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The Search Engine Update - Number 215 - Feb. 24, 2006

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In This Issue
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+ SES NY 2006 Next Weeks; Listen To The Keynote Live
+ Goodbye Gary; Hello Barry!
+ Top Stories
+ More From The Search Engine Watch Blog
+ Daily SearchCast: Search News Via Podcast
+ Our Search Newsletters & Feeds
+ About The Newsletter

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SES NY 2006 Next Week; Listen To The Keynote Live
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Now that this newsletter is finished, I'm shutting down the computer, packing, then grabbing a flight to New York for our Search Engine Strategies NY 2006 conference next week. It's set to be even larger than last year's monster show. The event is literally stuffed with a ton of sessions for search marketers of all abilities and needs. Coming or still considering attending? Next Week's SES NY 2006 Highlights has a rundown on what to expect.

Barry Diller, chairman and CEO of InterActiveCorp, will be kicking off the show with a keynote conversation with me on the morning of the first day, February 27. IAC owns Ask Jeeves along with a variety of vertical search properties.

Not lucky enough to see the keynote in person? Listen to it live at 9am Eastern time at WebmasterRadio.fm. Alternatively, about 15 minutes after the keynote ends, we'll have it up in downloadable podcast form. Just subscribe to our Daily SearchCast podcast, and you'll receive this special edition of the show.

Beyond the conference sessions, there are after-hour events. Our Official SES NYC 2006 Party & Events Schedule thread at the Search Engine Watch Forums keeps you up to date on those. And want to shout out to others going, looking for advice on hotel deals and so on? See our SES New York - Feb/March - who's going? thread at the SEW Forums.

Can't attend the show? Search Engine Roundtable To Provide Quadruple Coverage of SES NYC Conference covers the live blogging coverage that will be happening.

Blogging from the show yourself? Want to share photos from it with others? Want to bookmark articles that come out of it? Here's the tag we encourage you to use:

sesny2006

More details on how to tag or how to tap into tagged content are covered here: Tagging SES NY 2006.

Aside from New York, SES arrives in China next month for the first time. You'll find an agenda now posted here and Jack Ma, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alibaba/Yahoo, will be one of our two keynote speakers.

SES Germany follows in March, then SES Japan happens in April, as well as SES Toronto that month. The Toronto agenda has now been posted. SES Italy follows in April, then SES London at the end of May, then July sees our first ever SES Latino show coming to Miami.

For more about these and other shows later in 2006, see the Search Engine Strategies site.

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Goodbye Gary; Hello Barry!
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I'm sad -- but also happy -- to report that Gary Price is no longer serving as Search Engine Watch's news editor. Gary's moving on to pastures new, and we wish him well. Coming on board to help make up for his loss is Barry Schwartz, who is our new news correspondent.

Gary's departing to become the new Director of Online Information Resources at Ask Jeeves. Gary's going to be posting more about it on his ResourceShelf blog, and Ask Jeeves will have a press release on it up here. He's also posted a personal goodbye note to SEW readers here: It's Time To Say So Long.

It's been an honor and pleasure to have worked with Gary over the past two years. He's a fantastic resource of knowledge, as so many are aware of. Losing him is that sad part, especially because aside from being a work colleague, he's also become a good friend. I'd have fought tooth and nail to keep him, but Gary's really looking for a completely new change of pace. So that's the happy part. He's found something new, and we here at Search Engine Watch wish him the very best. Chris Sherman sends him further best wishes here: Bon Voyage, Mr. Price.

Barry Schwartz will be well known to many of our readers as the hardworking editor of Search Engine Roundtable, where he keeps watch on interesting discussions out of various search forums. It's a real pleasure to have him coming aboard to do search news blogging with us. Welcome aboard, Barry!

Want to send well wishes to Gary or Barry? Please visit our Search Engine Watch Forums thread, So Long Gary Price!

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Top Stories
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Below is a recap of major articles from our daily SearchDay newsletter and important Search Engine Watch Blog postings since the last newsletter. Want to receive these stories daily or via RSS/feed? See the Search Engine Watch Newsletters & Web Feeds page for sign-up instructions.

=== Feb. 24, 2006 ===

Google Base Soon To Allow Buying & Selling Through Google's Own Payment System - Google Base is soon to allow merchants to sell through Google's own payment system, as well as allowing buyers to use the Google Accounts system to make purchases. A quick look doesn't show any of this live yet, but I'm sure examples will come soon. There is more information from Google here plus a note on how this fits into their overall payment system plans here. Want to sell on Google Base through its own system? Use this form to sign-up.

