Google breaks the $500 per share mark! Can developers use Yahoo's peanut butter to make it stronger? Is Microsoft jelly to go with a Yahoo peanut butter sandwich? Is Google News caving or adapting in Scandinavia? College grads say Google's a top choice and more!
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Breaks $500 Per Share
For fun, my MSN Direct watch is set to show the stock prices of all the major search engines. It only works in the US, and I wish I were there now to capture a screen from it showing Google having broken the $500 per share mark. AP has a longer story on it here. It's around $503 when I looked just now. No doubt Safa Rashtchy at Piper Jaffray is keeping his fingers crossed (along with thousands of Googlers) that it will keep going. Earlier this year, Safa predicted a $600 price point by the end of 2006....
Developers & API Save Yahoo From Its Peanut Butter Crisis
Danny reported yesterday on the internal Yahoo memo that called for Yahoo to make cut backs due to them spreading out the Yahoo resources like peanut butter. In reaction to that Jeremy Zawodny of Yahoo wrote Yahoo's Peanut Butter APIs which is strongly supported by News.com's Yahoo seeks geek credibility. Jeremy argues that APIs are part of the solution to the problem of being "everything to everyone." The News.com article explains that this is part of Yahoo's appeal. I tend to agree with Jeremy's argument, but as he said, "Brad is very right about some things and terribly wrong about...
Answers.com Integrates Yahoo Answers Into Content
Answers.com announced that they have integrated Yahoo Answers directly into their content. So if you do a search at Answers.com, you should see at the bottom right portion of the page, a box for Yahoo Answers results that match on those keywords. Gary Price has more sample searches and expert opinion on this integration....
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Upset With Google News Over Copyright Laws
Pandia reports that Google News is in trouble again over copyright laws overseas. Google News Norway was launched and publishers are upset that Google is placing copyrighted images in the Google News home page. Mediebedriftenes Landsforening, an association of Norwegian media companies, claims Google "cannot make use of photographs without a proper agreement." This form of syndication is in "violation with Norwegian copyright law," says Dagens Næringsliv....
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Beats Microsoft, Yahoo As College Grad Choice
Online Recruitment reports on a CollegeGrad.com poll showing Google is the most desired place for technology students to work for. The poll asked 1,600 respondents in October "Who would you rather work for?" The results: Google - 49% Microsoft - 29% Yahoo - 12% IBM - 10%...