Aug. 21, 2006 Search News Forecast: Cloudy!

Cloudy

Techmeme remains quiet, but I see stormclouds
after scanning my over 100 feeds in

RSS Bandit
. Expect search news to close in and cloud those sunny skies of
last week.

The comScore
declaration of
Yahoo finally gaining share after months of saying they were down will buzz a
ton of clouds across the sky. I’ll be doing more on that later today on the
blog.

Google as the
new evil
Microsoft that stomps on small companies is old news, but the "Kiko
Affair
" where a small calendaring start up pulls out has people like Paul
Graham bringing the idea back. Watch it spread further today, as it hit over at
John Battelle
already. We’re skipping a deeper look, ourselves.

Farecast finally expands with data for more
than Seattle and Boston, and that’s already getting buzz such as
here.

Google
Base is now

providing listings statistics
, which we’ll look at more today, and that’s
sure to fuel up the look out eBay crowd.

Hey, you can also now see me on video
doing a Q&A with Eric Schmidt at SES earlier this month at Google Video
here
or transcript here.

That’s just some of the news so far. Overall, there should be no major downpour
of serious search news but more likely cloudy commentary on the industry that
will vie for your attention.

Remember, predicting search news is never perfectly accurate, and search
weather can change unexpectedly. Stay tuned to the Search Engine Watch Blog, and
we’ll keep you updated on weather changes throughout the day. Icon borrowed from
Yahoo Weather, until we finally get our
own going.

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