SearchCap: The Day In Search, December 26, 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:

  • US Appeals Court Overturns Part Of Google’s Auto-Link & AdSense Patent Infringement Case
    U.S. appeals court hands Google patent case setback from Reuters reports the US appeals court has partially overturned the initial ruling between Google and Hyperphrase Technologies, LLC. The official decision can be read at this PDF file that shows the appeals court affirmed most of the ruling with the exception…
  • Google Reader Share With Friends Feature Causes Privacy Concerns
    Google Reader shares private data, ruins Christmas from Felipe Hoffa has a detailed run down of the user complaints with Google Reader’s new share with friends feature. Felipe writes, “One week ago Google Reader’s team decided to begin showing your private data to all your GMail contacts. No need to…
  • Chinese Court Dismisses Guge Vs. Google Case
    Lawsuit Over Google’s Chinese Name Dismissed from Pacific Epoch reports a Chinese court has dismissed the Guge and Google case, which began earlier this month. The Haidian People’s Court in Beijing dismissed the case today. It was dismissed because Google used “Gu Ge” on April 12, 2006, which was seven…
  • Webmaster Support For Christmas
    Last year on Christmas Day, Barry reported over at Search Engine Roundtable how Adam Lasnik and I spent a bit of time answering questions on the Webmaster Central forums. This year, Google Webmaster Trends Analyst John Mueller keeps up the tradition. In the spirit of the season, I thought it…
  • Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas
    I just wanted to wish everyone a happy holidays and a Merry Christmas from Danny, the Search Engine Land team and myself. I have been tracking the news over the course of the day and night and as one would imagine, the news is basically not there. I figured I…

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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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