SearchCap: The Day In Search, August 29, 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:

  • Yahoo Launches Search Suggestions In The UK
    Yahoo UK has launched Search Suggest at Yahoo Search for UK users. If you do not see it now, you will probably see it in the “coming days,” a Yahoo representative told me. When you begin to type a keyword, Yahoo will now offer their UK users suggestions. I covered…
  • Sproose Adds Voting To Help Rank Video Search Results
    Sproose announced the launch of a Digg-like element to their video search engine. Users can now vote on video results at Sproose, which will have a direct impact on the rank of those video search results. The look is very similar to Digg, allowing users to click an “I like…
  • Flash Earth Puts Google Earth, Virtual Earth & Others On Web
    FlashEarth Mashup with Google Earth 4.2 from the Google Earth Blog reports on a site named Flash Earth that provides mapping services from several provides in a desktop like experience, using Flash technologies. Flash Earth gives you mapping data from Google Earth, Microsoft Virtual Earth, Yahoo Maps, OpenLayers and NASA…
  • CCIA, Google & Microsoft Launch “Defend Fair Use” Web Site
    Google, Microsoft-backed group ready to Defend Fair Use from Ars Technica reports Google and Microsoft are backing a new web site, organized by the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), named Defend Fair Use. The web site is accepting signed petitions to support their push to make copyrights clearer to…
  • B2B Engagement Matters: Seven Ways to Keep ‘Em Coming Back for More
    Ah, summertime, and the living is easy. Time to crack open a cold one and watch the qualified visitors roll in. After all, if you read my last two articles, you’ve probably identified your audience, and have a plan for measuring the business impact of your traffic. Naturally, kicking…
  • Updated Gphone Timeline & Let A Hundred Google Phones Bloom
    The Google Phone rumors continue, whipping up a frenzy that some type of announcement about the Gphone is coming within days. It’ll be a phone! It’ll be an operating system! It’ll be bundled software! And everyone is showing various photos that no one has ever confirmed are pictures of an…
  • Google CFO George Reyes To Resign
    Google Finance Chief to Resign from the Wall Street Journal reports that Google CFO George Reyes has announced he is resigning from Google. A press release is also now up. Reyes, who joined Google in 2002 and before its IPO, is only the second major Google executive to leave…

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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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