Google complies with a Belgian legal ruling, generating the most amount of text you're likely to ever to see on the Google home page. Froogle looks to disappear as Google works to integrate product results directly into regular search. Will Google have a "second act" hit? How can you get .edu links? Plus more!
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Changes Mind, Posts Belgian Ruling
Google has now posted the text of a Belgian ruling finding it violated copyright on the Google Belgium home page. The ruling has also been posted to the home pages of Google Images Belgium, Google News Belgium but not Google Groups Belgium....
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Google Wimps Out to Belgians, Threadwatch
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Froogle; Hello Google Product Results In Web Search
Froogle, Google's shopping search engine that launched with big hopes back in 2002, is to be deemphasized in place of product listings integrated into regular Google search results....
- Top Gear's Richard Hammond Smiles In Hospital
Looks At Chaotic Google & Whether It Can Have A "Second Act"
Chaos by design is a Fortune cover story on Google, covering the company's fast-paced, seemingly disorganized approach to products and exploring if it can come up with a "second act" to please investors:...
Marissa Mayer Makes Newsweek Cover
Via Valleywag, news that Google's Marissa Mayer, vice president of search products & user experience, makes the cover of Newsweek and is named one of the most powerful women of her generation. Good luck trying to find the article on the horrible MSNBC-hosted Newsweek site itself. I finally gave us and did a regular Google search for marissa mayer newsweek sept. 25 to find it here: Leading the Way. Marissa comes up on page 5. Her home town paper gives her a write-up here: Wausau girl hits big-time, along with a larger version of the Newsweek cover....
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- Ten Ways to Earn an .edu Link
Promises Podcast Concept Searching, But We Still Need Better Basic Keyword
Pluggd to make podcasts chunkier, searchable at TechCrunch covers how podcast search service Pluggd plans to make it possible to search podcasts by concept, rather than keyword. That sounds cool, but there's still some ways to go before I'm full of excitement....
- Yahoo pulls a Scrooge with forced unpaid holiday vacation
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