Daily SearchCast, October 17, 2006: Belgium Papers Target Microsoft; Windows Live's New linkfromdomain Command; Googleplex Going Solar & More!

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Belgium newspapers go after Microsoft in the latest indexing dispute; Yahoo snaps up two ad companies; Windows Live gains a new backlink command; Google's going gaga for solar panels at the Googleplex and more!

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Stories Discussed In The Show

  • MSN Belgium Drops Some Newspapers, Negotiating On Inclusion After Cease & Desist
    Earlier, we touched on the fact that Copiepresse was threatening to go after MSN for carrying Belgian newspapers in the way it went after Google. Via PaidContent.org, Update: MSN is latest target of Belgian copyright complaint from InfoWorld covers how Copiepresse is now negotiating with MSN Belgium after sending a cease-and-desist letter to MSN. Copiepresse hopes to gain a share of advertising revenue....
  • Deal takes Microsoft further into Google territory, The Guardian
  • Daily Kos Says No Thanks To Google News Inclusion
    Via News.com, news of a news site that wants out of Google News not over a copyright dispute but simply because they don't like it. The site is Daily Kos, which explains: I voluntarily asked for Daily Kos to be removed from Google News since it was returning results from this site that quite frankly weren't up to the sort of standards I expect out of a service offering up credible news. Obviously, I was alone in trying to preserve the integrity of the service. Not even Google News seems to give a damn....
  • Yahoo Acquires AdInterax Rich Media Advertising Company
    Yahoo announced that they have purchased AdInterax, a company that specializes in management of video and animated online ads. AdInterax built tools to float animations, dynamically expandable banners and streaming video ads. Also, Yahoo bought Rich Media today, an online advertising company. Yahoo said that acquisition will "offer advertisers the ability to bid on Yahoo's non-premium inventory through an open and transparent marketplace."...
  • Incisive Media Distributes List of 500+ Email Addresses, Search Engine Guide
  • Citysearch Adds SMS-Based Local Search For Mobile Phones
    Citysearch formally launched its text-based mobile local search service today: CS411 (27411). There's also a send-to-phone feature (see, e.g., "Hotels, Burbank CA")....
  • Google Mobile Ads Found In U.S.
    Gary Price spotted Google testing mobile ads on Google Mobile search on his Treo. We know Google has been testing mobile ads in the U.S., U.K. and in Germany but this is the first case I have seen of anyone noticing these ads on their mobile devices, outside of a Google employee. Gary has posted screen captures at Flickr showing how Google places the ads in Google Mobile web search....
  • MSN Taps MTV To Promote Local Search, MediaPost
  • MTV Acquires Quizilla, Launches Video Service With Baidu, PaidContent.org
  • Huge Drop in MSN Traffic "Certainly" Blacklist Spam, Search Engine Roundtable
  • Windows Live Search Adds linkfromdomain Command
    Windows Live Search has added a new linkfromdomain command designed to show you all the sites that a particular domain links to. For example, want to see all the sites we link to off the Search Engine Watch Blog? Do this:...
  • Teaching Others to Search with Power
    For those of us who spend most of our time using search engines, searching comes almost as second nature. For most people, however, getting good results from a search engine can be a daunting task. In today's SearchDay article, Teaching People to Search Like Pros, I've reviewed a new book by super searcher Greg Notess that offers one of the best guides I've read to helping others learn how to master web search engines....
  • Google To Install Solar Panels To Help Power The Googleplex
    The Google Blog announced that Google's next ambitious project is to install solar panels on the rooftops of the Googleplex to help power the company on sunny days. Google says they will be placing these 1.6 megawatts of solar photovoltaic panels at their Mountain View headquarters to help offset "approximately 30% of [Google's] peak electricity consumption at those buildings." This is supposedly one of the largest, if not the largest installation of solar power by any corporation in the US. Google will be installing about 9,200 solar panels, reports the Associated Press....

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