What happens when cheese meets Google? You get the Googlehead song.
Whenever two great ideas come together, it’s now common to see some kind of trite reference to the classic “your peanut butter is in my chocolate“, made famous by Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Often the comparison is weak and the new product fails to live-up to the expectation created by the use of such a comparison. Not so with Ask.com which today announces the launch of “Blog & Feed Search” – the integration of its search expertise with the blogging technology of Bloglines. And what a sweet treat the company is serving up.
AP has details of Yahoo’s changes to its online video service, in an attempt to better compete with YouTube and Google Video.
Yahoo will store homemade videos on its own site for the first time as it attempts to build a platform for people to browse and rate the clips. The videos will be separated into different categories, including a section devoted to the most-watched selections.
From the Search Engine Watch Blog:
“At Search Engine Watch Live in Seattle last week, Lexa Pope from the Google AdWords team discussed their new ad scheduling features that will be released in a few weeks. The new features will allow advertisers to schedule the ads to show on weekends or weekdays only, or on other set days the advertiser specifies. Dayparting is also included allowing advertisers to schedule their ads during specific hours, such as to run late at night or at lunchtime only.”
I know quite a few people that will be stoked to have this new functionality given to advertisers:
“Ad scheduling allows advertisers to run their ads and modify their bids based on time of day as well as intra-day and intra-week cycles in campaign performance.”
Under a roughly three-year pact, Google, of Mountain View, Calif., would pay Dell to have its desktop software for searching the content of a user’s hard drive and emails, and a Web browser search toolbar installed on the computers, the people said. Dell would also set the default search engine for users to Google’s offering, one of the sources said.
I like Google a lot, but this does smack of hypocrisy that the company would try and prevent Microsoft from making MSN the default search engine for IE7, yet they make this deal.
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