Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2006’

New Trend In Web 2.0: Sell It On Ebay

Is this a new trend? Venture capital the E-bay way? Just days after Kiko sold their failed Web 2.0 calender application on Ebay, another application – appropriately named HuckABuck – a co-called “Web 2.0 search engine” – is also up for sale. “Huckabuck is a metasearch engine that searches Google, Yahoo, MSN, Technorati, Digg & Huckabuck’s unique Search Tuner …

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Data Scraping Tool

Here’s a useful looking tool. It’s called Dabble, and you can use it to grab web data, throw it into a database, and manipulate that data, all without the need for programming. Here’s a demonstration on how to extract data from Digg. There’s a few demos on the site – essentially it’s a mix between an online spreadsheet and database …

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Grehan To Take Over Search Engine Strategies?

Heh heh – that’s not true at all (to my knowledge), but it could be. I was thinking about this the other day – Mike Grehan recently left his gig, then a few weeks later, Danny leaves SES/SEW. Curiously, Ammon has posted along the exact same lines (good to see you blogging, Mr Johns). Incisive are going to need someone …

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Google Apple Mashup Worries Some

As you may have read, Eric Scmidt, Googles CEO, is joining the board of directors of Apple Computer. What this meansis anyones guess. It’s pretty certain that Microsoft will see it as a threat. Om Malik thinks it’s probably going to impact anyone who has digital media ambitions: “Even though Google is being overtly aggressive about online video market, it …

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How Google Detect Arbitrage MFA Sites

Shoemoney posts that Google claim to be using conversion data to identify arbitragers: “Kim explained that in many cases they are using Adwords conversion data to tell what MFA sites were actaully converting for advertisers. She said using this data helps them easily identify arbitragers. I think everyone in the room was a little shocked when Kim revealed that Google …

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