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Newsmap Visualizes Google News
By taking GoogleNews headlines and converting them through a Treemap algorithm, Newsmap.com has brought the content at GoogleNews to life, visually.
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Date: 2004-03-31
 
Topix Increases Local News Sources
As major search engines work to include local searches and news, Topix.com, a site devoted to local news from around the country, has nearly doubled the amount of local news sources it crawls, from 3600 to 6000.
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Date: 2004-03-31
 
Interchange Introduces Local Direct SearchBox
Interchange, a company that provides paid search listings and results, has launched its newest tool, the Local Direct Searchbox. This tool will provide paid local search results to users while giving webmasters the opportunity to generate paid search revenue.
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Date: 2004-03-31
 
WordTracker's Latest Top Searched Words
Weekly, WordTracker releases the top searched words taken from various metacrawlers. These words are stored in a database that features over 300 million searched terms.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-31
 
Google Cannot Find Canada
This week, Google launched its redesigned site that included many new features integrated into the search engine. One such addition is Google's personalized search.
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Date: 2004-03-31
 
Google Dominates Search Referral Market Share
Google's hold on the search engine market continues. In a report released by WebSideStory.com today, it was revealed that Google is the highest-ranking search engine in terms of search referral market share.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-30
 
Digital Envoy Files Suit Against Google
An unfair business practice and misappropriation of trade secrets suit has been filed against search engine giant Google. Digital Envoy, a company that targets ads to consumers, is responsible for the filing.
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Date: 2004-03-30
 
Overture Introduces Ads For UK Mobiles
Soon, mobile phones in the UK will be displaying advertiser sponsored search engine-style links. Overture, a Yahoo owned company that sells text link ads, announced a deal with two major mobile phone companies, Vodafone and France Telecom-owned Orange, to bring these ads to mobile phone users.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-30
 
Searchable Database Of Criminal Fiction
Crime Fiction Canada, a searchable database that covers crime fiction, film, and television from all over the world, is now available.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-30
 
Google Launches Redesign
A major salvo has been fired as the fight for search engine traffic rages on. Today, Google has announced the launch of three new search features, as well as a redesigned index and results page.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-29
 
Google Personalizes Search
As search engines fight for dominance, search result relevance has become a crucial battleground. Users want search engine returns that relate to the topic being searched.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-29
 
Web Alerts From Google
This week, Google introduced a service that emails news and updated results based on user-determined topics of interest.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-29
 
Dogpile Updates Toolbar, Features News Feed Search
This week, Dogpile launched an updated version of its search toolbar. The newest version now features an RSS "ticker" designed to give users the ability to track their favorite news source. Atom's news feed service is also available to Dogpile toolbar users.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-29
 
Yahoo Acquires Kelkoo
Moving to solidify their position as the web's largest portal, Yahoo announced they would be purchasing European Internet shopping portal Kelkoo.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-26
 
InfoSpace Buys Switchboard
InfoSpace, an Internet search and directory company, announced on Friday that it would be acquiring rival Switchboard. The terms of the acquisition are for $160 million, with the deal expected to be complete by the end of 2004.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-26
 
Jopit Launches Search Engine for Job Seekers
The full-scale launch of Jopit.com, a niche search engine designed for online employment and recruitment began this week. Named a "job engine", Jopit.com looks to unite job seekers and recruiters in an effort to streamline the hiring process.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-26
 
MapQuest Tries Out Local Search
AOL owned MapQuest.com has recently introduced a local search engine called MQSearch. Currently in its beta testing stage, MQSearch offers users the ability to seek out local businesses and locations.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-26
 
MSN To Launch New Ads, Not New Search Engine
MSN stated that in July they would only be launching a new method of displaying their paid search ads instead of a new search engine. This corrects information from our recent article MSN Sets July Date For New Search Engine.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-25
 
GlobalSpec Introduces The Engineering Web
GlobalSpec, a specialized search engine and online resource for engineers announced the launching of the "The Engineering Web" earlier this morning. The launch comes after major site enhancements.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-25
 
Another Googlebomb Explodes
Googlebombing, the act of compromising search results using external links, has exploded close to its namesake. There have been a few famous Googlebombs recently (weapons of mass destruction, miserable failure, etc). This time, the executives of Google are the targets.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-25
 
MediSeeker.com Offers No Frills Medical Search
Well-developed niche search engines offer a more refined search based on a particular topic. MediSeeker.com offers a search engine that not only specializes in medical search results, but also aims to reduce search result clutter.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-25
 
