Highlights from the SEW Blog: Oct 26, 2005

Featured posts from the Search Engine Watch blog, as well as our customary search headlines from around the web. If you're not familiar with our blog, click on any of the links below, or visit the blog's home page at http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/.

Talk of Sun-Google Hosted Productivity Suite: "Way off Base"

The eWeek article: Rumors of Sun-Google Hosted Desktop Suite Quashed, offers a look at the constant (the article users the word "rampant") specultation about a Sun-Google hosted desktop productivity suite and common operating system, "is way off base."

From the article:

Insiders with knowledge of the joint plans to promote and enhance the OpenOffice.org desktop productivity suite say it is far more likely that Sun and Google will find ways to promote both OpenOffice.org and Google Toolbar, including having Toolbar included as part of OpenOffice.org, StarOffice, and even OpenSolaris and Sun's branded Solaris products...John Loiacono, executive vice president for software at Sun, has said that possible future collaboration projects under discussion with Google include work on OpenOffice. org, as well as cooperative arrangements in which each company will point its customers to the other's technology. "This is just Phase 1 of a multiphase approach," he told eWEEK.

Subject Experts Review Wikipedia Entries

The Guardian article: Can you trust Wikipedia?, asked subject experts to review Wikipedia enteries in their areas of expertise. Some very interesting reading. Gary plan to do a podcast interview with Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales, sometime in November.

Publishers Plan Online Book Service

This Reuters article out of Germany: Publishers to build own online book network, comes as no real surprise. Why? Back in June, we blogged about a trade group of German publishers considering their own book digitization program. It looks like what was discussed several months ago is now a go.

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Talking Search with MSN Search Geeks

Over on Channel 9, Scoble has posted a one-hour video "frank" talk about search with Andy Edmonds and Erik Selberg* from the MSN Search team.

Scoble writes:
They talk about how the engine works, and what they're doing to beat the competition. Watch me give them a bit of heck about being behind the other major engines.

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Finding Video Content for your iPod

More to play with. If you're looking for video content for your new Video iPod, Andy Volk from Yahoo Video Search explains on the Yahoo Search blog how you can leverage a MediaRSS feed from Yahoo and use it with iTunes 6 to have new video content (video podcasts if you like) coming directly into your iTuness app. Volk's post offers step by step directions and screen caps.

Search Headlines

NOTE: Article links often change. In case of a bad link, use the publication's search facility, which most have, and search for the headline.

The Google Print Controversy: A Bibliography...
DigitalKoans Oct 25 2005 3:51PM GMT
Geo-Targeted RSS Ads Surprise Advertisers...
ClickZ Today Oct 25 2005 3:49PM GMT
Google hires exec to lead China sales...
Reuters UK Oct 25 2005 3:47PM GMT
Joel on Web 2.0...
Geeking With Greg Oct 25 2005 3:45PM GMT
Was $1.00, Now Only $0.25!...
Traffick Oct 25 2005 3:43PM GMT
Rescuing missed information...
Federal Computer Week Oct 25 2005 3:42PM GMT
Driving Directions using MSN Virtual Earth...
Search Engine Watch Oct 25 2005 3:41PM GMT
Search for images at the New York Public Library Digital Gallery...
Pandia Oct 25 2005 3:37PM GMT
Share and Play Tag on the New Web Playground...
PC Magazine Oct 25 2005 3:31PM GMT
Seekport hopes site relaunch will attract partners...
New Media Age sub Oct 25 2005 3:29PM GMT
Internet search driving auto buyers to car sites, study says...
InternetRetailer.com Oct 24 2005 4:15PM GMT
Growth, Not ROI...
dmnews.com Oct 24 2005 4:13PM GMT
Infospace, Jambo Partner For Pay-Per-Call...
Media Post Oct 24 2005 4:10PM GMT
Google's battle over library books...
CNET News.com Oct 24 2005 4:09PM GMT
Yahoo Search Marketing Lowers the Budget Bar...
ClickZ Today Oct 24 2005 5:36AM GMT