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Microsoft Going After Google

“This is hypercompetition, make no mistake,” Bill Gates, November 2005. Gates is worried about Google and has been for a while. For years, observers have watched Microsoft, imagining the frantic pacing behind closed office doors in the executive suites,...

Rivalry between MS and Google Heating Up (again)

It has been an interesting day in the IT world. Opening the month of May a couple of interesting stories involving the rivalry between Google and Microsoft are playing through the news today. The first story demonstrates an Amazon migration from Google based results...

Animals in Pants – Ask Ad Spots

Ask.Com is advertising. It recently released two commercials intended for US audiences, both of which use monkeys to express ideas an older English butler could not. The idea is that search is evolving and Ask is ahead of the game when it comes to serving up...

Google Users Display Biggest Brand Loyalty

For years, the major search engines have been building membership lists by offering a diverse range of services to registered users. Yahoo and MSN, for instance, have offered email accounts to registered users for several years. The major search engines are working to...

Correction to yesterday’s post

Hi folks, I made a critical error in my piece on Lycos yesterday, one that has left me with the writer’s equivalent to the blue-screen of death, the red-face of embarrasement. Yesterday I noted that Lycos owns Wired Magazine. That is not true. Wired Magazine is...