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Google Ogles Boston-Cambridge for New Googleplex

Google has set aside its automated search in favor of a manual search of the Boston-Cambridge area for new office space for its new east coast Googleplex, according to an article in the Boston Business Journal. Google executives have hired well-known real estate agency Trammell Crow Company to show them ...

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Yahoo Slow to Move on Nudes

According to an Associated Press story, an Oregon woman is suing Yahoo! for $3 million over naked photos that her ex-boyfriend had posted and which Yahoo! failed to remove in a timely manner. Ms. Barnes, a 48-year-old woman from Multnomah County, claims her ex-boyfriend started posting “unauthorized profiles” in December ...

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Websites Need LoJack to Prevent Hijacking

Web page hijacking has been around for about a year now and is getting worse. Many other SEO blogs have reported that even Google itself has had its own page hijacked. This is ironic, since the hijacking problem is Google-related and the search giant has known about this problem, but ...

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Yahoo! Y!Q Contest Ends June 16, 2005

Yahoo! has decided to open up a contest for the top hack of its new Y!Q product. The Y!Q Challenge offers $5000 to the Webmaster with the most innovative use of its new context search technology on his or her website. According to Yahoo! the entries will be judged on: ...

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AskJeeves Puts the Excitement Back in Excite

AskJeeves takes an early summer vacation and buys Excite Europe in an effort to expand its overseas operations. AskJeeves had previously bought the U. S. Excite counterpart in March 2004. Excite is a well-known brand name in the search arena, opening its doors in 1995. According to the AskJeeves press ...

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Google Desktop Search for Enterprise Spocks Comments

The recently released Google Desktop Search for Enterprise is aimed at helping business employees find what they need quickly. According to CNET, the appliance is targeted to “helping workers more quickly find information on the Web, in their computer hard drives and e-mail inboxes, as well as on corporate intranets.” ...

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More Tricks From Spammers

Recently, its been reported that some adult Webmasters are spamming their own sites with different combinations of numbers, hoping to cash in on searchers looking for various sets and sequences of numbers. For instance, some people will plug their delivery service tracking numbers in the search engines and pull up ...

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Local Search More Relevant

Local search is becoming more and more relevant to users. I speak from experience since most of my customers now days are finding my SEO company through doing local searches. Apparently, even in the Internet Age, people still prefer to shop locally. Many will jump online and go to their ...

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Yahoo Music to Listener’s Ears

Yahoo! Says, “I Got The Music In Me.” Napster and iPod beware. Yahoo! has just rolled out Yahoo Music Unlimited with pricing that undercuts the market by one-third. While Napster charges $14.95 per month for unlimited access to it’s music catalog, Yahoo Music Unlimited is charges just $4.99 per month. ...

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Google Web Accelerator Closed for Retooling

Google has introduced its new Web Accelerator beta, which is supposed to “help web pages show up in a snap.” Designed for DSL and Cable users, this new product is supposed to make results appear even more quickly. Sorry, 56K modem users. Unfortunately, the beta has now been closed to ...

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