The DOJ has filed a response (thanks Gary) to Google's defiance on the issue of its search records subpoena. In short: No, you're wrong, we're right. And we're not violating anyone's privacy. Internetnews.com coverage….
Now that's really sacrifice….
This afternoon Google issued a press release which seems to say very little, on balance, save telegraphing the fact that Google felt its CFO was speaking a bit too loosely yesterday. This is not the first time Google has had to clarify its CFO's statements. Remember Reyes on click…
Since that statement, Google has made a point of saying that click fraud is really no big deal.
And now, after Reyes sounds the alarm about growth, Google issues this:
We would like to clarify and provide further information on these statements. As we have stated before, monetization improvements will continue to be a key factor in driving future revenue growth. We still see significant opportunities to improve monetization and intend to continue to focus our efforts in this area.
Microsoft's CFO became famous in the 1990s for his predictions that the company would not grow as quickly as others wished. looks like George Reyes, CFO of Google, is taking a cue. Hey, wait, is this managing expectations on Wall Street, and providing guidance? Whatever it is, GOOG is…
Microsoft’s CFO became famous in the 1990s for his predictions that the company would not grow as quickly as others wished. looks like George Reyes, CFO of Google, is taking a cue. Hey, wait, is this managing expectations on Wall Street, and providing guidance? Whatever it is, GOOG is taking a hit. From a sub required WSJ article:
Google Inc.’s chief financial officer, George Reyes, said the Internet giant’s growth is slowing due to the “law of large numbers” and it will need to find new ways to boost revenue.
The comments, made at an investor conference, surprised Wall Street and triggered a selloff in Google’s shares. In heavy trading, Google shares fell 9%, or $37.70, to $354 on the Nasdaq Stock Market.Read More
TechCrunch covers the launch of Edgeio, which is the creation of one of folks behind TechCrunch (Mike Arrington) among others. The service is a neat idea – you can tag your posts "listings" and edgeio finds your tagged posts and slurps them into a listings metaservice/site. It's a platform…
If you like Malcolm Gladwells’s stuff, he’s finally got a blog.Read More
JG wrote: Wasn't there some similar sabre-rattling coming from Bill Gates a few months ago?…
JG wrote: Wasn't there some similar sabre-rattling coming from Bill Gates a few months ago?
Boing Boing has recently been added to a blacklist of "nudity" related sites run by the US-based company Secure Computing, resulting in its being banned in entire countries – like the UAE, as well as many corporate firewalls. Here's the editor's searing response. I think it's well worth reading….
Today, we’ve learned that Internet Qatar, the sole ISP in the State of Qatar, has also banned BoingBoing.
We’ve heard from librarians in Africa who want to watch the video of the American Register of Copyrights denouncing Congress, employees at the Australian Broadcasting Company, students, and workers around the world who can’t gain access to our work.Read More
Lots of stuff I missed, lots going on. To wit: Google Base has gone (Techcrunch) commercial (GoogleBase blog). Not unexpected. But an important step. The Google Page Creator. Just a doodle, I'm sure… The Journal has a free link on its curtain raiser for Google's analyst day this Thursday….
Interesting note from an entrepreneur – what he's learned from his logs….
Just back from the week off, and much is up in the search world. I'll have a roundup later in the day, but the top news for now is Ask, which has declared its intention to become the Fox of the search engine world – in other words, to…
“People deserve a search engine that gives them the tools to get what they need faster, not just a bunch of links on a page. Ask.com takes search to the next level.”
You’re not sure they’re serious? Diller is keynoting this week’s SES conference, for goodness sake (I won’t be there, focusing on FM then traveling to London later this week). More on all of this in the Ask Blog here.Read More