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Fast Endorses FTC Recommendations
In June, the US Federal Trade Commission recommended more informative labeling of paid links. Fast has now made changes to their AllTheWeb search engine accordingly. AllTheWeb now has a page about their search results.
FAST Complies with FTC Search Engine Advisory [newsletter: SearchDay, July 24 2002]
Fastís Alltheweb.com Endorses The FTC Search Engine Disclosure [forum thread: Webmaster World, July 23 2002]
Fastís AllTheWeb.com Endorses the FTC Search Engine Disclosure Letter [press release: Fast Search & Transfer, July 23 2002]
Topics: PPC Engines, Fast

Date: Sunday, August 04, 2002   |     |   permalink

 
Google Now Using RouteScience to Improve Connection
Google is now using RouteScience's PathControl product, which reroutes Google's traffic to the best server, which for the average doesn't really mean much. Both Google and RouteScience are backed by Sequoia Capital.
RouteScience Inks Google Deal [forum thread: Webmaster World, July 23 2002]
RouteScience Inks Google Deal [article: Internet.com, July 22 2002]
Google uses RouteScience for optimization [article: InfoWorld, July 22 2002]
Google Selects RouteScience PathControl [press release: RouteScience, July 22 2002]
Topics: Google

Date: Sunday, August 04, 2002   |     |   permalink

 
Why Google is Successful
Another article about what Google is doing right.
The Wonderful Wizards of Google [article: NewsFactor Network, June 22 2002]
Topics: Google

Date: Sunday, August 04, 2002   |     |   permalink

 
Overview of Google Answers
An article on the Christian Science Monitor about the Google Answers service. The article also mentions other similar services and the hazards of using them. Unless the question is very important (i.e. legal, medical, etc.), I see no reason not to trust Google's approved researchers (disclaimer: I am one of them).
Paying for answers online [article: Christian Science Monitor, July 22 2002 edition]
Topics: Google

Date: Sunday, August 04, 2002   |     |   permalink

 
Google tells Amazon Light to Cease and Desist Using Google's Design
Amazon Light is a new interface for searching Amazon, built with Amazon's web services. It sported a design almost exactly like Google's until Google asked them to cease and desist. There is a screenshot of the original layout on the Amazon Light link below.

Google sends "Cease and Desist" letter to 'Amazon Light' [blog entry: peerfear.org, July 18 2002]
Hey, what happened to the Google-ish Layout?! [self info: Amazon Light]
Topics: Google, Website Design

Date: Sunday, August 04, 2002   |     |   permalink

 
History Resources
Best of History Websites is a quality directory of history-related links for students and educators. Via Neat New Stuff on the Net.
Topics: New Websites

Date: Sunday, August 04, 2002   |     |   permalink

 
Ask Jeeves Switches from Overture to Google
Ask Jeeves has reached a deal with Google to provide its sponsored links. These will come from Google's ad program, not their web search. Ask Jeeves said that the deal was purely a financial one. This has been yet another loss for pay-per-click search engine Overture. The switch won't happen until September 3rd.
Ask Jeeves Ousts Overture, Goes Google in $100M Deal [article: NewsFactor Network, July 19 2002]
Ask Jeeves leaves Overture for Google text ads [article: Pandia, July 19 2002]
Google search deal will not affect Ask Jeeves UK [article: Revolution, July 19 2002]
Google and Ask Jeeves Sign a $100 million 3yr Deal [forum thread: Webmaster World, July 18 2002]
Suchmaschinen Ask Jeeves und Google schliessen 3 jšhrigen Vertrag [article: @-Web, July 18 2002, German]
Rival search engines Ask Jeeves, Google to link up [article: The Nando Times (AP), July 18 2002]
Ask Jeeves Partners with Google, Drops Overture [article: Reuters, July 18 2002]
Ask Jeeves and Google Sign $100 Million Three-Year Deal [press release: Ask Jeeves, July 18 2002]
Topics: PPC Engines, Ask Jeeves, Google

Date: Sunday, August 04, 2002   |     |   permalink

 
 
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