SearchCap: The Day In Search, April 27, 2007

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web:

From Search Engine Land:

  • Search In Pictures: A Yahoo Journey; Google Job Offer & Paper AdSense
    In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have and more….
  • Microsoft’s Online Ad Unit Revenue Increases 11%
    Microsoft announced their first quarter earnings for 2007. The Online Services Business unit, which is comprised of adCenter and other MSN properties, noticed an increase in revenue of 11%, earning $6.23 million. However, they due to significant investments, the Online Services Business unit lost $200 million this past quarter, which…
  • EconSM Conference: Social Media Sans Search
    Yesterday’s Economics of Social Media (EconSM) conference in LA, the first event from the team at PaidContent, was an impressive debut, both in terms of attendance and the range and “quality” of speakers on the stage. I’m not going to attempt to summarize all the individual sessions; rather, I have…
  • Google To Build Data Center In Belgium
    Google reportedly to build data center in Belgium from MarketWatch reports that Google is going to spend 250 million EUROs (about $341 million US) on a data center in Belgium….
  • Searcharazzi: Touring the SEM Graveyard
    Let’s just get it out there: it appears that Zunch Communications, a Dallas-based SEM, has filed for bankruptcy. While some might call this an isolated incident, some speculative minds suggest that a correction is on the horizon for SEM agencies. Indeed, Searcharazzi is dumbfounded by the hundreds of firms…
  • Google To Give Google China More Freedom
    Google Aims to Make Gains in China By Giving Units Greater Autonomy from the Wall Street Journal reports Eric Schmidt, Google’s CEO, saying that Google plans to give Google China more autonomy. Mr. Schmidt said, “Google China is run very autonomously. We want to increase that … China is growing…
  • Q&A With Google Personalization Gurus Sep Kamvar and Marissa Mayer
    Last week I had the chance to talk to Marissa Mayer, Google VP, Search Products & User Experience, and Sep Kamvar, engineering lead for personalization at Google, about the inclusion of Web History into personalized search. On the face of it, this is another beta announcement from Google that…

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About The Author: is Search Engine Land's News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry's personal blog is named Cartoon Barry and he can be followed on Twitter here. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio over here.

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