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What Google Bought Today? – Marratech's Video Conferencing Software

Apr 21, 2007 | 2,138 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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logo marratech What Google Bought Today?   Marratechs Video Conferencing SoftwareIf you have been wondering what rich brat Google bought today, then the answer is Marratech's video conferencing software. According to the Official Google Blog, the software will "enable from-the-desktop participation for Googlers in videoconference meetings wherever there's an Internet connection."

New Google AdWords Interface Inspired By Panama

Apr 21, 2007 | 4,696 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The new Google AdWords Account Snapshot Beta is so much inspired by the Yahoo! Panama’a admin that it looks like a copy. It has been reported by Dan London and Loren Baker.

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Coming from Google, this is a nice compliment for Panama. As per originality, it has never been a concern for the search engines. In fact, much worse had happened when Yahoo!, MSN and Google were experimenting with sponsored ad placements.  

Google To Rank News With General Search Results

Apr 20, 2007 | 2,228 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google is starting to integrate news results into standard web search results which will eventually mean the end of OneBox results. Under the OneBox scheme of search result display, news links were placed at the top of general search results in a neat cluster.

However, under the new method news results will be blended into the general search results. According to a post at Search Engine Land, Marissa Mayer, Google vice president, search products & user experience, has said that:

Google's First Quarter Results Prove Analysts Wrong Yet Again!

Apr 20, 2007 | 2,151 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has announced its first quarter 2007 results. Guess what? As ever, there are no surprises this time too. Even this time Google has grown at the same monstrous rate which always belies expectations. According to the report:

  • The gross revenue has grown by 63% ($3.66 billion) as compared to the Q1 in 2006
  • Net income rose to $1.0 billion form last year's $592 million

Google Webmaster Central Upgrades Anchor Text Reports

Apr 20, 2007 | 1,520 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google Webmaster Central has upgraded the anchor text reports. Previously, the report provided individual anchor text words only. But now the report includes full anchor phrases. The new enhancements are:

  • We've expanded the number of phrases we show to 200.
  • You can now see the variations of each phrase (for instance, with different capitalization and punctuation).

Google Buys Tonic Systems, New Presentation Software Expected In Summer

Apr 20, 2007 | 2,042 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has announced the acquisition of Tonic Systems, a San Francisco based company which provides Java presentation automation products and solutions for document management. The acquisition is important given that Google has recently declared its intention to offer an online presentation tool, which will provide an alternative to Microsoft PowerPoint. This will complete the trinity of Google Docs & Spreadsheets.

Froogle Flopped, Renamed Google Product Search

Apr 19, 2007 | 2,469 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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In a marketing lesson that is worth a billion dollars, Google has learned that brand names can be crucial for business success. In the Official Google Blog, it has been announced that Froogle (a pun on "frugal") has been renamed as Google Product Search.

According to a CNET story,

Google's Market Share Slipping In China

Apr 19, 2007 | 1,832 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google is the number search engine on the world. But then, the world does not include Japan and definitely not China. According to a post at Search Engine Journal, Google’s share in the Chinese search market has slipped from 33% last year to currently 25.3%. One of the factors involved could be that Chinese SEO is basically different.

According to web spam engineer Jianfei from Chinamyhosting.com:  

2017 Prediction: Google Acquires Internet

Apr 17, 2007 | 2,642 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Phillipp Lenssen from Google Blogoscoped has posted a false press release 'Google Acquires Internet (May 2017)'. As the name suggests this is in view with the recent acquisitions that Google has been making to spread its reach to almost all aspects of the Internet world.

Google To Launch Copyright Material Filter On YouTube Soon

Apr 17, 2007 | 1,293 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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YouTube has drawn criticism from all possible sources for intentional plagiarism. The list of complainants prominently includes movie companies and TV shows, In fact, Viacom has filed a $1bn lawsuit against Google last month. A filtering system that will block out copyrighted content was scheduled to be launched last year. Allegedly, Google has been delaying the release of the feature.