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"Google KAI: Our Lovely Boy was born on September, 12th 2005 in Kalmar, Sweden," says the newly created Website which opens up with "Ads by Goooooogle" above the fold and the page follows with baby Google Kai's photos at the Google-Kai.com Website. The Website text continues: "Google KAI is Lebanese Swedish GOOGLE KAI has Ordered his new T-shirt, it will be posted when he will wear it. Some People calling or writing to us saying why? he will get tough school life...etc.... my answer is absolutley not if he is using Google Search engine and he is building new idea with his friends around The Psychometric and Informational Structural Mind. Thanks." One of the feedback posts left on the page reads: "This just in: Walid Elias Kai, a Ph.D. candidate in search engine marketing, is, it must be said, an avid fan of our company. Dr. Kai, who is Lebanese, and his Swedish wi... (more)

IBM & Yahoo Offer Businesses AJAX-Based Free Search

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 stored internally. 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 ... (more)

Google Makes its Move on Microsoft Office

Google Thursday planted its flag on the shores of Microsoft's Fortress Office, finally opening up shop to sell the anticipated commercial version of its comparatively rudimentary web-based productivity software, aiming it at the big enterprise, the source of much of Microsoft's power and revenue. It's calling the stuff Google Apps Premier Edition and put an annual price tag of $50 per user account on it, undercutting - but not by ridiculous amounts - what large accounts wind up paying Microsoft for Office. However, Google claims it is so cheap it's a "no-brainer to try it out." It's... (more)

Google Pays Exorbitant $3.1 Billion For a $100 - $150 Million DoubleClick

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)

So, Google Plans To Make Overheads of Its Push onto Microsoft's Turf

Google CEO Eric Schmidt has confirmed one of his tight-lipped company's open secrets: it's planning to add a PowerPoint knockoff to Docs & Spreadsheets, its on-demand productivity suite. When exactly Eric didn't say - a Google blog says this summer - and he didn't claim it would replace PowerPoint. "It does not have all the functionality nor is it intended to have all the functionality of Microsoft," he said, but "it seems to be a better fit to how people use the web." Yeah, and according to him he isn't building a Microsoft competitor either. People with a free Google account shou... (more)