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Google to Challenge Skype

Last week Google made its move against eBay owned Skype, an online person-to-person internet telephony company, with the purchase of startup company, GrandCentral Communications. On Monday, Google product manager Wesley Chan posted confirmation of the deal in the...

Privacy Advocates Attack Google and DoubleClick Merger

On June 7th the San Francisco Chronicle published an article about the growing privacy concerns related to the planned Google and DoubleClick merger. According to the article a coalition of privacy groups have requested that federal regulators “prohibit the...

The Search Engines Have Been Busy this Week – A Recap

This week the search world has been rampant with news of buyouts and related rumors. Here is a snapshot of the events of interest: The Dow Jones is up for sale and rumors started by a connected analyst state that Google may be interested. I say “don’t hold...

Raising Flags Over Google’s Newly Inherited SEO Firm

Google is treading in dangerous waters right now. The prolific company will inherit its own search engine optimization (SEO) company called Performics after purchasing the online advertising giant DoubleClick on April 13th (takeover due to complete at the end of the...

Consumers Search Before Buying

When hunting for stronger sales, it is wise to go where the game is. When the game gets very much smarter, wise hunters learn to adapt. – quote found inscribed in obscure cave formation near Fernwood BC. As the oft’ quoted phrase goes, “…the...