Future of Search (3/5): IAB interview with Latitude

Prominent figures from the search industry tell Jon Myers, from SEM agency Latitude, how they envision the future of search, in a series of 5 interviews taken during the Online Marketing Show 2007 in London. Steve Miller, from the Internet Advertising Bureau, talks to Jon about the increasing role of social media as search sources […]

Google Search Suggestions Generate Controversy in Argentina

A court in Argentina granted an injunction filed by Argentinian Jewish organization DAIA to have Google block certain sites from its search suggestions in its Argentina search engine. The organization has deemed the sites to be anti-Semitic and offensive, and …

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Listen Up, Folks: Google Finally Talks Panda

We've written a lot about Google's recent algorithm update nicknamed Panda and how it might affect businesses on the Web. On Friday, Google officially wrote about the changes for the first time, at least in terms of what it hopes to achieve and how websites can better align themselves with the search engine's goals. The […]

Android is One of the Most Successful Acquisitions for Google

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 […]

China’s Twitter sites Censor ‘Egypt’ Search

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 […]

14 Ways to Google Better

We search a wide variety of stuff on the web. It could range from definitions, images to maps and sometimes, even the most widely used search engine in the world may not be able to answer all our queries. No wait, or is there a problem with our search skills or knowledge? (You’ll know the […]

China’s Patent Development Strategy is Ambitious

China is huge in terms of population and economic power. It’s the world’s factory and has plenty of successful imitated technologies in the country. But to be a true global leader, China understands that it has to innovate rather than imitate. The solution is rather straightforward: promote innovation within the country by increasing patent counts. […]

First Impression on Qwiki [INVITES]

We are invited to put the new search engine to test. First impression? Great. It lived up to the demo that we covered earlier this week. Qwiki revolutionizes information search and I’m going to stick to that. I started my alpha test by keying in my own country ‘Singapore’ and the engine provided a great […]

China Police Tweets with the Public

We have a list of 18 really interesting ways people are using Twitter and that includes stopping bicycle thieves in Boston. We’re seeing a similar use in China’s micro-blog, Sina Weibo (????). The police department in Beijing has found micro-blogging a useful way to connect with the public. Peace Beijing (????) is the official Sina Weibo […]

Bing Webmaster Tools – New Inbound Link Feature

Bing announced the release of a new Inbound Link feature into its Webmaster Tools offering. The feature provides registered site owners the ability to retrieve data about links pointing to their sites. As you might imagine, Bing received numerous requests for the feature and it’s excellent to see the search engine acting upon those… [[ […]

Should Google Be Able To Prioritize Its Own Content In Search Results?

Does Google have the right to place its own content over others’ content in its search results? If the company deems it better for the user that way, Google certainly thinks so.  Do you agree with Google? Let us know. There has been a great deal of discussion around this in the media recently, and […]

Be Like Mike – Use YCN to go Hyper Local

Buried deep within a Yahoo! announcement this week that the once mighty search engine turned struggling second-tier media conglomerate has gone "hyper-local" was a very telling sign of how the company plans to make that aim a reality – the Yahoo! Contributor Network (YCN). Well below the PR speak about scale, rich content and… [[ […]

eBay Releases Online Index for Small Businesses

A day after strengthening its foothold on local commerce with the acquisition of shopping search engine Milo, eBay has released a new report intended to help small businesses and entrepreneurs thrive on the world’s largest online marketplace. The…(read more) [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and […]