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SearchCap: The Day In Search, August 10, 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:

  • Search In The Year 2010
    If I ever had to build a search engine, or more precisely, the interface of a search engine, this would be the team I would want to bring together. When I came up with the idea of looking forward three years and speculating on what the search results page…

  • Search in Pictures: Martha Stewart, Jesca Hoop & Crazy Hat Day
    In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have and more….

  • Searcharazzi: So Over Google Storage Increase
    If there was a silver lining to the rainy morning it was that little note above Searcharazzi’s Gmail inbox, stating “You are almost out of space for your Gmail account. You can view our tips on reducing your email storage or purchase additional storage (you must be logged in…

  • The Google Homepage And Global Warming
    A number of people, including those that run the sites Blackle and Darkoogle, have argued in the recent past that Google should turn its homepage (and results background) from white to black to save energy. (Both of the above sites use the Google custom search engine). Here’s some background on…

  • Google: Actually, Dashes Aren’t The Same As Underscores Yet
    Matt Cutts of Google informed us that Stephan Spencer’s report at News.com that Google now treats underscores as word separators to not be 100% correct. Matt explains that he is having “someone looking at that now,” but Matt “wouldn’t consider it a completely done deal at this point.” Meaning that…

  • Google Selling Extra Storage For Gmail, Picasa & More; Microsoft Launches Own SkyDrive Solution
    The Google Blog announced they are allowing users to pay for additional storage for Gmail and Picasa. Currently Google gives you 1GB of free space for Picasa and 2.8GB of free space for Gmail. So you can currently by additional space for Picasa and Gmail, Google hopes to expand this…

  • AOL Having Second Thoughts On Netscape As Digg Clone?
    Netscape is now pitching a “classic” version of the former portal site, which appears to be a way to woo back some of those who dislike the Digg-style social news site, they launched on Netscape.com in June 2006. But Netscape also says that despite the “alternative” experience, the social news…

  • Del.icio.us, StumbleUpon Founders Headline Search Marketing Expo – SMX Social Media
    We’re pleased that Del.icio.us founder Joshua Schachter and StumbleUpon founder Garrett Camp will keynote our Search Marketing Expo – SMX Social Media event in New York City, October 16 & 17. SMX Social Media is your opportunity to learn social media marketing from the visionaries and trailblazers of the consumer-engagement…

  • Marchex Acquires Call Vendor VoiceStar
    Marchex announced this afternoon that it has acquired VoiceStar, which provides pay-per-phone-call (PPCall) and call tracking services to a range of companies online and their advertisers. The reported acquisition/investment price is $28 million. VoiceStar is expected to generate $1.5 million for the full year 2007 and double that in 2008….

Search News From Around The Web:

Applications & Portal Features

Business Issues

Link Building

Paid Search & Contextual


SEM Industry


Social Media

Video, Music & Image Search

Other Items

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