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I'm special, so special. I got to have some of your attention, give it to me! ~Pretenders, Brass in Pocket Ah the games companies play trying so hard to get our attention. For the last 6 weeks or so Microsoft has done a fine job of turning the media attention …
by Techwriter10 42 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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Facebook has got in the way of Google and acquired Friendfeed . This is not great news for Google. The search giant has one major chink in its armour; you can't search social media in real time. Once entries have been around for a while you can find stuff; I've …
by GuyClapperton 12 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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Yesterday was the major league baseball trade deadline and lots of teams made big deals and took huge gambles for short-term gain, while possibly risking the future in the form of younger, cheaper, but unproven talent. Microsoft and Yahoo! also made a trade of sorts when they signed an historic …
by Techwriter10 42 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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An interesting story on the BBC site says there's yet another search facility starting up, following the launch of Bing , Wolfram Alpha and Google wave. This one's called Splashtop and the idea is that you can be searching the Net withing seconds of switching on. In other words, it's …
by GuyClapperton 12 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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Today Yahoo! is releasing a new version of its search tool with many changes. This is significant for a number of reasons: Yahoo! has been in the news lately mostly as Microsoft's take-over target. The make-over provides the company with a news opportunity that's actually about an upgrade to their …
by Techwriter10 42 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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It's not always easy, And sometimes life can be deceiving, I'll tell you one thing, its always better when we're together ~Jack Johnson, Better Together News leaked out this morning on the All Things Digital Blog (and subsequently widely carried by the New York Times, PC Mag Online, Wired and …
by Techwriter10 42 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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When Microsoft first announced their retail strategy back in February I wrote a post called Microsoft Retail Strategy Doomed to Fail and I haven't changed my view. Today, it became clear that in the face of all common sense they are continuing to push forward with this wrong-headed idea. Remember, …
by Techwriter10 42 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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Google is making it much simpler to work out which photos you're allowed to use for what, and which you aren't. The company is allowing people to search for pictures and you can filter by what's available for reuse, what's available for reuse without modification and so on. It's using …
by GuyClapperton 12 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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At the end of May, Computerworld reported that Asus , one of the early Netbook success stories had all but given up on Linux Netbooks. This was telling because the Asus Eee (of which I own one) has a very nice, simple-to-navigate interface. It starts up fairly quickly and has …
by Techwriter10 42 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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I've speculated in the past that nothing could keep Google from moving Android from a phone to a computer. After all a phone is just a hand-held computer, so it should come as no surprise that Google officially announced yesterday that it was getting in the computer operating system business …
by Techwriter10 42 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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Yesterday, Google announced that they are entering the Netbook operating system market with the Google Chrome OS--a Linux-based, web-oriented effort. On the surface, I see this as yet another ploy to take my Netbook from me. No, Google won't realize any direct profits from taking over my little blue Netbook …
by khess 81 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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comScore has just published data from the Video Metrix service which shows that the number of online videos being viewed here in the UK is up 47 percent on a year ago and fast approaching 5 billion in April 2009 when the measuring period ended. Google did best out of …
by newsguy 30 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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Most often, when someone talks about a filesystem or file system, they're referring to disk filesystems such as NTFS, FAT, ext2, ext3, ext4, ISO 9660 and many others but can also refer to network file systems such as CIFS (Common Internet File System aka Samba) and NFS. A filesystem is …
by khess 81 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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I hate bloggers and Twitter users that bandwagon something like the tragically early demise of Michael Jackson. This isn't the right platform for tributes even if I were his biggest fan anyway. Nonetheless, there is a lesson to be noted in terms of technology. The fact is that the Internet …
by GuyClapperton 12 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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Over the years there has been plenty of speculation regarding the sanity of Steve 'Monkey Dancing' Ballmer, the Microsoft CEO. But what is it with Microsoft and this obsession to pursue the search supremacy dream at any cost? Sure, I know Ballmer has sworn to kill Google before but the …
by newsguy 30 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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Speaking about consumer search last week , Steve Ballmer said he now regrets that Microsoft quote "didn't start earlier" unquote. But it seems to me that Microsoft has been all in for a long time and they just haven't been very successful at consumer search. It wasn't so much they …
by Techwriter10 42 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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One of the big rules of online advertising as I understand it is that you count success to a great extent based on how many people click through to your site. It's really the basis of how people get paid by Google for Google AdSense . If you get click-throughs …
by Techwriter10 42 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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I think I must be turning into some sort of freak (fill in the kneejerk comment of your choice at the end of this blog, there are plenty to choose from). I've just read this interesting story that says Google is going to launch a microblogging search engine. It's here …
by GuyClapperton 12 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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I've seen a lot of love for Microsoft's newly branded search engine, Bing lately and frankly I just don't get it. Bing landed a couple of weeks ago with a huge ad budget (as I wrote in Microsoft Ad Wars Turn to Google ) and a big splash, but I've …
by Techwriter10 42 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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Just as British MPs line their pockets with taxpayer cash, just as Hollywood epics re-write history with happy endings, so Google was always going to want to compete with the Wolfram Alpha computational engine head on. And so it is that we get a sneak look at Google Squared in …
by newsguy 30 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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This is interesting, as we are all used to reading about online resources being optimised for mobile devices. Take YouTube which has been successfully shrunk to fit the iPhone and other mobiles, but has now been writ large by way of a change. Google informs me that it has now …
by newsguy 30 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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The Google Android OS is coming to the Acer Aspire ONE netbook, and sooner than you might imagine. As a happy ONE owner myself, and a keen observer of all things Android, the news that it could be as soon as Q3 this year really pleases me. Jim Wong, President …
by newsguy 30 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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Lots of talk about Google Wave last week, but after reading five articles that all described it in a similar fashion, I still didn't quite get what all the fuss was about. Finally, at the behest of one of my online friends I looked at the first 40 minutes of …
by Techwriter10 42 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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It's never a dull moment when it comes to Google, Microsoft and Apple (which is why I write about them so much), and this week Google and Microsoft made some big announcements. For Google, it was Google Wave , an incredibly hyped new communications interface (more on that it in …
by Techwriter10 42 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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Ad Age reports that Microsoft is ready to spend $80M to try and turn people's attention away from Google, the dominant search market leader, and toward Bing, Microsoft's latest search engine offering. Much like Microsoft's attempts last summer to prop up Vista, trying to turn consumers to a new product …
by Techwriter10 42 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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I have just been reading about the YouTube Porn Day scandal and it reminded me that I had been meaning to pass this little snippet of information on, direct from a YouTube Team Member and serving to illustrate just how popular the Google owned video clip sharing site has become. …
by newsguy 30 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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Just how sick do you have to be to upload hundreds of porn videos, disguised as videos suitable for kids, to the most popular of video sharing sites? And how sick do you have to be to do so under the impression it is either funny or somehow exposing a …
by happygeek 1,608 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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I am not a great fan of online translation services, or at least not the free variety which almost invariably end up making some huge gaffs. However, Google obviously likes the idea as it has been providing just such a tool for a while now in the shape of Google …
by happygeek 1,608 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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First let's deal with the big negative I've seen on a number of websites including the BBC: Wolfram Alpha is American-centric. Well, yes, it kind of is. This will be because it's starting up and America is the biggest market it has to serve. Personally I find that understandable - …
by GuyClapperton 12 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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It has not been the best of days for Google. First there were the reports about Gumblar , a Google SERPs manipulation that is growing at an unprecedented rate. And now it seems that porn has been thrown into the Google mix, or at least into the Google Gadgets mix. …
by happygeek 1,608 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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