CEO Bloggers

Data at eMarketer reveals that while many CEOs see the value of blogging, few of them actually have a blog.

Of 131 CEOs surveyed, about 7% said they had a blog. Only 8.4% said their company had a blog. (A handful of executives said they didn’t know if their companies had blogs.) Looking ahead, 18% of CEOs said they expected to have a company blog over the next two years.

More than 40% believe blogs are beneficial for quick communication of new ideas and recent news.

Maybe they need blog marketing services?

Urchin Added to Google Accounts

Add Urchin to the long list of Google products you can now access using your Google Accounts.

Hello,

You may have seen a message in your Urchin account recently telling you that we’re updating the Urchin login system to Google Accounts. This email provides answers to several questions we thought you might have.

In order to complete this migration, your Configuration options will be temporarily disabled from 2 p.m. PT (US) on Friday, November 11 until 11:59 p.m. PT (US) on Sunday, November 13.
You will still be able to access reporting during this time.
We will send you a second email when this change is completed with instructions on logging in to your account.

Death of Infone Opens Way for Wireless Local Search

Just received the following from Infone

Dear Infone Customer:

It is with deep regret that we must announce that Infone LLC will be discontinuing its enhanced directory assistance and call completion services effective December 31, 2005. If you have questions you may contact us by e-mail at customer.service@infone.com. Please be advised that this discontinuation does not change the service you have with your designated long distance carrier. It has been our pleasure serving you and we thank you for your patronage.

Infone LLC

Looks like the 411/local search companies popping-up for cell phone users, are about to get an influx of new customers.

Accused Raleigh Murderer Used Google to Search for ‘Neck’ and ‘Snap’

Local CBS affiliate WRAL reports a Raleigh, N.C. murder suspect had used Google for research.

Robert Petrick searched for the words “neck,” “snap,” “break” and “hold” on an Internet search engine before his wife died, according to prosecutors Wednesday.

More than two years after Janine Sutphen’s body was discovered floating in a Raleigh lake, investigators continue to find new evidence on computers seized from Robert Petrick’s home that prosecutors say support their arguments that Petrick killed his wife.

The Google search was the latest in recently discovered evidence found in the 100 million pages of content removed from computers.

This is sure to spark a wave of CSI techies examining suspect’s recent search results.

Thanks to Sheila!

Google Wants You to Rip Out Old Enterprise Search System

Talk about a day for shaking up the status quo…Google is on a tear, this time offering its Google Search Appliance for free to anyone who rips out their old system.

Organizations that rip out their enterprise search systems and replace them with a Search Appliance by the end of the year will receive a free Google Mini, a simpler and less expensive version of the Search Appliance, Google said yesterday.

More at ComputerWorld.

Yahoo Not Interested in AOL, are Google and Microsoft?

So Yahoo dropped their interest in buying AOL, according to Reuters. Google and Microsoft may still be interested in a smaller-scale partnership.

Recommend Firefox and Google will pay you $1

InternetWeek reports on an interesting plot by Google to get its AdSense partners to recommend Firefox downloads.

The Mountain View, Calif., search-engine giant is providing its ad publishers with a set of buttons that Web site visitors can use to download Firefox with the Google Toolbar, which is a browser add-in that takes a user directly to Google services, Mozilla said this week. Site operators using the buttons will be paid $1 each time someone installs the browser and toolbar.

Now we know what they had planned for that recently raised capital. ;-)