SearchCap: The Day In Search, October 3, 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: Why Mobile Search Is Irrelevant To B2B Marketing Mobile search is the hot topic this week, especially given SMX Local & Mobile and the fact that Google AdWords is showing text […]

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

From Search Engine Land:


  • Why Mobile Search Is Irrelevant To B2B Marketing

    Mobile search is the hot topic this week, especially given SMX Local & Mobile and the fact that Google AdWords is showing text ads for free on mobile phones for the next 46 days. I spend my days helping B2B marketing professionals drive revenue and improve marketing accountability, so…

  • Billboard Showdown: Google 411 Takes On Ask’s Algorithm

    I’m in the Bay Area this week, and driving down Lombard Street, I brought the car to a halt when I saw the two billboards above. Yes, that’s one of the Goog411 billboards for Google Voice Search sitting on top of an Ask.com "The Algorithm" one. Sadly, there’s doesn’t…

  • AOL, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo Sued Over Competitive Bidding Patent

    AOL, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo Sued Over Competitive Bidding Patent from InformationWeek reports Performance Pricing filed a patent lawsuit (PDF document) against AOL, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo over how they use competitive bidding within their search ad marketplace. The patent named Systems and methods for transacting business over a global communications was…

  • Google Finally Opens San Francisco Office

    Google opens San Francisco office from News.com reports Google has finally opened a San Francisco office. The office was opened this past Monday and is located on Spear Street in the tech-heavy South of Market area. Many Google employees commute each day from San Francisco to Mountain View, it appears…

  • Yahoo Sued Over Public Art Modification

    Yahoo Company Art Exhibit Stirs Up Controversy from ABC reports that Sharon Louden, the artist Yahoo hired to provide art around their campus, has sued them over changing the landscape around the art. The art is named Reflective Tips, and they consisted of a few wires with reflectors spread out…

  • Google Adds Security & Space To Corporate Gmail Users

    Google boosts corporate e-mail service from the AP reports that Google is adding security and more email storage space to Gmail for their corporate users. Google purchased Postini, a software security for electronic communications company, back in July. They will be utilizing the Postini technology to add security software to…

  • Google Ordered To Pay $14,000 In Germany Over Gmail Trademark

    Google fined in German Gmail trademark case from News.com reports Google was ordered by a German court to pay $14,000 over using m.gmail.com for their mobile Gmail users. As we know, Google lost the Gmail trademark case in Germany and was ordered to stop using Gmail.com. It appears that Google…

  • SMX Local & Mobile Recap

    The SMX Local & Mobile conference is over now. It took place in Denver over the past two days. There has been a lot of coverage of the conference, just in case you were unable to attend. Below are links to the various session notes, pictures and overall write-ups on…

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About the author

Barry Schwartz
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Barry Schwartz is a Contributing Editor to Search Engine Land and a member of the programming team for SMX events. He owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry can be followed on Twitter here.

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