Google, which has recently emblazed its shield with the new motto "Search,
Ads and Apps," has come up with a new way to terrorize Microsoft - a
technology for running programs like Google's word processor and spreadsheet
offline like, like Office.
The widgetry is called Google Gears and doesn't work with the Google Docs and
Spreadsheets suite yet - but it will, Google said, as well as with e-mail and
Google's applying the mojo first to its RSS Reader, which goes out and
collects updates to whatever web sites and blogs users keep tabs on. They can
now be read offline on a plane, say, or on the African veldt if you download
what you want first, making it useful for places in the Third World where
Internet connections might be dicey.
Gears-blessed applications will go back to being online once a connection is
Concern about Google's proposed acquisition of DoubleClick - some of it
presumably fanned by the Microsoft lobby - is rising.
Besides a pre-merger investigation by the Federal Trade Commission and a
newly confirmed review by the European Commission, the Senate Judiciary
Committee's antitrust panel is now planning to hold a hearing on the
acquisition in September and so is a House Commerce subcommittee on consumer
protection worried about privacy.
Google expects the deal to close by the end of the year, but - while Congress
has no authority over mergers - the additional probes coul... (more)
Globlet has announced the first qualified google advertising professional in
Thailand, further supporting search engine marketing industry leadership.
Globlet ,Thailand's leading Search Engine Marketing Company, has announced
that Mr. Jatupol Tanaruthai, a Chief Executive Officer, has received
certification as Qualified Google Advertising Professional. Mr. Tanaruthai
met multiple requirements and passed the full Qualified Google Advertising
Professional Exam in order to achieve Google's recognition as a qualified and
advanced Google AdWords professional.
"We have built our compan... (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)
According to Australia's Sydney Morning Herald, the 26-year-old Israeli-born
student Ori Allon - a University of New South Wales doctoral candidate - has
not only successfully created his own search engine, called Orion; he has
also succeeded in having himself (and the engine's all-important algorithm)
be snapped up by Google.
Allon's research project, "RichProlog, a System for Deducing, Inducing and
Learning in the Declarative Programming Paradigm" was aimed at what the
Sydney Morning Herald summarizes as "improving the relevance of responses to
a search - and displaying a more ... (more)