SearchCap: The Day In Search, December 20, 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 oneSearch To Power Wireless Carrier Portals In Latin America
    Even as attention has been focused on Google’s 700 MHz spectrum bid and its Android mobile platform, Yahoo has been aggressively doing business development with mobile operators and handset makers around the world, in Asia, Europe and now Latin America. This morning Yahoo announced that it had inked another major…
  • FCC Accepts Google Airwaves, Inc’s 700MHz Application; AT&T’s Deemed Incomplete
    When the applications were submitted to the FCC to bid in the forthcoming 700MHz wireless spectrum auction, it appeared that there were going to be a handful of major bidders: Verizon, AT&T, Cox Communications, Frontier Wireless, MetroPCS and Google. In fact there were 266 would-be bidders that submitted applications, although…
  • Discount On Search Marketing Standard Magazine
    I’ve meant for ages to put a plug in for Search Marketing Standard, the print magazine that Boris Mordkovich started in 2006. Since then, it has continued on each quarter, and it’s pretty cool to see search marketing articles playing out in print. Boris is on a readership campaign with…
  • FTC’s Xmas Gift To Google: Approval Of DoubleClick Acquisition
    The US Federal Trade Commission has granted its approval for Google to purchase DoubleClick. Google has a press release up with the news, and the FTC announcement is here. The many parties have raised privacy issues with the deal, the FTC noted this was not germane to its approval:…
  • Google, Yahoo & Microsoft To Pay $31.5M For Illegal Gambling Ads
    Microsoft, Google, Yahoo to Pay $31.5M Over Illegal Gambling Ads from ABC News reports the big three search engine companies settled with the US Justice Department to pay $31.5 million to educate that online gambling is illegal in the United States. Microsoft is paying the most with $21 million, followed…
  • Privacy Group Finds Flaws In AskEraser’s Privacy Tool
    Group says Ask’s privacy feature is flawed from reports that the Electronic Privacy Information Center has found a few flaws in AskEraser, new privacy searching feature. The three problems are: AskEraser uses an opt-out cookie instead of an opt-in cookie. Ask stores the time that the user enables…
  • Jason Shellen, former Google Reader product manager, Joins LiveJournal
    Former Blogger Googler Shellen joins LiveJournal from reports Jason Shellen, the former Google Reader product manager is joining LiveJournal as the vice president of product development. Shellen announced his departure from Google in July of this year. He said he left because he has the “entrepreneurial/start-up bug,” where he…
  • Sculpting Your PageRank For Maximum SEO Impact
    If you are a large online retailer, you’re looking at thousands upon thousands of pages that have the opportunity to get crawled and indexed in the SERPs (search engine results pages). You’re also looking at near infinite choices for how you interlink all those pages. Out of all those…
  • SEO Is Not An Option, It’s A Requirement!
    Recently, there was a thread in the High Rankings Forum asking whether SEO is an extra skill or a prerequisite for any website designer/developer. It was a great question that spurred a lot of conversation. It goes without saying that the average small-business owner in 2007 knows that they…
  • Microsoft Live Search Fixes Issue With Listing Google AdWords Ads
    Earlier today, we reported that over 4 million Google AdSense ads were being indexed by Microsoft Live Search. Tonight, the Microsoft Live Search Webmaster Center blog has posted that they’ve identified and fixed the issue and that search results should return to normal within the next few days….

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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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