2003

Microsoft plans on selling paid searchengine-entries
The Kontakter is reporting that Microsoft is planning to get into the profitable market of paid search-results themselves....
Johannes Beus
17. December 2003
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11. December 2003
Google soon to be on Wall Street?
Heise.de is reporting that Google might be forced to report to the FTC due to a American law. Seeing how this would be expensive...
Johannes Beus
11. December 2003
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...
Johannes Beus
11. December 2003
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...
Johannes Beus
8. December 2003
Google PageRank- and Backlink-update
Google has updated both PR and Backlinks once again. It seems that they are nearly through with the update as the PageRank...
Johannes Beus
6. December 2003
OPD/Dmoz exceeds 4 million-page-barrier
The ODP-Blog is reporting that the ODP now has more than 4 million pages. Congratulations.
Johannes Beus
4. December 2003
AOL wants to block spyware
AOL has announced that with the new version of their AOL-software, they will delete spyware and similar miscreants. They...
Johannes Beus
4. December 2003
Google-Blog parody
At searchguild.com/googleblog/ you can find a parody to a fictitious blog by Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
Johannes Beus
29. November 2003
Web.de with productsearch
At http://shop.suche.web.de/, you can find a product-searchengine powered by Web.de. The results will show the product name,...
Johannes Beus
28. November 2003
New Google spam-filter
Is Googles new spam-filter working by Bayens, as many other spam-mailfilters already are? More on it here.
Johannes Beus
28. November 2003
Can Google still grow?
Fortune.com has an interesting article on Google by Fred Vogelstein.
Johannes Beus
28. November 2003
Division between content and advertisements in searchengines
heise.de is reporting that a code of conduct for searchengines is in the making, which is to provide for a strict division...
Johannes Beus
25. November 2003
EBay also the most visited site in Europe
According to a study by Nielsen//Netratings, EBay had more than 22 Million European visitors from Great Britain, France,...
Johannes Beus
22. November 2003
Overture stops running medicine ads
news.com is reporting that Overture is blocking all ads for medicine. This is to prevent the illegal sale of medicine.
Johannes Beus
19. November 2003
AOL purchases mediasearchengine Singingfish
You can use Singingfish to search the internet for audio- and video-files as well as pictures. AOL still wants to integrate...
Johannes Beus
19. November 2003
Google PageRank and backlink-update
Google put the new backlink and PageRank values on a datacenter in VA.
Johannes Beus
18. November 2003
MSN with news-search
On the heels of Google, MSN is planning a news-overview. It seems the MSN-Newsbot is planned for England, Italy, France and...
Johannes Beus
18. November 2003
Advertisement-killers for text-ads
According to News.com, tools are being developed which are supposed to filter out text-ads, similar to bannerblockers (Webwasher...
Johannes Beus
17. November 2003
Layoffs at Lycos
heise.de is reporting that Lycos Europe plans to massively cut costs by concentrating on their core-business. This also means...
Johannes Beus
10. November 2003
E-Mail marketing done right
On ecin.de there is an interesting article in 3 parts by Torsten Schwarz on the subject of E-Mail-marketing.
Johannes Beus
10. November 2003
Google Deskbar
Besides the already well-known Google Toolbar, Googlelabs introduced the Google Deskbar yesterday. With it, you get a search-field...
Johannes Beus
6. November 2003
Consumer-protection-agency in the USA sets out to battle spam in Windows-news-service
The FTC has obtained an interim order against a US firm that spammed the Windows-news-service with ads for their ad-blocker,...
Johannes Beus
6. November 2003
AskJeeves with price-comparison-feature
Beginning last Tuesday, AskJeeves has now integrated the price-comparison-service of pricegrabber.com.
Johannes Beus
6. November 2003
How to get kicked out of ODP, guaranteed
The ODP forum has a posting on which mistakes to make if you wish to get banned from ODP.
Johannes Beus
6. November 2003
Ebay-spam on Google
An interesting article on auctionbytes.com is reporting that EBay seems to offer their top20 affiliates in the USA the possibility...
Johannes Beus
3. November 2003
MS Google
Found online, without comment, click to enlarge:
Johannes Beus
2. November 2003
Microsoft interested in Google
The New York Times is reporting that there are talks between Microsoft and Google about a possible acquisition of Google...
Johannes Beus
1. November 2003
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30. October 2003
Lycos with lower profits and decreased losses
Lycos Europe managed to lower their losses in the first 9 month to 28,6 million Euros (previous year: 55,4 million Euros)....
Johannes Beus
30. October 2003
Google via E-Mail
A simple Email with your searchquery to google@capeclear.com is enough to get the results back in another Email. Since they...
Johannes Beus
30. October 2003
E-Mail-spam has a lasting, negative impact on E-Mail as a medium
The market researchers at Pew Internet & American Life Project did a study on the impact of spam on the regular usage...
Johannes Beus
29. October 2003
PR-sale on Ebay
At the moment, you can marvel at an extremely brazen case of a sham-pagerank on ebay.de. The site for sale did not get the...
Johannes Beus
29. October 2003
EBay and standard time
heise.de is reporting that EBay is having problems with the switch from daylight-savings- to standard-time. Due to this,...
Johannes Beus
26. October 2003
Backlink- and PR-update at Google
Saturday night, the backlinks as well as the PageRank will get evaluated anew. It seems that the results are already shown...
Johannes Beus
26. October 2003
Will next year see Google’s IPO?