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MSN adCenter To Increase Traffic For Advertisers - Good news for adCenter publishers was announced by MSN today. Starting Monday, advertisers will see a 70% increase on ad impressions being served on MSN search results....[MORE”. See also:

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Search Engines Forum Spotlight - Links to the week's topics from search engine forums across the web: Google Releases Web Page Creator & Free Hosting Labs Beta - MSN Rolls Out New Search Interface & Algorithm - Photos Get Google in Trouble Over Copyright Law - Link Baiting Our Future? - Search Engines: The New Battle Ground for Middle East Conflicts? and more.

=== Feb. 23, 2006 ===

Yahoo To Ban Bidding On Competitor Trademarks To Stop Comparison Advertising - Yahoo will no longer be allowing companies to purchase ads linked to the trademarks of their competitors, to do competitive advertising. It's a move that seems aimed more toward protecting big brands spending to generate buzz than from legal pressures. See also: Check 'n Go Sues Google Over Keyword Trademarks.

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Google Introduces Web Page Creator - Want to create your own web page, but don't know how to begin? The new Google Page Creator is a simple, free tool that allows you to publish to the web with ease. See also: Google Stops Page Creator Enrollment.

=== Feb. 22, 2006 ===

Perfect 10 Photo Site Wins Injunction Against Google Image Search - Perfect 10, an adult photo site, was won an injunction against Google Images, with a judge findind that thumbnail copies are a violation of US copyright law....[MORE”. See also:

=== Feb. 21, 2006 ===

News Search Engine Optimization - News search engines offer companies a great way to receive targeted traffic related to breaking topics through press releases and other public relations information. Learn tips on copywriting for news releases, creating unique URLs and landing pages for specific purposes and tips for crafting a powerful public relations strategy that complements your search engine optimization efforts.

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Google License To Operate In China Questioned; Will Disclosure Have To Go? - Google has no license for China service: newspaper from Reuters covers new questions on whether Google is able to operate legally in China. That seems absurd given the worldwide coverage of Google bending to the Chinese government's censorship demands last month. The fracas also raises questions on whether Google will find that it can no longer even disclose that censorship is happening, something that is the company's best defense against critics that say it shouldn't filter results. See also:

=== Feb. 20, 2006 ===

Jeeves Retires - After nearly a decade of service, Jeeves is retiring from his duties at the search engine, which will assume the long used but little promoted name 'Ask.' See also: Ask Releases "Jeeves Leaves" Video Farewell.

=== Feb. 17, 2006 ===

Search Engine Forums Spotlight - Links to the week's topics from search engine forums across the web: AOL #1 in Conversions - Link Development vs. Traffic Development - Google Buys Blog Analytics Firm MeasureMap - BMW Debacle Good for SEO? - Goodbye Jeeves, and more.

=== Feb. 15, 2006 ===

Google Desktop Fears Overblown? - Consumer watchdogs including the Electronic Frontier Foundation are urging a boycott of Google's new Desktop Search program, citing privacy concerns. Is it really too risky to use the program? See also:

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Google Acquires Blog Tracking Software, Measure Map - Google announced that they have acquired Measure Map, a blog tracking software product. This product "helps you understand what people do at your blog, and what influence you are having on the world." I haven't tried the product, but reportedly, it is easy to set up and gives you information that you want to see, quickly. Some of the information includes number of visitors, number of links to your blog, number of comments and number of blog entries views out of the ones posted.

=== Feb. 14, 2006 ===

Finding Articles Online - When you're looking for magazine or journal articles, search engines can be helpful, but other specialized search tools are often a better betparticularly in the academic, scholarly and sci-tech areas.

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Hacking The MSN Search & Win Contest - MSN's giving away prizes to attract searchers, but some have found ways to better the odds of winning. See also:

=== Feb. 13, 2006 ===

Google Officially Confirms Traffic-Power Ban From Index - Google's Matt Cutts has provided official confirmation of a ban on the Traffic-Power domain name and some Traffic-Power client sites, which has been a key issue in a court case against a protest site and search blogger Aaron Wall.

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Gracenote: A Ubiquitous Music Database - Any time you play an audio CD and your computer's music player automatically looks up information about the album, it's likely you've just used Gracenote, a huge online database of audio information.

