Search News Desk

The watchtowers trained on the latest round of Microsoft-Yahoo talks on a search and advertising partnership report that they have finally become “meaningful” in the words of one source and could produce an actual contract in a few weeks. AllThingsDigital, the key observation post, cla...
Covario, Inc., has announced the availability of the latest upgrade to its patent-pending Covario Organic Search Insight solution which includes Audit Score v2.0 -- a measure of the alignment of an advertiser's website with the methods used by search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN to ...
Sniffing the presence of that exotic – but not exactly uncommon – fauna known in antitrust law as an interlocking directorate, the Federal Trade Commission has opened a “confidential” inquiry into the composition of the boards of Apple and Google, according to the New York Times. The c...
Tough economic times are forcing many companies to shift their advertising from traditional print and television to less expensive, more efficient online media outlets. However, before companies dive in they should have a clear strategy to make sure they get the best return on their in...
The widgetry is called Google Apps Directory Sync and lets Google Apps tap into existing repositories of user account information in hopes of eventually moving them to Google Apps permanently of course.
Google and 46 of its Android followers plus their consortium have been sued for stealing the Android name. The suit, which claims "it is clear that Google stole first and asked questions later" - was brought last Tuesday by a little-known software developer who has nothing to do with o...
Google has gotten a patent on a seaborne floating data center to be housed on a cargo ship three to seven miles offshore that would be cooled by ocean waters and powered by a Pelamis wave-based electrical generator (little fishies and SpongeBob SquarePants beware).
Even with these impressive first stats, Ulitzer users for the next 12 to 24 months will only be a fraction of the early adopters of tomorrow's "new media" tools. Ulitzer offers quality content under a managed environment. Google News keyword alerts are already contaminated with meaning...
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Search engine optimization and Internet marketing company Bruce Clay, Inc. has partnered with For Dummies Publications to produce the all-in-one desk reference guide for SEO. The "Search Engine Optimization All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies" by Bruce Clay and Susan Esparza is curre...
Conductor is the industry leader in developing products and solutions designed to address the largely untapped natural search market. Given the industry's lack of dependable data and intelligent tools, enterprise marketers frequently neglect the significant opportunities in natural sea...
Yahoo, as expected, is going to fire another roughly 700 people, 5% of its workforce, in the next couple of weeks. CEO Carol Bartz, there now about a hundred days, said the cuts wouldn't be like the across-the-board ~10% cuts Yahoo did in Q4 in response to the macro environment. These ...
Yahoo is going to be laying off a few hundred people perhaps on April 21 when the company posts its Q1 results, according to several press reports. The All Things Digital blog suggests whole units could go. They will be the first major labor cuts since CEO Carol Bartz got there in Janu...
Google's stock briefly bounded past $400 in after-hours trading Thursday for the first time since last October on the strength of its Q1 earnings performance. When last seen, however, it had given back some gains after punters realized that the head of its global sales Omid Kordestani ...
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our readers, authors, and the newly born Ulitzer community for making our March 29 beta launch an astonishing success! Ulitzer is on its way to becoming one of the fastest growing professional viral sites on the Internet.
Google has opened up a site called Google Code Labs, not to be mistaken for Google Code or Google Labs, where developers can now go to get involved with potential products in their early days, familiarize themselves with APIs still being formulated and presumably build off them while G...
Quoting unnamed sources the Dow Jones All Things Digital blog reported Friday that Yahoo and Microsoft have started sounding each other out again about a search and ad partnership and said Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer and Yahoo's new CEO Carol Bartz met the week before last.
Sony apparently has cloud intentions. Sony Computer Entertainment has asked the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a trademark on the term “PS Cloud.” It’s also reportedly registered the domain name “playstationcloud.com.” The broad trademark application, filed March 24 and annoyingl...
Google's now year-old App Engine infrastructure, previously limited to running only programs written in a particular species of Python, a less-than-mainstream tongue but an internal Google favorite, is learning to accept programs written in Java. With the move, Google is reaching out t...
A vice president, senior manager and assistant manager of Satyam Computer Services’ finance department were arrested late Sunday by the country’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and are being held for complicity in the vast multibillion-dollar fraud perpetrated by the company’s f...
Comodo has launched a simple-to-use backup solution for businesses and home users. Comodo Online BackUp helps users copy every bit of information on their computers and save it online at the touch of a button. With Comodo Online BackUp, once the backup process is set in Comodo's built-...
