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SearchCap: The Day In Search, August 8, 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:

  • FAST Misses Q2 Revenues, Changes Accounting Practices
    FAST Search & Transfer said that Q2 earnings were off based largely on a change in accounting practices. The company had formerly booked MOUs (memoranda of understanding) as revenue and that practice has been eliminated. We were informed but have been unable to substantiate that the company’s accounting practices are…

  • Google News To Newsmakers: Send Us Your Comments
    Weird. That’s the only way I can describe it. Google News is asking people who are in news stories to email them comments about the story, which will be associated with those articles. From the Google News Blog post:…

  • People Search Engine Spock Goes Live
    In the increasingly popular category of “people search” much-anticipated new search engine Spock launched with a public beta today. It’s running very slowly this morning and so it has been challenging to use. However Spock joins a growing list of “vertical” engines focused on the segment such as Zoominfo, Wink,…

  • Google’s Universal Search Spells Opportunity For B2B
    News flash! The rules of the game have changed. Again. Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock for the last couple of months, by now you’ve heard that Google recently rolled out a new interface called Universal Search. Not surprisingly, Google’s latest change has caused a lot of industry…

Search News From Around The Web:

Applications & Portal Features

Business Issues


Local, Maps & Mobile

Link Building

Paid Search & Contextual



SEM Industry


Social Media

Video, Music & Image Search

Other Items

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