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SearchCap: The Day In Search, March 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:

  • Ask City’s
    Shape Search Tool For Local Search Results

    The Ask.com Blog announced a neat new feature that enables you to literally
    shape your own local search results. You can go to Ask City, locate a
    location, draw a circle or square in a certain location and then search
    specifically within that location. Below is a screen cast I…
  • Microsoft’s
    "Third Era" Of Search Begins With Departure Of Search Chief Christopher Payne

    Microsoft’s top search executive leaving company from the Seattle PI covers
    Microsoft’s Christopher Payne reportedly leaving the company. The AP also
    reports similar news from its sources. Payne took over search efforts at
    Microsoft back in 2003. He oversaw what I’d call Microsoft’s "second era" of
    search, that of…
  • Google Wins
    Google Earth Patent Case

    Google wins key ruling in patent dispute from BusinessWeek reports that the
    patent case against Google over Google Earth has now been closed. Google has
    won the dispute dating back to 2002, when it was filed by Skyline Software
    Systems against Keyhole, which Google later acquired and whose software
  • Mark Cuban
    Subpoenas Google Over YouTube Videos

    Mark Cuban’s Magnolia Pictures Subpoenas Google over Pirated Videos from
    Google Watch reports that Magnolia Pictures, Mark Cuban’s film studio, has
    subpoenaed Google for the identities of those who uploaded his videos to
    YouTube. Cuban told Reuters: "We don’t expect to get valid user information,"
    but if he does…
  • Baidu & Google
    Go Head To Head With Chinese Book Search

    Google, Baidu race to set up online library in China via Reuters reports that
    Baidu and Google are going at it to be the largest and best book search
    service in China. Reuters writes that Peking University Library in Beijing,
    "one of Asia’s largest academic libraries," already has a partnership…
  • 5 Shiny Reasons
    Google Should Take Over Ford’s Twin Cities Auto Plant

    Ed Kohler makes a pitch for Google to come to St. Paul, Minnesota — and it’s
    both a fun and compelling one. He points out that Ford is abandoning its Twin
    Cities Assembly Plant that comes complete with its own hydro-electric power
    station, handy for power-hungry (that’s electric power I’m…
  • Yahoo Adds
    Networking Features To Answers

    Yahoo has added a social networking feature to its Answers service, allowing
    you to add Yahoo Answers users to your own personal collection of contacts,
    providing direct access to the questions they ask, answer, and star on
    Answers. "This allows you to identify individuals on Answers whose knowledge
    you value…
  • Google Local
    Business Center Adds Photos, Attributes, Maps Corrections & Stats

    The Google Local Business Center has just added four new features for business
    owners who want to maintain a Google Local Business listing. Below, a
    step-by-step guide to how you can adjust the marker for your business, add a
    photo to your listing, add custom attributes and see statistics on…

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