Google loses in its case to carry Belgian newspapers in the Google News Belgium site -- but will it have the last laugh? Will widgets kill the blogging star? Looking at some search engine startups, plus a search engine love triangle for Valentine's Day. These stories and more on today's show.
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- Google Loses In Belgium Newspaper Case (Updated) A Belgium court has found that Google did violate copyright when including material from several Belgian newspapers in its search index. Google may have to pay a fine, but the ruling is far more positive for the company. Google can continue to index content without explicit permission. NOTE: The story...
- SingingFish.com Now Redirects To AOL Video Search Gary Price reports that SingingFish.com now redirects to AOL Video. AOL purchased SingingFish.com from Thomson Multimedia in November 2003. In June 2005, AOL revamped their Video Search, which included having results from SingingFish.com. Now, SingingFish.com is set up as a 301 redirect (permanent redirect) to video.aol.com....
- Viacom Circumvents YouTube, Making MTV Networks’ Video Available To All Others, PaidContent.org
- YouTube Moves to Dismiss UTube Suit, Google Watch
- YouTube shuts down Gawker account, News.com
- Space.com Banned from Digg?, 10e20
- Will Widgets Kill the Webpage? (Exclusive Netvibes video), The Next Net
- Sproose - A Social Search Engine Sproose is another social search engine where you get to vote for your favourite websites/pages, and to that extent it's very similar to previous social search engines that I've looked at recently. It's got the double 'o' in the name which always helps, and uses terminology that sounds familiar, such...
- Roundup: Cuill, the new search engine, Fabrik, dMark, Pipes, Xoma and more, VentureBeat
- Powerset raising more money, VentureBeat
- PowerHype At Powerset, TechCrunch
- The questionable personhood of Powerset, Valleywag
- SearchMash Gets Smarter, Google Operating System
- Google Search Results Now May Display Malware Warnings Google Operating Systems reports that Google has changed the way they handle warning searchers of sites that may contain malware on them. He notes that a search on beautiful free screensaver currently brings up a result from elitesavers.com that has a message from Google that reading, "This site may harm...
- Google Maps Adds "Report Incorrect Data" Link Mike Blumenthal reports that Google has added an easier way to report inaccurate data found within Google Maps. For any unverified business listing, Google will show a link that reads
- You Hum It, I'll Sing It Recently a couple of search engines have come to my attention that are designed to allow you to hum a few bars of a tune into them, and then they'll tell you what the song is. These are Midomi and Humming Search from Nayio. The concept is straightfoward; you allow...
- InfoSpace Joins Forces With FAST For Mobile Search InfoSpace and FAST announced a partnership at 3GSM that seeks to marry InfoSpace's carrier relationships and content expertise with FAST's search technology and PPC platform on mobile devices. The companies will be offering their new "white label" services and platform to wireless carriers in the U.S. and Europe. That makes...
- Wordtracker Adds UK Keywords Option To Keyword Tools Wordtracker, a very popular keyword tool used by search marketers, has added UK keywords to their existing tools. This means, those wanting to target the UK region, will have an option to specify UK keywords only and will be shown related keywords based on that data....
- A Collection of Gmail Homepages, Google Operating System
- I Have A Link Building Secret Link building secrets? That search on Google comes up with over 20 million matches. How secret is anything out there with so much discussion about it? And which of those 20 million shiny nuggets are real secrets rather than fool's gold? Here are just some of the secrets you...
- Guide to Link Buying : Directories, Ads and Reviews, Search Engine Journal
- You Might Be an SEO If…, SEOrefugee Blog
- Google's "I'm Feeling Lucky" Button To Be Renamed "Wikipeda Result" Button - Joke, Search Engine Roundtable
- Search Love Triangle: Ask.com Wants Those Looking For Yahoo.com On Google.com It's not new for search engines to advertise on other search engines. We wrote about Live.com doing that on Google earlier this year, and that was just the latest in a long line of examples over the years. But we've never heard of a search engine advertising for those...