IBM is going to offer free, downloadable, entry-level search software that
looks like Yahoo to businesses so they can find information on the web or
It's called IBM OmniFind Yahoo! Edition and it can riffle through a maximum
of 500,000 documents in 30 language and 200 file types per server while being
integrated with Yahoo's web search.
Google sells a hardware-based search appliance that does pretty much the same
thing for, oh, $30,000. The widget starts at $2k.
IBM will be using the Yahoo Edition as a teaser to upgrade folks to its real
OmniFind search, which includes features such as business analytics,
e-commerce and customer service self-helps.
Yahoo gets to try to wean the corporate crowd off of Google web searches.
IBM, which is also thinking about stalling Microsoft and Oracle, says the
entry-level stuff takes only three clicks to install. It... (more)
"Our apologies to any of you who were inconvenienced this morning, and to
site owners whose pages were incorrectly labelled," wrote Google Search VP
Marissa Mayer yesterday, in a blogged explanation of the unfortunate fact
than most Google searches conducted between 6:30AM-7:25AM PST on Saturday
morning returned a message "This site may harm your computer" beside each and
every search result. "This was clearly an error," Mayer added, "and we are
very sorry for the inconvenience caused to our users."
Google works with a non-profit called StopBadware.org to come up with
criteria ... (more)
Don't Mess with Microsoft. That should probably be a bumper sticker. Yet
Google has reportedly tried this strategy recently, in hiring away search
specialist Dr. Kai-Fu Lee from Redmond. Newly unsealed court documents
apparently reveal that
Google anticipated that it would face legal wrangling with its emerging
Google apparently had a "Plan B," in which Lee would be given a year's worth
of paid leave during which he could sit out his noncompete clause.
The previously relatively obscure Dr. Lee started Microsoft's research lab in
China and is expected to do the same f... (more)
“Our SEO Forum is all out to help SEO community from India to discuss
and deliberate on all issues involved among the meetup group members serve
their interests in the most satisfying manner, from India,” said
founder Paavan Solanki (pictured) as he today announced the official launch
of the Search Engine Optimization and Internet Marketing Forum - “Top
"The forum welcomes webmasters, website designers, software programmers,
editors, writers and seo inductees to participate in the online and off line
forum activities," said Solanki, who heads Internet... (more)
"Google respects copyright," declared Google's Susan Wojcicki (pictured),
Vice President, Product Management, Tuesday as Google began its vigorous
rebuttal of the Authors Guild lawsuit to try to stop Google Print. "The use
we make of all the books we scan through the Library Project is fully
consistent with both the fair use doctrine under U.S. copyright law,"
Wojcicki continued, "and the principles underlying copyright law itself,
which allow everything from parodies to excerpts in book reviews."
To underline the Google position, Wojcicki showed in her Google blog what an