Elastic Path Launches in Google’s Cloud

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Ecommerce platform and service provider Elastic Path is migrating to the cloud, announcing today that a version of its platform is now running on the Google App Engine. Elastic-Path’s Java-based platform has been powering a few of Google’s online storefronts and commerce managers for Google Earth Pro and Sketchup Pro for several years… [[ This is a content summary only. …

Android is One of the Most Successful Acquisitions for Google

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In a panel earlier at GMIC, Ming Guang Yong, New Business Development Manager at Google China shared the search engine’s investment criteria. In 3 quick points: – Growth stage: Fast growth companies are […] Related posts: Tencent to Launch Android Smartphone. Google Smiles It was rumored that Tencent is set to build it’s… DCM Launches $100 Million Android-focused Fund Investment …

Concerning Bing's More-Accurate-Than-Google Search Results

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It’s pretty clear that Experian Hitwise has a comfortable familiarity with Tom Smykowski’s “Jump to Conclusions” mat, at least in regards to comparing search result accuracy with Google and Bing.  It’s either that or perhaps the “online competitive intelligence service” needs another lesson in correlation and causation. In a recent report discussing Bing’s improved market share — something the tech …

China’s Twitter sites Censor ‘Egypt’ Search

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The word ‘Egypt’ (??) was censored today by several micro-blogging sites in China, the AFP reported. I did a search on Egypt on China’s largest microblog site Sina Weibo (in Chinese of course) and got the following in return: “According to relevant laws, regulations and policies, the search results have not been shown.” It was […] Related posts: China’s Twitter …

Google Offers on the Way, Should Groupon Have Sold?

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Google has a new project in the works that appears to be a direct competitor to Groupon. It’s called Google Offers. According to an official fact sheet about the product, obtained by Mashable, Google Offers is "a new product to help potential customers and clientele find great deals in their area through a daily email." Should Groupon have sold to …

Search and Social Media: Who Can You Trust?

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The New York Times published a very interesting (and very long) article over the holiday break that raises a lot of questions about Google and search in general. I’ll let you read the 8-page story yourself if you want all the details, but what it boils down to is that Google doesn’t always point you to the best possible results.  …

Leading Australian Businesses "Go Google"

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Google Apps has been on something of a roll lately, sealing deals with a number of American universities and businesses.  But it seems to have achieved success on a grander scale in Australia, where two very large companies today announced plans to "go Google." We’ll give you the official description of both businesses in case you’re not familiar with Australia’s …

Google Site Search Pricing Changes

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A complicated pricing structure does few people any favors.  Businesses just risk annoying or alienating potential customers who don’t feel like pulling out three spreadsheets and a graphing calculator in order to predict their bill.  So it may be a good thing that Google Site Search gained a simpler pricing structure today. A post on the Official Google Enterprise Blog …

Google Places: Google’s Local Business Center Gets an Upgrade

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Google’s Local Business Center has been renamed “Google Places.” The re-branding effort is accompanied by a handful of new features designed to help local business owners gain an edge in search engine marketing. The name change was made to better tie the business owner dashboard with Place Pages, the Yelp-like local business landing pages that Google launched about six months …