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  1. Microsoft Acquires Travel Search Site Farecast

    Microsoft has acquired Seattle-based travel search site Farecast for an estimated $115 million, according to published reports. All 27 of Farecast's employees will become Microsoft employees as a result of the acquisition.

  2. Lotus Alumni Are Impacting Search

    Ray recently told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "We have a search team that is absolutely trying to be No. Over the weekend, I set out to find an extended metaphor to describe the impact of former Lotus employees on the search engine industry.

  3. Daily SearchCast, July 27, 2006: Daily SearchCast's First Birthday!; Microsoft Hires 10,000; Baidu Cuts HP Deal; Google Ranking Changes; Google: The Musical & More!

    The Seattle Pi reports that Microsoft has broke their own hiring records, by hiring 10,081 new employees worldwide over the past fiscal year. Microsoft Hires Over Ten Thousand Employees In Past Year Today's search podcast covers the Daily...

  4. Daily SearchCast, May 9, 2006: Yahoo's New Panama Ad System; Getting Real Time Date; Microsoft's New Moves In Maps; Googlers Fuel California Tax Revenues & More!

    Satellite Radio Right Now, City of Seattle Real-Time 911 Dispatch and more. They attribute a "significant chunk" of the $4.3 billion towards Google employees and executives stock in Google, specifically 1/8th or more of the total gain.

  5. Microsoft's "Google Base" is Code Named Fremont & MS Receives Patent For Semi-Auto Annotation of Multimedia Objects

    Microsoft tries classifieds from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (spotted via Greg Linden) has nice details on the project with comments from Charny points out that a Freemont.live.com is up but can only be accessed and used by MS employees.

  6. Chasing Search Engine Algorithms: Wisdom or Folly?

    Seattle Times Sep 7 2005 2:45PM GMT Questions Raised Over Google House Ads & Employees Advertising Via AdWords. Lee: Microsoft bungled China. A special report from the Search Engine Strategies conference, August 8-11, 2005, San Jose, CA.