Shopping.com Files IPO
Shopping.com LTD filed to go public with US regulators on Tuesday. The offering is worth an estimated $75 million.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-24
 
The Future Of Google Voice Search
Speech Search, available in pre-beta stages at Google Labs, is an attempt to give users the ability to search Google through a voice interface. Speech Search gives users who are not at a computer the ability to search for driving directions, restaurant information, and even the aisle location of an item in your local supermarket.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-24
 
Reuters Fights Content Theft
In a move worthy of the RIAA, news giant Reuters announced it would begin tracking copyright violations of its content using Fast Search & Transfer's (FAST) software. FAST is a developer of enterprise search and real-time alerting technologies.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-24
 
Google Faces Stiff Competition
There are many players in the battle for search engine supremacy. Google, Yahoo, and MSN are the biggest, with each company seeking a dominant position in an industry that is considered to be one of the fastest growing ever.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-23
 
Google Privacy Issues
Richard M. Smith, former CTO at the Privacy Foundation told GlobeTechnology.com, "I think Google is the biggest privacy invader on the planet, no doubt about it."
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-23
 
Google Launches New Deskbar
Google has released a new beta version of its utility, the Google Deskbar. The version number now stands at 0.5.81.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-23
 
GuruNet Brings Answers To Your Fingertips
If combing through page after page of search engine results isn't your cup of tea, GuruNet.com may have an answer for you. GuruNet for Windows, one of four products GuruNet.com offers, gives the ability to find answers with a simple ALT-Click.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-23
 
Google Sued Over PageRank
A man in Southern California is irate over the results of "Googling" his name. Mark Maughan, certified public accountant of the Brown & Maughan firm, believes the search results for "Mark Maughan" contained "alarming, false, misleading and injurious results."
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-22
 
Yahoo Launches Enhanced Yahoo Autos
Today, Yahoo launched Yahoo Autos offering consumers a new way to search for comprehensive automotive content online. The site was designed based on consumer and advertiser input.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-22
 
Lycos Introduces HotBot Desktop
Today, Lycos announced the launch of the HotBot Desktop search toolbar. The HotBot Desktop allows users to search the web, giving the results in a browser window.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-22
 
FindWhat Partners To Expand B2B Search
FindWhat.com, a provider of performance-based marketing and commerce, has announced that it is partnering with Thomas Global Register to provide a marketplace listings service using FindWhat.com's private label service.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-22
 
MSN Sets July Date For New Search Engine
Microsoft has reported that it will launch a new search engine for its MSN portal starting in July. MSN's goal is to challenge Google and Yahoo for search engine supremacy.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-22
 
Google To Include Orkut Network
Google revealed its intention to integrate Orkut.com, an online social network, into its search engine.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-22
 
AOL Secures Google Shares
America Online, a major Internet service provider, has been given the right to buy 1.9 million preferred shares of Google stock. This venture comes from a deal made in June 2002 between the two giants, as reported by AOL in a recent SEC filing.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-19
 
Channel Tracking Now in Google Adsense
As part of Google's upgrade of Adsense, the search engine giant has modified the ability in which Adsense users can track the results of their ads.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-19
 
Yahoo Releases Webrank
Yahoo announced that it was releasing a web page ranking tool. Similar to Google's PageRank, Webrank is integrated into Yahoo's newest version of their search toolbar, called Yahoo Companion.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-19
 
EU Initiates Project SEKT
The European Commission is spearheading an effort to improve the overall quality of Internet searching. The hope is that search engines will approach the overall depth of information with a more "human" approach.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-19
 
Yahoo Introduces Sports Score Search
Sport scores are now easier to find on Yahoo. By typing in the name of the team you are interested in, followed by the word score (team name - score) and pressing enter.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-19
 
Jewish Groups Concerned Over Google Results
Searching the term "Jew" on Google has brought up some disturbing lead results. The number one listing is the anti-Semitic site, JewWatch.com.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-19
 
MSN Alters Search Ads
MSN has announced that they are going to start labeling their paid search-listings more clearly. MSN is attempting make their ads more search term relevant.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-19
 
China Shuts Down Blog Sites
Chinese officials have closed two popular blog sites used by its citizens, citing objectionable blog content. Many of the blogs openly question China's government policies.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-18
 
