29 July 2008

One World, One Dream, Online

I am in China, 10 days before the games begin, and the buzz is beginning to start. Sure, I am in Shanghai, not Beijing, but still you can sense the excitement and pride in Shanghai, and we will be hosting the Olympic football matches after all. In any case, it doesn’t really matter where you are in the world, as …

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28 July 2008

Google no longer interested in Digg deal

TechCrunch have reported that the acquisition deal between Google and Digg is officially off. Google, who were reportedly looking to spend $200 million to acquire the social networking site Digg, walked away from the deal at the end of last week after what is being put down to a poor team fit between the two online giants. This is yet …

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28 July 2008

Yahoo in the News

Yahoo has tweaked their search algorithm so that it displays relevant news on any given search, the new news entry on the SERP will only show recent news stories, hopefully they will sort out the geolocation issues a bit better than google has. I dont think this is just a "keeping up with the Joneses" move from Yahoo, it shows …

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28 July 2008

One trillion web terms!

We all know that the web is rather large, in fact back in 98 when Pantani was rocking the world of cycling and our friends across the water were celebrating winning the World Cup, Big G had already collected 26 million pieces of content.  Even then that was an immense amount of information – in fact I really struggle to …

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28 July 2008

Cuil goes live

It’s a new search engine So does Cuil Irish for knowledge and pronounced cool, live up to the hype? It claims to be bigger than Google (bigger is better right?) and provide more focus on the content. It has some nice features to help you search such as drill downs and categories. It provides more information on each site than …

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26 July 2008

PageRank update

Gives us something to chat about! So Matt Cutts has let it be known that there is going to be a PageRank update and indeed we are already seeing some new values apply. It seems like there has been a general downgrading of values on a quick inspection – BBC down from a  9 to an 8? We have also …

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24 July 2008

YouTube shows us the way

It looks like YouTube has unleashed a cool new gadget for when you search for things that have a geographical reference built in. Being a bit of a petrolhead, I was looking for the 2008 Motor Show – which kicks off this weekend, and some footage of the new Lotus Evora (myself hailing from Norfolk, just like the legendary manufacturer …

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24 July 2008

Facebook Officially Most Visited Network in UK

According to the statistical wizards over at Hitwise, Facebook now receives almost 50% of all UK social networking site visits, showing massive growth this year compared with 2007. Growing a massive 172% compared to the same period in 2007, Facebook can now confirm what we have long known – they are the most popular social network in the UK. In …

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24 July 2008

Facebook’s little hidden message

Browsing Facebook yesterday I stumbled onto something I’d never seen before, a little hidden message at the bottom of my friends page… I would leave you a screenshot, but it might be more fun if you go and find out what it is for yourself…I will however leave a little picture of where to find it. Remember that you need …

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24 July 2008

China SE Market Share: Baidu 64.4% Google 26.1%

It was reported by Analysys on Wednesday that Baidu had further expanded its market share, compared to Google. In the second quarter of 2008, Baidu’s market share in China’s search world is 64.4% according to revenue, higher than 60.7% in first quarter. While Google’s market share fell from 26.8% to 26.1%. The revenue of China search engine market was increased …

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