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SearchCap: The Day In Search, September 7, 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: The Big O. The Big E.
    This morning Omniture announced that it has agreed to buy Offermatica and sidekick division OTTO Digital for $65 million. Still waiting to hear from the ranks as to whether this was too much, too little, or just right. As if that’s not enough “O’s” for you, Optimost, another landing…

  • Search in Pictures: Google Dodge Ball, Super Mario Cubicle & Spooglers
    In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have and more….

  • Search In The Year 2010: Part Two
    Several weeks ago (seemingly years) Just Behave featured Part One of the summarized interviews with my personal dream team of search usability: Jakob Nielsen, the Web’s best-known usability guru Marissa Mayer, Google’s VP of user experience and interface design Michael Ferguson, one of the architects of Ask’s unique user…

  • Netscape “Classic” To Return As Default View
    Netscape has announced that the social news site it transformed into just over a year ago will be dropped from the Netscape home page in favor of the more traditional news portal site it released last month. Netscape made it clear that the social news site will continue, though the…

  • Tracking Hot Topics On Wikipedia
    Wikirage is yet another Wikipedia data mining tool. This one lets you see what topics are hot by quickly identifying the 100 most edited articles for the last hour, day, week, or month. If you like to track rising keywords and memes, this tool is a fine place to start….

  • Screenshots: The New Delicious
    If everyone else is pushing out the quick previews of the new Delicious, hey, we’ll add to the screenshot fodder for now. These are from an invite-only preview now out. There’s no set launch date for the public beta, but Delicious founder Joshua Schachter emailed those in the invite with,…

  • LookSmart CTO Resigns
    A couple of months after LookSmart CEO David Hills resigned, the company’s CTO, Michael Grubb, announced his resignation, effective September 7, 2007. Here’s the statement from the SEC 8-K filing:On August 31, 2007, Michael Grubb, Senior Vice President, Technology and Chief Technology Officer of LookSmart, Ltd. (the “Company”), notified the…

  • Secret Requests For Search Records Through Patriot Act Ruled Unconstitutional
    A US district court judge has ruled that it is unconstitutional for the US government to send secret letters demanding search records from search engines. A provision of the Patriot Act has allowed for such letters to be sent to search engines, ISPs and others by the Federal Bureau Of…

Search News From Around The Web:

Business Issues


Local, Maps & Mobile

Link Building

Paid Search & Contextual


SEM Industry


Social Media

Video, Music & Image Search

Web Analytics

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