SearchCap: The Day In Search, May 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:

  • Report From The Field: Search Engine Strategies China
    SES China is always a fascinating experience. Although the content is similar to other SES shows around the world, there are notable differences ranging from unique perspectives on the Chinese and Asian markets to a variable “schedule” that seems to work fine for locals but is guaranteed to drive anyone…
  • Google Launches “Street View” Photography
    There was no official post or announcement that I was able to find, but I stumbled upon the launch of Google’s new “Street View” imagery (screen shots below). Clicking the “Street View” button (upper right) outlines blue streets for which Google has photography. You can then drag a “person” icon…
  • Google Images Quietly Adds Face Filter
    Google Operating System reports that Google has added the ability to restrict your Google Image search by faces. To do so, just append “&imgtype=face” after your search string. For example, a search on paris returns results of Paris, France, the Eiffel Tower, Paris Hilton and others. A search on paris…
  • Yahoo To Launch Panama PPC System In The UK “Soon”
    I reported at the Search Engine Roundtable that Yahoo will be launching Panama, their new search marketing system, in the UK very soon. The PPC Blog has a copy of the email sent to Yahoo advertisers in the UK. The email notifies advertisers that their new “Sponsored Search system will…
  • Loki 2.0 And The ‘Geo-Web’
    In another Where 2.0 related announcement — they just keep coming this morning — Skyhook Wireless has released toolbar/platform Loki 2.0. Loki is kind of like the Firefox of local search. Once downloaded, it determines your location through wifi triangulation and removes the need to enter location when performing a…
  • Google Acquires Security Company, GreenBorder
    Googlified reports that Google has acquired GreenBorder Technologies, an online security company, on May 11, 2007. Ionut adds that GreenBorder protects against virus, spyware, and trojan threats by watching the Internet session from the rest of the PC and earlier Internet sessions. If GreenBorder protects an application, the application would…
  • MapQuest Introduces New ActionScript API For Richer Maps
    In the second mapping-related announcement of the morning, MapQuest has introduced a new, Adobe ActionScript API for third party developers to build on. The bottom line is that this new platform will apparently enable richer and more complex mapping applications and mashups. Here’s a sample, mocked up for the announcement:…
  • Federal Trade Commission Opens Antitrust Investigation Over Google’s DoubleClick Deal
    Google Deal Said to Bring U.S. Scrutiny from the New York Times reports the Federal Trade Commission will be reviewing the proposed Google and DoubleClick acquisition. The preliminary antitrust investigation is to be conducted by the FTC and not the Justice Department, which is what privacy advocates wanted. The FTC…
  • Miscrosoft Virtual Earth Expands 3-D Coverage To Include New York
    When Microsoft debuted Live Search Maps/Virtual Earth in 3-D last November there were many “oohs” and “aahs” but there was also the question: “Where’s New York?” It was not among the original 3-D cities that the Virtual Earth team rolled out. Now that omission has been rectified with the launch…

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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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