SearchCap: The Day In Search, July 25, 2013

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

From Search Engine Land:

  • Yandex Q2 2013 Revenue Up 35% From This Time Last Year Russian search engine giant Yandex released its Q2 2013 financial results today, reporting revenues at RUR 9.2 billion or $281.2 million, a 35 percent increase compared to their Q2 2012 report. According to the statement, Yandex CEO Arkady Volozh claimed, “Yandex delivered strong financial and operating results.” He went on to note the release of [...]
  • Ilya Segalovich, Yandex Co-Founder & CTO, Brain Dead & In Coma Ilya Segalovich, Co-Founder & CTO of Russian search engine Yandex, has lapsed into a coma and is brain dead. Segalovich, 48, had been responding well to cancer treatment before unexpectedly succumbing to complications early this morning, according to a statement released by the company. Yandex listed him as dead; many news reports initially reported that [...]
  • Bing Product Ads To Run In Closed Beta Through Holiday Season Upon hearing the news that Adobe was releasing support for Bing Product Ads through its Media Optimzer platform, I asked Microsoft about the status of the product ads launch. In a new statement to Search Engine Land, David Pann, GM, Microsoft Advertising Search Group, said: “We are on track to release Product Ads in Q3 of this year. [...]
  • “Big Data” Is Not “Big Data” Unless It Gives You Actionable Insight Occasionally, marketers want something because the media attention around it demands it. There was a time, not too long ago, when CMOs sent urgent, late-night emails to their teams asking about their “link-shortening strategy.” In some ways, “big data” technology falls into that category. Mainstream tech media and even traditional media outlets write about it [...]
  • Overthrow The Tyranny Of Paid Search Budgets Budgets are a fact of life for many paid search program managers. Budgets are essential for some firms, unnecessary but required nevertheless for others; and, on too many occasions, an onerous impediment to success in paid search. I’ve argued in the past that many in the e-commerce space should not budget search at all. If [...]
  • Google Pays Tribute To Renowned Biophysicist Rosalind Franklin Today, Google is paying tribute to British biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer Rosalind Franklin on what would have been her 93rd birthday. The logo highlights Franklin’s contribution to DNA research with an illustrated image of the biophysicist examining the double helix structure of DNA via an X-ray image. It was Franklin’s X-ray images of DNA 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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