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Google's Social Networking Partner Tianya Shutting Down 'Sensitive Groups'

Sep 26, 2007 | 1,748 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Blogoscoped has a post called "Google-powered Social Site Shuts Down "Sensitive" Groups?". Apparently, 'sensitive' groups in social networking site, Tianya have been closed down.

Posted below is an example of a Tianya group, called "Google Fensi" that was shut down recently.

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Mozy Turns Down Google, Approves EMC

Sep 26, 2007 | 1,899 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Mozy, a company that provides online backup solutions to corporates and homes both, apparently refused Google Inc's purchase offer only to agree to EMC Corp.

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According to reports, EMC paid $76 million for the online backup company. This acquisition clearly is Google's loss. If this is the first time you are hearing Mozy's name, let it be known this company was listed in Time magazine's 50 Best Websites 2007. Mozy's services cost only $4.95 per month.

Google On Search privacy and Personalized Search

Sep 26, 2007 | 1,766 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The official Google blog has a second video which takes' a closer look at personalization and the privacy tools available when you choose to personalize your search. Personalization has been an area that raises concerns about privacy, and we want you to understand how we personalize search results while protecting your privacy.'

Google Trends Now With Daily Updates

Sep 25, 2007 | 3,295 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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New search trends are coming very frequently. To keep a track of the changing search trends, Google came up with something new and exciting. Today in an announcement at the Official Google Blog, it was revealed that Google Trends now comes with the ability to track different search trends and compare on a daily basis with new daily updates.

Microsoft Trying To Block Google-DoubleClick Deal

Sep 25, 2007 | 2,570 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Info World has an article that informs of Microsoft partnering with PR firm Burson-Marsteller. The motive is to 'form the Initiative for Competitive Online Marketplace and call for blocking the Google-DoubleClick deal'.

In the official website of Initiative for Competitive Online Marketplace, or iCOMP, the group states its motive as "to highlight important principles in online services and begin important industry discussions around copyright, privacy, and competition."

Commission Payment System By Google Is Being Closed in Europe!

Sep 25, 2007 | 1,848 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Sometimes back in September 2005, it was announced by Google that commission payments to different agencies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa will be replaced by another system known as,

"Best Practice Funding". But it seems that Google is still paying commissions with the only difference of a new name and much more standardized pan-European rate. And now there is a buzz going in the industry that even “Best Practice Funding” is going away.

DMOZ Missing In Google SERP!

Sep 25, 2007 | 4,905 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Barry Schwartz reports that The Open Directory's Home Page Goes Missing In Google.

"a search on dmoz (the Open Directory's nickname) does not return the home page in the search results.

Similarly, searches for open directory or open directory project also don't list the site at the usual dmoz.org address. Yes, the screenshot shows a page at search.dmoz.org — but normally, the home page would be listed at www.dmoz.org or just dmoz.org

Google Incessantly Promoting Google Book Links?

Sep 24, 2007 | 1,986 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Following the recent shocking news, Google Faces Lawsuit For Selling Top Spot To Commercial Partners!, here's another to make the Googlers turn into a shade of beet red.

SERPs infested with books.google.com results informs a thread in Webmaster World.

'E- Shaped' Scanning Pattern For Google Universal Search!

Sep 24, 2007 | 2,203 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Traditionally, we came to learn about the “Golden Triangle” or the F-shaped scanning pattern. Now, Gord Hotchkiss says that with a change to personalized search, we are seeing more of an E-Shaped pattern. Surprisingly, users did not spend too much time lookin at images and for this, Gord said,“We can determine relevance fairly quickly and if an image proves to be irrelevant, we quickly move on.”

Google To Bring New Set Of APIs On Nov 5?

Sep 24, 2007 | 1,677 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Based on first-hand information from sources (who were invited to a clandestine Google meeting) Michael Arrington states that Google will “Out Open” Facebook by November 5.

"If Facebook is 98% open, Google wants to be 100%. The short version: Google will announce a new set of APIs on November 5 that will allow developers to leverage Google’s social graph data. They’ll start with Orkut and iGoogle (Google’s personalized home page), and expand from there to include Gmail, Google Talk and other Google services over time.