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Google announced and released instant search, a feature that combines instant dynamic results with predictions to instantly populate the page with results as you type.... but how will this change your SEO? Google posted a few hours after the launch that "you may see fluctuations in t...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and ...
Having had 3Tera in its possession since February, CA Technologies has revved its AppLogic turnkey cloud infrastructure widgetry and come out with a 2.9 platform to broad its appeal. It's supposed to let cloud-minded managed service providers or large enterprise themselves look like...
Sophia, the innovation leader in contextually aware enterprise search solutions, today announced Sophia Search, a new search solution which uses a Semiotic-based linguistic model to identify intrinsic terms, phrases and relationships within unstructured content so that it can be effici...
Privately held Arizona-based GoDaddy.com, the world’s largest registrar of Internet domain names, figures it’s time to cash out and has put itself up for auction. The Wall Street Journal, which broke the story, says it could fetch more than a billion dollars.
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen lodged a patent suit Friday against AOL, Apple, eBay, Facebook, Google, Netflix, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, Yahoo and Google subsidiary YouTube. Microsoft is noticeably not named and reportedly has no license to the widgetry. It does own a piece...
Google’s complaining about not being able to submit a final bid to replace Microsoft’s e-mail in the strung-out state of California. According to the LA Times, Google claims it could have saved the state $16 million on a $60 million contract for 200,000 seats but couldn’t because the t...
Yahoo Japan, which is actually controlled by Softbank, not Yahoo, and has ousted Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang on its board, has spit in the eye of the hard-won Microsoft-Yahoo search alliance, opting instead to go with Google. It said Microsoft’s localized search widgetry wasn’t good enough. ...
A significant majority of Americans are troubled by recent revelations that Google's Street View cars gathered communications from home WiFi networks, and they want stronger legal protection to preserve their online privacy, according to a national opinion poll released today by Consum...
Search engine optimization is an absolute must for any business. It’s a low cost way of generating sales and in building credibility. Quite simply, SEO has been the single most effective new small business marketing tool to come out within the last 15 years. However, SEO does pose ce...
Google said Friday and China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology confirmed Sunday that the company’s Internet Content Providers (ICP) license to operate a web site inside the country has been renewed for another year. The Wall Street Journal quoted a dissident as saying t...
The European Commission’s new antitrust czar Joaquin Almunia indicated Wednesday that Google may face a full-blown investigation into charges brought a few months ago by Microsoft, British price comparer Foundem and French legal search engine ejustice.fr alleging that Google had demote...
The Chinese government has yet to decide whether to renew Google’s Internet Content Providers (ICP) license to operate a web site inside the country. It’s been a week now since the license expired and Google submitted paperwork proposing to scotch the regime’s censorship with an int...
Google's quixotic and poorly executed attempt to do business in China on its terms rather than the Chinese government's has suffered another serious setback. Google's Internet Content Providers (ICP) license to run google.cn expired on Wednesday and the Communist regime told the compa...
Google, in its attempt to challenge Microsoft’s PC dominance, has moved up the market entrance of its cloud-based Chrome operating system from 2011 to late fall, less than six months from now according to reports out of the Computex show in Taiwan quoting Sundar Pichai, the Google VP i...
Google is reportedly ripping out whatever Windows desktop infrastructure it had at its Googleplex headquarters because of the IP-stealing hack it suffered late last year that caused it to move out of Red China proper and set up an uncensored Chinese search shop in Hong Kong. The Fi...
HP said first thing Tuesday morning that it will cut another 9,000 jobs over the next three years, take a billion dollars in restructuring charges, invest another billion dollars in its EDS-swollen services business and hire 6,000 people in sales and delivery. The job losses, part o...
Consumer Watchdog on Wednesday called on the state attorneys general to investigate Google's WiSpy snooping in their respective states to determine what state laws were broken. "While the activity is likely a violation of federal laws, we believe there is a good possibility it also ...
Google Tuesday released what it called a stable release of the Chrome browser for both Linux and the Mac. It’s the first peek at the Linux and Mac widgetry out of beta, finally catching it up to the Microsoft-harrying version of Chrome for Windows. The Tuesday release of all three ...
Google, the self-proclaimed "don't-be-evil" company, is following the classic corporate evil-doer's playbook as it attempts to quell worldwide outrage over the WiSpy scandal, Consumer Watchdog said today. The Internet giant's new report claiming that it generated $54 billion in econ...
A licensing outfit called MonkeyMedia endowed with a 100 patents created by its founder Eric Bear has sued Apple in the Western District of Texas charging that the Mac OS X and Safari browser infringe three patents collectively known as the Seamless Contraction patent family. The IP co...
