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|1881:|| Google, Microsoft, AOL In Patent Lawsuit Over Street-Level Views|
Google, Microsoft, and AOL have found themselves the target of a lawsuit over a Louisiana company's patent on street-level views in online maps.[br][br]In plain English, it appears Transcenic holds the patent on taking panoramic images and navigating them, Google Street View-style. The company is seeking both damages and a court order for Google, et al, to stop infringing on their patent.
|Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues||July 6, 2011|
|1882:|| U.S.A. Claiming All .com and .net Sites Are In Its Jurisdiction|
The US's Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) is targeting overseas websites it believes are breaking US copyrights whether or not their servers are based in America or there is another direct US link, said Erik Barnett, the agency's assistant deputy director.[br][br]As long as a website's address ends in .com or .net, if it is implicated in the spread of pirated US-made films, TV or other media it is a legitimate target to be closed down or targeted for prosecution, Barnett said. While these web addresses are traditionally seen as global, all their connections are routed through Verisign, an internet infrastructure company based in Virginia, which the agency believes is sufficient to seek a US prosecution.
|Domain Names||July 5, 2011|
|1883:|| Nortel Patent Auction: Was Google Bored Or Confident By Bidding PI|
"Google was bidding with numbers that were not even numbers," one of the sources said. "It became clear that they were bidding with the distance between the earth and the sun. One was the sum of a famous mathematical constant, and then when it got to $3 billion, they bid pi," the source said, adding the bid was $3.14159 billion.
|Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues||July 4, 2011|
|1884:|| Baidu In Partnership With Microsoft to Get English Search Results From Bing|
Finally it's official. Both Baidu and Microsoft China have confirmed it: Baidu's partnership with Microsoft's Bing for English-language searches on Baidu.com is a done deal, after several months of rumors.[br][br]With this partnership Baidu Search will show English search results based on Bing's algorithms. It gives Baidu better quality search results, whilst also raising the profile of Bing in China.
|Asia and Pacific Region||July 4, 2011|
|1885:|| Godaddy sells for $2.25 Billion to a private equity group|
Go Daddy Group Inc. has been sold to a group of private equity firms in a deal valued at $2.25 billion.[br][br]The purchase, which includes assumption of the company's debt, was announced Friday afternoon by Go Daddy and the group of firms, made up of KKR and Co., Silver Lake Partners and Technology Crossover Ventures.
|Foo||July 2, 2011|
|1886:|| comScore Stats: The Web Is Contracting|
When you exclude just Facebook from the rest of the Web, consumption in terms of minutes of use shrank by nearly nine percent between March 2010 and March 2011, according to data from comScore. And, even when you include Facebook usage, total non-mobile Internet consumption still dropped three percent over the same period.
|Webmaster General||July 2, 2011|
|1887:|| Google Updates and SERP Changes - July 2011|
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes
|Google SEO News and Discussion||July 2, 2011|
|1888:|| 36 People Arrested In Alibaba Fraud Case|
Chinese police have arrested 36 people in connection with operating fraud on Alibaba.com that prompted the resignations of the firm's top executives in February, the company said.
|Asia and Pacific Region||July 1, 2011|
|1889:|| Google Appears to Have Deindexed the CO.CC Subdomains|
Looks like all those subdomains of co.cc have been removed from the index
|Google SEO News and Discussion||July 1, 2011|
|1890:|| Facebook's Zuckerberg Says It Will Launch 'something awesome' Next Week|
He said the project had been developed at the 40-person Seattle office, Facebook's only major engineering center outside of its Palo Alto, California headquarters.
|Facebook Marketing||July 1, 2011|
|1891:|| Twitter Stats: 200 Million Tweets Per Day|
A billion Tweets are sent every five days.
|July 1, 2011|
|1892:|| Google Fails In Its Bid to Dismiss Street View Suit Over Privacy-Violation Claims|
Google Inc. must face a lawsuit claiming its data collection using Wi-Fi networks for its Street View program, which allows users see photographs of roadsides, violates wiretapping laws, a judge said.[br][br]U.S. District Judge James Ware in San Francisco denied Google's bid to dismiss claims that the data collection, which included e-mails, user names, passwords and other private data, violated federal wiretap laws. Ware granted Google's request to dismiss claims based on state statutes.
|Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues||July 1, 2011|
|1893:|| Google Adds +1 Metrics To WebmasterTools|
+1 metrics in Google Webmaster Tools can show you how the +1 button affects the traffic coming to your pages:
|Google SEO News and Discussion||June 30, 2011|
|1894:|| Amazon Shuts Down Associates Affiliate Program In California Over New Tax Law|
Beginning Friday, a new state law will require large out of state retailers to collect sales taxes on purchases that their California customers make on the Internet, a prospect eased only slightly by a 1 percentage-point drop in the tax that also takes effect at the same time.[br][br]Getting the taxes, which consumers typically don't pay to the state if online merchants don't charge them, is "a common-sense idea," said Gov. Jerry Brown, who signed the legislation into law Wednesday.[br][br]But those taxes may come with a price. Amazon and online retailer Overstock.com Inc. told thousands of California Internet marketing affiliates that they will stop paying commissions for referrals of so-called click-through customers.
