GOOG Earnings: After Market No Likey

GOOG is not doing well after releasing earnings. AP is calling it an "earnings miss." Google reported adjusted earnings of $1.54 per share, well below Wall Street's forecast for $1.76 per share, even though it brought in higher revenue than expected. Google shares were halted for the early part…

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GOOG is not doing well after releasing earnings. AP is calling it an “earnings miss.”



Google reported adjusted earnings of $1.54 per share, well below Wall Street’s forecast for $1.76 per share, even though it brought in higher revenue than expected.

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New Site Feature

Hey Searchbloggers – Thanks to FM's team of coders, I've installed a new feature, one I have always wanted to have. I'm calling it "Recent Comment Spotlight." It's up there on the left at the top. I read every single comment you all put on the site (including the…

Hey Searchbloggers – Thanks to FM’s team of coders, I’ve installed a new feature, one I have always wanted to have. I’m calling it “Recent Comment Spotlight.” It’s up there on the left at the top. I read every single comment you all put on the site (including the ones left by knuckleheaded spammers,) and I love em all – and often, they get lost or overlooked. So to highlight one from time to time, I made the Spotlight section. Right now I’m highlighting a comment about MSFT and data privacy, but it’ll change pretty frequently.

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More G Rumors: Napster

From BizWeek: Shares of Napster Inc. skyrocketed in premarket electronic trading Tuesday, as investors responded to a report that the online music store is being eyed by Google Inc. The Internet search giant, which is due to report fouorth-quarter results after the bell Tuesday, is considering an "extensive alliance"…

NypostnapsterFrom BizWeek:

Shares of Napster Inc. skyrocketed in premarket electronic trading Tuesday, as investors responded to a report that the online music store is being eyed by Google Inc.

The Internet search giant, which is due to report fouorth-quarter results after the bell Tuesday, is considering an “extensive alliance” with, or possibly a takeover of, Napster, according to a published report.

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Google Going P2P?

Spotted on Digg: The URL sharelive.com resolves to Google (www.sharelive.com/forums/ also resolves to Google, though to a non working page.) Odd, in that ShareLive used to be a file sharing site. From the Internet Archive: August 2002, June 2004, (something called oZone), Feb 2005 (back to ShareLive). Nothing after…

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Spotted on Digg: The URL sharelive.com resolves to Google (www.sharelive.com/forums/ also resolves to Google, though to a non working page.) Odd, in that ShareLive used to be a file sharing site. From the Internet Archive: August 2002, June 2004, (something called oZone), Feb 2005 (back to ShareLive). Nothing after March of 2005. It apparently shutdown in May of 2005, due to lack of funding (and probably legal issues?). Could Google be getting ready to launch its P2P service? (Thanks, Andreas)

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Grokking Nexidia

A while back I had the opportunity to speak with the folks behind Nexidia, a company that takes a unique approach to solving the audio (and by extension video) search problem. Gary has briefly grokked Nexidia in the past, but this was my first chance to dig in and…

Nexidia-1A while back I had the opportunity to speak with the folks behind Nexidia, a company that takes a unique approach to solving the audio (and by extension video) search problem. Gary has briefly grokked Nexidia in the past, but this was my first chance to dig in and see what they have to offer. In short, it’s pretty cool, and the implications, should the company scale and get access to large datasets (ie become a consumer property or inform one), are significant.

I spoke with Nexidia’s SVP/Media, Drew Lanham. He told me Nexidia is already a profitable company, due in large part to its call center business. For that segment of the market, Nexidia provides audio mining technology that allows companies to identify patterns in customer contact, for example, and design better customer interactions (are you listening, Dell?).

Most stuff I’ve seen about audio and video search uses either text (ie closed caption) or tagging and metadata as a solution. So how does Nexidia work? In short, the company’s technology reduces speech to phonemes, the most basic unit of language, and uses those base units in much the same way that a text engine uses words. This approach is not novel, but Nexidia has apparently figured out a tack that not only works, it also scales, which is critical to the problem at hand. From Drew’s follow up notes to me:

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NYT v. Blogs, Prelim Report

From Kottke: In 2002, Dave Winer of Scripting News and Martin Nisenholtz of the New York Times made a Long Bet about the authority of weblogs versus that of NY Times in Google: In a Google search of five keywords or phrases representing the top five news stories of…

From Kottke:

In 2002, Dave Winer of Scripting News and Martin Nisenholtz of the New York Times made a Long Bet about the authority of weblogs versus that of NY Times in Google:

In a Google search of five keywords or phrases representing the top five news stories of 2007, weblogs will rank higher than the New York Times’ Web site.

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MSN and Kanoodle, Well…Kanoodle

Kanoodle is pleased to report it has snagged MSN Spaces as a text link ads partner. What this brings up for me is the question "Yeah, but for how long?" I've asked MSN before about its intentions to get into the syndication space (ie, to do YPN or AdSense)….

Kanoodle is pleased to report it has snagged MSN Spaces as a text link ads partner. What this brings up for me is the question “Yeah, but for how long?” I’ve asked MSN before about its intentions to get into the syndication space (ie, to do YPN or AdSense). This deal seems to indicate it’s at least a year away.

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