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A new search engine officially launches today, the same day as the World Climate Summit in Copenhagen commences. According to [URL="http://www.ecosia.org"]Ecosia[/URL] you can help battle climate change by switching away from Google and here's how. Not only will the new guy on the search block give 80% of the advertising …
by happygeek 1,655 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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According to a Search Software Quality survey of 492 IT professionals, 22 percent struggle most with requirements gathering. Yet the same group said they spend less than 12 percent of their time doing it. Not so at [url=http://www.lsi.com]LSI Corp.[/url], which probably made some of the storage silicon in the computer …
by EddieC in Search Engine Strategies ()
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Google [URL="http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/12/07/google-goggles/"]announced Google Googles [/URL]yesterday, an application that uses the camera in your Android-powered phone to take a picture, conduct a visual search, then return results. Google admits that it's very early, but this is extremely intriguing technology and it has the potential to take visual search to a whole …
by Techwriter10 42 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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I was pretty sure I wasn't the only person who cooked Thanksgiving dinner in front of, not a propped-up cookbook, but a laptop. It turns out the [I]New York Times[/I] agrees. In fact, the paper did an [URL="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/26/dining/26search.html?_r=2"]analysis[/URL] of search terms by region and by time, to see what conclusions …
by slfisher in Search Engine Strategies ()
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Mark Cuban, the eccentric owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, has a [URL="http://blogmaverick.com/2009/11/13/google-murdoch-madoff/"]post in his blog[/URL] this week suggesting a way to kill Google by paying the top one thousand most popular sites $1M each to leave the Google Index. He wonders if Rupert Murdoch's plan to leave the Google …
by Techwriter10 42 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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Thinking of looking for a flu shot while you're out shopping this weekend but don't know where to look? There's an [URL="http://maps.google.com/maps/mpl?moduleurl=http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/mapplets/flushot/flushot.xml"]app[/URL] (Google Maps) for that. Type in a location and it will show you locations in the area that offer flu shots, as well as their times -- and …
by slfisher in Search Engine Strategies ()
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If the new [URL="http://www.flickr.com/photos/searchengineland/4117327765/"]Google interface design[/URL] is any indication, it appears that Google might actually be feeling a little heat, or at least some influence, from Bing. [URL="http://searchengineland.com/staff"]Danny Sullivan[/URL], who has been covering search for years, had a [URL="http://searchengineland.com/google-streamlines-search-options-30143"]post in his Search Engine Land blog [/URL]last week about the new …
by Techwriter10 42 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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If you've ever had Google Maps literally send you up the river or down a sidewalk, you may have wondered whether the company ever actually sees the areas it maps. Now, it does, through an increasing number of volunteers who make corrections and add more detail to maps, according to …
by slfisher in Search Engine Strategies ()
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You can always count on Rupert Murdoch, the cantankerous News Corp. chairman, for a good laugh and he didn't disappoint this week during [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7GkJqRv3BI&feature=player_embedded#"]an interview on Sky News Australia[/URL] in which he boldly stated his sites would pull out of Google Search. In fact, he once again accused search engines …
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It would appear that Ask.com, the search site which used to be known as Ask Jeeves, [URL="http://news.yahoo.com/s/cnet/20080704/tc_cnet/830110784399841617"]has purchased[/URL] Dictionary.com Dropping the 'Jeeves' branding after 10 years, the search engine retained the same 'ask a straightforward question' approach to Internet searching. With the acquisition of Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com and Reference.com that concept …
by newsguy 30 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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Once upon a time, Usenet newsgroups were the Twitter, Facebook and forums of the online world. All the early Internet community makers were there, and important announcements such as the arrival of Mosaic by Marc Andreesen broke there first. Then the inevitable happened, and Usenet slowly imploded. That could have …
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In [URL="http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20091007/live-from-new-york-google-cofounder-sergey-brin-meets-the-press/"]wide ranging interview[/URL] with Peter Kafka of the [URL="http://allthingsd.com/"]Digital Memo Blog,[/URL] Google CEO Eric Schmidt and co-founder Sergey Brinn did their best to give people the impression that Google was run by a couple of arrogant SoBs. Whether it was purchasing Android or suggesting that Google could never be …
by Techwriter10 42 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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When a complaining consumer starts topping the Google search rankings for your company, perhaps it is time to start taking them seriously? Who says that blogging is a waste of time? Not me, but then I've been blogging for a while now, admittedly in a professional capacity as a technology …
by happygeek 1,655 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 1,655 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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[I]I'm special, so special. I got to have some of your attention, give it to me! ~Pretenders, Brass in Pocket [/I] 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 …
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The folks over at Gmail have been busy rolling out all sorts of new features in the last few months but the one they dropped on users today is by far my favorite -- [URL="http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/new-in-labs-undo-send.html"]Undo Send[/URL]. I don't know a single person who hasn't had the gut-wrenching experience of typing …
by Lisa Hoover 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 [URL="http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2009/06/google-to-launch-microblogging-search.html"]here[/URL]. …
by GuyClapperton 12 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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In a wide-ranging [URL="http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/0,1518,644229,00.html"]interview with the German Magazine Der Spiegel [/URL]recently, the Head of Google Europe, Philipp Schindler, defended his company against the latest round of attacks from publishers who claim that Google is siphoning profits without creating content. Truth be told, this argument is getting old and it suggests …
by Techwriter10 42 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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Yesterday was the major league baseball trade deadline and lots of teams made [URL="http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4369463"]big deals[/URL] and took huge gambles for short-term gain, while possibly risking the future in the form of younger, cheaper, but unproven talent. [URL="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/07/31/EDQR191T6C.DTL"]Microsoft and Yahoo![/URL] 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 [URL="http://www.bing.com"]Bing[/URL], [URL="http://www.wolframalpha.com"]Wolfram Alpha[/URL] and Google wave. This one's called [URL="http://www.splashtop.com"]Splashtop[/URL] and the idea is that you can be searching the Net withing seconds of switching on. In other words, it's a …
by GuyClapperton 12 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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[URL="http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10291462-93.html?tag=newsLeadStoriesArea.1"]Today Yahoo! is releasing[/URL] a new version of its search tool with many changes. This is significant for a number of reasons: [LIST] [*]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 …
by Techwriter10 42 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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[I]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[/I] News leaked out this morning on the [URL="http://kara.allthingsd.com/20090716/yahoo-search-ad-deal-with-microsoft-down-to-the-short-strokes-but-caution-also-advised/"]All Things Digital Blog[/URL] (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 [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry4030.html"]Microsoft Retail Strategy Doomed to Fail[/URL] and I haven't changed my view. Today,[URL="http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=3358"] it became clear[/URL] that in the face of all common sense they are continuing to push forward with this wrong-headed idea. Remember, …
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I've[URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry4290.html"] speculated in the past[/URL] 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 [URL="http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/introducing-google-chrome-os.html"]Google officially announced[/URL] yesterday that it was getting in the computer operating system business …
by Techwriter10 42 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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Yesterday, [URL="http://www.google.com"]Google[/URL] [URL="http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/introducing-google-chrome-os.html"]announced[/URL] 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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[URL="http://www.comscore.com"]comScore[/URL] 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 [URL="http://www.itwire.com/content/view/20745/53/"]speculation regarding the sanity[/URL] 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 [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry3327.html"]Ballmer has sworn to kill Google[/URL] before but the …
by newsguy 30 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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Speaking about consumer search [URL="http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2009/06/18/ballmer-we-should-have-built-search-sooner/"]last week[/URL], 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 gave …
by Techwriter10 42 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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