“Google nabbed almost 40 percent of all searches
in the U.S., a commanding lead of more than 10
percentage points over Yahoo, which took second
place, comScore said on Friday. [...]Overall, U.S. residents conducted 5.15 billion
searches in November, up 9 percent. Google’s search
sites processed 2.05 billion of those searches,
or 39.8 percent, followed by Yahoo sites with 1.52
billion, or 29.5 percent.”
“In a quiet and small-scale experiment, Google
is running classified-like ads in the pages of
the Sun-Times, which so far is the only newspaper
participating in the Web-search behemoth’s test.
A Google spokesman declines to comment on Google’s
satisfaction with the test; the ads debuted on
Dec. 9, and only 15 boxes have run so far.”
“Google is to start selling video online,
offering a way for people to search for and buy
TV shows and more through its site. [...] US network
CBS is making shows like CSI and Star Trek available
to buy online.”
its Web browser toolbar fell to second place in
November to Yahoo Inc.’s plug in. [...] Yahoo sites
received 48.5 percent of toolbar searches, edging
out Google’s 46.4 percent.”
“Advertisers on YellowPages.com will soon
have their listings distributed on Yahoo! Local
and Yellow Pages, the two companies are expected
to announce today.”
- Yahoo has a new front door for video
- MSN Search seems to test DMOZ
descriptions in search results (registration required).
- SkyScanner.net is a new flight search engine.
- ComScore releases November search engine rankings.
- A new Google cartoon.
- Take a look at a Google logo that you can change with your mouse.
plans to open representation in Russia in 2006.
- Take a look at CES keynote remarks by Bill Gates.
“Search engines extract too much of the Web’s
value, leaving too little for the websites that actually
create the content. Liberation from search dependency
is a strategic imperative for both websites and software
A Monster deal for Google?
“As Google bulks up in the online classifieds
biz, some say a buyout of Monster could make
sense. [...] Online job listing companies like
Monster are rapidly growing as they steal business
from newspapers’ help-wanted sections. Analysts
expect that Monster’s sales will jump 19 percent
this year, to nearly .2 billion, and that profits
will surge 35 percent.”
Yahoo, Google want bigger role
its Web browser toolbar fell to second place
in November to Yahoo Inc.’s plug in. [...] Yahoo
sites received 48.5 percent of toolbar searches,
edging out Google’s 46.4 percent.”
Google, Yahoo and Microsoft keynote at CES
to give people access to its e-mail, map guides
and other services from TVs and mobile phones.
chief rival, Google Inc., may not make computers
or DVDs, but they want to be an integral part
of how people use their devices in the rapidly
emerging age of digital, portable media.”