=== Feb. 10, 2006 ===

NBC Scores Graphical Ads/Promos On Google - So much for no flashy ads in Google search results. NBC Olympics Partners With Google, ESPN from MediaPost covers how NBC effectively has an image/video ad running in Google's results.

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Search Engine Forums Spotlight - Links to the week's topics from search engine forums across the web: Google Publication Ads - New Specialist Search Engine: Kosmix - Amazon in the Contextual Ads Game? - Google Removes BMW Germany For Spamming, and more.

=== Feb. 9, 2006 ===

Data Privacy Bill Introduced, Not Well Thought Out - "Bill would force Web sites to delete personal info" from News.com is an excellent write-up on a new bill introduced to the US Congress that would require web site owners of all types and sizes -- not just search engines -- to delete data. However the bill, which was sparked out of search privacy worries, might not correct problems it's aimed aim. See also:

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Buttons, Buttons, Get & Make Your Google Toolbar Buttons - The new Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer allows for custom search buttons, which can benefit both site owners and searchers. I wanted to highlight a few new resources related to this, plus offer tips on how to make your own buttons for visitors without needing to be a tech guru.

=== Feb. 8, 2006 ===

Google Testing Expanded Print Ads Program - Google is testing a new auction-based print advertising program, allowing advertisers to choose ad size, set a price, and decide how to use the space. Bidders pay only if they win the auction. Google is testing the program with a couple-dozen magazines in the automotive, lifestyle and technology sectors. More information is available on the FAQ page. See also: Google Extends Print Ads Deadline to 24th of February

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More From The SEW Blog
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Below are posts from the Search Engine Watch Blog since the last newsletter and not mentioned above. Want to keep up on daily news from the blog? Visit the home page or subscribe to the blog feed. Note that references to "I" may becoming from Danny Sullivan, Gary Price, Jennifer Slegg or Chris Sherman, all of whom post to the blog.

=== Feb. 24, 2006 ===

Google Video Adds US National Archives Historic Films to Google Video - The Google Blog announced that Google Video has digitized and are hosting a collection 103 historic films from the US National Archives, such as The Eagle Has Landed 1969....[MORE”

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Google to Host Second Annual Analyst Day - Google announced today that it will be hosting an Analyst Day for the second time. This event will take place on Thursday, March 2, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. PT through about 2:00 p.m. PT. The Webcast will be viewable at http://investor.google.com/webcast and archived about two weeks later here. Last year they hosted this event on February 9, 2005 and Danny has a write up on it from May 2005.

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Google Finance Coming Soon? - Loren Baker at Search Engine Journal reports evidence of a possible Google Finance coming soon to Google....[MORE”

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Google Video Adds Video Categories - Philipp Lenssen reports that Google added Google Video Categories. Visit http://video.google.com/ and look at the top of the page, you will notice these categories ranging from Popular to TV shows.

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More Search Patent Applications and Blog Search Research Paper - Gary Price has two new posts that make for some good weekend reading. The first is named New Academic Paper Offers a Review of Weblog Searching which links to a 13 page PDF. The second is named More Patents and Patent Apps for Microsoft and Yahoo which has five links to patent applications, mostly from MSN. See also: More Yahoo & Microsoft Search Patent Applications.

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Google Mac Widgets for Blogger, Gmail and Search History - Yesterday the Google Blog informed us that three new Google Widgets for the Apple Macintosh's OS X Tiger have been released. They let you post to Blogger, check your Gmail account and view your past search history at Google....[MORE”

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Yahoo Adds Quick Links to Wikipedia Search Results - Yahoo announced that they now include Yahoo Quick Links for Wikipedia results. What that means is that when you do a search at Yahoo and a Wikipedia result is found in the search results page, it will add "Quick Links" to "deeper" pages or anchors within the Wikipedia....[MORE”

=== Feb. 23, 2006 ===

Baker of Search Engine Journal Visits Google Japan - Loren Baker of Search Engine Journal posted pictures and comments about him Hanging Out With Google Japan. Loren lives just outside of Tokyo and he met up with John Scott of V7N to visit Google Japan. Google Japan's office is in the famous Cerulean Tower, they lease one full floor in the huge tower. Check out some cool pictures of their adventure at Search Engine Journal.