Satyam, the corrupt Indian outsourcer whose founder lied about its revenues for years, has changed the rules of the redemptive sale of a majority 51% stake in the company. It was supposed to be a sealed bid auction, winner take all. Now it says – evidently trying to wring every dime ou...
America’s first federal CIO, Obama appointee Vivek Kundra, was briefly put on leave right after the FBI raided his old offices and arrested two ex-Kundra staffers, charging one of them, Washington. DC’s information system security officer no less, with bribery, money laundering, wire f...
A new agreement with Microsoft Corporation gives ArcGIS users fast access to Microsoft Virtual Earth for their geographic information system (GIS) projects. As part of ArcGIS Online at the ArcGIS 9.3.1 release, ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Server users will be able to connect directly to ...
RAID Inc, the customized HPC storage house, and Terascala, with its parallel storage appliances, have cut a strategic partnership to leverage Terascala’s parallel file system expertise and let RAID provide complete end-to-end storage solutions for the HPC market. RAID COO Robert Picard...
COTO Communications, LLC recently entered a joint venture agreement with StratoComm Corporation of Albany, NY and Eatontown, NJ, to provide affordable telecommunications services. Alan Townsend, chief executive officer of COTO Communications, said his firm focuses on providing affordab...
Google is going to start turning all that information that it’s gotten from people’s search preferences into behavior-based ads under a program announced last week that’s based on widgetry Google acquired when it bought DoubleClick last year for $3.2 billion. The program, which has pri...
"There is a fairly compelling set of economics that underpin a search partnership," declared Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in an interview just published by BusinessWeek. He was referring to the fact that Microsoft is still interested in buying all or part of Yahoo!
Late last month Dell upped its cost-shaving target from $3 billion to $4 billion by February 2011 and last Wednesday it started laying off hundreds of its people globally. It won’t say how many or where. Its factories in North Carolina and Tennessee were hit. In its last fiscal year, e...
Telstra, the big Australian telecoms house, has pulled out of fraud-beset Indian outsourcer Satyam according to the Australian, which puts the value of the applications support contract at $21 million a year. It’s reportedly moving the account, worth roughly 35% of Satyam’s Australian ...
When Google lost Tim Armstrong, the guy running its US and South American sales, the source of most of its revenue, to AOL, where he’s going to be CEO and chairman, it moved quickly to fill the key spot and named its top UK ad exec Dennis Woodside to succeed Armstrong. The UK is Google...
Microsoft has pushed out Internet Explorer 8. PC arbiter Walt Mossberg, who calls the browser arguably the most important piece of software on a computer, says it’s a big improvement over IE7 and a “much closer competitor to its main rival, Mozilla’s Firefox.” It’s more stable, more co...
Time Warner dumped the misbegotten team of AOL CEO and chairman Randy Falco and COO Ron Grant late Thursday and wheeled in Tim Armstrong, until that minute Google’s Americas sales chief, as CEO and chairman.
The Washington-based Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has asked the Federal Trade Commission to open an investigation of Google's cloud computing services including Gmail, Google Docs, Google Desktop, Google Calendar and Picasa to determine "the adequacy of the privacy and ...
No sooner was Google over a reportedly limited Google Docs security breach this weekend when Gmail started acting up, giving the Google cloud, in particular, and all clouds, in general, another black eye. Some Gmail users were without service all day Tuesday and that's on the heels of ...
Interesting developments in the world of unified multi-cloud computing. Appistry an early pioneer in enterprise cloud computing, today announced a new product that gives companies the power to migrate their heterogeneous applications to cloud-based environments. Called Appistry CloudIQ...
It's official. Microsoft is going to let PC users turn its browser off in Windows 7 to keep the European Commission at bay. The EC's latest indictment of Microsoft accuses it of the antitrust sin of tying Internet Explorer to the Windows operating system, a charge brought by Opera and ...
Some users of Google's vaunted Google Docs service discovered this weekend that behind their backs the widgetry has been sharing some of their documents with folks who were never authorized to see them. There are at least three things that might keep a cloud user up at night: fear the ...
Microsoft went into the Live Search reconstruction business last year and is now starting to test the rebranded Kumo.com redesign internally. Kumo is a codename that surfaced months ago. It’s unclear whether it will stick. BoomTown says the word means both spider and cloud in Japanese....
In her first public appearance Tuesday since her apotheosis Yahoo's new CEO Carol Bartz laid down terms. If there are going to be talks with Microsoft, they're going to be private, not in the press, a perimeter she's apparently already communicated to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.