What’s Up?

One day goes by, I get all wickety about not posting. I'm in year-end crunch on FM, and have not been posting today. Forgive me. There is much news, SearchMob has a lot of it…….

One day goes by, I get all wickety about not posting. I’m in year-end crunch on FM, and have not been posting today. Forgive me. There is much news, SearchMob has a lot of it….

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Panama Ho

More and more info coming out on Yahoo's big Panama release. From a Bloomberg roundup: Yahoo! Inc., the second most-used Internet search engine, released new advertising software to all U.S. customers in a push to close the gap with Google Inc. Clients can sign up for a new account…

More and more info coming out on Yahoo’s big Panama release. From a Bloomberg roundup:

Yahoo! Inc., the second most-used Internet search engine, released new advertising software to all U.S. customers in a push to close the gap with Google Inc.

Clients can sign up for a new account and use the upgraded software today, said Steve Mitgang, a Yahoo senior vice president. Customers who already have accounts are being switched over to the software, called Project Panama, he said.

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Now We Have a Real Contest on Our Hands!

In response to what I noted below, Matt accuses Yahoo of stealing Google's approach to displaying ads. Be careful, Mattt… Jeremy can respond with proof that Google ripped off Overture……

In response to what I noted below, Matt accuses Yahoo of stealing Google’s approach to displaying ads. Be careful, Mattt… Jeremy can respond with proof that Google ripped off Overture…

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Wait Till They Start Using Court Orders….

Wapo: Seeking Iran Intelligence, U.S. Tries Google Internet Search Yields Names Cited in U.N. Draft Resolution…

Wapo:

Seeking Iran Intelligence, U.S. Tries Google

Internet Search Yields Names Cited in U.N. Draft Resolution

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Searchmob Roundup

Zoho Keeps the Pace Up Enhancing It's Web-Based Word Processing Service Go Mobile With Flickr Ants, Dolphins & Information Retrieval (No Fooling) 'Ask City' Debuts for Local Maps & Search 61 Online Video Sharing Sites Feature Comparison…

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Zoho Keeps the Pace Up Enhancing It’s Web-Based Word Processing Service

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Book Search Don’t Work

Early in my ponderings around Google Book Search and the library program, I wondered: First, who is making the money? Second, who owns the rights to leverage this new innovation – the public, the publisher, or … Google? Will Google make the books it scans available for all comers…

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Early in my ponderings around Google Book Search and the library program, I wondered:

First, who is making the money? Second, who owns the rights to leverage this new innovation – the public, the publisher, or … Google? Will Google make the books it scans available for all comers to crawl and index? Certainly the answer seems to be no. Google is doing this so as to make its own index superior, and to gain competitive advantage over others.



Well, the early results are in, and as Tim O’Rielly (a major publisher and a partner of mine) puts it, “Book Search Should Work Like Web Search.” But it doesn’t.

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Google Promotes Firefox, This Time, the Ad Is Bigger

Several blogs have noticed a large Firefox banner on Google's homepage, but it seems to be in limited production at the moment. This ad follows Google's previous promotion, but this one is bigger and at the top like a traditional banner….

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Several blogs have noticed a large Firefox banner on Google’s homepage, but it seems to be in limited production at the moment. This ad follows Google’s previous promotion, but this one is bigger and at the top like a traditional banner.

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