Search Biz: Google’s Project Management Tools, Iowa Seeks Microsoft, & More
Click Forensics gets $10 million in funding. An early Googler donates money
to San Jose State. The fight to control IAC carries on. Disney doesn’t want AOL.
Yahoo and Microsoft do research labs in Israel. A glimpse into the internal
tools Google uses to manage products, and Iowa passes tax breaks in hopes of
getting Microsoft to follow Google to the Hawkeye State. All in today’s Search
Click Forensics — they of the quarterly reports that the major search
engines always disagree with on click fraud — has got different cash coming
Click Forensics Raises $10 Million B Round from TechCrunch covers new
funding the company has raised.
Speaking of millions, Google billionaire Omid Kordestani has dropped $3
million to San Jose State University to fund an endowed chair to teach
multidisciplinary programs that the college. Hey, if it means engineers learn to
respect writers and writers consider programming, I’m all for it.
donates $3 million to SJSU’s engineering department from the San Jose
Mercury News has more about it.
The fight for control of IAC continues. The
New York Times and
Reuters have coverage. Liberty Media rested its case yesterday, claiming the
spinoff proposal requires approval of both parties. That’s in the NYT. Reuters
covers today’s testimony and the long standing relationship between Liberty
Media’s John Malone and IAC CEO Barry Diller.
Rather than breaking up,
Superpages.com & Local.com Renew and Expand Advertising Partnership from
Search Engine Journal covers how those two kids have decided to step it up a
notch when it comes to advertising.
In case you’re wondering, no, there won’t be an AOL-Land coming. AP
Disney’s chief executive has no plans to purchase the company if it gets spun
off, as many expect.
the coolest team from Yahoo’s official blog brags about its new research lab
in Israel, plus new research labs in Bangladore. Microsoft has a new lab in
Israel too, but Eli Feldblum over at Search Engine Watch
thinks on the
product side, both companies have a lot of catching up to do. And back to India,
Yahoo! India appoints Gopal Krishna as Audience Head from The Economic Times
covers a new head of consumer facing products being appointed for Yahoo in
Over at Google Blogoscoped,
The Tools Google
Uses Internally has screenshots and some coverage on how Google manages
projects using its own in-house tools. They ain’t using Outlook. Scroll down to
the "Moma Intranet and Search" screenshot, which shows a general page Googlers
use to keep up on related news events. Who’s that guy holding up a trophy on the
right-hand side? Why, that’s me!
Here’s the larger
picture and news about what Googlers were reading, their win in the SMX
Search Bowl. Cool.
Offers Tax Breaks to "Web Search Portal Businesses" from Eric Goldman is
worth a chuckle. Iowa, having lured Google to the state, now has passed tax
breaks designed to get Microsoft to do the same.