Google Reader Inching Toward Digg?

Google Reader just added a Reader Trends feature that highlights blog posts users have read, starred, and shared in the past 30 days. A post by Paris Lemon Blog, via Digg: What's completely clear now is that the user statistical data is there and ready to go…the question is…

Picture 5-13Google Reader just added a Reader Trends feature that highlights blog posts users have read, starred, and shared in the past 30 days.

A post by Paris Lemon Blog, via Digg: What’s completely clear now is that the user statistical data is there and ready to go…the question is how long until Google utilizes it to showcase the ‘most starred’ or ‘most shared’ of Google Reader?Picture 4-10

The Google Reader Blog announcement describes Reader Trends as an efficiency tool to allow users to identify subscriptions wanting removal or a catch-up read.

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Static on the GooTube

YouTube's failure to create a copyright detection software to help avoid legal entanglements may put spell trouble for the GoogTube. Since the announcement of Google's purchase of YouTube on October 9, the answer to every question of copyright violations and lawsuits has been this software. It was the also…

YouTube’s failure to create a copyright detection software to help avoid legal entanglements may put spell trouble for the GoogTube. Since the announcement of Google’s purchase of YouTube on October 9, the answer to every question of copyright violations and lawsuits has been this software. It was the also arguably the pretext that allowed Google to imagine partnerships with major media companies and music labels. Probably more to come on this…

Financial Times:

YouTube said on Friday the technology would not be formally launched this year and YouTube’s offices were closed until the new year. While providing no further details about when the system would be made formally available, it said tests of the system had been under way with some media companies since October and the system remained “on track”.

If the delay lasts for more than a week or two into the new year, suggesting more than just a slight technical hitch, “this is certainly going to be a serious issue”, Mr McGuire (a digital media analyst at Gartner) added.

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‘To Out-Google Google’

Speaking of dominating a list of the best search engines, in case you missed it, the New York Times recently did a piece on a trio on entrepreneurs setting their sights on just that: besting the giant. ("In Silicon Valley, the Race Is on to Trump Google") ReadWriteWeb has…

Picture 1-37Speaking of dominating a list of the best search engines, in case you missed it, the New York Times recently did a piece on a trio on entrepreneurs setting their sights on just that: besting the giant. (“In Silicon Valley, the Race Is on to Trump Google”) ReadWriteWeb has a summary and follow-up that breaks the competition into categories of competition to Google: Better Technology, Better UI, and Vertical Search. Well worth a read, but the conclusion Alex Iskold draws is that no one’s quite ready to battle Goliath yet.

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Top 100+ Search Engines

A list of the Top 100+ Search Engines of 2007, graciously compiled by SEO Charles Knight, with some editorial tinkering. Thanks Charles. A9 amazon.com answerbag AOL Ask.com Ask.mobile askville AURA! Baidu bessed blinkx boing ChaCha ClipBlast! Clusty collarity CometQ d e c i p h o del.icio.us digg digg…

A list of the Top 100+ Search Engines of 2007, graciously compiled by SEO Charles Knight, with some editorial tinkering. Thanks Charles.

A9 amazon.com answerbag AOL Ask.com Ask.mobile askville AURA! Baidu bessed blinkx boing ChaCha ClipBlast! Clusty collarity CometQ d e c i p h o del.icio.us digg digg labs swarm eurekster exalead Feedster FINDITALL GIGABLAST Google Google /*Code Search*/ Google Mobile ICEROCKET inQuira ixquick Jambo Jyve KartOO keyCompete Kosmix krugle KwMap last.fm like Live QnA LiveDeal lurpo MavenSearch mnemomap MS. DEWEY mystrands nayio oodle Opera Mini Pagebull pluggd PreFound Quintura kids Quintura retrevo riya ROLLYO searchmash SearchTheWeb2 SEO Discussion Search Singing FISH Skweezer snap Sphere Sphider SPURL.net SpyFu SQUIDOO Srchr SurfWax Technorati thefind.com trulia url.com Vivisimo W a l h e l l o Webaroo WEBBRAIN What to RENT? whonu? WIKIO Windows Live wink WiseNut wondir Yahoo! ANSWERS Yahoo! MINDSET Yahoo! Mobile Yahoo! SEARCH Yahoo! Search Builder Yedda yoono yoople ZABASEARCH ZEBO Zillow.com Zippy ZOO.COM ZUULA

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It’s Not Your Competition, It’s the Environment

A post on Skrenta heralds Google as the winner in the third age of computing. Worth a read, some major points include: * Yahoo is effectively letting $1.5 billion in revenue sit on the table so long as they chose not to allow AdWords to handle their search monetization….

A post on Skrenta heralds Google as the winner in the third age of computing. Worth a read, some major points include:

* Yahoo is effectively letting $1.5 billion in revenue sit on the table so long as they chose not to allow AdWords to handle their search monetization.

* “Google is the start page for the Internet. The net isn’t a directed graph. It’s not a tree. It’s a single point labeled G connected to 10 billion destination pages.”



* Alluding to Battelle’s database of intentions: “Google’s CPMs are $90-120, vs. $4-5 for an average browse page view elsewhere. This value premium on search vs. content is because of the massive concentration of choice potential which exists on the decision point, Google.”



* Next step, dominating the verticals: “It’s actually not inconceivable that they could eventually own all of the destination page views too. Crazy as it sounds, it’s conceivable that they could actually end up owning the entire net, or most of what counts. Complaints are already being heard about Google using their starting point power to muscle into verticals.” Here Skrenta is referencing the new Google Tips on their homepage, on which Firefox brain Blake Ross, generally a friend of Google, just posted a scathing note of criticism.

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Searchmob Roundup

What Are the Most Popular Videos on Blogs? Intel Debuts Social UGC Campaign, Times Square Google, Trust, Do No Evil… Wikipedia Search Engine Statistics Archive Hello Long Tail: The Effects of Search Costs on the Concentration of Product Sales…

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Intel Debuts Social UGC Campaign, Times Square

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Predictions 2007

Yes, I'm at it again, but this year I promise to be a bit more pared down, a bit more to the point. I had nearly 20 predictions last year, I'm hoping that by the time I lift my fingers from the keyboard I'll have a few less. So…

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Yes, I’m at it again, but this year I promise to be a bit more pared down, a bit more to the point. I had nearly 20 predictions last year, I’m hoping that by the time I lift my fingers from the keyboard I’ll have a few less. So Happy New Year, and to business:

1. Thanks to Google’s dominance in search and media and a complacent DOJ, Microsoft will buy a better position in online media. Acknowledging that it can’t build it, Microsoft will shop its way into a dominant position. AOL, Yahoo, or IAC will be leading candidates for acquisition. Microsoft will name a strong second in command to Steve Ballmer who will run their entire media division after this acquisition. If that person is not Steve Berkowitz, he will leave.

1. (a) If Microsoft does not buy AOL, Yahoo will, and failing that, AOL will go public, but the IPO will receive a lukewarm review.

2. A major media outlet will predict that the “Web 2.0” bubble has burst or deflated seriously. The prediction will be wrong. I’ve been seeing more and more respected voices out there claiming we’re in a bubble of some sort or another when it comes to “Web 2.0.” I predicted that the meme will have played out in 2006, and I think I was right, but the underlying foundational strength of what created that meme is far too strong to be a bubble or played out.

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