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- Interview with Tim Mayer, Gray Hat Search Engine News
- Google Meme:
Hot Trends Added To Google Trends
Google has launched a meme-like feature to Google Trends. The Google Trends home page now has a section named "Hot Trends," which shows the hottest queries for the day. You can also look back historically and see the hottest queries for that day. Plus, Google Trends upgraded the trends history...
- Google Adds
Neighborhood Search To Maps, Automated 3-D Rendering To Earth
Local search is coming to a neighborhood near you – literally. Google is the latest and highest profile site to introduce what might be called "colloquial" neighborhood level search into Google Maps. What it means is that people can now use popular terms and even geo-slang in some cases to...
- Google To FCC:
Sell Radio Bandwidth Through Real-Time Auctions
Google's novel idea for FCC radio spectrum auction from USA Today reports Google has put in a proposal to the FCC urging the agency to allow companies to sell radio spectrum through an auction process to others....
- Virgin Mobile
USA To Offer JumpTap Local Search
Virgin Mobile USA, which has been working since December with private-label mobile search provider JumpTap, announced that it would add now add local mobile search. Users will be able to type a query and their zip, city or state to get local information. Both search functionality and local content on...
- Is Yahoo! Autos Cloaking?, Search Engine Roundtable
- Buy Viagra, Dave Naylor
- Things You
Can't Advertise On Google: Guns, Booze & Now Essay Writing
Google bans essay writing adverts from the BBC reports that next month Google will no longer accept ads for essay writing services. This ban on essay writing ads comes after many complaints over the integrity of university degrees. The BBC reports that universities "warmly welcomed" this ban. A spokesperson from...
- Bay To Breakers: Is nothing sacred?, Valleywag