Posts tagged with Google

Jakob loves easy search words, but ignores labels and tags

Jakob Nielsen has been making some noise this week, ostensibly to promote his new book, about the benefits of speaking in the language that can be easily understood by users.

In the Age of Google this 20-year old ‘speak the user’s the language’ usability maxim has a fresh impetus, since many users begin a web journey on a search engine, by typing in a search query.

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Apple elects Google CEO Schmidt to board

Apple has pulled off a coup by luring Google CEO Eric Schmidt to its board of directors, in a move that was announced late last night.

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Red Hat develops open source widget-based portal

Linux software maker Red Hat is quietly developing an open source portal that aggregates applications from mainstream sites such as Flickr and Rhapsody, reports Internet Financial News . 

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Pay-per-Call deal could help channel past tipping point

Google and eBay have joined forces in a pay-per-call deal which could act as a catalyst in helping the emerging channel gain a much bigger foothold.

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Google challenges Microsoft with 'Apps for your Domain'

Google today launched Google Apps for your Domain  - a set of hosted services aimed at small and medium businesses.

Just as we were getting used to Google as a new advertising powerhouse with MSN pushed to the fringes, the search behemoth reminds us that it wants an even larger slice of the action, this time carved from more familiar Microsoft territory.

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e-Recruitment 2.0: The changing face of online recruitment

Dropping 2.0 on to the end of words seems to be in vogue at the moment, so I thought I’d better jump on the bandwagon and start my commentary on “e-Recruitment 2.0”  - the future of online recruiting.

So what’s in store for e-recruitment in the Web 2.0 era?

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Kiko founder Justin Kan talks about the eBay sale

Y Combinator-backed online calendar web app Kiko has attracted a lot of attention since being placed for sale on eBay last week. We've interviewed one of the founders to understand a bit more about the reasons behind the sale...

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Microsoft inks ad deal with Facebook

After losing out to Google in the race to sign up Myspace as an advertising client, Microsoft has landed a deal with the US' second largest social networking site Facebook.

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Google Checkout struggles against etailer resistance

Retailers are continuing to turn their backs on Google Checkout because of fears that they will be relinquishing ownership of their customers to the search giant, according to research published by the analyst house Piper Jaffray. 

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Yahoo and Orange link up on mobile search

The Guardian reports that Yahoo is close to a deal with Orange to provide search services to the mobile operator’s subscribers.

The agreement, following a similar deal with 3, would be a boost for the portal in its battle for mobile search users against Google.

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Webwag enters customisable start page tussle

Webwag, the latest creation of ex-Google France chief Franck Poisson, is set to go live at the end of this month, adding more competition to the 'customisable start page' arena.

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Google faces another click fraud case

Google is facing its third and probably not its last court appearance this year over click fraud, after the filing of a new class action lawsuit in Pennsylvania.

Samuel Lassoff, the owner of two US websites, has accused the search giant of exposing publishers to click fraud through a breach of contract, negligence, unjust enrichment and unfair business practices.

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