One: Fred is at it again, sharing his AdSense data. This time I think he did in fact violate AdSense TOS. Not in saying AdSense Image ads suck, but in providing click through rates. Hawk comments here.
Two: Google’s Web Accelerator is turning into something of a PR nightmare. Some coverage:
Google’s Accelerator Breaks Web Apps, Security (ZD)
Google Accelerator: Be Careful Where You Browse (/.)
(also of note, Tristan Louis’s thoughts on how GWA is really a stealth search tool for Google)
Three: Google’s policy on political ads once is again getting tested. This time it’s ads attacking both DeLay and Pelosi. (Mercury News)
And Four: Various reports, including Om’s, that Google was down today at around 3.15 pm, and that someone called “SOGO” hijacked google.com.
4 thoughts on “A Trio of Google Items (Plus Another!)”
Isn’t it more likely that Google had a DNS problem and they have spyware?
I dropped a comment about this into your forums (http://battellemedia.com/archives/001493.php) a full day before the 37signals news came out. You could have had a scoop! 😉
Thanks for the great blog-
Apparently, SoGoSearch only showed up in some non-conforming browsers (because they own Com.net):
Prefetch isn’t a great idea, however there is a possibility it could turn out to be useful for optimisers.