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Category: Search Engines

Google Finance launched

Google launched its finance service today to compete with Yahoo and MSN‘s offerings. From the WSJ: Google Finance follows the traditional recipe for such offerings, providing a mix of stock quotes and charts, company news and corporate data. It is too early to know whether Google Finance will steal users from existing offerings, but the […]

Yahoo! acquires

Yahoo! has acquired today (via Om Malik) No financial details were released. Not sure what this will mean for the service. I recently started using more frequently as I’m finding additional uses for the service. A great example can be seen in this RSS News page I’m experimenting with for the EvolvePoint web […]

Google Analytics released

Google launched its Analytics service today. I’m pretty excited about this service as we’re a big user of Google AdWords as well as Google AdSense at EvolvePoint. This seems to be the first public offering of web analytics from Google since their acquisition of Urchin. Although I’m very interested to see how Google Analytics integrates […]

Google aquires Urchin

InsideGoogle reports that Google is purchasing the web analytics company Urchin for somewhere in the order of $30 million. It looks like Google could integrate Urchin into its advertising programs as well as Blogger.

Interesting Google facts

Reading Frank Barnako’s latest Internet Daily column, I saw an interesting mention of a recent interview with Google’s Product Manager, Marissa Mayer. This is a highly recommended read as it provides some fascinating insights into the founders and culture of Google. The interview specifically underscores the importance of focusing on and managing to the user experience.

SearchEngineWatch also has some additional stories on Google from Mayer.