Could Apple Surpass Google in Search One Day ?

There was an interesting article on of all places LearnBonds.com with regards to Apple going after Google in search. The article discussed the fact that Applebot has been crawling the web for close to a year and that back in May, Apple made that clear. The article also delves into why Apple cannot collect as much data as Google does due to their differing policy when it comes to … [Read more...]

Over 242 million Internet users visited Google properties in May

In a post on 24/7 Wall Street they broke down visitors to Google, Facebook,Yahoo, etc... for the month of May. Google owned sites had 242.4 million visits in May. Of course Google has You Tube and a few other popular sites under their banner. Only three companies had over 200 million visitors for May. Facebook and Yahoo both reached the 200 million visitor mark. From the article: Out of a … [Read more...]

Google To Start Removing Links Related To Revenge Porn

Google is finally going to start removing content associating with revenge porn, back in March Twitter updated its TOS banning such content from their service. There have been a few high profile cases with Hunter Moore and his website IsAnyoneUp.com being the most famous. Moore was eventually arrested. From Ars Technica: On Wednesday, Hunter Moore, 28, the notorious founder and operator of … [Read more...]

France Tells Google To Expand “Right To be Forgotten” Or There Will Be Sanctions

It was a little over a year ago when a European court decided Google had to grant its citizens the right to be forgotten. As a refresher this is what the court said: In an advisory judgment stemming from a Spanish case, The Court of Justice of the European Union said Google and other search engines do have control of individuals’ private information, given that they sometimes compile and … [Read more...]

Canadian Court Rules It Can Order Google To Block A Website Globally

TechDirt.com published an article this morning that deals with what has been a growing trend around the world. Countries wanting to dictate terms to Google. A Canadian court has ruled that it can order Google to block websites globally. This all started with one company accusing another of selling counterfeit goods. From the article: Almost exactly a year ago we wrote about a troubling lawsuit … [Read more...]

Gmeil.com 11 Year old Typo For Gmail.com Sells At Auction For $3,255

The domain name Gmeil.com, which is a pretty clear typo for gmail.com, just sold in a domain drop auction for $3,255 The domain name dropped on June 7th and was caught by the domain catcher dropcatch.com The domain name has an original registration date of 2004, so Google had over a decade to go and get the domain through a UDRP. According to Screenshots.com the domain has been parked … [Read more...]

Google Launching InstaWeb Or Beat To The Punch?

Is Google Inc. launching a website builder called "InstaWeb" or did they get beat to the punch is the question. Here are somethings that I found: Google Inc. became the owners of the domain name InstaWeb.net from a Joshua Marantz according to whois records. The domain has been registered since September 6, 2004 and according to whois records, Google secured the domain on March 23, … [Read more...]