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SearchCap: The Day In Search, Jan. 26, 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:

  • Google Checkout Blogs On Recent Promotions
    I gave Google Checkout some hassle earlier about promotion they were doing of the service. Earlier this week, I met with them during a visit to Google. The team explained that some of the promotion they’ve been doing is designed to react to consumer demand, to serve Google users that…

  • Q&A With Marissa Mayer, Google VP, Search Products & User Experience
    Marissa Mayer has been the driving force behind Google’s Spartan look and feel from the very earliest days. In this wide-ranging interview, I talked with Marissa about everything from interface design to user behavior to the biggest challenge still to be solved with search as we currently know it….

  • Just Behave: New Column From Search Engine Land
    Our most recent Search Engine Land column, Just Behave, launches today. Just Behave focuses on search and user behavior, and will appear every Friday. Today’s debut features Gord Hotchkiss with an exclusive interview with Google’s Marissa Mayer, who’s Vice President, Search Products & User Experience. Gord is a well-known…

  • Intel Wins Back Google’s Server Business
    Intel inside again for new Google servers at News.com reports that Google has began purchasing Intel processors for their servers. Intel designed custom motherboards for Google, so that Google would use the hardware. Back when I was at Search Engine Watch, I reported on March 3, 2006 that Google switched…

  • Google Book Search & Google Maps Team Up
    The Google Book Search Blog announced a new feature they worked on together with Google Maps that shows you “places mentioned in this book” on the Google Book Search page. For example a Google Book Search result for Illustrated New York (1888) brings back a Google Map on the bottom…

  • Google, YouTube, & Wikipedia All On Top 2006 Brand List
    YouTube and Wikipedia storm to top brand ranking by Reuters reports that Google has secures the top spot in the online branding magazine brandchannel.com survey that asks, “Which brand had the most impact on our lives in 2006?”. Followed by Google, Apple is second on the brand list. The surprise…

  • Dan Cohen, Ex-Yahoo Lead, New CEO of Pageflakes
    Ex-Yahoo Exec now Pageflakes CEO by Om Malik reports that Dan Cohen, who was the Head of My Yahoo business unit, left Yahoo to become the CEO of Pageflakes. Gary Price recently reviewed Pageflakes, describing it as an easy and free way to “build a dynamic personalized home/start page.” It…

  • Microsoft Lowers Search Growth Expectations
    Microsoft ‘not happy’ with search results at News.com reports that Microsoft has lowered their expectations for growth of their search sales in the first two quarters of this year. Microsoft lowered those expectations from as high as 11 percent to as low as 3 percent growth. Microsoft CFO, Chris Liddell,…

  • Google Kills Bush’s Miserable Failure Search & Other Google Bombs
    After just over two years, Google has finally defused the "Google Bomb" that has returned US President George W. Bush at the top of its results in a search on miserable failure. The move wasn’t a post-State Of The Union Address gift for Bush. Instead, it’s…

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