Yahoo! Research Lab
Just like Google is doing for a while now with Google Labs
, Yahoo will now also demonstrate newly developed features and gimmicks at Yahoo! Research Lab
Update [01.21.2004]: Newsarticle
at heise.de on the subject
Google AdSense soon to be in Emails?
is reporting that Google plans on expanding their Google AdSense program to emails. The necessary technology has already been purchased with last year's acquisition of Sprinks
Optimize for Inktomi
Seeing how you are unable to neglect Inktomi in 2004, there is an article on SEOChat
about Inktomi optimization.
Yahoo is once and for all doing their own searches
It is clear now that Yahoo
will let their contracts with Google
expire at Q1 2004. Yahoo
announced that they will start using their own searchengine that is based on Inktomi
at that time. Unlike with WEB.DE
, this should noticeably lessen Google's market-shares.
Yahoo goes Ebay in China
plans on starting an online-auction-platform in China in cooperation with the Chinese websiteoperator Sina
Microsoft is getting on the “Blog-train” and will let their employees blog at blogs.msdn.com
. Maybe we will get some new about the already quite active MSNBot in the future.
Email-spam banned for the first time by law in India
An Indian Judge has banned a commercial spam-distributer from sending unsolicited emails to the users of the state provider Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited, in the first case of its kind in India. Let's hope that Germany will also take steps to battle spam, even though right now my mailbox is filled more with virus-mails from Sober.C
(also thanks to Spamassasin
Google's January Update
Today, Google updated both the backlinks as well as the PageRank. The changes can also be seen on www-cw.google.com
Lycos on a shopping spree
After yesterdays announcement that Lycos is taking over the united-domains AG
, which means they are getting further into the hosting-sector, it became known today that they are looking to purchase BuyCentral.com
is operating shopping-sites in France and Italy.
WEB.DE separates from Google
is reporting that WEB.DE does not want to search with Google anymore. The specific contract was not renewed. The reason for their switch to Inktomi is supposed to be the bad quality of Google results.
Update [17:38]: Newsreport
on the subject now also on heise.de