SearchCap: The Day In Search, August 24, 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:

  • Accoona’s IPO Backfires, Again
    Web search IPO stalls on underwriter doubts from CNN Money reports that Accoona’s expected $80.5 million IPO has failed due to their underwriter backing out. Maxim Group, their underwriter, backed out after completing an in-depth review of the company. The New York Times reported Edward L. Rose, the firm’s vice…
  • Google Transit Coming To New York Metropolitan Area
    Google May Start New York Transit Guide to Boost Ads from Bloomberg reports that Google Transit will soon support the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. Currently Google Transit covers about 15 U.S. cities including Burbank, Humboldt County, Orange County, San Diego, Tampa, Honolulu, Duluth, Las Vegas Monorail, Reno, Eugene, Portland,…
  • Searcharazzi: Salacious Wiki Edits to FAST Search & Transfer
    Ever since Caltech graduate student Virgil Griffith launched Wiki Scanner, it has been nonstop fun freaking out PR people everywhere. While Wired’s list of salacious edits has everyone abuzz, Searcharazzi still enjoys good, old-fashioned wiki sleuthing, as brought to our attention yesterday. Apparently someone representing FAST Search & Transfer…
  • Is A Google Phone ‘A Fortnight Away’?
    India’s Rediff.com cites unnamed sources to assert that a Google-branded phone may be “a fortnight away” (two weeks). There have been lots of rumors about a “GPhone” for months. They run the gamut from specialized software development, to a Google MVNO to a Google handset….
  • 9 Reasons to Attend SMX Social Media – Register Before September 7 and Save!
    Early bird registration for Search Marketing Expo – SMX Social Media in New York ends September 7. Register now and you’ll get one of only 200 seats. Even better, you save $200 by acting now! And…keep reading for a valuable bonus offer! SMX Social Media is a must-attend event for…

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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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