Google IPO in April
is reporting that Google will use about 1/3rd of its shares in the amount of 4 billion US-Dollar for its IPO in April.
DeNIC is expecting the seven millionth .de-domain in January
The provider for .de-Domains is expecting to give out the seven millionth domain this January. At the momen, there are 6 951 926
Google Zeitgeist 2003
Google published the Zeitgeist
for 2003. It seems that searches for the term “Yu-Gi-Oh
” seemed to have gone up largely in 2003. The most searched for movie was Matrix
is in front of both the Deutschen Bahn
when it comes to travel-related searches.
Merry and successful 2004
We wish you all a merry and successful 2004.
Microsoft plans on selling paid searchengine-entries
is reporting that Microsoft is planning to get into the profitable market of paid search-results themselves. At the moment, they are cooperating with Overture and looking at their own MSN-searchengine, that is supposed to be ready at the beginning of next year, it seems they are planning on taking in all the profits themselves.
Web.de with Google AdSense
Web.de will start using Googles AdSense in the future. They are hoping of doubling the revenues in this sector.
Google soon to be on Wall Street?
is reporting that Google might be forced to report to the FTC due to a American law. Seeing how this would be expensive and quite an effort, Google might go through with their IPO sooner than expected.
Scout24 taken over by T-Online
According to heise.de
, the Scout24-group
was taken over by T-Online
today for 180 Million EUR in cash. Gesundheitsscout24 and Morgen&Morgen are not part of the deal. This means that AutoScout24, ImmobilienScout24, JobScout24, FinanceScout24, FriendScout24 as well as other brands will now be part of T-Online.
Looksmart withdraws from Europe
Looksmart has announced that they will be closing down their London office on 01.15.2004. Their reasoning is that after they ended their partnership with MSN, they could not be profitable in Europe anymore. They will keep their offices on the USA, Japan and Australia.
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A little fun with Google
When searching for Microsoft
, you also get a result for „Microsoft Windows Update“. It seems that a ODP-editor entered it under „Computers > Internet > Abuse > Denial of Service“.
A search for „miserable failure
“ also shows the political farsightedness of Google's algorithm.