|Affiliates||June 30, 2011|
|1895:|| Myspace Sold to Specific Media, Estimated at $35 Million|
The price is well below the $100 million that News Corp. had been hoping for and a chasm away from Myspace's one-time billion valuation.
|Foo||June 30, 2011|
|1896:|| Google+ Circles, Hangouts, Mobile and Sparks Social Network, Limited Trial|
We'd like to bring the nuance and richness of real-life sharing to software. We want to make Google better by including you, your relationships, and your interests. And so begins the Google+ project
|Google Desktop Tools and Google Labs Projects||June 29, 2011|
|1897:|| Google Starts Giving Itself a Makeover|
Starting today, you might begin noticing that things look a little different across Google products. We're working on a project to bring you a new and improved Google experience, and over the next few months, you'll continue to see more updates to our look and feel. Even our classic homepage is getting a bit of a makeover New Google homepage with a smaller logo and links moved to the top and bottom edges of the browser for a cleaner look.
|Google SEO News and Discussion||June 29, 2011|
|1898:|| Google +1 Released Outside of U.S.|
Today, +1's will start appearing on Google search pages globally. We'll be starting off with sites like google.co.uk, google.de, google.jp and google.fr, then expanding quickly to most other Google search sites soon after.
|Google SEO News and Discussion||June 28, 2011|
|1899:|| Opera 11.50 "Swordfish" Now Available|
Opera 11.50 introduces a new and novel type of browser extension: Speed Dial extensions. Instead of handy thumbnails and links to your top sites, you can embed your Speed Dial with extensions that keep you updated instantly on what is happening around the Web. Take weather updates, for example. Why click through to a website when you can get the current conditions live at a glance? Or, why not be the first to know the hot news of the day just by opening a new tab?
|Opera Browser Usage and Support||June 28, 2011|
|1900:|| Confirmed PageRank Update 27 June 2011|
"Google did a page rank update this morning without a doubt. My site just went from PR0 to PR3.."
|Google SEO News and Discussion||June 27, 2011|
|1901:|| Interest Based Ads Are Good For You?|
WebmasterWorld Members debate the value in IBAs (Interest Based Ads). Are they good for the user and the webmaster?
|Google AdSense||June 27, 2011|
|1902:|| Google Discontinues DoubleClick Ad Planner Marketplace|
Too bad, I had high hopes for the marketplace becoming another way of generating more direct advertising customers.
|Google AdSense||June 25, 2011|
|1903:|| Opera Founder Jon S. von Tetzchner Resigns Over Differences With Board|
In an email to Opera employees, von Tetzchner said that "It has become clear that The Board, Management and I do not share the same values and we do not have the same opinions on how to keep evolving Opera. As a result I have come to an agreement with the Board to end my time at Opera. I feel the Board and Management is more quarterly focused than me."
|Opera Browser Usage and Support||June 25, 2011|
|1904:|| Twitter To Start Placing Paid Tweets In Organic Stream|
Twitter is looking at introducing advertisements among the short messages that users see in the most active part of the social networking service, according to people with direct knowledge of its plans.
|June 24, 2011|
|1905:|| F.T.C. To Serve Google Inc. With Civil Subpoenas|
The new FTC investigation, by contrast, will examine fundamental issues relating to Google's core search-advertising business, which still accounts for the majority of its revenue. Those issues include whether Google, which accounts for around two-thirds of Internet searches in the U.S. and more abroad, unfairly channels users to its own growing network of services at the expense of rivals'.
|Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues||June 23, 2011|
|1906:|| Link Buying: The Dilemma of Reporting A Competitor|
Should you report someone buying links, or should you just focus on your own promotion? And, is it really a shady practice or just good honest advertising? (-Subscription required)
|WebmasterWorld Supporters||June 23, 2011|
|1907:|| Google Executives Face Senate Subpoenas Over Business Operations|
In a letter dated June 10, the Democratic chairman and leading Republican on the antitrust subcommittee asked Google to provide one of the company's two senior executives before Congress's August recess.[br][br]The subcommittee would 'strongly prefer' Page or Schmidt at the proceeding, 'which will address fundamental questions of business operations rather than merely legal issues,' U.S. senators Herb Kohl and Mike Lee wrote. Kohl, a Wisconsin Democrat, is chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights, and Lee, of Utah, is the panel's ranking Republican.
|Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues||June 23, 2011|
|1908:|| MOZ.org Acquired by SEOmoz?|
The cherry 3 letter domain Moz.org was recently sold and was apparently acquired by noted SEO related tech firm SEOmoz.
|Domain Names||June 23, 2011|
|1909:|| Foursquare Plans Check-in Discount Scheme With Amex|
Foursquare plans to introduce its largest partnership to date: a national deal with American Express to offer discounts to cardholders when they check in on their cellphone at certain shops and restaurants.