Fast Search Speeds Up Enterprise Research
Fast Search is hitting the search market hard with their software, Fast Enterprise Search Platform (ESP), designed to assist enterprise businesses as they try and sift through mountains of information.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-18
 
Google Brands Adsense Ads With Graphics
Google has started branding their Adsense Ads with Google graphics. This news has caused some interest in Google AdSense users.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-18
 
New NannieBots ''Search'' For Pedophiles
There is new software that can now detect pedophiles attempting to lure children in chatrooms. Called ChatNannies, the software creates thousands of nanniebots that log onto different chatrooms and initiate conversations.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-18
 
Yahoo! Canada Introduces Bi-lingual Search
Yahoo! Canada has launched a bi-lingual search portal. Canadians may now toggle from the English to the French version.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-18
 
Introducing Google Local
Today, search engine giant Google announced the integration of local-area search results into Google's own with the launch of Google Local.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-17
 
Yahoo!’s News Search 2.0 Begins Beta Testing
Yahoo.com has introduced Yahoo News 2.0 into the beta testing stage. News Search searches topics collected from the online news sources that Yahoo!'s search engine has indexed.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-17
 
InteractiveCorp Buys TripAdvisor
It was revealed in a recent announcement that InterActiveCorp is buying the travel search engine TripAdvisor. InterActiveCorp, based Manhattan, is using this purchase to increase its growing Internet presence.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-17
 
Overture Europe Changes Leadership
Overture Services, an Internet search firm, has promoted Stephen Taylor to the managing director for Overture Europe. The move replaces Nick Hynes, the man responsible for launching Overture in the UK.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-17
 
MetaCarta Makes Geographic Search Easier
Geographic Text Search (GTS) makes finding geographic sensitive information much easier. Released by MetaCarta, GTS is designed to find and organize search results based on a region of interest that the user indicates.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-17
 
eBay Makes Links More Search Friendly
In an effort to make it easier for search engines to read content, eBay has announced they are changing the format of their link structure of their eBay stores.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-17
 
Man Arrested In Google Stock Fraud
FBI officials recently arrested a Dutch citizen in New York for allegedly selling $2.8 million worth of bogus Google stock.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-16
 
Organize Your Search Results
Keeping track of research done using Internet search engines can be a difficult process. Onfolio, a company located in Cambridge, Mass., has released software designed to simplify this task.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-16
 
Yahoo! Not Immune To Sex Parodies
In a Booble-esque move, YaSEXHoo.com started a sex search site that emulates Yahoo!'s search engine.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-16
 
55 Million Europeans “Google”
According to a report from Nielsen/NetRatings, over 55 million Europeans use Google as their search engine of choice, giving the search giant another large foothold in a non-American region.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-16
 
Mamma.com Receives Boost From “Maverick” Investor
A Securities and Exchange Commission filing reported that Mark Cuban, the energetic owner of the Dallas Mavericks, has claimed a 6.3% stake in Mamma.com.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-16
 
What Google Thinks Of You
Googlism.com, a company in no way affiliated with Google, has launched a website that lets you find out what Google thinks about you.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-16
 
Google’s Image Database Surpassed?
Internet Security Systems, Inc. is claiming to have passed Google has the largest image database in the world. ISS, a web-content filter company, stated their filtering software recently added the 1 billionth image to its filter database.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-16
 
MSN Still Showing Looksmart Results
Looksmart has entered a deal with Microsoft allowing MSN to at times display Looksmart results.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-12
 
Over 100 Million Americans Use Search Engines
Nielsen//NetRatings recently reported that 1 in 3 Americans use search engines in their daily lives. This means that over 76% of the online population uses one of many available search engines in their day-to-day browsing.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-12
 
Oracle Sees Solid Sales
Oracle announced on Thursday a 9% revenue gain for the third quarter, while net income grew 11% to $635 million.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-12
 
McDonald’s Grabs Wi-Fi by the Nuggets
Would you like fries with your Wi-Fi? If McDonald's has anything to do with it wireless Internet could be coming soon to a burger joint near you.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-12
 
Email Linking Microsoft to SCO Confirmed
SCO spokesman Blake Stowell has confirmed that a memo indicating Microsoft is funding SCO's attacks on Linux is legitimate. The memo was leaked last week to Eric Raymond by "an anonymous whistleblower."
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-12
 