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Technorati Adds Technorati Favorites - Technorati added a new feature Tuesday named Technorati Favorites. This feature allows you to add your favorite blogs and sources to your favorites list....[MORE”. See also: Filter By Authority is Added to Technorati Search.

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Google & EarthLink to Bid on San Francisco Free Wi-Fi - Via MercuryNews.com, Google and EarthLink has teamed up to offer a bid to San Francisco to build San Francisco's private section free wi-fi network....[MORE”

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Yahoo Answers Adds AJAX Functions, Better Integration, Badges and More - Yahoo Answers, launched on Dec. 7, 2005, has recently added new features such as an Ajax widget, more integration with other Yahoo services, Yahoo Answers Badges, and more RSS functionality....[MORE”

=== Feb. 22, 2006 ===

Google Hires Google.org's Executive Director, Larry Brilliant - Larry Brilliant, as described by USA Today as a "a tech-savvy doctor who fought smallpox," has been hired to head up the Google.org philanthropic arm of Google....[MORE”

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Google Launched Google Research Blog - Philipp Lenssen located a new Google Blog, at googleresearch.blogspot.com, which will be a blog written by some of the smartest people at Google....[MORE”

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Cost Per Keyword Spikes to $55 During Holiday Season - A MediaPost article reports on DoubleClick's Performics data released recently that shows the overall "cost-per-keyword" "rose to around $55 in December, from around $26 at the end of August....[MORE”. See also:

=== Feb. 21, 2006 ===

Google Tops Search Loyalty Study, Though Many Searchers Aren't That Loyal - A new search loyalty study by Compete shows that Google leads its competitors by far in having the most loyal searchers, those who stick with it exclusively and don't use other services. But even Google still has nearly one-third of its searchers willing to "cheat" on it and use other search engines....[MORE”

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Getting Reincluded In Yahoo Via Paid Inclusion Tough? Try The Independent Reinclusion Forms - Getting reincluded in Yahoo through paid inclusion a nightmare, as marketer Rand Fishkin found recently? Try some of the Yahoo reinclusion forms....[MORE”

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Current TV Launched Google Current - Dirson reports that Current TV has recently launched Google Current on its own site. Google Current will be a broadcast of the most recent and popular Google News stories every 30 minutes. Gary blogged about this back in August 2005. It was previously only seen on Google Video.

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Google Maps at Night - Peter Pesti created Google Maps at Nighttime. This map overlays both night, dusk and day versions of the standard Google Maps product. The site remarks, "The underlying 128 megapixel night imagery from NASA uses a map projection different from Google Maps'. The two are aligned near the NYC-Madrid-Tokyo axis only." I forgot exactly where I found it yesterday, but I thought it was worth a quick note.

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Do or Die for Yahoo's Braun? - Stefanie Olsen of News.com reports that the Head of Yahoo Media Group, Lloyd Braun has been under a lot of heat to help Yahoo's Media Group compete. Stefanie Olsen says since Braun's hire in November 2004, he has not been able to "adapt his Hollywood know-how to the digital world." Olsen says, "Yahoo's plan to become a major Internet content player is treading water." Some believe this is do or die time for Braun.

=== Feb. 20, 2006 ===

Updated AOL Video Coming; Free Classic TV Shows Come Later - Sometime this week, AOL Video is to begin making use of the Truveo video search engine that AOL purchased in December and offer "AOL Hi-Q Videos," content which is said to be of DVD quality. USA Today also reports that next month, some classic Warner Bros. TV shows such as Welcome Back Kotter, Kung Fu and Battlestar Galactica (TOS - The Old Series) will be available for free....[MORE”

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Google Formally Announced Israeli Office - Gary reported back in June 2005 that Israel Will Soon Say Shalom to Google, well, officially, we can say Shalom Google. The United Press International reports that Google announced this news at a conference on Monday....[MORE”

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Voicemail Coming to Google Talk & Gmail? - Garett Rogers at Googling Google reported on Saturday that he found signs in the new source code of Google Talk of voicemail features. The voicemail features are hinted to in a line of code for filtering Google Mail and Talk results....[MORE”

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Inline Yahoo Cache Results in Yahoo Korea - Gary Price reports that Yahoo "Embeds" Cached Pages into Yahoo Korea Search Results Pages. If you do a search on "bill murray" at Yahoo Korea and scroll down to the first organic result (I see www.imdb.com/name/nm0000195). Then click on the orange colored right arrow for the cached result, you will see the page open up to include the cached version.

