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Building Chinese Walls for Search Engines and Advertising Agencies

Danny Sullivan has been steadily beating a drum about the potential conflicts of interest in regards to Google, and now Microsoft, owning the search engine while owning a firm that provides SEO and SEM services. In yet another area where my expertise from BlackRock would prove to be extremely valuable for immediate consulting or leadership […]

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Initial Thoughts on Microsoft Aquiring Aquantive

Techcrunch had an earlier article. At $6 Billion or $66.50, an ~85% premium over the previous days selling price that creates a price to earning rating of around 52, many people would consider this to be overpayment. With approximately $26 Billion in the bank that shareholders consistently complain is underutilized, it is more likely insurance […]

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Mother’s Day 2007: A Search Engine View

Fresh from having a nice breakfast with my Mom on this Mother’s Day, I decided to take a look at the search engine offerings. Live.com – no offering visible upon my visit. Ask.com – real nice offering of a heart with a tattoo looking thing that says “Mom”             Google […]

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Microsoft Strategic Account Summit 2007 – Post 2 SAS

Search Engine Land has a nice summary of the events yesterday.  Barry pointed to a paidcontent.org write up that I had not seen that summarizes things well especially in the online, advertising and video arena. Again, If you were in attendance, I’d like to hear form you, please drop me a line.

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Microsoft Strategic Account Summit 2007

The main parts of the Microsoft Strategic Account Summit are today and Wednesday, here is the schedule. My initial thoughts: 1) I wish it were broadcast online, even the Chris Cornell concert, this is a lost opportunity for exposure to those who can’t be at the summit and build positive PR. 2) We’re going to […]

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Google Testing New Search Results Layout

As apparently first explained on Google Blogoscoped and then elsewhere, Google seems to be testing new home page results. If I were designing it I’d move the selector bar a bit to the left as my eye is drawn to it a bit too much, I’d also like to see blogs above news or with […]

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Hugh Griffiths Joins Microsoft as Director of Mobile

Mobile Entertainment reports that “Griffiths will be responsible for the overall strategy and direction of the mobile division within the Online Services Group division.” It’s interesting to see Microsoft bringing in outside talent for this type of role, we’ll see how this develops. Hugh sounds like someone I’d like to get to know.

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