Google Italy Video Case

Interesting tidbit from Reuters: ROME (Reuters) – Italian prosecutors on Friday put two Google Italy representatives under investigation as part of an inquiry into how a video of teenagers harassing an autistic classmate surfaced on its Video site, a judicial source said. The two are being investigated for allegedly…

Interesting tidbit from Reuters:

ROME (Reuters) – Italian prosecutors on Friday put two Google Italy representatives under investigation as part of an inquiry into how a video of teenagers harassing an autistic classmate surfaced on its Video site, a judicial source said.

The two are being investigated for allegedly failing to check on the content of the video posted on the Internet search engine’s Web site.

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We Already Have A Google OS

It's called search. Search *is* the new OS. Just most of the world hasn't figured it out yet. All this speculation, it's just folks noticing what's already true….

It’s called search. Search *is* the new OS. Just most of the world hasn’t figured it out yet. All this speculation, it’s just folks noticing what’s already true.

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Fun Stats for The Holiday

I've been meaning to point to these all week, but with the holiday, and all the catch up work after Web 2 and being sick as a dog last week, well. Anyway, this is kind of fun. The subject: Google's search share (natch). The stats: well, Comscore says Google…

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I’ve been meaning to point to these all week, but with the holiday, and all the catch up work after Web 2 and being sick as a dog last week, well. Anyway, this is kind of fun. The subject: Google’s search share (natch). The stats: well, Comscore says Google gained share, and Nielsen says it lost. I say, when can we get a stat provider we can trust? SEW does a nice job of wrapping it all up here.

Meanwhile, Hitwise (whose data feels most suspect of the three given the results Danny tabulated in the pic to the left) has a nifty chart where you can chart Yahoo v Google for overall audience here.

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Music Labels Lose Copyright Suit Against Baidu

Baidu, China's largest search engine, just cleared a hurdle on copyright infringement with the music industry. The Chinese courts ruled that directing users to illegally downloadable material from third party sites did not constitute a violation, overturning an earlier favorable ruling for EMI. From the BBC: "If the music…

Logo-Baike-TestBaidu, China’s largest search engine, just cleared a hurdle on copyright infringement with the music industry. The Chinese courts ruled that directing users to illegally downloadable material from third party sites did not constitute a violation, overturning an earlier favorable ruling for EMI.

From the BBC:

“If the music companies had won, the whole search engine sector would have ground to a halt,” Xinhua news agency quoted a Baidu spokesman as saying.

The report said the music companies would appeal against the ruling.

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Searchmob Roundup

Skype Early Investor Finds Quintura The Woman Who Pushed Microsoft into Online Advertising Tracking Arbitrary Websites with Google Analytics Father of Search Engine Link Technology Gets Nobel Equivalent of Math Award Which Company Originated the Idea of Web 2.0?…

Searchmob-20Skype Early Investor Finds Quintura

The Woman Who Pushed Microsoft into Online Advertising

Tracking Arbitrary Websites with Google Analytics

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