Google says its YouTube property, five-years-old on Monday, is getting upwards of two billion views a day, up from one billion in October and “nearly double the prime-time audience of all three major US television networks combined.” It also has the second most popular search engine in...
The nonpartisan, nonprofit public interest group is launching Inside Google to educate the public and opinion leaders about Google's dangerous dominance over the Internet, computing and consumers' online lives. Inside Google's blog is authored by experienced consumer advocates and jou...
Having alienated carriers like Sprint and Verizon by trying to sell its Android-based Nexus One phone direct to the consumer from its google.com/phone online store - Google's attempt to change the traditional cell phone sales model - it's killing the four-month-old store, describing it...
Google said Tuesday that it means to buy Norway's publicly traded VoIP codec house Global IP Solutions Holding AB (GIPS) for $68.2 million cash, a move that could put it in contention with Skype not to mention the telecom companies that are selling its phones. The deal, which repres...
The Federal Trade Commission, supported by members of Congress, Microsoft and public interest groups, may object to Google’s proposed $750 million acquisition of AdMob, the mobile advertising start-up. Bloomberg said that the FTC’s staff is recommending that the agency file an antitr...
Google lost market share in China in the first quarter after it threatened to stop censoring its search results. According to Beijing-based Analysys International it went from 35.6% to 30.9% while rival Baidu went from 58.4% to 64%, picking up most of the difference. Whether this is th...
Google, which has got more secrets than the CIA, has just bought that mystery outfit Agnilux that the PA Semi guys who didn't fit into Apple - or picked up their winnings from Apple's $278 million 2008 acquisition of PA and moved on to the next crap game- are supposed to have started. ...
Three weeks ago Opera was beside itself because its downloads had more than doubled and in some European countries tripled, a factor laid mostly to the advent of the antitrust-required Microsoft ballot screen that’s forcing choice on European IE users. Now it’s complaining (again) to...
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has told the Federal Communications Commission that it can’t make broadband providers treat all the Internet content and services traveling over their networks the same. Comcast, the big cable company, challenged the FCC’s right ...
Google is apparently staring down the muzzle of a Federal Trade Commission investigation of its proposed $750 million AdMob acquisition. Bloomberg says the agency is taking sworn statements from Google, its competitors and advertisers, suggesting that the regulator could turn it to cin...
Consumer Watchdog filed a Freedom of Information Act request today with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy seeking copies of email between Internet Policy chief Andrew McLaughlin and his former employer, Google Inc. The nonpartisan, nonprofit consumer group mad...
Having failed to persuade Red China to let it operate in the country unfettered by self-censorship – like the smart money figured would happen – Google today made good on its January 12 threat and stopped censoring its Chinese site. Instead it’s redirecting the traffic to servers in Ho...
Five days ago, to celebrate the relaunch of their nearly four year old social shopping site, dealspl.us announced plans to reward one lucky Twitter user with a brand new car. By simply retweeting a special message by April 5th, 2010, users would be entered to win a new Ford Focus. Sinc...
Tim Bray declined Oracle's offer, in the wake of the Oracle-Sun acquisition, to remain an employee in the newly merged Sunacle/Orasun. And has joined instead what he calls the "No-Evil Zone," a.k.a. Google. As he succinctly expresses it, on his blog dated Monday March 15, his first ...
Google's reportedly admitting that it's met somebody that's bigger, tougher and even more dominance-minded than it is, namely the Chinese government, which isn't going to let a little thing like Google leaving the country come between it and a censored Internet. Whatever talks Googl...
“Soon” is the timetable for Google and China to come to terms over censorship, according to what CEO Eric Schmidt told reporters Wednesday at a media conference in Abu Dhabi, a country also known to black out news on occasion. Schmidt said Google was in active negotiations with the Chi...
Microsoft only started distributing its newfangled Ballot Screen last week to give Europeans an antitrust-correcting choice of browsers when Opera claimed it was already seeing a tripling of its downloads in western Europe and Poland because of the thing and then Mozilla told the New Y...
The European Commission figures over 100 million (doubtlessly utterly confused) European Windows users will be exposed to the browser-bearing Ballot Screen that Microsoft is being made to circulate offering alternatives to Internet Explorer to settle the EC’s latest antitrust action. ...
Microsoft has done unto Google what Google and its CEO Eric Schmidt did unto Microsoft – in fact Eric did it at least twice – before Google he was CEO of Novell – and that’s to complain to the regulators – sometimes unsolicited, sometimes because it was asked. Google’s public respons...