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IAC To Buy Ask Jeeves, Shaking Up Search

The search wars took another interesting twist today as IAC/InteractiveCorp. announced it would buy search engine Ask Jeeves for around US$1.85 billion in stock. The move pairs IAC, a fast-growing e-commerce and social networking conglomerate with a powerful brand in several key online markets, with...

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The Importance of Search Branding

The scene opens. It's Google's day. The festivities are full steam ahead, the skateboarding mathematicians are jumping for joy and have thrown away their used hockey sticks while sipping champagne. They are now calculating the tractions and the centrifugal forces of their new Ferraris. Looking from ...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Catherine Seda on Search Engine Marketing

Companies jostling for top billing in the crowded Internet search space are spending more and more money on pay-per-click sites. In addition to investing in search engine advertising, many companies are delving into search engine optimization to build the volume of traffic to their sites. By 2005, a...

Google Goes Local

Google recently announced the integration of local search results into Google.com. Currently in beta, Google Local allows users to find relevant local information with neighborhood business listings, maps, directions and Web links. Combining sources from its catalog in excess of 4.3 billion Web page...

Yahoo Goes for Overture in $1.6B Deal

In a move that could dramatically alter the booming search engine marketplace, Yahoo has announced plans to acquire Overture, the company credited with pioneering the pay-for-placement search business model, in a cash-and-stock deal worth more than $1.6 billion. The move positions Yahoo as the top c...

E-BUSINESS SPECIAL REPORT

Google as New Enterprise Superstar

Although the Internet burst into the mainstream several years ago, many enterprises are only just beginning to consider how world-class search capabilities could benefit their in-house infrastructure. One of the forerunners in this field is industry darling Google. In fact, Google product manager Jo...

Ask Jeeves Sheds Enterprise Unit To Focus on Web Search

Ask Jeeves has sold its lagging enterprise software unit and has announced plans to raise $100 million for a concerted push into the consumer search market, which the company said may include acquisitions. Yankee Group analyst Rob Lancaster said the move is likely to help Ask Jeeves battle Overture,...

Ask Jeeves Answers Competitors with Upgrade

In a bid to hold tight to its search engine market share in the face of fierce competition, Ask Jeeves has launched an upgraded version of its consumer search tool, following in the footsteps of Yahoo, Overture and market leader Google. The company said the new offering halves the time required for ...

Yahoo! Upgrades Search in Effort To Counter Google

Yahoo! has unveiled a new search engine in an effort to win back the online search crown all but stolen by business partner Google. The company said the new search option features a cleaner interface and offers faster ways to find results. It also includes technology Yahoo! acquired last December th...

Report: Dot-Com Layoffs Rise in July

Dot-com layoffs awakened from a midsummer slumber, more than doubling in July to 1,750 lost jobs, according to a Challenger, Gray and Christmas report. That makes July the third-worst month so far this year for Internet-related layoffs, behind May, which had 2,078 cuts, and January, when 1,802 we...

Overture Outlook Unclear in Wake of Google-AOL Deal

America Online has dumped Overture's pay-for-placement search service in favor of Google's similar AdWords offering, depriving Overture of one of its biggest customers and sending the company's shares plummeting nearly 36 percent. Overture said it expects net income in the second quarter will amo...

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