Google cuts a deal to bundle mobile apps on LG phones (the preferred phones of Googlemeister Matt Cutts), the latest in the battle by search engines to woo handset makers. Everyone's going loco for local! Yahoo offers unlimited email storage -- hey, wasn't Gmail supposed to do that? What's with MSN UK having an ad within a search box? Can you with the Search Engine Smackdown trivia contest? And more!
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Partners With LG & Mobile Handset Maker Deal Chart
Google has gained another mobile phone handset partnership, this time with LG. As of the second quarter of this year, selected LG handsets shipped throughout the world will be preloaded with mobile versions of Google software, including Google Maps, Gmail and Blogger. Yahoo signed a similar deal with LG in...
- Mobile News
From CTIA And Beyond: InfoSpace, V-Enable, ZenZui
Beyond the news of Yahoo's new mobile content and ad networks and Google's new mobile search upgrades, there's a good deal of mobile search-related news coming out of CTIA today. Among the announcements, InfoSpace has launched a direct-to-consumer version of its mobile local-search application Find It! for Blackberry devices. Previously...
- Virgin Mobile USA to offer Yahoo mobile services, Reuters
Partners With Virtual Earth For Store Locator Maps
InfoNow and Microsoft Virtual Earth have announced a partnership to provide Virtual Earth enhanced mapping on third party websites that use InfoNow's Location Insight product. Location Insight provides banks, retailers and others with the ability to deliver store location information on their sites, on mobile devices and over the telephone....
Virtual Map of Streets Being Developed?
TechCrunch has a provocative post about a "stealth startup" called Vutool. According to the post, the company was/is seeking to create a 3-D street-level view of the entire country by having people take multiple images from cars. The post suggests that the company failed to get series A funding and...
- StreetAdvisor Brings Power to the Neighborhood People, Mashable
- Yahoo Mail To
Offer Free Unlimited Email Storage
Yahoo announced that they will be offering "unlimited email storage starting in May 2007" to everyone. The announcement also gives a wonderful historical roundup of Yahoo Mail's almost 10 year history....
- Google Apps' Gmail Faces Downtime Problems, PC World
- How to Import All Your Archive Email Into Gmail, Zoli's Blog
- Google Prepping BT Network? , Search Engine Watch Blog
- Google Video on Demand Coming to Your TV? , Marketing Pilgrim
- MSN UK
Prefills Search Box With Advertisement
SEO Home reports that the MSN UK home page currently has the search box prefilled with the query "The Apprentice BBC," effectively making it into an ad. Here's a screenshot:...
- Search Faux-Pas: Smuggling Sponsors into Navigation Conventions, Traffick
- The Enormous list of Linkbuilding tips, articles and resources, Cornwallseo.com
- Yahoo Quick
Links: The Official Word
Yahoo Quick Links are little links found beneath some of the search results at Yahoo Search. As an example, a search on barry schwartz at Yahoo Search brings up a Wikipedia entry for the other Barry Schwartz with Quick Links; it looks like this: I have been covering Yahoo Quick...
- How Not To Be
Buried On Digg
Six or so months ago, it used be easier to get on the homepage of Digg. Lately, sites have been having problems. Most of these troubled sites are usually about online marketing or other business-related topics. It seems that users are burying these stories for no apparent reason. A...
- Play The
Search Engine Smackdown Flash Game
Neil Patel created a new flash game named Search Engine Smackdown. The players consist of Larry & Sergey of Google, Jerry & David of Yahoo and Bill & Paul of Microsoft. You pick one player you would like to represent and then you can compete against the other players. You...
- Cats and AdSense, Google Blogoscoped