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Google Account Security Breach with Book Search - Philipp Lenssen reports a Google Book Search Security Hole where someone can login to your Google account if they get access, somehow, to your URL string of your Google Book search result page....[MORE”

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Google's Trusted Tester Program For New Products - Garett Rogers at Googling Google covers Google's "Trusted Tester Program," a preexisting invite-only program that now appears to have gained a formal FAQ left open to public view....[MORE”

=== Feb. 16, 2006 ===

HBO's "The Sopranos" Uses Google Maps & AdWords for Show Promotion - AdAge.com reports (free registration required) 'The Sopranos' Use Google Maps to Promote New Season. The article claims The Sopranos is "likely to be the first advertiser to have paid the search giant to use its map technology for promotional purposes." However, Danny did report that some companies might have used Google Maps to promote themselves, like Target, even though it may have been unintentional. The article says that HBO is developing a Google map of New Jersey "to remind viewers about some of the story lines." And they are reportedly buying keywords like Sopranos Map to direct traffic to the site.

=== Feb. 15, 2006 ===

Gates Outdoes Brin & Page on Single Largest Payday - The New York Post reports that Bill Gates brought in $298.8 million last week by selling off 11 million shares of Microsoft stock. That beats Brin & Page's previous record of selling off enough Google shares to bring in each $43 million.

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Google Teams Up with BearingPoint to Increase Sales of Search Appliances - Google partners with BearingPoint from News.com covers a partnership that will enable Google to better support the Google Search Appliance and the Google Desktop for Enterprise software.

=== Feb. 14, 2006 ===

Hacking The MSN Search & Win Contest - MSN's giving away prizes to attract searchers, but some have found ways to better the odds of winning.

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Google Adds New Online Job Application Form - Gary Price finds a new Google Job Application form. So if you find a job at Google you like, you can now apply with a simple form. The link to the form is on the left hand side navigation of this page, it says "Apply Online."

=== Feb. 13, 2006 ===

AdWords Adds Click to Call Feature to Ads - Seth Godin found a feature I have never seen before at AdWords. Do a search on Artisan Hotel at Google and look at the ads without URLs. The ads have a little phone icon on the right hand side of the link. Click on the ad and you get a AJAX pop up that asks you for your phone number. Google calls this click to call and Gary has reported on this back in November of 2005. It seems like this is the first time the test can be seen by a wide audience.

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Microsoft Buys MotionBridge, A Mobile Search Company - News.com reports in Microsoft acquires mobile-search company that Microsoft has acquired MotionBridge. Microsoft is expected to use MotionBridge's solutions to power Windows Live in the future, while continuing to support MotionBridge's current customer base. See also: Vodafone to Add Google Web Search Capabilities.

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Lee Odden Interviews Eric Ward - Eric Ward is a long time speaker at the Search Engine Strategies conferences and is considered by many the granddaddy of link building. Lee Odden of Top Rank Blog has posted an Interview with Eric Ward. Outside of the ordinary search chat, it seems that Eric is an Elvis fan.

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Searching for Music on Satellite Radio - Gary Price has an excellent post named Searching for Music on Satellite Radio OR What's the Name of that Tune? In that post he writes about two databases where you can locate what songs are currently playing on satellite radio channels and search on past music tracks. The first database Gary lists is named XMFan.com and the second is SiriusBackstage.com.

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More Evidence of Google Music Download Service - To keep Gary's documentation of his past entry named Predictions and More Speculation on a Google Music Service going, I have found an FT.com article which shows Google (as well as Amazon) is "in talks with music industry executives about new digital music services that could break Apples grip on the fast-growing market for legal downloads." A chief executive of one large music company reportedly has told Financial Times that "We have had active communications in the last 60 days" with Amazon and Google. Google supposedly is not as far advanced with communications and plans as Amazon is but Google is serious about it.

=== Feb. 12, 2006 ===

Google Shares to Drop an Additional Fifty-Percent - ABC News reports that Barron's said we can see an additional 50% decline in Google's stock value. As I write this, GOOG is down almost 10 points, from $362 to $353. Barron's says the stock can go as low as "$188, versus its recent $360." Keep in mind the stock was as high as $475.11.

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Time Interviews Google's Brin, Page and Schmidt - Time Magazine features Sergey Brin, Eric Schmidt and Larry Page of Google on the February 20, 2006 edition. The cover story is named In Search Of The Real Google. There is also a detailed interview by Adi Ignatius of Time named Meet The Google Guys.

