Daily SearchCast, July 29, 2005: Microsoft Wins Restraining Order Over Google Hire, Danish-Canadian Island Dispute Spills Into Google, Google Maps & MSN Virtual Earth Side-By-Side And More

Today's Daily SearchCast covers the restraining order Microsoft won against an exec who went over to Google, the Danish-Canadian dispute over an island that spilled into Google AdWords, a Google patent application on RSS ads, whether Yahoo "sandboxes" new web sites, a way to see Google Maps & MSN Virtual Earth side-by-side, the Yahoo Yammy video awards and other items over the past day in search. Tune-in by listening to this MP3 file, listening via WebmasterRadio at 11:30am Eastern and repeated at 2pm Eastern or via our Odeo channel. Below is more information and links about the stories that were discussed.

Legal Fights

  • Microsoft Gets Temporary Restraining Order in Google Case has Microsoft with a first win in the dispute over their former exec Dr. Kai-Fu Lee who now heads Google China. He can't do work for Google until at least Sept. 6 and potentially longer if it's extended until a trial begins in January 2006.
  • Google Ads, a Feud, and a Barren Rock has a patriotic Dane saying small, barren Hans Island near the North Pole -- a barren rock -- belongs to Denmark via ads on Google, prompting a patriotic Canadian to fight back with his own ads. Danish SEW Forums moderator Mikkel deMib Svendsen and Canadian moderators mcanerin, andrewgoodman and Jenstar are still said to be getting along despite the dispute and seeking to broker an agreement.

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