Jobs In Search Adds Audio Recruiter Interviews

Mike does a great job with Jobs In Search and today they’ve launched a new audio recruiter interviews feature. What does it do?

“…job seekers can listen to interviews with either the Recruiting Manager or a Recruiter. This enables them to find out more about the recruiting company, their current vacancies and, for example, what it is like to work in their department.”

Zunch Management Leave to Start Kinetic Results

Kevin Newcomb jumps on the news that pretty much all the Zunch management have left the company to start Kinetic Results.

Why did they leave?

Kinetic Results gives the official reason for the exodus as “significant philosophical differences.” Zunch’s CEO says the departures came as part of a streamlining of the business following recent growth.

They stole my reason!!! ;-)

The article goes on to highlight my departure from WebSourced…

Andy Beal, former VP of marketing at WebSourced, packed his bags in July to launch Fortune Interactive late last month.

In other parallels, Beal also cited philosophical differences with his former employer, and the need for more flexible search firms. Fortune Interactive plans to explore several niches within search, including the use of blogs and RSS as marketing channels. Fortune will also focus on providing premium customer service.

Key Execs Leave Zunch

Zunch has announced a management re-structuring. I wonder where Kevin, Gio and Tony went? ;-)

Best of luck to both sides.

Google Reader for News Feeds

Battelle points to a new feedreader just launched by Google.

MSN adCenter Prepares US Launch

Danny points to Oilmain who has details of MSN’s U.S. pilot of MSN adCenter.

Yahoo’s Acquisition of Upcoming a Challenge to MySpace?

Over at SEL – yes, no hard feelings here – Garrett discusses Yahoo’s acquisition of Upcoming.org. He believes that Yahoo simply needs to package together recent acquisitions to get ahead of the competition.

If Yahoo can tie/patch/duct tape together 360, upcoming.org and Flikr (which is an energetic and vibrant community in its own right) we may see a major MySpace competitor from Yahoo in a year or two. Especially if they can beat MySpace in functionality, which frankly shouldn’t be all that tough.

Hey Garrett! I dare you to link back to me! ;-)

Watch For Fake Google Toolbars!

eWeek brings disturbing news of a new phishing effort posing as a Google toolbar download.

The latest cases involve bogus Google software spread via IM, and appear to be a variety of the infamous CoolWebSearch phishing scheme, according to Foster City-Calif.-based FaceTime Security Labs. CoolWebSearch has never been spread via IM before.

And what happens when you download the fake toolbar?

The only working feature on the fake Google Toolbar saves credit card details, according to Christopher Boyd, the security research manager of Foster City, Calif.-based FaceTime Security Labs. A bevy of others, including one to “enable pornographic ads,” do not work.

The toolbar is being spread by instant messenger, so keep an eye open for them.