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Google's EU antitrust settlement proposals won't be enough, competition chief hints

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When Google offered a series of concessions in order to settle its search-related antitrust investigation in Europe, some of those whose complaints had kicked off the whole affair were quick to dismiss Google’s proposals. And now it looks like the European Commission itself will also tell the U.S. firm to...
Google's EU antitrust settlement proposals won't be enough, competition chief hints

Associated Press sues 'parasitic' news agency over licensing claim

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AP continues fight against digital agencies using its content, claiming Meltwater News does not pay licence feesAssociated Press is suing a digital news agency, claiming that it uses unlicensed content without paying licence fees.AP, which claims to be the world's biggest news agency, said on Tuesday it had filed a...
Associated Press sues 'parasitic' news agency over licensing claim

New Ruling May Mean More Googling In Court

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A federal appeals court ruling this week may open the door for judges to increase their use of search engines during court cases. Monday’s ruling authorized a judge’s use of Google to “confirm an intuition about a matter of common knowledge,” according to Reuters. The case in question was a...
New Ruling May Mean More Googling In Court

The Biggest Mistake People Make On Twitter

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Note: This post was originally published on Inc and has been reprinted here with permission. If you’re just using Twitter to lurk, you can stop reading now: This advice does not pertain to you. But if you intend to use Twitter for any sort of marketing, whether for yourself...
The Biggest Mistake People Make On Twitter

Craigslist cuts off its search engine to spite its face

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Craigslist, the once-loved classified site, is continuing its ill-tempered rampage against would-be competitors that offer cleaner designs and better user experiences. Last month, it sued popular site PadMapper for using information from Craigslist to plot apartments on a map. Weeks later, Craigslist changed its terms of service to say that...
Craigslist cuts off its search engine to spite its face

DailyDirt: Modern Computer Dating

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There are search engines for just about everything. Computers help people find all sorts of things faster and easier, so it's not surprising that computer dating is decades old (and started out with punch cards). Technology has gotten a lot better, but has online dating really improved that much? Online...
DailyDirt: Modern Computer Dating

News Corp Backs Down On Anti-Google Stance, Plans Searchable Article Previews, Keeps Paywall Intact

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Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp is planning once again to let stories from its paywalled UK newspaper The Times get indexed by the search giant Google. This reverses a two-year-old policy in which News Corp dramatically pulled stories from from Google as it prepared a paywall to better monetize that content...
News Corp Backs Down On Anti-Google Stance, Plans Searchable Article Previews, Keeps Paywall Intact

Clinical trials startup TrialReach doses up on $3.1m funding led by Octopus Investments

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TrialReach, a startup focused on making clinical trials more accessible for members of the public who may want to take part in them, has today announced a £2 million ( $3.1 million) funding round in order to further develop its product. TrialReach is designed to help medical research firms recruit...
Clinical trials startup TrialReach doses up on $3.1m funding led by Octopus Investments

Some Opinions on the SEO Myths & Realities Fight

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Posted by randfishA few weeks back, Stephan Spencer authored a post for SearchEngineLand entitled 36 Myths that Won't Die But Need To. I certainly recommend checking out the post, but be warned of some highly contentious comments. The tweets and offline feedback were similarly up-in-arms and it's easy to understand...
Some Opinions on the SEO Myths & Realities Fight

Oversharers, Rejoice! Now You Really Can Cc:Everybody (500 Invites)

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One of the few places you can still have a private conversation online is in email. But now you can publish any email on the Web with a new service called Cc:Everybody. As the name implies, if you Cc your Cc:Everybody account on an email, the whole thread goes...
Oversharers, Rejoice! Now You Really Can Cc:Everybody (500 Invites)

Hadoop updates search with MapR, Cloudera releases

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Users of the Hadoop data processing platform now have two more search engines to help them sort through their mountains of information....
Hadoop updates search with MapR, Cloudera releases

Craigslist reportedly asks search engines to stop indexing its posts

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Alleged action follows a lawsuit filed by the online bulletin board to prevent data harvester 3tap and apartment listings aggregator PadMapper from exporting its listings. [Read more]...
Craigslist reportedly asks search engines to stop indexing its posts

Dr. Google is as popular as ever -- can real doctors adapt?

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It’s easy to dismiss the Internet as a risky place to look for health information. As HealthTap founder Ron Gutman joked the first time we met, ”On the Internet, every headache becomes a brain tumor in four clicks or less.” If you’ve ever done an online search for an unfamiliar...
Dr. Google is as popular as ever -- can real doctors adapt?

