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SearchCap: The Day In Search, September 14, 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:

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    search engine rankings. TLA is offering new Advertisers $100 in free Text Link
    Ads. Stop by Text-Link-Ads.com for more information….
  • Local Search
    Finally Living Up To Its Promise

    Nearly a decade ago, I believed in the power and promise of locally focused
    Web sites and applications. Back then, I was COO of About.com and in hindsight
    can say that I was a bit ahead of market adoption, to say the least! We ended
    up pretty successfully focusing…
  • Google Maps
    Further Expands Coverage

    Google announced expanded Maps coverage of Latin American and Asian countries
    on its LatLong blog. Recently added countries include: Afghanistan, Aruba,
    Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bhutan,
    Bolivia, Cambodia, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador,
    Fiji, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan,
    Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait,…
  • Yahoo Buys
    BuzzTracker News Site

    Yahoo is buying news aggregator BuzzTracker (Kara Swisher reports for $5
    million). Yahoo sees the acquisition improving and expanding its news coverage
    in a number of ways. BuzzTracker founder Alan Warms becomes GM of Yahoo
    News….
  • Google Creates
    Rich Australian Elections Site

    As explained on the Google Blog, Google has created a Google Australia
    election website to track the candidates and results of the forthcoming
    Australian national election. The site involves use of Google Maps, iGoogle
    and YouTube. It’s something of a mix of public service and self-service (in
    the sense of…
  • Google Calls
    For International Privacy Standards

    Google is calling for a discussion on international privacy standards to take
    place, both through a blog post on its site today and in a speech that was
    given to a Unesco conference today. From the post by Peter Fleischer, Google’s
    global privacy counsel:…
  • Searcharazzi:
    Google Launching Presently Presentation App Next Week?

    PowerPoint haters unite! So, Techcrunch says that The Inquirer says that
    Google is thiiiiiiiis close to launching Presently, a web-based alternative to
    PowerPoint. With consulting firm CapGemini now pushing Google Apps hard, can
    we finally say goodbye to Microsoft’s Office Suite? Some speculate that the
    app will be unveiled…
  • Google Is 10
    Years Old? Finding The Real Google Birthday

    The AFP has clearly been waiting for September 15, so it could trot out
    today’s "Google is 10 years old" story. But the company itself doesn’t count
    tomorrow as its 10th birthday. In fact, knowing exactly when Google’s birthday
    is depends on your point of view. Some milestones to…
  • U.S. EPA
    Selects Virtual Earth For Geospatial Maps

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency has selected Microsoft’s
    Virtual Earth Platform for its geospatial mapping applications. The
    combination of diverse capabilities and imagery appears to be what appealed to
    the agency….
  • Organizing The
    World’s Push Content: The iGoogle Ecosystem

    Today, we welcome another guest author to Just Behave. This week, we’re
    pleased to welcome Sep Kamvar, the lead software engineer of personalization
    at Google. In the first of two parts, Sep looks at how the introduction of
    iGoogle and gadgets have created a new ecosystem of push content…
  • New Feed
    Subscriber Stats & User Interface For Google Webmaster Central

    Google Webmaster Central has gone live with a new "subscriber stats" area
    showing statistics of how many people read your feeds through the iGoogle
    personalized home page and Google Reader, as well as a new look and user
    interface for GWC. Below, more about both, as well as issues for…

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