Today's search podcast covers the launch of Yahoo's question answering service, Yahoo Answers; other Q&A services; Yahoo's purchase of Del.icio.us; MSN Virtual Earth becoming Windows Local Live and gaining birds eye imagery; Google's new transit planning service for those in Portland, Oregon; Alexa's new vertical search engines that developers can rent; Yahoo's Jeremy Zawodny in a paid links selling debate, Lycos kicking off "top search terms of the year" season and more!
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Engine Strategies Chicago: Day Four
- The Birth
of Yahoo Answers
Other Q&A Services, Most Available For Free!
- The New
York Public Library and Answers.com Announce New Homework Service
Buys "Answer Extraction" Engine Brainboost for $4 Million in Cash and Some
Shares of Restricted Stock
Data's Hearty Buffet Of Lookup Databases Grows Larger, More Useful
- New People
and Company Search Tools from ZoomInfo
- Create Your
Own Collection Of Searchable RSS Feeds With ScoopGo & Blogdigger Groups
- Tag It:
Acquisition, Yahoo Acquires del.icio.us
Live Local Beta is Now Online; Some Global Imagery Also Added
- Google Labs
Quietly Releases Transit Trip Travel Planner for Portland, Oregon
Offers Fee-Based Vertical Search Services
Jeremy Zawodny Caught In Link Selling Debate
- Google and
Microsoft Play "The Price is Right" with AOL
Releases Keyword Searchable Archive of Classic European TV Commercials Online
- Lycos Kicks off the "Top Search Terms of the Year" Season
Meet Your Favorite Search Engine Watch Contributors
Many of SEW's leading expert contributors will be at ClickZ Live, the new online and digital marketing event kicking off in New York (March 31-April 3). Hear from the likes of: Thom Craver, Josh Braaten, Lisa Barone, Simon Heseltine, Josh McCoy, Lisa Raehsler, Greg Jarboe, Dan Cristo, Joseph Kerschbaum, John Gagnon, Eric Enge and more!