Congressman to FTC: Hands Off Google

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Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz best tread carefully if he opts to bring antitrust charges against Google. Because one misstep and Congress will get medieval on him. Rep. Jared Polis, a Colorado Democrat, feels that taking legal action against Google for alleged anticompetitive behavior is a lousy idea —...
Congressman to FTC: Hands Off Google

Music stars say search engines need to do more to curb piracy

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Elton John, Robert Plant, and Pete Townshend say Google and its competitors should be forced to do more to hinder illegal downloads. [Read more]...
Music stars say search engines need to do more to curb piracy

Big Content wants to bring SOPA-style policies to Canada

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Anti-piracy efforts in the United States have been so successful that they should be imported to Canada. At least, that's the view of the Canadian Intellectual Property Council, an arm of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce that represents the interests of major content companies in Canada. A white paper urges...
Big Content wants to bring SOPA-style policies to Canada

Google Analytics Update to Organic Reports

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As many of you know, organic traffic is auto-populated in Google Analytics reports using a default search engine list curated by Google. It is also possible to add smaller search engines manually into the tracking code snippet, using the _addOrganic method; but it’s nicer when Google does it... Please visit Search...
Google Analytics Update to Organic Reports

Yahoo's Search Share Continues To Drop Sharply (YHOO, GOOG, MSFT)

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New data from comScore reveals Yahoo's search share continues to collapse while Google reaches new all-time highs, and Microsoft's Bing also climbs. Analyst Ben Schachter at Macquarie Research distributed the raw numbers in a report last night: GOOG - GOOG queries increased 6% y/y in February. GOOG's share of searches in February was 67.5%, compared with 67.0%...
Yahoo's Search Share Continues To Drop Sharply (YHOO, GOOG, MSFT)

Startup Lessons Learned: Marketing on a Shoestring Budget

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Editors Note: This is another guest post from Danny Wong, co-founder and Marketing Manager of Blank Label, a custom dress shirts startup that has built a lot of traffic through Search Engine Optimization and Media Relations. We’re delighted to have him share his thoughts and experience on marketing startups here....
Startup Lessons Learned: Marketing on a Shoestring Budget

In Defense of the Idealists

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The other day I ripped into Pinterest a bit for its spammy email actions for new users. Not long after, a friend of mine called me out indirectly, saying that Google+ did much of the same and yet nobody really talked about it. I’ll argue the point that it wasn’t...
In Defense of the Idealists

Rock Health founders writing prescriptions for high-tech doctors

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For a generation of tech-savvy, smartphone-connected doctors, looking up definitions in printed paper textbooks or searching for medical journal entries by volume and issue number seems downright archaic. Several of the entrepreneurs presenting their startups at Rock Health’s demo day on Wednesday held both medical and business degrees, which was reflected...
Rock Health founders writing prescriptions for high-tech doctors

Google's new search algorithm to crack down on "black hat webspam"

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Nefarious search engine optimizers be warned. Google is coming for you-again. Following previous changes to Google's ranking and page layout algorithms, the search giant is pushing yet another update to its algorithm this week with the hopes of curbing "black hat webspam" from creeping into search results. The change...
Google's new search algorithm to crack down on "black hat webspam"

Firefox 14 Launches, Now Encrypts Your Google Searches By Default

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Mozilla today launched Firefox 14, the latest version of its popular browser. As usual, this new version doesn’t introduce any major new interface redesigns or other radical changes, but it does come with a number of welcome new features that should make the browsing experience a bit more pleasant and...
Firefox 14 Launches, Now Encrypts Your Google Searches By Default

German Newspaper 'Snippet' Law Passes: Watered Down, But Still Stupid

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For a year now, Techdirt has been following the sorry saga of Germany's attempt to make search engines and others pay for licenses to show even small excerpts from online newspapers. The main motivation seems to be to take money from Google for being successful, and to give it...
German Newspaper 'Snippet' Law Passes: Watered Down, But Still Stupid

Social Media Is a Traffic Source, Not a Toy

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A new report from TechCrunch shows that Facebook drives 44 percent of social sharing on the web. What can internet marketers learn from this?          In the past, online marketers simply had to execute a solid SEO strategy or hire an agency to do the work for them. Today, it's not so...
Social Media Is a Traffic Source, Not a Toy
Inkling Habitat brings pro-level digital book creation to the cloud -- but will it dent Amazon?
Google's Seoul offices reportedly raided by Korea Fair Trade Commission

The Real Time Web Must Remain Open.

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All the cool kids are talking about the Real Time Web. There’s a lot of innovation here but one of the main problems is that all the data is being held by two main players – Twitter and Facebook. It’s not really an open network. If you need to launch...
The Real Time Web Must Remain Open.

Super Bowl 2013 and Multiple Screens: Don't Forget Search

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We hear a lot about how TV viewers often multitask with a second device, followed by evidence such as Twitter hashtag activity and Facebook likes. While we absolutely flocked to Twitter in droves yesterday during the game, we also did had search engines at the ready to provide us with...
Super Bowl 2013 and Multiple Screens: Don't Forget Search
Google to boycott French media sites if country passes law requiring search engines to pay for news content
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