"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 will be included in
America Online's new, best-in-class video search engine available through the
AOL.com portal's Video tab ( http://www.aol.com/video ), AOL Search (
http://www.aolsearch.com ) and on the AOL service. In addition, Singingfish
(http://www.singingfish.com), the Web's premier vid... (more)
On Thursday, April 12, 2007, SYS-CON's SEO/SEM Journal News Desk reported a
story entitled "Is Google Buying DoubeClick?" Today, on Saturday, April 14,
2007, Google's DoubleClick acquisition news crossed the wires.
We reported in our original story: "Google, which is reportedly building its
own DoubleClick-like ad-serving mechanism, is now supposed to be trying to
buy DoubleClick since Microsoft was reported to be in talks with the online
media buyer. The competition is supposed to make any deal more expensive.
Last week they were already talking about the price for the $100 mill... (more)
(June 19, 2007 - 5 PM EST) - Yahoo has dumped its CEO Terry Semel--regarded
lately as a main barrier to progress and thereby preventing the company from
cutting Google-addressing partnerships and acquisition bids. Goodness knows
Microsoft might be on the phone right now.
The surprise news hit right after the market closed in New York.
There has been much speculation that such a thing could happen in the last
couple of weeks and many investors were disappointed that Semel wasn’t
handed his head at the company’s stockholders meeting a few days ago
particularly given his o... (more)
That anti-Microsoft pair, IBM and Google, are kicking in $20 million-$25
million apiece for hardware, software and services to spread the gospel of
"cloud computing" in the academe.
They want budding computer scientists to learn how to write Internet-scale
programs that process trillions of secure transactions a day and master
massively parallel computing skills.
The University of Washington, Carnegie-Mellon, MIT, Stanford, Berkeley and
the University of Maryland have joined the initiative and will share a large
Linux cluster of several hundred computers composed of Google machine... (more)
A U.S. district court has ruled against Google in a trademark suit over the
sale of the terms Geico and Geico Direct in Google's AdWords service. In
April 2004 Google had changed a previous AdWords policy that stopped the sale
of other companies’ words and phrase, and this policy was quickly
attacked legally by Geico.
The ruling follows an earlier judgement in December that had favored Google.
The most recent ruling, however, found that Geico had “established a
likelihood of confusion” and that there had been a breach of the
insurance firm’s trade mark ri... (more)