Search Thoughts from O’Reilly

Tim posts on fellow editor Sarah Milstein's observations. Sarah wrote (and updates) Google: The Missing Manual. From her thoughts: As the Web gets bigger, search results contain more irrelevant stuff. In many cases, it's getting harder to find what you want. Appreciably harder. What do you all think? Yes…

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Tim posts on fellow editor Sarah Milstein’s observations. Sarah wrote (and updates) Google: The Missing Manual. From her thoughts:

As the Web gets bigger, search results contain more irrelevant stuff. In many cases, it’s getting harder to find what you want. Appreciably harder.

What do you all think? Yes or no?

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Searchmob Roundup

Sun Debuts Open Source JAVA with GPL Microsoft Debuts I.T. Social Networking Site LYCOS Seeks Rebirth with LYCOS Cinema Microsoft Virtual Earth Debuts Optional 3-D Map Duno.com Better than Microsoft QnA and Yahoo…

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Microsoft Debuts I.T. Social Networking Site

LYCOS Seeks Rebirth with LYCOS Cinema

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Want to Be Like Ted?

Ted Leonsis, who helped build up AOL and recently left day to day operations there, is given WaPo love here. The topic: How Ted figured a way to look better in a vanity search for his name on Google. The answer: Hey! Get a blog!…

Tleonsis FullTed Leonsis, who helped build up AOL and recently left day to day operations there, is given WaPo love here. The topic: How Ted figured a way to look better in a vanity search for his name on Google. The answer: Hey! Get a blog!

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Google: Angel or Devil?

The Times continues it's fascination with all things Google in this Richard Siklos piece entitled "A Struggle Over Dominance and Definition." (image cropped from full image at Times site) It features this broadside from Microsoft's CEO Steve "I did not throw a chair at f*ing Google" Ballmer: "The truth…

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The Times continues it’s fascination with all things Google in this Richard Siklos piece entitled “A Struggle Over Dominance and Definition.” (image cropped from full image at Times site)

It features this broadside from Microsoft’s CEO Steve “I did not throw a chair at f*ing Google” Ballmer: “The truth is, what Google is doing now is transferring the wealth out of the hands of rights holders into Google. So media companies around the world are all threatened by Google.”

What’s the nub of the story? Well, it’s this: Is Google a media company? Er….YES. YES! YEEEEESSSSSSS!!

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Jim and Steve, Sitting On A Sofa…

(photo credit) Dan Farber has a good writeup of my interview with Jim Lanzone, CEO of Ask, and his former boss, Steve Berkowitz, who left Ask to run MSN. Best line: "Google is the Model T of search." Well, Ford didn't stop innovating, of course, and it dominated the…

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(photo credit) Dan Farber has a good writeup of my interview with Jim Lanzone, CEO of Ask, and his former boss, Steve Berkowitz, who left Ask to run MSN. Best line: “Google is the Model T of search.” Well, Ford didn’t stop innovating, of course, and it dominated the market for a good long time….

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Google Video Suit

Does anyone know who actually filed this suit? This WaPo piece says it came from France. Trying to grok if this is a Big Deal or not. Given the lack of second beat stories, perhaps it's not……

Does anyone know who actually filed this suit? This WaPo piece says it came from France. Trying to grok if this is a Big Deal or not. Given the lack of second beat stories, perhaps it’s not…

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Quick Notes On Schmidt Interview

There's been a lot of coverage of my interview with Eric Schmidt at Web 2, but this angle (Guardian) was not that well covered. Till now. It's funny, while I was talking to him, I did not perceive Eric to have made such a strong statement, but the Guardian…

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There’s been a lot of coverage of my interview with Eric Schmidt at Web 2, but this angle (Guardian) was not that well covered. Till now. It’s funny, while I was talking to him, I did not perceive Eric to have made such a strong statement, but the Guardian reporter certainly did. My question, from my notes, was this (I paraphrased from my notes when asking, as I usually do):

You stood up to the DOJ. And you also, in your own way, stood up to the traditional approaches of Wall St. Let me give you a scenario. If the government makes a request of Google that you and your management team believes is Evil, but it is legal under Patriot, will you stand up as you have before?

I’ll link to the podcast once it’s up so you can hear his response.

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