Google now believed to be world’s biggest media owner with revenue of $37.9bn

Google is now the world’s largest media owner, according to ZenithOptimedia’s Top Thirty Global Media Owners report.

It estimates that in 2012 Google accounted for 65 per cent of all internet searches across the world and 82 per cent of all paid search advertising. With its investment in Youtube, ownership of Google+ and moves into mobile advertising – ZenithOptimedia estimates that Google has 15 per cent of display advertising worldwide

Top 30 media owners for 2012 (ranked by media revenue in $bn):

1 Google 37.9
2 The DirecTV Group 27.2
3 News Corporation 26.4
4 Walt Disney Company 19.7
5 Comcast 16.2
6 Time Warner 15.6
7 Bertelsmann 11.3
8 Cox Enterprises 11.1
9 CBS Corporation 10.8
10 BSkyB 10.2
11 Viacom 9.1
12 Vivendi 6.8
13 Advance Publications 6.6
14 Clear Channel Communications 6.2
15 Yahoo! 5.0
16 Gannett 5.0
17 Globo 4.7
18 Grupo Televisa 4.5
19 Fuji Media Holdings 4.5
20 Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings 4.1
21 Axel Springer 3.9
22 Mediaset 3.8
23 Hearst Corporation 3.8
24 JCDecaux 3.4
25 Asahi Shimbun Company 3.2
26 Microsoft 3.2
27 Facebook 3.2
28 ProSiebenSat.1 3.0
29 ITV plc 2.9
30 Sanoma 2.5

Blaylock critical after car crash

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Police say former NBA All-Star guard Daron ”Mookie” Blaylock is on life support after a car crash in suburban Atlanta.

Clayton County police spokesman Clarence Cox says Blaylock was driving in Jonesboro on Friday when his SUV crossed the center line and hit a van head on.

Cox says Blaylock was airlifted to the Atlanta Medical Center where he was in critical condition Friday night.

Cox says the man and woman riding in the van were also taken to the medical center. Their names and conditions were not immediately available.

The 46-year-old Blaylock was a first-round draft pick by the New Jersey Nets out of Oklahoma in 1989. He played for the Atlanta Hawks between 1992 and 1999 and the Golden State Warriors for the last three seasons of his 12-year career.

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