Google Losing Search Share? To … Microsoft?

Wow! If only I trusted Nielsen's numbers, this would be a big story… Google garnered a 56.3% share of the U.S. search market in December, compared with a 57.7% share in the previous month, according to Nielsen. Yahoo Inc., meanwhile, saw its share in December fall slightly to 17.7%,…

Wow! If only I trusted Nielsen’s numbers, this would be a big story…

Google garnered a 56.3% share of the U.S. search market in December, compared with a 57.7% share in the previous month, according to Nielsen. Yahoo Inc., meanwhile, saw its share in December fall slightly to 17.7%, compared with 17.9% in November…Microsoft Corp. was the only company among the three largest search providers to see an increase in December, as its share rose to 13.8% of the U.S. market from 12% the previous month, according to Nielsen.

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Joel On AT&T’s Filtering Plans

BB Gadget's Joel Johnson talks about AT&T's plans w/r/t internet filtering on an AT&T show. The other shoe has not dropped on this one yet, but I salute Joel for bringing up a very important issue….

BB Gadget’s Joel Johnson talks about AT&T’s plans w/r/t internet filtering on an AT&T show. The other shoe has not dropped on this one yet, but I salute Joel for bringing up a very important issue.

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Mail That Baby, Baby

I was going to wait to post this till the start of a mobile posting campaign that Microsoft is very kindly launching, but I just can't let it wait (for those who might care, Microsoft is going to underwrite a bunch of FM authors, including me, posting mobile stuff…

I was going to wait to post this till the start of a mobile posting campaign that Microsoft is very kindly launching, but I just can’t let it wait (for those who might care, Microsoft is going to underwrite a bunch of FM authors, including me, posting mobile stuff like photos and maps and voice posts). Anyway, I was in JFK airport and I saw an arresting image in a Pitney Bowes ad.

Dumb Baby

Now, what does Pitney Bowes do? Well, turns out I have some knowledge in this area, as my father, ever the itinerant entrepreneur, tried to compete with Pitney in the 80s by creating a better postage meter. He didn’t get very far. Pitney is the Microsoft of postage meter companies. They own the market.

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Google’s In House Brand Guy

Andy Berndt, a former Ogilvy star recently hired by Google, says Google's "Creative Lab" is an "internal creative and marketing resource at Google to manage the brand and our only client is Google." More in this Ad Age piece….

Andy Berndt, a former Ogilvy star recently hired by Google, says Google’s “Creative Lab” is an “internal creative and marketing resource at Google to manage the brand and our only client is Google.” More in this Ad Age piece.

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Which Year Is It?

Name the year this was written: Yahoo offered details of its long-awaited turnaround strategy… hinging its future on advertising, exclusive paid content and revenue-sharing deals with Internet access providers…..Yahoo executives gave some specifics regarding a long-expected corporate restructuring, saying that they will whittle down Yahoo's 44 business units to…

Name the year this was written:

Yahoo offered details of its long-awaited turnaround strategy… hinging its future on advertising, exclusive paid content and revenue-sharing deals with Internet access providers…..Yahoo executives gave some specifics regarding a long-expected corporate restructuring, saying that they will whittle down Yahoo’s 44 business units to six: listings, commerce, communications, media, access and enterprise. In addition, the company will lay off 400 employees, or 13 percent of its work force.



That is from a November 2001 article in Cnet, and yes, it sounds awfully familiar, doesn’t it?

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More Pressure on Yahoo From Wall St.

Yahoo's Ripe for Shake-Up from the WSJ's "Breaking Views" column is quite a read. It argues that the sums of Yahoo's parts, in particular its holdings in Yahoo Japan and Alibaba, which combine for more than a third of Yahoo's overall market cap, should be spun off, as should…

Yahoo’s Ripe for Shake-Up from the WSJ’s “Breaking Views” column is quite a read. It argues that the sums of Yahoo’s parts, in particular its holdings in Yahoo Japan and Alibaba, which combine for more than a third of Yahoo’s overall market cap, should be spun off, as should its search business (I’ve argued that for some time now.) Interesting.

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What Percentage of Yahoo’s (and Google’s) Revenue Comes from Domainers?

I'm digging into the domain space for this talk next week. It's a fascinating, frustrating industry. I posted a general query last week, and got a ton of wonderful advice. But I did not get an answer to the question above. Does anyone know?…

I’m digging into the domain space for this talk next week. It’s a fascinating, frustrating industry. I posted a general query last week, and got a ton of wonderful advice. But I did not get an answer to the question above.

Does anyone know?

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