A survey of consumer satisfaction in July 2005 conducted by UK-based market
researcher Keynote Systems ranked Google in first place in the search market,
and statistical research my Media Metrix shows Google in first place as well.
The Keynote study rated consumer satisfaction in a number of areas. Google
was followed in its rankings by Yahoo, MSN, Ask Jeeves and Lycos. The study
also showed Google’s competitors closing the gap since Keynote’s
last report on this topic was released in May 2004.
The new Keynote study found that actual search results returned by the five
search engines do not differ significantly. “Consumer success in doing
complex searches showed that the performance of Lycos, Ask Jeeves and
Microsoft's MSN was as good as Google and Yahoo,” Keynote said.
"Google is the king of customer experience in the search engine industry, bu... (more)
"With AOL Video Search, we are providing consumers with a faster, easier way
to find the best videos on the Web." said Kevin Conroy, Executive Vice
President of AOL Media Networks who announced that new RSS feeds from
partners for its video search engine. These new partners include Blastro.com,
EVTV1.com, Forbes.com, GameTrailers.com, PC World and Time4 Media properties
including Transworld Skateboarding, Transworld Snowboarding and Transworld
Featuring content ranging from humor, news and technology to music, sports,
and video games, these new optimized video RSS feeds wil... (more)
Google's Video Store, announced by company co-founder Larry Page (pictured))
at his keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas,
"is the first open video marketplace enabling consumers to buy and rent a
wide range of video content from a major television network, a professional
sports league, cable programmers, independent producers and film makers,"
Page said. "This fast growing collection of videos will include prime-time
and classic hits from CBS, a full slate of NBA games from this season and
outstanding performances from the past, music videos from SO... (more)
"We're pleased that EMC has chosen to integrate Documentum ECI Services with
Google Desktop for Enterprise," said Dave Girouard, General Manager of Google
Enterprise, as EMC Corporation today announced the addition of Google Desktop
for Enterprise as the newest information source available to users through a
single query within EMC Documentum Enterprise Content Integration (ECI)
"Google is committed to working with EMC to provide customers the best
solutions for searching and discovering content," he added.
Today's announcement, said the companies, represents a significan... (more)
Can the stock of Google, whose share of the Internet search market according
to ComScore increased to 56.5% in August (from 55.2% in July) and who is
striving to acquire DoubleClick for $3.1BN, reach $600, just three years
after it began trading - at $85 - in 2004?
With the third-highest market cap (more than $180BN) of any U.S. technology
company - Microsoft is #1 and and Cisco Systems is #2 - Google's share price
this year alone has risen by 27%.
It now has the sixth-highest stock price in the entire U.S., having yesterday
reached $596.81 on the Nasdaq Stock Market before settlin... (more)