Google Ads Appear in Chicago Sun-Times

Jeremy Mullman has images of Google “Adwords” running in the Chicago Sun-Times.

The deal, terms of which were not disclosed, allows Google to fill what’s known as “remnant space” in the Sun-Times — unsold space where the paper would normally run in-house ads. Google fills those spots with its own ads. The Google connection is hardly trumpeted: “Ads by Google” appears at the top of each box of ads in very small type.

Interesting and cunning approach by Google. Could certainly grease the wheels for bringing offline classifieds to Google Base.

Via G-man.

Fortune Interactive Adds New Staff; Continues to Grow

We’re still growing. If you’re interested, read our corporate blog, if not, “delete, delete, delete”.

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Google Offers Dell Branded Homepage

Interesting news from Rubel. Google is offering a Dell branded homepage on browsers shipped with Dell computers.

$100 says this page offers a “Download Google Pack” option within three months. Another $100 says Google Pack is pre-installed on new Dells before the end of the year.

If I’m wrong, I’ll donate the money to charity.

Google Delivers at CES

Yahoo may have had Ellen and Tom Cruise, but Google trumped that with a cameo appearance from funny-man Robin Williams.

As expected, Google announced Google Video and Google Pack at today’s CES keynote. Engadget has a play-by-play recap of the Larry Page’s presentation, including the skit with Williams…

“Another thing we want to announce. It’s always been a dream of Sergey’s to have Google implanted into your brain, and we’ve got someone to demo that …”

Robin Williams boots up midstage and does the funniest act he’s done in years of a Web-connected human constantly disrupted by porn spam. We can’t do it justice except to quote, “Larry, do you realize you sound like Mister Rogers?”

Danny notes two new software products included in Google Pack..

Yahoo (All Systems) Go

Yahoo officially launches Yahoo Go.

Introducing Yahoo! Go – a new suite of products and services for your PC, mobile phone and even your TV.

Yahoo! Go allows you to access the information and content that is important to you on whatever device you choose.

So wherever you go, your photos, your music, your email, – your life – is right there with you. Ready to go.

More Google Pack Details and Screenshot

Here’s a link to the “About Google Pack” page. Looks like you at least get something extra with Google Pack.

The version of Norton Antivirus in the Google Pack includes 6 months of protection updates that enable the program to identify and remove new threats. If you’d like to continue receiving these updates after 6 months, you’ll need to purchase an update subscription from Symantec. Purchasing a subscription is optional.

There’s also a Google Updater to keep your software nice and fresh.

Via SEW.

Terry Semel’s CES Keynote LIVE

Well kind of live. Engadget is “Barry Schwartzing”* Terry Semel’s keynote speach. Not a live stream, but better than nothing.

* Barry Schwartzing – def – to blog a conference session as it happens.