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Google's database inventions by themselves, according to Stephen E. Arnold, who has written a patent-centric study of the company, show that Google's research unit has superseded Bell Labs and Xerox PARC as the place for technical innovation in the U.S., if not the world. Arnold (pictured below) is president of Arnold Information Technology and the author of an earlier book, "The Google Legacy," that changed how many investors and technology experts view the Mountain View, Calif., company. His new study, "Google Version 2.0: The Calculating Predator," is a detailed review of patents and patent applications filed by Google employees since mid 2005. The new study's  index lists 90 patents and applications of the more than 200 that Arnold has identified and analyzed. Arnold examines more than 24 of these patents in detail in the 266-page study, identifying their technologi... (more)

Google Taking More Shares Public

Google's stock has left many doubters googly-eyed since its initial IPO, sailing past the $100 barrier early on and almost tripling in value since that time. Buoyed by this success and by recent profitable results, the company has announced that it will make more than 14 million new shares publicly available. At current prices, the shares would be worth about $4 billion. The company has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed public offering by the company of 14,159,265 shares of Class A common stock. The managing underwriters of ... (more)

SEO/SEM Journal - Google Revenue Up 98% in Q3 on Ad Sales

Google Inc. (Nasdaq:GOOG - News) today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2005. "Although this is typically a slower season for Internet properties, we had another exceptional quarter," said Eric Schmidt, Google chief executive officer. "Our focus on end users and on quality of information and advertising worldwide continues to work extremely well. We are very pleased with how well this is working at scale." Financial Summary Google reported record revenues of $1.578 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2005, up 96% compared to the third quarte... (more)

Strategic Milestone Between EMC and Google: EMC Adds Google Desktop to EMC Documentum

"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) Services. "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)

SEO/SEM Journal: Miva Launches Pay-per-text Mobile Ad Service

Search marketing network Miva has partnered with 118 118 to launch a new pay-per-text ad channel that lets advertisers reach potential customers via their mobiles. The TXT//AD service is being launched in the UK via an exclusive deal with directory firm The Number, owner of the 118 118 brand. The new product enables advertisers for the first time to buy space within 118 118 text messages. The ads will be sold by targeted ‘Ad Groups’ allowing companies to reach highly relevant audiences actively interested in their products or services. TXT//ADs include advertisers' ph... (more)