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2017 Prediction: Google Acquires Internet

Apr 17, 2007 | 2,701 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 | 1,324 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.

Google: First Search Engine To Own A SEO Firm!

Apr 17, 2007 | 1,726 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google’s acquisition of DoubleClick has been in the news for many reasons.

First, at $3.1bn in cash, it is the biggest takeover till date.
Second, Google now commands 80% of the online ad market
Third, Yahoo! and MSN bring in monopoly law to stop the take over

Google And Clear Channel Strike Radio Ad Deal

Apr 17, 2007 | 2,383 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Clear Channel Radio and Google have struck up a deal wherein Google can place ads on more than 675 Clear Channel Radio stations. Google Audio Ads advertisers will have national level distribution which will allow them to react out to particular audiences. 

Dodgeball Founders Quit Google!

Apr 17, 2007 | 2,043 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Dodgeball, a Google owned mobile social networking site, has just received a jolt as its founder quit out of frustration. Dennis Crowley and Alex Rainert left Google out of frustration since they were unable to convince Google that Dodgeball was worth engineering resource.

Google's Math, Hidden Links = Paid Links = Spam

Apr 16, 2007 | 4,055 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Is Google trying to dictate the terms to webmasters? The search engine world has faced a mini-hurricane after Matt Cutts asked webmasters to report paid links in the authenticated spam report form at Google’s webmaster console. Matt asked to mention “paidlink” in the text area and provide information as:

Microsoft, Yahoo! Invoke Monopoly Law To Stop Google From Acquiring DoubleClick!

Apr 16, 2007 | 2,578 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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In the online world, Google has started resembling the Big Mafia who is intent on finishing off the small gangsters. The gangsters, on the other hand, appeal to law for stopping the Big Mafia’s growing hegemony.

Google Pays $3.1bn For DoubleClick, Leaves Microsoft High & Dry

Apr 16, 2007 | 2,456 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google tops its $1.6bn dollar takeover of YouTube last year with a bigger deal this year. Last Friday, Google announced the acquisition of DoubleClick, the digital ad serving network for $3.1bn in cash. Microsoft was a distant second bidder who called it quits once the stakes pushed $2bn.

According to the NY Times report:

Google Market Share Grows At The Cost Of Yahoo!, MSN And ASK

Apr 13, 2007 | 2,258 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The latest search engine market research report has been released by Hitwise. The report, covering the period of March 2007, states that Google’s share of the market has increased to 64.13%.

Yahoo!’s market share has dropped to 21.26% from 22.30% last year
MSN (Live Search) has dipped from 13.09% last year to a poor 9.15%
ASK has gone down from 3.99% to 3.48% this year
48 other search engines accounted for the rest 5% searches

Sitemaps Auto Discovery

Apr 12, 2007 | 3,376 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Today, Ask.com, Google, Microsoft Live Search and Yahoo! together announced support of “auto discovery” of Sitemaps. The new open-format autodiscovery permits website owners to specify the location of their Sitemaps within their robots.txt file. This altogether eliminates the need of submitting sitemaps to each search engine separately.