|Foo||June 23, 2011|
|1910:|| Fake Security Software Ring Shut Down|
A gang that made more than $72m peddling fake security software has been shut down in a series of raids.[br][br]Co-ordinated by the FBI, the raids were carried out in the US, UK and six other countries.
|Foo||June 23, 2011|
|1911:|| comScore: Google's Sites Exceeded 1 Billion Uniques In May|
Google's websites had more than a billion unique visitors in May, the first time an Internet company has hit that benchmark, according to comScore data released Tuesday.[br][br]Over the past year, Google's unique visitors per month have increased 8.4pct to just over one billion. During the same period, Microsoft maintained the No. 2 position with 905 million unique visitors in May, up around 15pct, while Facebook's count surged by 30pct to about 714 million visitors. In May, Yahoo saw 689 million visitors, up 10.8pct over the past year, though it was surpassed by Facebook in October.
|Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues||June 22, 2011|
|1912:|| Making Remarketing Ads Work|
We have been remarketing for a few weeks now and I am curious if anyone has had success with converting sales or even been able to increase lead gen with it?[br][br]My initial thought is that its kind of creepy, but effective at catching my eye.
|Google AdWords||June 22, 2011|
|1913:|| Mozilla Firefox 5 Released With Do Not Track Across Platforms|
Mozilla...today released a new version of Mozilla Firefox for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android.[br][br]The latest version of Firefox includes more than 1,000 improvements and performance enhancements that make it easier to discover and use all of the innovative features in Firefox. This release adds support for more modern Web technologies that make it easier for developers to build amazing Firefox Add-ons, Web applications and websites.[br][br]Firefox for Android includes the Do Not Track privacy feature in this release, making Firefox the first browser to support Do Not Track on multiple platforms.
|Firefox Browser Usage and Support||June 21, 2011|
|1914:|| Domain Name Replaced in SERPs With Alias Domain Name|
For one of my websites I have 3-4 additional domains which are 301 redirected to domain.com (they've always been 301 redirected). These alias domains are not just domain.net but also synonymA.com, synonymB.com.[br][br]Turns out that if I do a Google search for "synonymA.com" the main website will show up, but instead of domain.com in the URL field Google shows me synonymA.com instead!
|Google SEO News and Discussion||June 20, 2011|
|1915:|| Google Offers Canonical Support in the HTTP Header|
Based on your feedback, we're happy to announce that Google web search now supports link rel="canonical" relationships specified in HTTP headers as per the syntax described in section 5 of IETF RFC 5988. Webmasters can use rel="canonical" HTTP headers to signal the canonical URL for both HTML documents and other types of content such as PDF files.
|Google SEO News and Discussion||June 20, 2011|
|1916:|| ICANN Approves .anything Domains|
In the for-profit world, that means that instead of going to coke.com or nike.com, you might be able to go to drink.coke or justdoit.nike. Nonprofit groups could reserve the .school domain and hand one out to every elementary school. Cities could consolidate their online presence at .nyc or .losangeles. And interest groups could stake out their own corner of the Web by offering every auto junkie a .car domain name, every law firm a .law address, and every restaurant a site that ended with .food.
|Domain Names||June 20, 2011|
|1917:|| eCommerce: When Traffic is Up and Sales are Down, Where Do You Look First?|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the issue of eCommerce site traffic and sales conversions heading in opposite directions.
|Ecommerce||June 17, 2011|
|1918:|| Google Started Rolling Out Panda 2.2|
WebmasterWorld Members are sending reports of SERPs changes which may indicate Google Panda 2.2 is rolling out.
|Google SEO News and Discussion||June 17, 2011|
|1919:|| Google Announces Instant Pages, For Fast Site Loading|
Earlier today we announced Instant Pages, a new feature to help users get to their desired search results even faster, in some cases even instantly! The Instant Pages feature is enabled by prerendering technology that we are building into Chrome and then is intelligently triggered by web search when we're very confident about which result is the best answer for the user's search.[br][br]This prerendering technology is currently in the Chrome Dev Channel and will be going to Beta later this week.
|Google SEO News and Discussion||June 15, 2011|
|1920:|| eCommerce: "Main Street Fairness Act" Proposed By U.S. Senator|
There's a growing sense among state and federal lawmakers that the online sales-tax reprieve, once meant to support and nurture a fledgling industry, constitutes an advantage that Amazon, with 90 million customers and $34 billion in annual sales, no longer needs. Over the past year an escalating war over online sales taxes has spread to Texas, Connecticut, California, and dozens of other states. Later this month the battle will reach Capitol Hill. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says he plans to introduce a bill, called the Main Street Fairness Act, mandating that all businesses collect the sales tax in the state where the consumer resides.[br][br]Such measures have been proposed and disregarded by Congress for years, but Durbin believes the winds are shifting. "This idea is overdue," he says. "Online retail sales are now very fulsome and are growing at the expense of local units of government."
|Ecommerce||June 14, 2011|