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SearchCap: The Day In Search, Dec. 4, 2006

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

From Search Engine Land:

  • SES Chicago and SES Paris: A Tale of Two Cities – Plus Session Coverage links
    To those who were fortunate enough to attend the Search Engine Strategies Conference in Chicago this week, I hope that you are having a great time. If you hadn’t seen it, Todd Malicoat, aka Stuntdubl, offers 14 Chicago Conference Conversation Creators. He also includes “10 Things You Shouldn’t say at SES Chicago.”
  • Google Battling Baidu for Searchers in China and Japan
    The Chicago Tribune took a close and thoughtful look at the search engine market in China, in Baidu vs. Google this weekend (free user registration required). This morning, Baidu announced in a press release that they would be entering the Japanese search market in 2007.
  • Fox To Partner With Yahoo Finance In Video Deal
    USA Today reports that Yahoo and Fox are going to announce a deal this week, where Fox enables Yahoo to distribute their video via Yahoo Finance. Fox “will provide clips from Your World with Neil Cavuto and Web-only video, including about 10 daily market reports, breaking news and investment and personal finance stories.”
  • Google Explains Hacked Site Exclusion & Reinclusion Process
    Matt Cutts of Google wrote an entry named How Google handles hacked sites. In that post he details on specific example of a site that was hacked, spam was placed on the site, the site was dropped from the Google index, and the site owner was upset and the story made it to Slashdot.
  • Bigmouth Media Merges With Global Media
    Brand Republic reports that Bigmouth Media has merged with a German based SEM company named Global Media creating one of the largest, if not the largest, SEM companies in the world. The company is now reportedly worth £150m, which is about $300m US Dollars (I believe).
  • Ask City Launches Amid High Expectations
    Barry Diller is putting a lot of pressure on Ask. He keeps talking about Ask’s role in IAC’s overall operation and local in particular. When he acquired Ask for almost $2 billion Diller immediately touted Ask’s ability to knit together his disparate online empire into a more coherent whole. He also started talking about how IAC would own local, with several local brands.
  • Jerry Bussewitz, Husband Of Anne Kennedy, Passes Away
    I have some incredibly sad news to pass along, that of the death of Jerry Bussewitz, husband of Anne Kennedy. Anne from Beyond Ink is a regular speaker at many search conferences, and she was often accompanied by Jerry to them. He was an incredibly kind and friendly man that many at conferences also got to know. Everyone that knew him is simply in disbelief over the news. Our hearts go out to Anne and Jerry’s family.

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