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SearchCap: The Day In Search, March 16, 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:

  • Searcharazzi: Esther Dyson to Keynote Search Insider Summit
    Road warriors know that tradeshow season is on. With SXSW just wrapped up, the herd continues west coast for the OMMA Hollywood next week followed by iMedia Breakthrough in Nevada. It will be back east for SES New York, the ACCM in Boston and the Search Insider Summit in…

  • Microsoft’s Tellme Acquisition ‘Accelerates’ Mobile Search Competition
    Notwithstanding Microsoft’s own existing speech assets, the Tellme acquisition appears to be complementary and strategic for Microsoft across the board. There were the four principal areas, identified in the release, that would be pursued or enhanced by the acquisition: unified communications, speech platform, software plus services and mobile services and…

  • Gary Price of Ask.com & ResourceShelf Interviewed
    Q&A With Ask.com’s Gary Price from Search Engine Watch has an interview with one of the people I look up to most in this industry. As you may remember I came in to help fill a void at Search Engine Watch after Gary left to join Ask.com. Gary is now…

  • Microsoft’s Ballmer Calls Google One Hit Wonder, Mocks Management Skills & Criticizes At Future Growth
    Steve Baller, Microsoft’s CEO, spoke at Stanford University the other day, calling Google a one-hit wonder, mocking Google’s personal time concept and calling their growth expectations “insane.” Ballmer questions business strategy of Google from Tech World reports Ballmer saying Google is “really just one business, a search and advertising business”…

  • Google Phone Has Been Confirmed By Google Exec
    Engadget reports on a Spanish blog post that Isabel Aguilera, Google’s chief executive in Spain and Portugal, has confirmed that there is a Google phone in the works. We have been reporting on these rumors for a while, so it is nice to see some possible confirmation. News.com reports Isabel…

  • Google Now Reporting Anchor Text Phrases
    Hurray! Finally, you can get a report from Google of the top anchor text phrases used when people link to your site. Google Webmaster Central has just announced the new feature. But didn’t Google already report anchor text data? Yes, but only keywords, not phrases. Keywords are mostly useless junk…

Search News Headlines From Elsewhere

Applications & Portal Features

Business Issues

Local, Mobile & Maps

Paid Search & Contextual

Privacy & Legal

SEM Industry


Social Media

Video & Image Search

Other Vertical Search

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