Gagging on Google News Alerts

Been testing out Google News' e-mail alerts service, and it is very rudimentary, to say the least. Inconsistent, picks stories randomly for……

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Google Tweaks It In

Google News, as if it wasn't good enough, has improved its search interface. Avanced search now includes exact phrase search; search for sto……

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Rising Clout of Google

A front page WSJ story in the wake of Yahoo's acquisition of Overture. "Google News shook Yahoo...Worried Yahoo executives began calling ind……

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Aggregation Vs. Subscriptions

This is the new new battle in the online media: Google' CEO Eric Schmidt believes said at an industry conference that Internet companies th……

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Google-izing Your Site

A review of a new book which shows media sites how to leverage the mother of all search engines. "Last year's launch of the Google API provi……

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Google’s Portal Ambitions?

"One worry for Google, Mr. Sherman said, is that a blogging service will make Google look more like a portal, putting it in competition with……

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Google’s First Mistake

Reaction to Google's buyout of Pyra, the parent company of Blogger. Some critics think it is not a good fit: "Google's never run a service t……

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Paid Content Trend Is Dangerous

In essence, this is what the story says: "If a growing number of Internet users are finding news stories by using news search engines [Googl……

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So What Would You Pay

So What Would You Pay For? Readers Offer Their Site Lists: Following last week's column by WSJ writers Tim Hanrahan and Jason Fry on which s……

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Yahoo Goes Broad, While Google

Yahoo Goes Broad, While Google Sticks to Roots: A good analysis by Jimmy Gutterman, on the differences between the two companies' strategies……

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With Google at Gates, Yahoo

With Google at Gates, Yahoo Arms Itself: An excellent analysis of why Yahoo had to buy Inktomi, and the increasing threat it faces from Goog……

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