WHERE Conference Discount

My pals at O'Reilly, and Nat Torkington, the program chair, in particular, have made a 10% discount available to Searchblog readers who might be interested in attending the Where 2.0 Conference later this June in San Francisco. For the discount, hit this link, and use the "wherejbat5" code. I'll…

WhereMy pals at O’Reilly, and Nat Torkington, the program chair, in particular, have made a 10% discount available to Searchblog readers who might be interested in attending the Where 2.0 Conference later this June in San Francisco. For the discount, hit this link, and use the “wherejbat5” code. I’ll be leading the panel discussion on – what else – local search.

From the conference site:

Where 2.0 covers the movement of mapping and location technology from the theoretical to the masses, illustrating the creativity that’s waiting to be unleashed as the tools and data become readily available. Sessions and panels will talk to real, deployed products (Google Maps, Yahoo!, MetaCarta, Microsoft) that combine a vision of the future with something to show right now.

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Is Google A Leader?

"What's Google up to?" is the favorite question of most magazine editors I know. It's also the backstory for a recent spate of querulous posts across the blogosphere. Fred ponders the role of Google in our world, and Jeff responds. From Fred's post: I think Google has become so…

The-Road-Ahead “What’s Google up to?” is the favorite question of most magazine editors I know. It’s also the backstory for a recent spate of querulous posts across the blogosphere.

Fred ponders the role of Google in our world, and Jeff responds. From Fred’s post:

I think Google has become so mainstream and so ubiquitous in our everday Internet lives that its lost its mojo in some ways. That doesn’t mean it won’t continue to be hugely relevant, hugely profitable, and hugely important. But it does mean that there’s a vacuum that can get filled by others who are small, innovative, new, and exciting.

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Where the Audience Is

Online, of course. From Mediapost's coverage of a Burst study: Asked about their media consumption habits over the past year, 61 percent of the respondents said they spend more time on the Internet today than a year ago, with 32 percent saying they spend "much more time," and 29…

Online, of course. From Mediapost’s coverage of a Burst study:

Asked about their media consumption habits over the past year, 61 percent of the respondents said they spend more time on the Internet today than a year ago, with 32 percent saying they spend “much more time,” and 29 percent claiming to spend “somewhat more time” online.

Also, Fathom reports keyword prices are up 11% in April.

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Google News RSS Scraper

Via ResearchBuzz, a tool that scrapes Google News (and Google News searches) and turns them into an RSS feed. It's called ScrappyGoo, and it's against Google's TOS. My view: change your TOS, Google, or start supporting RSS, er, Atom, er, feeds in a more robust way. This is a…

Via ResearchBuzz, a tool that scrapes Google News (and Google News searches) and turns them into an RSS feed. It’s called ScrappyGoo, and it’s against Google’s TOS. My view: change your TOS, Google, or start supporting RSS, er, Atom, er, feeds in a more robust way. This is a cool idea.

(I sense this has been done before, but I can’t recall where…)

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Slashdot On Google Patents

Just posted, a sure to be interesting thread analyzing a Google patent, with a focus on cracking down on spam in the index. The original link – the article that prompted the Slashdotting – is not responding at the moment, but the address is http://www.wwwcoder.com/main/parentid/285/site/5033/266/default.aspx. For those who can't…

Just posted, a sure to be interesting thread analyzing a Google patent, with a focus on cracking down on spam in the index. The original link – the article that prompted the Slashdotting – is not responding at the moment, but the address is http://www.wwwcoder.com/main/parentid/285/site/5033/266/default.aspx.

For those who can’t wait, someone at Slashdot has posted the article in a comment.

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