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American Airlines Sues Google

Looks like yet another case against Google Adwords, this time brought to you by American Airlines.  “American Airlines, the world’s largest airline, has sued internet search leader Google for selling search words involving its name. The Web search company has prevailed in at least two similar US cases, including a lawsuit brought by auto insurer GEICO, but still faces trial …

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Yahoo Local Gets A New Look

All clean and sparkly, with a dark edge. What do you think? I rather like it. New features include better integration with other Yahoo properties, and more social aspects. “The Sunnyvale-based Internet giant has given its Yahoo Local a refresh in hopes of grabbing more of the billion-dollar local online advertising market. It incorporates social networking with life’s basic tasks. …

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New Google Health Screenshots

It’s more than a health search vertical, it seems. “Google Health, codename “Weaver”, is Google’s planned health information storage program. Google’s Vice President of Engineering Adam Bosworth lobbies for the program for quite a while now. Adam said the current US health care system is challenged when it comes to “supporting caregivers and communicating between different medical organizations“ Screenshots here.

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Sphinn It

I got two posts on the front page of Sphinn over the past few days, one of which is placed at #1. Woo-hoo! How on earth did I manage that? What cunning ulterior marketing plan was employed? None, actually. I submitted the stories and forgot about them. I don’t know if I was expecting much in the way of take-up, …

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10 Reasons To Hate Ten Reasons Posts

You need to make up an arbitrary number of points. Like ten. But you may only have seven points in you, so the rest end up sounding weak. They look like linkbait. Because they look like linkbait, you really don’t want to look like a linkbait fanboy, so you don’t link to them, just to prove you’re not. But the …

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