Based on IAB's report which said advertising revenues almost reached nearly $10 billion in the first half of '07, WatchMojo deducts that Google took in 40% of US Online Ad Revenues which totals $10 billion.

"How much went to Google?

Microsoft took a bold step to unveil the company's latest online offering, the Microsoft HealthVault. The HealthVault is an online information storage facility designed to offer users' medical information. As Healthvault is a free service, users can freely access the highly secured online database for any type of medicinal information.

 Microsoft Introduces HealthVault, Online Health Info Storage

Indian daily Hindustan Times reports that Google will blur key India sites. This comes after Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam voiced worries back in 2005.

"Google Earth will not only blur pictures of sites that the Indian government considers sensitive, but also distort building plans of key facilities. Google’s representatives met Indian officials from the science and technology ministry recently to discuss the issue. Google Earth will accept the government’s list of strategic sites that need to be masked,according to a report."

In a recent thread titled, "Should the ODP/DMOZ Use NoFollow Tags" at WebmasterWorld, a very interesting question was raised by the members. After a lot of useless submissions overwhelming the editors at DMOZ, will the inclusion of nofollow will stop these superfluous submissions and make the editors' lives easier?

A thread in Digital point forum reports changes in Backlinks and PageRank. Some webmasters even say that Google Webmaster Tools have altered their PR from 7 to 6. As many wait for an update in Google PageRank, the time could be this weekend.

In the latest of Yahoo's developments is news of Yahoo! oneSearch integrating Wikipedia in its results.

wiki logo Yahoo! OneSearch Integrates Wikipedia And Now Tells Flight Timings!

Funny Case Of adCenter's Filters

Oct 5, 2007 | 1,870 views | by Navneet Kaushal

In a Webmaster World forum called 'Stupidity reigns', one user writes that when he tried to 'update an ad he couldn't list the price, $69.99, because 69 is not allowed. Forget that it's part of a price. No 69's allowed. They can't even write their software to figure out this is part of the price."

Another silly problem was mentioned by netmeg who wrote:

Recently FUSA Capital Corp launched iheard, a search engine for music, sports and talk radio stations.

About the search engine:

If your ad appeared in Google maps do you think that would bring in more viewer interest? Apparently, Google is exploring an application that explores this patent. This was written and created by Ashutosh Garg and Mayur Datar.

Bill Slawski writes that:

"The way this could be done is that the search engine would:

  • Receive a map request from a user,

Senior Google VP Sells Shares!

Oct 5, 2007 | 2,130 views | by Navneet Kaushal

A senior vice president of Google Inc., Omid Kordestani sold around 6000 shares of common stock. This was revealed by the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday. This was reported by CNNMoney.com.

In a Form 4 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Omid Kordestani sold the shares on Monday for a good amount of $570.85 to $583.99 apiece.