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A survey of consumer satisfaction in July 2005 conducted by UK-based market researcher Keynote Systems ranked Google in first place in the search market, and statistical research my Media Metrix shows Google in first place as well. The Keynote study rated consumer satisfaction in a number of areas. Google was followed in its rankings by Yahoo, MSN, Ask Jeeves and Lycos. The study also showed Google’s competitors closing the gap since Keynote’s last report on this topic was released in May 2004. The new Keynote study found that actual search results returned by the five search engines do not differ significantly. “Consumer success in doing complex searches showed that the performance of Lycos, Ask Jeeves and Microsoft's MSN was as good as Google and Yahoo,” Keynote said. "Google is the king of customer experience in the search engine industry, bu... (more)

AOL To Enhance Video Search Engine by Adding RSS Feeds

"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 Surf. Featuring content ranging from humor, news and technology to music, sports, and video games, these new optimized video RSS feeds wil... (more)

Google Co-Founder Larry Page Announces Video Marketplace

Google's Video Store, announced by company co-founder Larry Page (pictured)) at his keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, "is the first open video marketplace enabling consumers to buy and rent a wide range of video content from a major television network, a professional sports league, cable programmers, independent producers and film makers," Page said. "This fast growing collection of videos will include prime-time and classic hits from CBS, a full slate of NBA games from this season and outstanding performances from the past, music videos from SO... (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)

Will Google Shares Reach $600?

Can the stock of Google, whose share of the Internet search market according to ComScore increased to 56.5% in August (from 55.2% in July) and who is striving to acquire DoubleClick for $3.1BN, reach $600, just three years after it began trading - at $85 - in 2004? With the third-highest market cap (more than $180BN) of any U.S. technology company - Microsoft is #1 and and Cisco Systems is #2 - Google's share price this year alone has risen by 27%. It now has the sixth-highest stock price in the entire U.S., having yesterday reached $596.81 on the Nasdaq Stock Market before settlin... (more)