=== Feb. 10, 2006 ===

NBC Scores Graphical Ads/Promos On Google - So much for no flashy ads in Google search results. NBC Olympics Partners With Google, ESPN from MediaPost covers how NBC effectively has an image/video ad running in Google's results.

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Gmail for Domains Beta - Yesterday I reported forum buzz rumors at the Search Engine Roundtable that GMail for domains is coming soon. Today official word came from the Google Blog that Gmail is "hosting Gmail accounts with SJCC domain addresses." If you want to participate in the beta, visit here. An update on the News.com blog has a link to the San Jose City College Gmail login screen. As I said in my post at the Roundtable, I believe this is a great way for Google to capture a larger user base. Now that Yahoo offers Web mail for your domain for a fee, possibly Google will enable it for free.

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Yahoo Adds Features to My Web 2.0 - Yahoo has enhanced My Web with a number of new features including easier access to your saved searches from the My Web 2.0 homepage, the ability to search everyones tags and share them with the world, a My Web To Go button for bloggers and the ability to edit 20 saved pages at once. More information in this Yahoo Search Blog post.

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FareCompare Adds Flight Costs to Google Maps - Every want to just go fly somewhere but didn't care where it was, as long as it wasn't too expensive? SYS-CON Media reports that FareCompare has integrated Google Maps to show you flight costs from your origin....[MORE”

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AdWords Enables Backup Credit Cards - Google AdWords adds the ability for advertisers to add a backup credit card to the My Account section of AdWords center....[MORE”

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Google Groups Adds User Profiles and Ratings - Philipp Lenssen discovers that Google Groups Adds Rating, Author Profiles. If you navigate your way to Google Groups and view any thread or post....[MORE”

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Yahoo Releases Firefox Toolbar 1.1 - Gary Price back in July 05 covered the release of Yahoo Toolbar for Firefox 1.0 and yesterday Yahoo Search blog reports that 1.1 is out. Some new features include; improved stability for Firefox 1.5, one click to Email, Messenger, and 3600, and quick methods of saving to Yahoo My Web or Yahoo Bookmarks. Download from here.

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Rate Yahoo & MSN Evilness, Too - Remember Evil Or Not? That's the site we wrote about last month that lets you rate how evil (or not) Google is based on current news stories. Growing concern over evilness has allowed the site to grow rapidly into new areas. In addition to rating Google's evilness here, you can now rate Microsoft's evilness here and Yahoo's evilness here....[MORE”

=== Feb. 9, 2006 ===

Google Analytics Adds Support for Apple Safari - Google Analytics now works in Apple Safari. A bit more on the change over at Search Engine Roundtable here.

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Yahoo Launches Audio Search in UK - Netimperative reports Yahoo debuts audio search in UK. You can view the Yahoo Audio Search for the UK & Ireland by clicking here....[MORE”

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Searches Grow 55% & Google Gains 5.7% in Search Share - Late last month, Danny reported that the search share remained the "status quo." The stats from Nielsen//NetRatings shows that search growth overall has increased 55 percent from December 2004 to December 2005. And with that growth, Google gained in market share 5.7 points, whereas MSN dropped 3.1 points. However, Danny says "there's a danger in picking any two months and comparing" and even doesn't like to compare "same months from year to year."....[MORE”

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Eric Schmidt Clarifies Google & AOL's Roles at AOL - Nathan Weinberg points to a summary of Google's CEO Eric Schmidt's recent visit to AOL, where a difference between how each company defines "programmers" came up. Are programmers more about technology or programming content, asked AOL senior vice president Sree Kotay....[MORE”

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Google Cold Calls Battelle On AdSense; Fails To Do Homework - Vignette: Google's Sales Call and the (New?) Fifty Percent Rule is a nice chuckle from John Battelle, where he gets a cold call from a member of Google's AdSense sales force trying to get him to carry Google ads. He's got a loose transcript that's very amusing. But it's also pretty serious. It makes good sense that your sales team should do some homework about those they are approaching. Clearly, that doesn't seem to be the case....[MORE”

=== Feb. 8, 2006 ===

IAC Revenues Up 45%, Turns Profitable - Paid Content reports that Ask Jeeves' parent company IAC reported better revenue and earnings figures for the last quarter of 2005.

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