After Google announced the release of their GOOG-411 service just a few days ago, Microsoft has also discovered its free 411 service, called Live Search 411. The latter also has the similar features like the GOOG-411.

SMX Social Media, New York, Starts

Oct 16, 2007 | 2,810 views | by Navneet Kaushal

smx socialmedia75x42 SMX Social Media, New York, StartsThe much awaited SMX Social Media, New York kicks off today, October 16. This leg of SMX will last for two days.

Agenda – October 16, 2007

  • 9:00am-10:20am (1 hr 20 min) Social Media Marketing Essentials. Speakers include Rand Fishkin, CEO & Co-founder, SEOmoz and Neil Patel, CTO, Advantage Consulting Services

Anyone who has been online knows how bothersome online ads can be. To bring respite to many users is Yahoo! who brings the article "Block Your Ads from Appearing on Certain Sites”.

A new feature allows you to specify up to 250 websites or sections of websites in our partner distribution network on which you don’t want your ads to appear. These can be:

Ever resourceful Ionut Alex Chitu has a post that helps you find the number of Google subscribers to any feed.

"Now you can see the number of subscribers by searching for the feed in Google Reader: click on "Add subscription", enter the name of a blog or some parts of your feed's URL and you'll see the number of subscribers next to each (hopefully relevant) result. This number includes everyone who subscribed to a feed using Google, but the subscribers aren't necessarily active."

Oct 24: Google To Host Analyst Day

Oct 15, 2007 | 1,936 views | by Navneet Kaushal

Come October 24 and Google will host Analyst Day. Starting 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (1:00 p.m. Eastern Time), Google's management team will showcase presentations that will continue till 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time (5:30 p.m. Eastern Time).

You can watch a live webcast of the event at The archived webcast version of the event will be available through the same link.

For all of you who thought Google was cheating on you, well there's news. The Inside Adsense blog announces that they have restricted referral earnings, as they are currently checking on whether the click and conversion data received from AdSense is accurate.

Right Media Open, a massive event opens with the Yahoo! Founder & CEO, Jerry Yang giving a keynote speech.

jerry yang2.thumbnail Yahoo! CEO Jerry Yangs Upcoming Keynote Speech

The event will discuss issues like:

  • Exchange Perspectives
  • Bye Bye Buying as We Know It
  • Direct Marketers Speak Out
  • Taking Advantage of the Tail
  • The Horse's Mouth: Three Primary Competitors Chat

Speakers at the event include:

Talking about their successful Yahoo! Search Assist, Yahoo! now discusses 'The Other Half of the Search Equation'.

“Recent research conducted by Harris Interactive* indicates that consumers are suffering from "Web Search fatigue." The study revealed that while the vast majority of the population uses a search engine to find information on the Internet, only 15 percent of people find what they're looking for with their first search. Typically, people need to conduct three to four searches to find the right result.

Google reports that it has combined 'Google Suggest' with the Indic transliteration technology to render its users a new way to search the web in Hindi.

google hindi Google Introduces Hindi Search Suggestions!

Now, users can type their queries in English letters and Google will deliver the related answers in phonetically equivalent Hindi. For example, if anyone types 'Bharat' and searches for its hindi suggestions, then he/she will certainly find its hindi version. Users are requested to try this on the Google India Hindi homepage, so that they can explore the Hindi content available there.

Google, in keeping with the rapid ascent of the Chinese stock markets, introduces pricing in real time. Nowadays, investors have started to demand more access to data and information about Chinese stocks. As it has been heard by 'Google Finance', the company feels satisfied to upgrade its service for the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges by delivering the pricing data in appropriate time. Persons interested in Yunnan Copper and Bank of China, can easily access the additional data on Google finance.