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Daily Search Blog Roundup, March 26, 2007

Google not building a mobile phone. Just software. So they say. Seven biggest Google mistakes. It’s difficult to tell if Google is another AltaVista, or another Microsoft. “Mistakes” aside, I think they’re closer to becoming another MS, rather than another AV. A company with that much money can afford to make mistakes, and still prosper. The Google Gadget effect. Use …

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Daily Search Blog Roundup, March 23, 2007

Google move some less important people to other buildings. Slow news day, obviously. “The highest possible signal-to-noise ratio is desirable in design“. Google Customized Search engines now allow you to show top search queries. Yahoo has appointed a click-fraud guy. Google unveil Plus Box, a + icon which allows you to find out more information about a search result. Highrise. …

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Crowdsourcing

What do you get if you take one idiot, and put him into a crowd of idiots? Wisdom, apparently. I’ve always been suspicious of the idea that there is wisdom in crowds, as the opposite, more often, appears to be true. However there is certainly value to be had in aggregating crowds, especially for marketers. Interesting article on Read Write …

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Yahoo Widgets V.4 Released

Yahoo Widgets 4 is now available for download. What are Yahoo Widgets? Cute desktop programs that perform various functions, such as providing news,showing the time, stock information, etc. It used to be called Konfabulator. . . . . . . Features of the new version include: Widget Dock, to make organization easier. Automatic Widget updates Gallery widget offering 4300+ widgets …

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How Much Did Google Pay For YouTube, Again?

The envitable happened: “News Corp. and NBC Universal…are creating an online video site stocked with TV shows and movies, plus clips that users can modify and share with friends….” The media companies have the content, but the problem with challenging GooTube is that the media companies don’t have the audience on the web. However, they’ve pulled a fast one, and …

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Analysis Of Googles Privacy Policy Announcement

A good overview of Google’s recent privacy policy announcement. In short:  “Google’s adjustment was that instead of retaining user search data for “as long as it is useful,” now the company will keep the information for at least 18 months and no longer than 24 months. For ordinary Internet users, the most useful information out of last week’s discussion was …

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