This Is Odd

I very much doubt this was intentional…at least, I hope it was not, but it seems Feedster and Blinx have been taken out of Google's results in one way or another. Read up on it here and here…….

I very much doubt this was intentional…at least, I hope it was not, but it seems Feedster and Blinx have been taken out of Google’s results in one way or another. Read up on it here and here….

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Broadband Pushes Past 50%

From Neilsen/NetRatings via Yahoo. More than 50% of US net users are now on bband. This is up from 38% last year. Of course, compared to Korea it's really just middleband, but this is a significant milestone nonetheless. (Hat tip to Gary)…

From Neilsen/NetRatings via Yahoo. More than 50% of US net users are now on bband. This is up from 38% last year. Of course, compared to Korea it’s really just middleband, but this is a significant milestone nonetheless.

(Hat tip to Gary)

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Yow. WSJ Tears Google a New One…

The headlines sum it up: Engine Trouble How Miscalculations and Hubris Hobbled Celebrated Google IPO Euphoria Ebbed, Tech Stocks Sagged, Till Firm Cut Size, Priced at a Low $85 a Share Blow to Dutch-Auction Method I'd love to link to it, but it's paid sub. This is on the front…

compressed_headThe headlines sum it up:

Engine Trouble
How Miscalculations and Hubris
Hobbled Celebrated Google IPO
Euphoria Ebbed, Tech Stocks
Sagged, Till Firm Cut Size,
Priced at a Low $85 a Share
Blow to Dutch-Auction Method

I’d love to link to it, but it’s paid sub. This is on the front cover of the Journal the morning the stock will open on the NASDAQ. Get the sense the banking community is pissed yet?

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Markoff’s Grace Note

Journalists read other journalist's stories with a different lens. So when I read Markoff's piece (reg required) in the Times today, I was thinking "OK, what does he have that is new – he never writes about Google unless he has a scooplet buried somewhere…" I found it here: According…

nytlogoleft_article.gifJournalists read other journalist’s stories with a different lens. So when I read Markoff’s piece (reg required) in the Times today, I was thinking “OK, what does he have that is new – he never writes about Google unless he has a scooplet buried somewhere…”

I found it here:

According to several people close to Google, the company’s reticence has drawn regulatory attention in the past. They say that a continuing informal inquiry by federal and state regulators about the way Google distributed shares to its employees in earlier years came about because the chief executive, Eric E. Schmidt, wanted to avoid a public stock offering in 2002. The company did not register shares granted under the employee stock option plan, which it might have been required to do.

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Google Prices at $85

WSJ: Google Inc. priced its initial public shares at $85 each, at the low end of the search giant's downgraded estimates. Regulators approved Google's plans for its initial public offering, clearing the way for the Internet search company to begin selling shares as early as tomorrow morning. The approval came…

happytraderWSJ:

Google Inc. priced its initial public shares at $85 each, at the low end of the search giant’s downgraded estimates.

Regulators approved Google’s plans for its initial public offering, clearing the way for the Internet search company to begin selling shares as early as tomorrow morning.

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Yahoo Launches Search Blog, Battelle Considers Bigfoot Letter

Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery. Our pal Jeremy pinged me today to let me know that Yahoo is launching the "Yahoo! Search Blog". OK, I won't sue (for now…). From the first entry: As Qi Lu, head of our engineering team likes to say, "search is…

yahoo.gifImitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery. Our pal Jeremy pinged me today to let me know that Yahoo is launching the “Yahoo! Search Blog”. OK, I won’t sue (for now…).

From the first entry:

As Qi Lu, head of our engineering team likes to say, “search is like rocket science for the masses”. It’s no wonder then that our search team has grown the ranks of our PhDs 10 fold during the last two years….
… The massively scalable infrastructure those world class engineers have built enables us to build applications that we couldn’t even conceive of a few years ago….
…Be sure to check back here for news about new product introductions, updates and exclusive betas.
In addition, this blog is designed to provide a window into what our team is thinking and doing, in their own words (and maybe some guest bloggers as well).
Above all else we hope this blog enables you to share our excitement for the search industry and what the future holds.

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Recall Toolbar

A reader points me to his own addition to the searchstream catalog: Recall Toolbar. Recall Toolbar is a personal search engine that helps you instantly find that needle that you're trying to find again in the haystack of pages you've already visited. Recall Toolbar creates a local (i.e., on your…

A reader points me to his own addition to the searchstream catalog: Recall Toolbar.

Recall Toolbar is a personal search engine that helps you instantly find that needle that you’re trying to find again in the haystack of pages you’ve already visited.

Recall Toolbar creates a local (i.e., on your hard drive) index of pages when you visit them. No information about the pages you visit ever leaves your computer.

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