Neil and MSN Clarify

Neil Holloway's comments on MSN and Google (reported here) got a lot of response around the web, so much so that Neil has taken the time to clarify his thoughts here in comments, and MSN has also clarified on its blog. Often quotes are taken out of context, and…

Neil Holloway’s comments on MSN and Google (reported here) got a lot of response around the web, so much so that Neil has taken the time to clarify his thoughts here in comments, and MSN has also clarified on its blog. Often quotes are taken out of context, and I’m certainly willing to take his clarification at face value. In fact, I’ve invited him to do an interview on Searchblog, if he’s game.

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Net Neutrality Bill Unveiled

From a Reuters story: Sen. Ron Wyden on Thursday proposed legislation aimed at preventing high-speed Internet service providers from charging content companies extra so consumers have faster access to their Web sites or receive special treatment. The Oregon Democrat said he was pushing the legislation to ensure smaller start-ups…

From a Reuters story:

Sen. Ron Wyden on Thursday proposed legislation aimed at preventing high-speed Internet service providers from charging content companies extra so consumers have faster access to their Web sites or receive special treatment.

The Oregon Democrat said he was pushing the legislation to ensure smaller start-ups trying to do business on the Internet would not be outgunned by bigger companies.

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When A Visual Search Engine Is No Longer “Proof of Concept…”

…we'll know we're close to cracking the Turing Test. For now, here's Tiltomo, another proof of concept visual engine, courtesy Silicon Beat….

…we’ll know we’re close to cracking the Turing Test. For now, here’s Tiltomo, another proof of concept visual engine, courtesy Silicon Beat.

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It’s a Guessing Game!

Techcrunch breaks news that Newscorp is buying a company, in fact, one of the companies that was presenting at the very conference where the news broke. But no news on *which* company. Let the guessing begin! (My guess, SimplyHired or Eurekster)….

Techcrunch breaks news that Newscorp is buying a company, in fact, one of the companies that was presenting at the very conference where the news broke. But no news on *which* company. Let the guessing begin! (My guess, SimplyHired or Eurekster).

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Another Week

I am still catching up from last week, and have scores of interesting things in my "Blog This" folder. Here's a sampling: KK sends me this link to a headcount timeline from the big three (Google, Yahoo, MSFT). The Kelsey Group's annual survey of the Yellow Pages industry shows…

I am still catching up from last week, and have scores of interesting things in my “Blog This” folder. Here’s a sampling:

KK sends me this link to a headcount timeline from the big three (Google, Yahoo, MSFT).

The Kelsey Group’s annual survey of the Yellow Pages industry shows one percent growth in print, 33 percent growth online.

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Wonder How the PRC Will Respond To This

Computerworld: Google moving search records out of China. From it: The Mountain View, Calif., company has decided to store search records from the site outside of China in order to prevent that government from being able to access the data without Google's consent, said Peter Norvig, Google's director of…

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Computerworld: Google moving search records out of China.

From it: The Mountain View, Calif., company has decided to store search records from the site outside of China in order to prevent that government from being able to access the data without Google’s consent, said Peter Norvig, Google’s director of research, speaking Monday at a panel discussion at Santa Clara University.

“We didn’t want to be in the position of having to hand over these kinds of records to the government,” he said.

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Google Analyst Day Roundup

Well now that was an interesting meeting. The stock rose yesterday and is up nearly 2% this morning. Coverage abounds. Here's the highlights: Reader John K breaks it down on his blog. Best quote: "Schmidt pees on Microsoft's parade: Google is primarily focused on Microsoft as a competitor because…

Well now that was an interesting meeting. The stock rose yesterday and is up nearly 2% this morning. Coverage abounds. Here’s the highlights:

Reader John K breaks it down on his blog. Best quote: “Schmidt pees on Microsoft’s parade: Google is primarily focused on Microsoft as a competitor because of the software giant’s history as a company, but Google hasn’t seen an impact from Microsoft’s search products yet.”

Cnet has a story which breaks the event down minute by minute. I wonder how long that will be done. In any case, it’s interesting tidbits: Google Local is now “number three in classifieds.” More can be done with personalization. Click fraud is not material to the company (again). International growth is strong. Google plans to be in every single major ad marketplace, period. A chart was shown with five core goals this year, the only one I found interesting was “building new products and services for publishers of information.” Google has tripled its Chinese index (Kai Fu Lee was at the meeting).

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Google = Napoleon?

From a recent Times piece on Publicis, a major ad agency: "I think Google has overextended, like Napoleon opening up a Russian front," [said Rishad Tobaccowala, a top executive in the media-buying division of Publicis] last week in an interview in London. "I think they are a very amazing…

From a recent Times piece on Publicis, a major ad agency:

“I think Google has overextended, like Napoleon opening up a Russian front,” [said Rishad Tobaccowala, a top executive in the media-buying division of Publicis] last week in an interview in London. “I think they are a very amazing company that will take over nothing.”

Tobaccowala is heading up a new think tank at Publicis “to spot new media and marketing technologies on behalf of clients.”

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