SearchCap: The Day In Search, March 14, 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:

  • The Big Viacom Sues GOOG & YouTube Roundup
    Yesterday, news came out about Viacom suing Google for $1 billion over alleged video copyright infringement on YouTube. With some dust settling, I thought it would be helpful to recap some of the analysis out there. I’m pulling this roundup mostly from coverage you’ll find on Techmeme. Come along, and…
  • Microsoft Announces Tellme Acquisition
    Here’s the press release confirming the acquisition we reported on yesterday….
  • Google Searches Used In Murder Trial
    Techdirt spotted a case where prosecutors used the search results of a defendant to help with their case. Allegedly, a woman searched for "how to commit murder," "instant poisons," "undetectable poisons," and "fatal digoxin doses," days before her husband was murdered. As the Daily Record reports the State Police digital…
  • AOL Offers New Local Search Format
    AOL, which was one of the early players in local and has recently fallen behind, has now launched a new look and feel local search. The centerpiece is MapQuest maps plus content and ratings from AOL Cityguide (formerly Digital Cities). Here’s an example search for "Sushi, New York City." It’s…
  • The 5 Secrets PPC Agencies Don’t Want You to Know
    Nearly three-fourths of companies that outsource their pay-per-click search marketing to agencies are dissatisfied with their results, and only 21 percent are completely satisfied, according to a Jupiter Research published late last year. What causes this dissatisfaction, especially for B2B marketers? There are five factors at work:…
  • Microsoft Inks Distribution Deal With Lenovo
    Buyers of Lenovo computers, including ThinkPad notebooks, ThinkCentre desktops, Lenovo 3000 PCs and Lenovo-brand PCs available in China will soon have Windows Live software and and Windows Live Toolbar preinstalled on their machines. This is a minor coup for Microsoft. Lenovo computers (many branded with the IBM logo) previously shipped…
  • Ask’s Guerrilla Marketing Campaign Against Google
    Via Valleywag, Ask.com appears to be running a guerrilla marketing campaign in the UK designed to seem like a grassroots effort against a Google monopoly in search. The picture above, taken by Ben Werdmuller, shows one of the campaign’s ads on the London Underground. The ad directs you to…

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Video & Image Search

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