Yahoo Finally Drops Google in Asia Pacific
Yahoo! has boosted the competition in the search industry even higher by dropping its partnership with Google in Australia and New Zealand.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-11
 
LookSmart Credits Partnerships, MSN for Increased Growth
LookSmart released their revenue forecast for the first quarter on Thursday, March 11, 2004. They raised their first quarter revenue estimates from $16 to $21-$23 million.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-11
 
Yahoo! and BT Create UK VoIP-Messaging Hybrid
Yahoo! is combining forces with British Telecommunications to create a new call management platform based on Yahoo! Messenger.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-11
 
FCC Goes After Mobile Phone Spam
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced today its intent to protect cell phones, pagers and other mobile devices from unwanted text messages and emails.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-11
 
Asia's Assualt on Google Continues
Google was once again assailed in the East when a group of Chinese search engine companies announced they were upgrading their search technology.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-11
 
America Online, EarthLink, Microsoft and Yahoo! Sue Over Spam
"Today is a red-letter day for big-time spammers, and the letters they should remember from this day forward are 'CAN-SPAM,'" said AOL Executive Vice President and General Counsel Randall Boe.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-10
 
RSS Proponent Seeks Cooperation with Google
Dave Winer, a major advocate of RSS has proposed a truce with Google and other sites that have partnered with competing syndication format, Atom. RSS is currently the industry leader in syndication and went virtually unchallenged until Google's recent announcement.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-10
 
Topix.net Takes Local Search a Step Further
News aggregation site Topix.net officially launched Monday, boasting 150,000 pages of topical news in strong contrast with Google News's eight pages.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-09
 
Yahoo's SmartView Adds Visualization to Search
Internet media leader Yahoo! announced today its SmartView Technology, a mapping tool taking web content searches to the next level.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-09
 
Local Search Threatens the Yellow Pages
Alan Meckler, Chairman and CEO of Jupiter Media and creator of Internet.com, spoke at the Search Engine Strategies conference in New York this week.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-08
 
Lycos Founder on Venture Capitalism
Bob Davis, a partner with Highland Capital Partners, offered his insight into the world of investment banking during a presentation at last week's Search Engine Strategies conference.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-08
 
Forrester: Google to Weaken as War Rages
With search engine competition spreading like fire across the Internet terrain, Forrester Research, Inc., predicts Google's grasp on the search industry will weaken.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-08
 
SEM Growing Faster Than Projected
Safa Rashtchy was a speaker during the "Swimming with the Sharks: What You'll Get From VCs and Investment Bankers" session at this week's Search Engine Strategies conference.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-05
 
The Paid Inclusion Crisis
The debate over whether paid inclusion programs will reduce search result quality is spreading like a wildfire but the search engine getting the blunt of its burden is Yahoo.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-04
 
Ask Jeeves Buys Excite.com
The ongoing search engine war just got more interesting.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-04
 
Don't Underestimate Search Advertising
During this week's Search Engine Strategies conference it was stated that search engine marketers currently make up 22% of the people buying online advertisements, often bidding on thousands of search terms with million dollar budgets.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-04
 
Site Match Officially Launched
Ever since whispers about Overture's new paid inclusion product were leaked at last week's WebmasterWorld PubConference, e-Business professionals have been wondering when the service would be officially released.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-03
 
The Site Match Stink
Apparently, there was a big stink during one session yesterday when Search Engine Watch editor Danny Sullivan pulled Yahoo's Tim Mayer up onstage to discuss Site Match.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-03
 
The Future of Search: Google in the Brain?
At this morning's Search Engine Strategies session, Google's Craig Silverstein shared his vision of the future of search.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-03
 
The Google-Yahoo Competition
Today's Search Engine Strategies session titled "the Future of Search" brought representatives from Google, Yahoo, AOL and AskJeeves into the same panel.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-03
 
Greg Jarboe Talks Yahoo! Search
Greg Jarboe, President and co-founder of SEO-PR, revealed to WebProNews yesterday some insight into the new Yahoo! Search.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-03
 
The Search Engine Wars Begin
Search Engine Watch editor Danny Sullivan's Keynote speech yesterday was entitled "Search Wars."
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-03
 
Will 2004 Mark the End of Google’s Empire?
Survival of the fittest can easily be applied to the search engine industry.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-02
 
The Tension Between Google and Yahoo!
With the launch of Overture's new Site Match product, Yahoo has plunged yet again into the search engine spotlight…
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-02
 
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Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-03-01
 
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