In something of an unusual twist of late, [URL="http://www.google.com"]Google [/URL]would appear to be playing catch up to [URL="http://www.microsoft.com"]Microsoft [/URL]for once. The Redmond giants bought the market leader in the in-game advertising business, [URL="http://www.massiveincorporated.com/"]Massive Inc[/URL], last May for close on $200 million. Today Google has confirmed it has finalized the deal to buy an in-game advertising business itself, namely the relatively small San Francisco based [URL="http://www.adscapemedia.com/"]Adscape[/URL]. Relatively small describes the cost of the acquisition as well, although Google is keeping the actual figure close to its chest, the word on the vine is that $23 million is the order of the …

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One of the biggest names in keyword research, [URL="http://www.wordtracker.com"]Wordtracker[/URL], has announced the availability of separate UK keywords, rather than forcing British search marketers to depend on worldwide data including keywords from every English speaking region for their SEO campaigns. The ability to fine tune campaigns to the local market should not be underestimated and could lead to increased ROI, for UK marketers and those targeting the UK region alike. Wordtracker CEO Andy Mindel told me “by using only UK specific keywords, marketers will be able to increase the effectiveness of their campaigns. We collect uncompressed log files from the ISPs. …

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J.K.Rowling has now officially announced that the latest, and last, in the Harry Potter series of books will be called ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ putting an end to the frenzy of speculation on the subject over the last few months. While it has been genuine fans interested in all things associated with their hero who have been speculating so far, you can bet that now the title is official there will be a new breed of speculator on the scene: the domain squatters. With such a big franchise as Harry Potter, and searches on the final book and …

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A UK company has launched what it claims to be the first search engine that lets you not only search for specific moments within a video, but click on and interact with moving objects during online playback. [URL="http://coull.tv"]Coull.tv [/URL] has adopted a community approach, which we thoroughly approve of here at DaniWeb, that brings true user-generated interactivity to video footage. OK, so video search itself is nothing new, the likes of [URL="http://www.blinkx.com/"]Blinkx[/URL] and [URL="http://video.google.co.uk/"]Google Video[/URL] have long since offered video searching, not to mention [URL="http://www.youtube.com"]YouTube[/URL] of course. The difference being that these engines find the complete video clip containing your …

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I have long been a fan of [URL="http://www.blinkx.tv"]Blinkx[/URL] the video search engine that, as far as I am concerned, pretty much prompted the whole genre and introduced the idea of live video search and stream done properly. So I was interested to receive word from Blinkx founder and CTO Suranga Chandratillake today that they have entered a partnership deal with Lycos. Now usually, I admit, such news bores me senseless. But this is different, because it doesn’t involve coughing up millions to serve up web search and listings to Face Party, as Microsoft have done, or $900,000 to do the …

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Please forgive me if I am a little slow in flagging this up, but it has only just floated across my radar: you can now implement Google AdSense for search results on your own page, displaying the all important revenue generating adverts alongside the search results without directing readers off-site. There are two distinct pieces of code involved, one for the search box and the other for the results, and by doubling up like this you get full control not only over where the search is conducted but also where the results appear. Am I alone in finding this a …

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Web Developer. Webmaster. Web Designer. What do these terms mean? Which one are you? In fact, these terms have been used and misused so much that they are in danger of losing any distinct meaning. This article attempts to define and defend these labels and their meanings. "Webmaster" in particular has been diluted to the point where it hardly means anything at all. In the proverbial "early days" of the web, it meant a person who had both the hardware and software knowledge to - setup and configure a web server - register a domain - find a good ISP, …

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Advertising a website just got a whole lot cheaper. A new trend has emerged in Washington, where an entrepreneur has begun offering bums food and small amounts of money, in exchange for them advertising his poker match up site. The bastard behind the scheme is Ben Rogovy, a 22 year old aspiring capitalist trying to cheaply promote his new poker match up website. According to [url=http://www.bumvertising.com]bumvertising.com[/url], Rogovy’s website outlining the campaign – he’s merely tapping into using wasted homeless labor. “Bums use a business model that takes advantage of high volume traffic, with the expectation that, on average, a certain …

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