The Wall Street Journal writes that Google is planning on holding their IPO next year. Estimates on Google’s worth...
Johannes Beus
24. October 2003
Dusseldorf district government plans on making searchengines responsible for their content
According to heise.de, the district government in Dusseldorf wants searchengines to become repsonsible for the content that...
Johannes Beus
21. October 2003
AdWords restricted from containing competitors bradnames
A French court decided that Google searchqueries that are also brandnames may not point to competitors’ links, that...
Johannes Beus
19. October 2003
VeriSign sells Network Solutions Business
VeriSign wants to sell Network Solutions Business to a Private Equity company.
Johannes Beus
17. October 2003
Additional interview with Google co-founder
Searchenginewatch.com got the chance to exchange some words with Sergey Brin at the Search Engine Strategies conference in...
Johannes Beus
17. October 2003
Interview with Googlenews-inventor
OJR has an interesting interview with Krishna Bharat, the developer of Google-News.
Johannes Beus
17. October 2003
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16. October 2003
Anti PPC-searchengine
James Baughn is introducing a new searchengine-concept on humorix.org. Here, sites that pay money to other searchengines...
Johannes Beus
16. October 2003
Yahoo! to include Eventim-data
Beginning in November, Yahoo! is planning on including ticket-data from Eventim into their music-portal Launch.
Johannes Beus
15. October 2003
Karstadt.de with Airfare-comparison
Karstadt.de is offering a price-comparison service for 15 European low-cost-carriers.
Johannes Beus
15. October 2003
Ringtones more successful than online music sales
The FTD has an article on how the Musicindustry will make five times the profits with ringtones this year, than it does with...
Johannes Beus
14. October 2003
EU-Workshop on Spam
heise.de is reporting that more than 200 attendees have come together to discuss what can be done against email-spam.
Johannes Beus
13. October 2003
More ‘hosts’-games
It seems that the QHosts-worm was not the only one to take advantage of the Microsoft Internet Explorer vulnerability. The...
Johannes Beus
13. October 2003
Searchengine Origins
Searchenginewatch has an interesting article on the origin of the names of all the important searchengines.
Johannes Beus
10. October 2003
Yahoo! doubles profits
Yahoo! has more than doubled their profits in the third quarter, thanks to a strong growth of the advertisement devision....
Johannes Beus
9. October 2003
Amazon Webservices now in MS Office
Amazon and Microsoft announced that from now on, they will integrate the Amazon Webservices into Microsoft Office. Amazon’s...
Johannes Beus
8. October 2003
Interesting things from AskJeeves
Just as Google shows interesting searchqueries and trends with it’s Zeitgeist, AskJeeves will now do the same with...
Johannes Beus
8. October 2003
AOL stays with Google
AOL renewed its contract with Google. Details about the contract were not made public. This contract goes against the trend...
Johannes Beus
7. October 2003
MSN without Looksmart
Searchenginewatch is reporting that MSN ended their partnership with Looksmart. MSN made up about 65% of Looksmarts profits....
Johannes Beus
7. October 2003
SiteFinder offline
According to heise.de, Verisign has taken down the controversial SiteFinder. Verisign redirected any access to non registered...
Johannes Beus
4. October 2003
ODP-data spam
In a spam-mail, PPCExperience.com is trying to sell a list with all pages in Googles’ Directory. Since the Google-Directory...
Johannes Beus
4. October 2003
Dialer on suchmaschine.de
Suchmaschine.de is trying to install a dialer with every query. Seems as though someone is trying to make some money with...
Johannes Beus
1. October 2003
Google takes over Kaltix
Google has bought Kaltix Corp. Both parties are not divulging any financial insights into the deal. Kaltix develops personalized...
Johannes Beus
1. October 2003
Google-Toolbar for Mozilla
You can get the Google-Toolbar for Mozilla at http://googlebar.mozdev.org/about.html. This free toolbar is unable to show...
Johannes Beus
30. September 2003
DNS-Highjacking at Google
TweakXP is reporting that a program has modified the hosts-file for many internet users, so that queries to the important...
Johannes Beus
30. September 2003
Google-Spain completed
After setting up their Google-Spain offices, Google now also has a News– as well as an Adwords-team there.
Johannes Beus
30. September 2003
Google Research-offices in Europe and India?
The Wirtschaftswoche is reporting, that Google is planning on not only setting up selling agencies but also research-offices...
Johannes Beus
29. September 2003
Amazon with its own shoppingsearch
The Wall Street Journal has an article on how Amazon is developing their own searchtechnology. This new division, which goes...
Johannes Beus
25. September 2003
Google now in Spain
Google is going to open an office in Spain, according to an article on finanzen.net. This will be the fifth European branch...
Johannes Beus
25. September 2003
Google Toolbar2 in German
Version 2 of the Google Toolbar, which has been available in English for a while already, is now available in its German...
Johannes Beus
25. September 2003
Price-comparison at Yahoo
Yahoo! has relaunched their shopping-platform. For the categories Electronics, Baby-products as well as CD’s, they...
Johannes Beus
24. September 2003
Heise and the Googlespam
In the current c’t on page 88, Heise is reporting on the increasing Googlespam. In this article, heise states that...
Johannes Beus
22. September 2003
New Google-datacenter
www-kr seems to be a new Google-datacenter. It can be found in Dublin, Ireland and has the IP 66.102.11.100.
Johannes Beus
19. September 2003
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