TechCrunch Disrupt, New York City startup Clickable introduced its Master Campaign tool, which the company claims is the first product to allow for campaign management across Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and Microsoft’s Bing.