Updated with Interview: Lanzone Now CEO Of Ask

So, re-read this interview from last week. Congrats Jim! If only I knew then what we know now…working on getting a few updates from His CEO-ness… Release here. Update: Jim was kind enough to answer three questions before he left for SES Italy, where he is slated to give…

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So, re-read this interview from last week. Congrats Jim! If only I knew then what we know now…working on getting a few updates from His CEO-ness…

Release here.

Update: Jim was kind enough to answer three questions before he left for SES Italy, where he is slated to give a talk. I asked him, in order – How does it feel?; What about competing with your old boss Steve; and will there be changes at Ask? His answers:

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News: Berkowitz to Microsoft

(image credit) Rumors have been flying for some time, and I was not posting them. But now I have confirmation. Steve Berkowitz, head of Ask and someone I've worked with indirectly in the past (he was at IDG Books when I was at The Standard, an IDG property), is…

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(image credit) Rumors have been flying for some time, and I was not posting them. But now I have confirmation. Steve Berkowitz, head of Ask and someone I’ve worked with indirectly in the past (he was at IDG Books when I was at The Standard, an IDG property), is going to run MSFT’s online MSN.

Wow.

Will take some time to digest this. I had just asked him to speak at Web 2. Now I REALLY want him to speak at Web 2.

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Yahoo Research Video Mashup Tool

Now, this is what I'm talkin' about! From the Yahoo Blog: As those in the Bay Area may know, today marks the beginning of the 49th annual San Francisco International Film Festival, which shines a spotlight on great independent film projects from all over the world. This year is…

Video Remix YahooNow, this is what I’m talkin’ about! From the Yahoo Blog:

As those in the Bay Area may know, today marks the beginning of the 49th annual San Francisco International Film Festival, which shines a spotlight on great independent film projects from all over the world.

This year is a special one for us because the Festival features a web-based video remixer prototype created by Yahoo! Research Berkeley, in partnership with San Francisco Film Society and San Francisco State University Institute for Next Generation Internet.

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Yahoo, Google Earnings Casts

This week, Yahoo had a good quarter, and Google redefined "crush the numbers." Want to track this stuff? Gary has found a service that has all the earnings calls in one place for free here….

This week, Yahoo had a good quarter, and Google redefined “crush the numbers.” Want to track this stuff? Gary has found a service that has all the earnings calls in one place for free here.

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Welcome, Melanie!

Those of you who enjoy my hand wringing about Searchblog's future will no doubt recall when I posted a job listing for an editorial assistant to Searchblog. I was happily inundated with responses to that call, with folks from all backgrounds contacting me, from PhDs in literature to Masters…

Melanie-1Those of you who enjoy my hand wringing about Searchblog’s future will no doubt recall when I posted a job listing for an editorial assistant to Searchblog. I was happily inundated with responses to that call, with folks from all backgrounds contacting me, from PhDs in literature to Masters in Information Sciences, from established journalists to kids still in college.

Deciding on the right fit took a long time, and was further complicated by the fact that the job will split duties with FM – this person needs to not only help make Searchblog better, but also needs to help other authors in the FM network as well.

Well, it’s taken some time, but I’m pleased to announce that Melanie Colburn has joined the team this week. Melanie comes to us most recently from Google, where she had been working as a contractor. Yup, I’m pleased to say I stole her away from the very company I cover so closely, but not to worry – Melanie refuses to even whisper anything about her role there – and it’s that kind of integrity that drew me to her.

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EBay to MSFT, Yahoo: Let’s Circle the Wagons Against dem Google Injuns

The Journal has the story: EBay Talks to Microsoft, Yahoo About a Common Foe: Google From the piece, which requires paid subscription: EBay Inc. is talking to both Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp. to determine whether one of them might be a worthy ally against a common threat: Google…

The Journal has the story: EBay Talks to Microsoft, Yahoo About a Common Foe: Google

From the piece, which requires paid subscription:

EBay Inc. is talking to both Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp. to determine whether one of them might be a worthy ally against a common threat: Google Inc.

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The Long Tail

Chris' cover is done. Congrats (and it's quite something how those NY publishers will push Google onto the cover, eh buddy?! Awfully nice quote from Eric!)…

LongtailChris’ cover is done. Congrats (and it’s quite something how those NY publishers will push Google onto the cover, eh buddy?! Awfully nice quote from Eric!)

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Google Q1

More to come but just out: The after hours markets likey. Google Announces First Quarter 2006 Results MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – April 20, 2006 – Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2006. "Google had an exceptional quarter with strong growth and…

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More to come but just out:

The after hours markets likey.

Google Announces First Quarter 2006 Results

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Google News

Is coming fast. First, you know I am not a huge fan of the doodles, but I like today's – celebrating Miro. (My favorite is still Braille….) Next, Google Page Creator is now open to anyone with a Google account. (Thanks Rick) A major piece on Google (and others)…

Is coming fast.

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First, you know I am not a huge fan of the doodles, but I like today’s – celebrating Miro. (My favorite is still Braille….)

Next, Google Page Creator is now open to anyone with a Google account. (Thanks Rick)

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