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  1. Google Blocks Child Abuse Images on 100,000 Search Terms

    In a piece written for the Daily Mail, Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt insisted his firm had listened to the government, and has added 200 people to its books dedicated to finding and removing images of child abuse.

  2. Google Wins Book Lawsuit: Judge Rules Digitization Service 'Fair Use'

    Google has emerged victorious in its eight-year battle for its Books service, with a judge ruling that Google's use of copyrighted material was allowed under fair use. Google allows users to search and view "snippets" of more than 20 million books...

  3. What J.K. Rowling Can Teach PPC Marketers About Reaching Ideal Prospects

    The characters are memorable, and memorably different from one another, largely because Rowling took the time to imagine and refine them far beyond what she shared in the books. One of the wonderful things about the Harry Potter books is the rich...

  4. Top Bing Searches in 2011: Bieber, Kardashian & Royal Wedding

    Noticeably absent categories, topics, or terms in a year dominated by celebrity and material obsession: Books, Employment, Education, and Being a Better Person. Surely there was more going in 2011 than Beiber Fever and Gaga’s Monsters stalking her...

  5. Really Google? Penalizing Good Sites To Get Some Bad Ones

    Maybe this algorithm works for the big search-picture; for the small book-information picture it seems to have fallen pretty flat -- frustrating all around (well, all around what I do, i.e.both in finding links, and then making it easy for...

  6. Did Senator Wyden Save The Internet?

    It's too early to say for sure, but Oregon Senator Ron Wyden could very well go down in the history books as the man who saved the Internet," the Raw Story stated. Part of the bill's success was due to its support by entertainment industries, which...

  7. The Future of Search: A One-Act Play in Three Acts (Act Two)

    The Bush II regime was happy to sign a law requiring libraries and bookstores to submit lists of names of people who bought or checked out books on particular topics, complete with an automatic gag order that prevented anyone discussing the order...

  8. 4 Ways That Facebook Can Make Big Money

    They already have the technology (Facebook Beacon) to track user purchases on Web sites outside of Facebook (Beacon can track books I purchase on Amazon.com, for example). Along these business lines, Facebook could take this a little further by...

  9. Earth Liberation Front (ELF) Burning Down The House?

    Legolas Greenleaf (Orlando Bloom in Lord of the Rings) was also an elf, as were Arwen and Galadriel in the JRR Tolkien books who fought for the preservation of Middle Earth. Not enough editors to even keep copyrighted material offsite.

  10. 2007: A Search Odyssey? Keynote Conversation with Matt Cutts

    Patents, books, etc. So when copyright material is removed, we provide context so searchers know what's happening. Depending on the theory being tested (let's say it's one that's a bit more complex, such as clickstream data being included in the...

  11. Daily SearchCast, July 5, 2006: Google's Ranking Criteria Categories Exposed?; Lawsuit Over Rankings Might Go Ahead; Google's Not-So-Killer Products; Windows Live Local Click-To-Call & More!

    Google plans on taking a 30 percent commission from the profit on selling books online. Google said that the books would be available on-line, "provide search links and grant free access to a segment of each work, but readers would have to pay...